Shawnee Indians

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Brief Timeline

Brief History


Additional References to the History of the Tribe

Tribal Headquarters

Shawnee Tribe
P.O. Box 189
Miami, OK 74355
Phone: 918.542.2441
Fax: 918.542.2922


Agency Records

Correspondence and Census

Tribe Agency Location of Original Records

Pre-1880 Correspondence

M 234 RG 75 Roll 962

Roll Number




Post-1885 Census

M595 RG 75 Roll 693

Roll Number




Shawnee, Indian Territory Shawnee Agency, 1890-1952 Fort Wayne - -
Shawnee, Ohio Piqua and Ohio Agencies, 1831-43 Washington D.C. Rolls 600-03 -
Shawnee, Kansas Fort Leavenworth Agency,1824-51 Washington D.C. Rolls 299-303 -
Shawnee, Kansas Kansas Agency, 18521-55 Washington D.C. Rolls 363-70 -
Shawnee, Kansas Shawnee Agency, 1855-76 Washington D.C. Rolls 808-23 -
Shawnee, Kansas-Indian Territory Union Agency,  1875-80 Washington D.C. Rolls 864-77 -
Shawnee, Eastern Neosho Agency, 1867-71 Washington D.C. Rolls 534-37 -
Shawnee, Eastern Quapaw Agency 1885-1939 Washington D.C. and Fort Worth - Rolls 410-16 581405-410
Shawnee, Eastern Seneca Agency, 1901-7, 1910-21 Washington D.C. - Rolls 487-89 581498-99
Shawnee, Absentee Whichita Agency, 1859-67 Washington D.C. Rolls 927-30 -
Shawnee, Absentee Sac and Fox Agency,  ca. 1869-80 Chicago - -
Shawnee, Absentee Shawnee Agency, 1890-1952 Washington D.C. and Fort Worth - Rolls 490-96 581865-581871

Vital Records

  • Quapaw Agency (M595) birth and deaths 1924-1932, FHL Film: 581408
  • Shawnee Agency (M595) births and deaths 1910-1934, FHL Film: 581870

Important Web Sites



  • Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives; Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1906 Available online.
  • Klein, Barry T., ed. Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian. Nyack, New York: Todd Publications, 2009. 10th ed. WorldCat 317923332; Family History Library book 970.1 R259e.
  • Malinowski, Sharon and Sheets, Anna, eds. The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. Detroit: Gale Publishing, 1998. 4 volumes. Includes: Lists of Federally Recognized Tribes for U.S., Alaska, and Canada – pp. 513-529 Alphabetical Listing of Tribes, with reference to volume and page in this series Map of “Historic Locations of U.S. Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Canadian Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Mexican, Hawaiian and Caribbean Native Groups” Maps of “State and Federally Recognized U.S. Indian Reservations. WorldCat 37475188; Family History Library book 970.1 G131g.
Volume 1 -- Northeast, Southeast, Caribbean
Volume 2 -- Great Basin, Southwest, Middle America
Volume 3 -- Arctic, Subarctic, Great Plains, Plateau
Volume 4 -- California, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Islands
  • Swanton John R. The Indian Tribes of North America. Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin #145 Available online.
  • Waldman, Carl. Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. New York, New York: Facts on File, 2006. 3rd ed. WorldCat 14718193; Family History Library book 970.1 W146e 2006.