Lemhi Indian Agency (Idaho)
Lemhi Agency was established in 1873 for the Bannock, Shoshoni and Tukuarika (or Sheepeater) Indians in eastern Idaho. From Jan. 1879 to Feb. 1880, it was consolidated with the Fort Hall Agency. The Indians under the Lemhi Agency were moved to the Fort Hall Reservation and the Lemhi Agency was closed in 1907.
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 Nez Perce Agency, 1883-1900, are on roll 24 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 1617697).
Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1885 and from 1887 thru 1906. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, roll 248. 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 576937). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.
Idaho State University in Pocatello has a collection of the Lemhi Agency records, Manuscript Collection 011, 1887-1907. It consists correspondence, tribal census, medical reports, and other agency administrative records.
The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the Lemhi Indian Reservation. The census includes the non-Indian employees of the Lemhi Agency, as well as many pages of Indian Population Schedules for the native population of the Reservation. They are recorded as District 145, Lemhi Indian Reservation, in Lemhi County, Idaho.
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