Carson Valley Indian Agency (Nevada)

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The Carson Valley Agency was established in 1858 under the Utah Superintendency. Its primary responsibility was for the Paiute and Washo Indians in what became Western Nevada. Carson Valley Agency was transferred to the Nevada Superintendency in 1861, when Nevada became a separate territory


Some of the administrative files from the Carson Agency have been transferred to the Pacific Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in San Francisco.

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1909 and 1925-1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 18 thru 21. Copies of these records are also available at the National Archives, their Regional Archives, and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm numbers 573864-573867). These census rolls are also available online at's subscription web site.


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