Colorado River Indian Agency (Arizona)
Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency
Yavapai, Walapai, Havasupai, Yuma, Mojave, Cocopah, Chemehuevi, Hualapai, Mohave-Apache
Reports of Inspection of the Field Jurisdictions of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1873-1900 have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of Microcopy Number M1070. The reports for Colorado River Agency, 1883-1898, are on roll 6 of that Microcopy set. Copies are available at the National Archives, their Regional Archives, and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll number 1617679).
Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1885-1893 and from 1895 thru 1940. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 46 thru 48. 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 574205-574207). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.
The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the Colorado River Indian Reservation. The census includes the non-Indian employees of the Colorado River Agency, as well as many pages of Indian Population Schedules for the native population of the Reservation. They are recorded as District 81, Colorado River Indian Reservation, in Yuma County, Arizona.
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- Historical Sketches for Jurisdictional and Subject Headings Used for the Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880. National Archives Microcopy T1105.
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