Fort Yuma Indian Agency (California)

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United States Gotoarrow.png American Indians Gotoarrow.png California Gotoarrow.png Indians of California Gotoarrow.png Fort Yuma Indian Agency (California)

Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency


Transferred to Colorado River, 1 August 1935.

For a good history of 19th Century Fort Yuma, California, see Historic California Posts: Fort Yuma --


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.

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Fort Yuma Agency, 1908-1935, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Rolls 30-31, available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, beginning with their microfilm numbers 1724274.

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


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