Indians of Nebraska

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*[[Great Nemaha Indian Agency (Kansas)|Great Nemaha Agency]]  
 
*[[Great Nemaha Indian Agency (Kansas)|Great Nemaha Agency]]  
 
*[[Omaha Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Omaha Agency]] 1856-1876  
 
*[[Omaha Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Omaha Agency]] 1856-1876  
*[[Otoe_Indian_Agency_(Nebraska)|Otoe Agency]]  
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*[[Otoe Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Otoe Agency]]  
 
*Pawnee Agency  
 
*Pawnee Agency  
*[[Ponca_Indian_Agency_(Nebraska)|Ponca Agency]]  
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*[[Ponca Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Ponca Agency]]  
 
*[[Red Cloud Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Red Cloud Agency]] 1873-77  
 
*[[Red Cloud Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Red Cloud Agency]] 1873-77  
*[[Rosebud Indian Agency (South Dakota)|Rosebud Agency]] -- actually located in South Dakota, but marginally associated with Nebraska <br>
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*[[Rosebud Indian Agency (South Dakota)|Rosebud Agency]] -- actually located in South Dakota, but marginally associated with Nebraska <br>  
 
*Santee Agency  
 
*Santee Agency  
 
*[[Santee Sioux Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Santee Sioux Agency]]  
 
*[[Santee Sioux Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Santee Sioux Agency]]  
*[[Spotted Tail Indian Agency (South Dakota)|Spotted Tail Agency]] -- actually located in South Dakota, but marginally associated with Nebraska<br>
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*[[Spotted Tail Indian Agency (South Dakota)|Spotted Tail Agency]] -- actually located in South Dakota, but marginally associated with Nebraska<br>  
 
*[[Upper Missouri Indian Agency|Upper Missouri Agency]]  
 
*[[Upper Missouri Indian Agency|Upper Missouri Agency]]  
 
*[[Upper Platte Indian Agency|Upper Platte Agency]]  
 
*[[Upper Platte Indian Agency|Upper Platte Agency]]  
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*Grant Institute  
 
*Grant Institute  
 
*[[Omaha Indian School (Nebraska)|Omaha School]]  
 
*[[Omaha Indian School (Nebraska)|Omaha School]]  
*[[Santee_Indian_School_(Nebraska)|Santee School]]
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*[[Santee Indian School (Nebraska)|Santee School]]
  
 
== Half-Breed Tract  ==
 
== Half-Breed Tract  ==
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In the early 1800s, a tract of land was set aside by the federal government in Nebraska for the descendants of French fur trappers and other Europeans who had inter-married with Native Americans. These individuals were called "half-breeds." Thus the tract of land came to be known as the "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half_Breed_Tract Half-Breed Tract]." Similar tracts were established in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.  
 
In the early 1800s, a tract of land was set aside by the federal government in Nebraska for the descendants of French fur trappers and other Europeans who had inter-married with Native Americans. These individuals were called "half-breeds." Thus the tract of land came to be known as the "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half_Breed_Tract Half-Breed Tract]." Similar tracts were established in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.  
  
Another similar tract was reserved in Nemaha County for "half-breeds" of the Oto, Omaha, and Iowa Tribes and for the Yankton and Santee Bands of the Sioux Tribe. The [http://ioway.nativeweb.org/genealogy/nemahahistory.htm tract] was on land belonging to the Otoes and the other tribes paid them for the right to give their descendants land there.
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Another similar tract was reserved in Nemaha County for "half-breeds" of the Oto, Omaha, and Iowa Tribes and for the Yankton and Santee Bands of the Sioux Tribe. The [http://ioway.nativeweb.org/genealogy/nemahahistory.htm tract] was on land belonging to the Otoes and the other tribes paid them for the right to give their descendants land there.  
  
 
== Records  ==
 
== Records  ==
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NEBRASKA, [COUNTY]- NATIVE RACES  
 
NEBRASKA, [COUNTY]- NATIVE RACES  
  
To see a partial list of records the Family History Library has about Indians in Nebraska, '''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=355451&subject_disp=Nebraska+-+Native+races&columns=*,0,0 click here]'''.
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To see a partial list of records the Family History Library has about Indians in Nebraska, '''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=355451&subject_disp=Nebraska+-+Native+races&columns=*,0,0 click here]'''.  
 
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== See Also:  ==
 
== See Also:  ==
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[[Nebraska Military Records|Nebraska Military]] for a list of forts  
 
[[Nebraska Military Records|Nebraska Military]] for a list of forts  
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== References ==
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==== Bibliography  ====
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*"Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.
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*''American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications''. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998.
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*Hill, Edward E. (comp.). ''Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians''. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1981.
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*Hill, Edward E. ''The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches''. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974.
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*''Historical Sketches for Jurisdictional and Subject Headings Used for the Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880''. National Archives Microcopy T1105.
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*Hodge, Frederick Webb. ''Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico''. Washington D.C.:Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethonology, Bulletin #30 1907. [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/handbook_american_indians.htm Available online].
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*Isaacs. Katherine M., editor. ''Omni Gazetteer of the United States of America''. U.S. Data Sourcebook, Volume 11 Appendices, Bureau of Indian Affairs List of American Indian Reservations, Appendix E, Indian Reservations. Omnigraphics, Inc., 1991.
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*National Atlas of the United States of America -- Federal Lands and Indian Reservations [http://www.nationalatlas.gov/printable/images/pdf/fedlands/ne.pdf Available online.]
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*''Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs''. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Services. [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~texlance/records/bia(dc)intro.htm Available online]
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*Swanton John R. ''The Indian Tribes of North America''. Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin #145 [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/nebraska/index.htm Available online].
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[[Category:Nebraska]] [[Category:Indians_of_the_United_States]]
 
[[Category:Nebraska]] [[Category:Indians_of_the_United_States]]

Revision as of 06:07, 16 May 2009

The name Nebraska comes from an Oto Indian word meaning "flat water".

Contents

Tribes and Bands of Nebraska

The following list of tribes is compiled from:

  • Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of Ethnology, Bulletin # 30 1907.
  • Swanton, John W. The Indian tribes of North America. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Ethnology, Bulletin #45. (http://www.accessgenealogy.com)

Many of these tribes or bands lived in or had only minimal association with the area now known as Nebraska. Some of them are only mentioned in treaties as parties to the cession of land in Iowa to the federal government.

Arapaho, Arikara, Cheyenne, Comanche, Dakota, Flandreau, Sioux, Fox, Iowa, Kansa or Kaw, Kansas, Kiowa, Oneida, Missouri, Omaha, Oto, Pawnee, Ponca, Santee-Sioux, Sac (also spelled Sauk), Sioux, Stockbridge-Munsee, Tonkawa, Winnebago

Reservations

As identified in the National Atlas of the United States of America, the following reservation names in bold are current federally-recognized reservations:

  • Iowa Reservation:
  • Omaha Reservation: Federal, under jurisdiction of Winnebago Agency, Tribe: Omaha
  • Ponca Reservation:
  • Sac and Fox Reservation:
  • Santee Sioux Reservation: Federal, under jurisdiction of Winnebago Agency, Tribe: Santee Sioux
  • Winnebago Reservation: is a federal reservation, under the jurisdiction of the Winnebago Agency. The primary tribe is the Winnebago. The reservation is mostly located in Thurston County, Nebraska, with a small segment in Woodbury County, Iowa, just east of the Missouri River.

Reference

Isaacs, Katherine M., Omni Gazetteer of the United States of America. U.S. Data Sourcebook Volume 11 Appendices. Bureau of Indian Affairs List of American Indian Reservations. Appencix E. Indian Reservations. Omnigraphics, Inc., 1991

Agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Agencies were created as an administrative division of the federal government to manage Indian affairs with the tribes, to enforce policies, and to assist in maintaining the peace. The names and location of these agencies may have changed, but their purpose remained basically the same. Many of the records of genealogical value were created by these offices.

Reference

Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. Clearwater Publishing Co., Inc., 1974 (Family History Library book 970.1 H551o)

Indian Schools

The Office of Indian Affairs (now the Bureau of Indian Affairs) established a network of schools throughout the United States, beginning with Carlisle Indian School, established in 1879. Some of these schools were day schools, usually focusing on Indian children of a single tribe or reservation. Some were boarding schools which served Indian children from a number of tribes and reservations.

In addition, other groups such as various church denominations established schools specifically focusing on American Indian children. (read more...)

Half-Breed Tract

In the early 1800s, a tract of land was set aside by the federal government in Nebraska for the descendants of French fur trappers and other Europeans who had inter-married with Native Americans. These individuals were called "half-breeds." Thus the tract of land came to be known as the "Half-Breed Tract." Similar tracts were established in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Another similar tract was reserved in Nemaha County for "half-breeds" of the Oto, Omaha, and Iowa Tribes and for the Yankton and Santee Bands of the Sioux Tribe. The tract was on land belonging to the Otoes and the other tribes paid them for the right to give their descendants land there.

Records

Records of the Indian Tribes of Nebraska may be found in the National Archives or in the Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City, Missouri.

Family History Library

Central Superintendency of Indian Affairs M856- 108 films Family History Library 1st film 1602893

Dakota Superintendency 1861-1970 & 1877-1878 13 films: M1016 1st  Family History Library film 1549631

Many Indian records have been microfilmed and copies are housed at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. To find American Indian records in the Family History Library Catalog look in the Subject Search under the name of the tribe, such as:

OMAHA INDIANS

WINNEBAGO INDIANS

You can also look in the Locality Search under:

NEBRASKA - NATIVE RACES

NEBRASKA, [COUNTY]- NATIVE RACES

To see a partial list of records the Family History Library has about Indians in Nebraska, click here.

See Also:

Nebraska History for calendar of events

Nebraska Military for a list of forts

References


Bibliography

  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.
  • American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998.
  • Hill, Edward E. (comp.). Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1981.
  • Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974.
  • Historical Sketches for Jurisdictional and Subject Headings Used for the Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880. National Archives Microcopy T1105.
  • Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington D.C.:Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethonology, Bulletin #30 1907. Available online.
  • Isaacs. Katherine M., editor. Omni Gazetteer of the United States of America. U.S. Data Sourcebook, Volume 11 Appendices, Bureau of Indian Affairs List of American Indian Reservations, Appendix E, Indian Reservations. Omnigraphics, Inc., 1991.
  • National Atlas of the United States of America -- Federal Lands and Indian Reservations Available online.
  • Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Services. Available online
  • Swanton John R. The Indian Tribes of North America. Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin #145 Available online.