Piqua Indian Agency (Ohio)

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United States Gotoarrow.png American Indians Gotoarrow.png Ohio Gotoarrow.png Indians of Ohio Gotoarrow.png Piqua Indian Agency (Ohio)

Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Shawnee, Wyandot, Delaware, and Seneca


The Piqua Agency was established in 1812 and had jurisdiction for the Shawnee Indians near Piqua in east central Ohio. It was under the Michigan Superintendency after 1817, but the agent normally reported directly to the War Department or to the Office of Indian Affairs after it was formed in 1824. The Fort Wayne Agency in Indiana was consolidated with the Piqua Agency for two years, 1818 and 1819.

Its headquarters was moved to Columbus in 1829 and from 1831 on it was known as the Ohio Agency.


Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Piqua Agency, 1824-1830, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 669. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers on their microfilm roll number 1661399.


  • 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.
  • Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Services. Available online