New York Indian Agency (New York)

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

Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Seneca, Tuscarora, Onondaga, Cayuga, Oneida, and St. Regis

History

The New York Agency was a continuation of the Six Nations Agency which was established in 1792. The Six Nations Agency was reduced to a subagency in 1818. At the beginning of 1835, the name of the Six Nations Agency was changed to the New York Agency.[1]

The New York Agency has had its headquarters in several locations since it began operations in Buffalo. The agency offices have been located in the home of the agent is such places as Ellicottville, Versailles, Randolph and many others. It has responsibilities for all federally recognized Indians residing in New York.

Records

A few general records of the New York Agency, 1938-1949, are in the Northeast Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in New York City.[2]

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the New York Agency, 1829-1880, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 583-597[3]. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers on their microfilm roll numbers 1661313-1661327.

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, pp. 172-173.
  2. Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online.
  3. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy M234, p. 8.
  • 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.
  • Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Services. Available online