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Superintendents annual narrative and statistical reports from field jurisdictions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1907-1938

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
English
Washington, D.C. : National Archives & Records Administration, 1975
174 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
National Archives microfilm publications; M1011

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Microfilm of original records in The National Archives, Washington, D.C.

"The annual narrative reports, 1910-1938, and the annual statistical reports, 1920-1935, reproduced in this publication are a continuation of the annual reports of the agents and superintendents that, prior to 1907, had been published as part of the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Between 1907 and 1909, the reports were printed in pamphlet form at Indian schools where printing was taught."

"In 1910, the narrative and statistical data were submitted as one report. Beginning in 1911, however, the annual reports had two separate parts, narrative and statistical. The statistical reports (not including the 1907-1909 statistical reports in the central correspondence files) begin with 1920 because those for 1911-1919 were destroyed with congressional authorization in 1932. The narrative report was not required after 1934, but certain jurisdictions, fewer in number each year, continued to submit them voluntarily. Most of the statistical reports submitted after 1935, along with selected sections of narrative reports, constitute another series of records that has not been included in this publication, and is not available on microfilm."

"The annual narrative reports, 1910-1938, document the operations and accomplishments at the agencies, schools, hospitals, and other jurisdictions. The reports relate to law and order, health, land ownership, population, industries, forestry, allotments, land sales, and other subjects."

"For the most part, the reports for 1907-1909 that are reproduced on roll 1 (film no. 1724219) are arranged chronologically and by type of report, thereunder alphabetically by the name of agency or other jurisdiction. No attempt has been made to interfile the narrative and statistical reports. The reports for Indian Territory (Five Civilized Tribes) are arranged chronologically, but their format does not permit an alphabetical arrangement by jurisdiction. The reports for 1910-1938 are arranged alphabetically by name of agency or other jurisdiction and thereunder by year. For 1920-1935, the narrative and statistical reports for each jurisdiction are interfiled. The arrangement of the sections of individual statistical reports varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and sometimes from year to year within a jurisdiction. Although the sections are numbered, the arrangement usually does not follow the numerical sequence. In some cases, all sections within a report relating to a single tribe under a particular jurisdiction are grouped together; in other instances, similarly numbered sections are grouped together regardless of the tribe involved."

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