Arkansas Superintendency of Indian Affairs

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The Arkansas Superintendency of Indian Affairs was established in 1819. After the Superintendency was abolished in 1834, the few agencies remaining in Arkansas were then placed under the Western Superintendency of Indian Affairs.

Governors and Ex Officio Superintendents and Appointment Dates

James Miller March 3, 1819, George Izard March 24, 1825, John Pope March 9, 1829 [1]



Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Arkansas Superintendency, 1824-1834, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers on their microfilm roll number 1660759.


Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Press, [1974].

Hill, Edward E. (comp.). Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington [District of Columbia]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1981.

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:


  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