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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Mostly Mdewakanton Sioux in southern Minnesota

History

The Pipestone Indian Boarding School in Pipestone, Minnesota was established in 1892 as a nonreservation boarding school. This school was assigned agency duties and operated as the Pipestone Agency, beginning in 1914. When the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians closed in 1934, Pipestone Agency acquired their records.[1] The agency and its associated school closed in 1953.

Records

Some records of the Pipestone Agency are in the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City, including some records of the Birch Cooley Day School, Pipestone Boarding School, and the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians.[2]

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1914, 1918-1919, and 1914-1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, roll 385[3]. 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 roll number 580764). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Pipestone Agency, 1910-1937, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, rolls 107-108[4], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm numbers 1724325-1724326).

References

  1. 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. 176.
  2. Guide to Archival Holdings at NARA's Central Plains Region (Kansas City) -- Record Group 75. Available online].
  3. 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.
  4. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy 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
  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.

 

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