Records of the Minnesota Superintendency of Indian Affairs, 1849-1856

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Washington, D.C. : National Archives & Records Administration, Central Plains Region, 1971
9 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
National Archives microfilm publications; M0842


Microfilm of records at the National Archives, Washington, District of Columbia.

"The records of the Minnesota Superintendency of Indian Affairs relate to almost all aspects of Indian Administration within its jurisdiction. There are documents relating to negotiation and enforcement of treaties, land matters, Indian emigration and subsistence, intrusions on Indian lands, law and order, annuity and other payments, intertribal hostilities, military operations, depredation claims, traders and licenses, missionaries and schools, location of agencies, construction and repair of buildings, purchase and transportation of goods and supplies, employees and accounts." -- Introd.

The St. Peters Agency was responsible for four main bands of Sioux, or Dakota, Indians. These were the Sioux of the Mississippi-- Sisseton, Wahpeton, Mdewakanton, and Wahpekute.

There are alphabetical indexes in the first and third volumes of letters sent, 1849-1856. The index in the first volume is of addressees and subjects. The name index in the third volume is incomplete.



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