Wyoming Superintendency of Indian Affairs

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United States Gotoarrow.png American Indian Research Gotoarrow.png Bureau of Indian Affairs Gotoarrow.png Superintendencies Gotoarrow.png Wyoming Superintendency

History

The Wyoming Superintendency functioned from April, 1869, until November, 1870.

Records for Superintendencies exist in the National Archives and copies of many of them are also available in other research facilities.

Tribes

Eastern Shoshoni, Bannock, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Sioux

Agencies

Agencies and subagencies were created as administrative offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and its predecessors. Their purpose was (and is) 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 (for the tribe and tribal members) were created by and maintained by the agencies.

It had one agency, the Shoshone and Bannock Agency for Shoshoni and Bannock Indians.

Governor and Ex Officio Superintendent

John S. Campbell 1869 [1]

Records

Records of the Wyoming Superintendent of Indian Affairs, 1870, are at the National Archives and have been microfilmed as part of their Microcopy Number M1016. Copies are also available at the Denver Regional Archives. This same roll of microfilm of the records of the Wyoming Superintendency is also available at the Family History Library and its family history centers.

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Wyoming Superintendency, 1851-1880, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers on their microfilm roll numbers 1661683 thru 1661688.

References

  1. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. By Edward E. Hill. Clearwater publishing Co., New Your, NY C 1974. FHL Book 970.1 H551o

Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Press, [1974].

Hill, Edward E. (comp.). Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington [District of Columbia]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1981.

Historical Sketches for Jurisdictional and Subject Headings Used for the Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880. National Archives Microcopy T1105.

Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washington, DC: