Seminole Indian Agency (Oklahoma)

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United States Gotoarrow.png American Indians Gotoarrow.png Oklahoma Gotoarrow.png Indians of Oklahoma Gotoarrow.png Seminole Indian Agency (Oklahoma)

Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Seminole

History

In 1842, a separate subagency for the western Seminole was established on the Deep Fork of the Canadian River and was moved to the Little River in 1845. Many of the Seminoles of Florida moved to Indian Territory in 1858 and came under the Seminole Agency there, which had become a full agency in 1855. During the Civil War, the Seminole Indians who remained loyal to the United States went to Kansas and the agency operated at Neosho Falls. It was moved back to Wevoka in Indian Territory in 1867.

In 1874, this Seminole Agency in the West was consolidated with the Choctaw Agency, Creek Agency, and Cherokee Agency into what became the Union Agency in Oklahoma. In 1913, the Seminoles who remained in Florida had a separate agency created for them, called the Seminole Agency.[1]

Records

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Seminole Agency, 1824-1876, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 800-807[2]. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers on their microfilm roll numbers 1661530 thru 1661537.

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, pp. 182-183.
  2. 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.
  • 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