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==== Agents and Appointment Dates  ====
 
==== Agents and Appointment Dates  ====
  
Alexander Ramsey April 2, 1849 and Willis E. Gorman April 1, 1853 <ref>The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. By Edward E. Hill. Clearwater Publishing  Co., New York,  NY ©1974. FHL Book 970.1 H551o </ref>  
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[http://www.usdakotawar.org/history/alexander-ramsey Alexander Ramsey] April 2, 1849 and [https://books.google.com/books?id=BnBHAQAAIAAJ&pg=PR33&lpg=PR33&dq=indian+agent+Willis+E+Gorman&source=bl&ots=jHNn4pbgHp&sig=6Q0pNzA7Wy280jSj5BdaHRmOas0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7LoZVfCIKcn2oASYmYH4Cg&ved=0CEAQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=indian%20agent%20Willis%20E%20Gorman&f=false Willis E. Gorman] April 1, 1853 <ref>The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. By Edward E. Hill. Clearwater Publishing  Co., New York,  NY ©1974. FHL Book 970.1 H551o </ref>  
  
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=== Records  ===
  
Agencies and subagencies were created as administrative offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and its predecessors. Their purpose was (and is) 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 (for the tribe and tribal members) were created by and maintained by the agencies'''.  
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A few administrative records of the Minnesota Agency may be found in the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City.  
 
A few administrative records of the Minnesota Agency may be found in the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City.  
  
==== Records Available through the Family History Library ====
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==== Records Available through the Family History Library ====
  
 
*Agency records, 1893-1955. (Census, Annuity, Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, School) FHL film: 1266709-1266712, 1294072-1294073
 
*Agency records, 1893-1955. (Census, Annuity, Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, School) FHL film: 1266709-1266712, 1294072-1294073

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United States Gotoarrow.png American Indians Gotoarrow.png Minnesota Gotoarrow.png Indians of Minnesota Gotoarrow.png Minnesota Indian Agency (Minnesota) 

The Minnesota Agency is a currently operating agency. Its supervising office in the Bureau of Indian Affairs is the Minneapolis Area Office.

Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Chippewa

History

The Minnesota Agency was created in 1954 by the merger of the Consolidated Chippewa Agency and the Red Lake Agency. In 1964, the Red Lake Agency was again made an independent agency[1].

Agents and Appointment Dates

Alexander Ramsey April 2, 1849 and Willis E. Gorman April 1, 1853 [2]

Records

https://books.google.com/books?id=BnBHAQAAIAAJ&pg=PR33&lpg=PR33&dq=indian+agent+Willis+E+Gorman&source=bl&ots=jHNn4pbgHp&sig=6Q0pNzA7Wy280jSj5BdaHRmOas0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7LoZVfCIKcn2oASYmYH4Cg&ved=0CEAQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=indian%20agent%20Willis%20E%20Gorman&f=false

A few administrative records of the Minnesota Agency may be found in the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City.

Records Available through the Family History Library

  • Agency records, 1893-1955. (Census, Annuity, Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, School) FHL film: 1266709-1266712, 1294072-1294073

References

  1. 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, p. 168.
  2. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. By Edward E. Hill. Clearwater Publishing Co., New York, NY ©1974. FHL Book 970.1 H551o
  • 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