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== History  ==
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The Omaha Agency was established in 1856 for the Omaha tribe formerly under the [[Council Bluffs Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Council Bluffs Agency]]. It was located on the west bank of the Missouri River, north of Decatur, Nebraska. It was consolidated with the Winnebago Agency in 1879 and was called the [[Omaha and Winnebago Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Omaha and Winnebago Agency]].<ref>Hill, Edward E. ''The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches''. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 122-123.</ref> The Omaha Agency became independent again in 1903, but for the years 1910 to 1914, it was put under the Winnebago Agency. It was discontinued in 1925 when its responsibilities were acquired by the [[Winnebago Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Winnebago Agency]].<ref>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, p. 192.</ref><ref>Guide to Archival Holdings in the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City, Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs [http://www.archives.gov/central-plains/kansas-city/holdings/rg-050-099.html#75 Available online].</ref>.  
 
The Omaha Agency was established in 1856 for the Omaha tribe formerly under the [[Council Bluffs Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Council Bluffs Agency]]. It was located on the west bank of the Missouri River, north of Decatur, Nebraska. It was consolidated with the Winnebago Agency in 1879 and was called the [[Omaha and Winnebago Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Omaha and Winnebago Agency]].<ref>Hill, Edward E. ''The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches''. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 122-123.</ref> The Omaha Agency became independent again in 1903, but for the years 1910 to 1914, it was put under the Winnebago Agency. It was discontinued in 1925 when its responsibilities were acquired by the [[Winnebago Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Winnebago Agency]].<ref>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, p. 192.</ref><ref>Guide to Archival Holdings in the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City, Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs [http://www.archives.gov/central-plains/kansas-city/holdings/rg-050-099.html#75 Available online].</ref>.  
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Theodore T. Gillingham September 30, 1873, Jacob Vore July 10, 1876 <ref>The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. By Edward E. Hill. Clearwater Publishing  Co., New York,  NY ©1974. FHL Book 970.1 H551o </ref>  
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John B. Robertson 1856, William F. Wilson 1858, William E. Moore 1859, George B. Graff 1860, Orsamus H. Irish 1861, Robert W. Furnas 1864, Lewis Lowry 1866, William P. Callon 1867, Edward Painter 1869, Theodore T. Gillingham September 30, 1873, Jacob Vore July 10, 1876 <ref>The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. By Edward E. Hill. Clearwater Publishing  Co., New York,  NY ©1974. FHL Book 970.1 H551o </ref>  
  
== Records  ==
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=== Records  ===
  
 
Many of the [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/075.html#75.19.136 records] of the Omaha Agency are included in the records of the [[Winnebago Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Winnebago Agency]], which assumed the responsibilities of this agency in 1925. Those records are in the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City. Census rolls, annuity payrolls, and other administrative records of Omaha Agency are included<ref>Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/075.html Available online].</ref>.  
 
Many of the [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/075.html#75.19.136 records] of the Omaha Agency are included in the records of the [[Winnebago Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Winnebago Agency]], which assumed the responsibilities of this agency in 1925. Those records are in the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City. Census rolls, annuity payrolls, and other administrative records of Omaha Agency are included<ref>Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/075.html Available online].</ref>.  

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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Omaha, Winnebago

History

The Omaha Agency was established in 1856 for the Omaha tribe formerly under the Council Bluffs Agency. It was located on the west bank of the Missouri River, north of Decatur, Nebraska. It was consolidated with the Winnebago Agency in 1879 and was called the Omaha and Winnebago Agency.[1] The Omaha Agency became independent again in 1903, but for the years 1910 to 1914, it was put under the Winnebago Agency. It was discontinued in 1925 when its responsibilities were acquired by the Winnebago Agency.[2][3].

Agents and Appointment Dates

John B. Robertson 1856, William F. Wilson 1858, William E. Moore 1859, George B. Graff 1860, Orsamus H. Irish 1861, Robert W. Furnas 1864, Lewis Lowry 1866, William P. Callon 1867, Edward Painter 1869, Theodore T. Gillingham September 30, 1873, Jacob Vore July 10, 1876 [4]

Records

Many of the records of the Omaha Agency are included in the records of the Winnebago Agency, which assumed the responsibilities of this agency in 1925. Those records are in the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City. Census rolls, annuity payrolls, and other administrative records of Omaha Agency are included[5].

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Omaha Agency, 1856-1876, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 604-606[6]. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers on their microfilm roll numbers 1661334 thru 1661336.

Reports of Inspection of the Field Jurisdictions of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1873-1900 have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of Microcopy Number M1070. The reports for Omaha Agency, 1873-1874, are on roll 31 of that Microcopy set[7]. Copies are available at the National Archives, their Regional Archives, and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll number 1617704).

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1886-1909, and 1915-1924. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 311 thru 314[8]. Copies of these records are also available at the National Archives, their Regional Archives, and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm numbers 579721-579724). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Omaha Agency, 1907-1924, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Rolls 94-95[9], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, beginning with their microfilm numbers 1724312-1724313.

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 122-123.
  2. 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, p. 192.
  3. Guide to Archival Holdings in the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City, Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Available online.
  4. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. By Edward E. Hill. Clearwater Publishing Co., New York, NY ©1974. FHL Book 970.1 H551o
  5. Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online.
  6. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy M234, p. 8.
  7. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy M1070, p. 48.
  8. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy M595, p. 51.
  9. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Micropcopy M1011, p. 27.
  • 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.
  • Marquette University. Guide to Catholic-Related Records in the Midwest about Native Americans.
  • Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Services. Available online

 

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