Nome Lackee Indian Agency (California)

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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Momelaki, Nuimok, Moi-sas, Wailaki, Yupu, Yuki, and other Indians.


The Nome Lackee Agency was established as a subagency in 1854, and became a full agency in 1856. It was located on the Nome Lackee Reservation on the western side of the Sacramento Valley, about 20 miles west of Tehama. After 1856, Nome Lackee Agency was also responsible for the Nome Cult farm located about 60 miles southwest of Nome Lackee. Nome Lackee Agency operated until 1860, when the California agencies were discontinued. The Indians under its jurisdiction were assigned to the Northern District. Most of the Indians had left Nome Lackee by 1862. Nome Cult became known as the Round Valley Reservation and was the main reservation for the Indians in the Sacramento Valley.

Agents and Appointment Dates

Henry L. Ford (subagent) September 3, 1855, Edward A. Stevenson February 27, 1856, Vincent Geiger April 11, 1857 [1]


Some historical records of this agency, including correspondence, etc., are part of the records of the California Superintendency records.


  1. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. By Edward E. Hill. Clearwater Publishing Co., New York, NY ©1974. FHL Book 970.1 H551o
  • 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