Records of the Southern Superintendency of Indian Affairs, 1832-1870

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
Washington, D.C. : National Archives & Records Administration, Central Plains Region, 1966
22 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
National Archives microfilm publications; M0640


Microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Includes records of the Western Superintendency of Indian Affairs, 1832-1851; records concerning the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Osage, Seneca, Seminole, Shawnee, and Quapaw Indians; correspondence involving the Wichita, Comanche, Cherokee, and Creek Agencies and the Arkansas Superintendency. The Wichita Agency had responsibility for Wichita, Caddo, Anadarko, Waco, Tonkawa, Hanai, Kichai, Tawakoni, Delaware, Shawnee, and some of the Comanche Indians. The localities included are Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The records of the Southern Superintendency relate to almost all aspects of Indian administration in its area, including negotiation and enforcement of treaties, Indian emigration and subsistence, claims arising from Indian removal, land reserves, land surveys, intrusions on Indian lands, law and order, hostilities and military operations, depredation claims, annuity and other payments to Indians, traders and licenses, delegations to Washington, location of agencies, missionaries, schools, mills, blacksmith shops, construction and repair of buildings, purchase and transportation of goods and supplies, employees, and accounts.



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