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*Great Nemaha Agency  
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*Miami Agency  
*Miami Agency  
*Upper Missouri Agency
*Upper Missouri Agency

Revision as of 17:00, 1 April 2009

Missouri's name comes from the Missouri Indian Tribe. "Missouri" means "Town of the large canoes"

Tribes and Bands of Missouri

Caddo, Chickamauga, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Dakota, Delaware, Foxes, Illinois, Iowa, Kansa, Kickapoo, Missouri, Northern Cherokee, Omaha, Osage, Oto, Quapaw, Sauk, Shawnee

Sac White River Band = Chickamauga Cherokee Nation


Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington D.C.:Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of Ehtonology, Bulletin #30 1907
Swanton, John R. The Indian Tribes of North America. (http://www.accessgenealogy.com ) Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin #145.


As identified in the National Atlas of the United States of America, there are no current federally-recognized reservations in Missouri.

Agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Agencies were created as an administrative division of the federal government to manage Indian affairs with the tribes, to enforce policies, and to assist in maintaining the peace. The names and location of these agencies may have changed, but their purpose remained basically the same. Many of the records of genealogical value were created by these offices.

  • Great Nemaha Agency
  • Ioway Subagency
  • Kickapoo Agency
  • Miami Agency
  • Upper Missouri Agency


Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches, Clearwater Publishing Co., Inc., 1974. (Family History Library book 970.1 H551)

Family History Library

  • Chickamauga Tribal Enrollment 6 films Family History Library 1st film 1597952
  • St. Louise Superintendency


See Also:

Missouri-History for a calendar listing date of importance to American Indians

Missouri-Military for a list of forts