Mescalero Indian Agency (New Mexico)

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The Mescalero Agency is a currently operating agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Its supervising office is the Albuquerque Area Office.

Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency



Agents and Appointment Dates

Lorenzo Labadi 1861, Lt. A. G. Hennisee 1869, Robert S. Clark 1870, Andrew J. Curtis 11871, Samuel B. Bushnell 1873, William D. Crothers 1874, Frederick C. Godfroy 1876, John A. Broadhead 1878 and Samuel A. Russell 1878 [1]


A few records for the Mescalero Agency are in the Rocky Mountain Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Denver[2].

The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the Mescalero Apache Indians in New Mexico. The Indians residing on this reservation in 1900 were under the jurisdiction of the Mescalero Indian Agency and are listed on Indian Population Schedules as District 178, Mescalero Apache Reservation, in Otero County, New Mexico.

Records Available Through the Family History Library

Census Records 1885-1939 FHL Films: 579665-579666

Inventory of the Records of the Mescalero Indian Agency. by Robert Svenningsen. FHL Book: 970.1 Al#13


  1. 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
  2. Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online.
  • 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.