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== Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency  ==
 
== Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency  ==
  
Yuma, Quechan, Cocopah
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Yuma, Quechan, Cocopah  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
For a good history of 19th Century Fort Yuma, California, see Historic California Posts: Fort Yuma -- [http://www.militarymuseum.org/FtYuma.html http://www.militarymuseum.org/FtYuma.html]
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For a good history of 19th Century Fort Yuma, California, see Historic California Posts: Fort Yuma -- [http://www.militarymuseum.org/FtYuma.html http://www.militarymuseum.org/FtYuma.html]  
  
 
Transferred to Colorado River, 1 August 1935 and made a subagency.  
 
Transferred to Colorado River, 1 August 1935 and made a subagency.  
  
 
== Records  ==
 
== Records  ==
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Some [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/075.html#75.19.37 records] of the Fort Yuma Agency are in the Pacific Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Los Angeles, including:
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*Education records, 1913-1928
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*Register of births and deaths, 1915-1925
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*Allotment files, 1923-1935
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*Census records, n.d.
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*Other administrative records, 1907-1951
  
 
Microfilm copies of [[Superintendents' Annual Narrative and Statistical Reports (BIA), 1907-1938|''...Narrative and Statistical Reports...'']] for the Fort Yuma Agency, 1905-1937, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Rolls 55-56, available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, beginning with their [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=479404&disp=Superintendents+annual+narrative+and+sta++ microfilm numbers 1724273-1724274].<br>  
 
Microfilm copies of [[Superintendents' Annual Narrative and Statistical Reports (BIA), 1907-1938|''...Narrative and Statistical Reports...'']] for the Fort Yuma Agency, 1905-1937, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Rolls 55-56, available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, beginning with their [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=479404&disp=Superintendents+annual+narrative+and+sta++ microfilm numbers 1724273-1724274].<br>  

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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Yuma, Quechan, Cocopah

History

For a good history of 19th Century Fort Yuma, California, see Historic California Posts: Fort Yuma -- http://www.militarymuseum.org/FtYuma.html

Transferred to Colorado River, 1 August 1935 and made a subagency.

Records

Some records of the Fort Yuma Agency are in the Pacific Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Los Angeles, including:

  • Education records, 1913-1928
  • Register of births and deaths, 1915-1925
  • Allotment files, 1923-1935
  • Census records, n.d.
  • Other administrative records, 1907-1951

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Fort Yuma Agency, 1905-1937, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Rolls 55-56, available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, beginning with their microfilm numbers 1724273-1724274.

The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the Yuma Indian Reservation. The census includes the non-Indian employees of the Fort Yuma Agency, as well as many pages of Indian Population Schedules for the native population of the Reservation. They are recorded as District 248, Yuma Indian Reservation, in San Diego County, California.

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1905 and from 1915 thru 1935. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 165 thru 166. 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 576854-576855). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

A partial listing of the Indian residents in Yuma County, California in 1928 is available online.

References

  • American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998.
  • Hill, Edward E. (comp.). Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1981.
  • 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.
  • Marquette University. Guide to Catholic-Related Records in the Midwest about Native Americans.
  • Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Services. Available online
  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.