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Port Orford Indian Agency (Oregon)

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United States Gotoarrow.png American Indians Gotoarrow.png Oregon Gotoarrow.png Indians of Oregon Gotoarrow.png Port Orford Indian Agency (Oregon)

Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency[edit | edit source]

Twelve bands of Indians referred to collectively as the To-To-Tin Indians.

History[edit | edit source]

The Port Orford Agency was established by 1854 at Port Orford, Oregon. At its creation, it was reponsible for the Indians south of Coos Bay and west of the Coast Mountain Range consisting of twelve bands of a group referred to as the To-To-Tin Indians[1].

The agency was not in existence long, as most of the Indians of Oregon were concentrated to reservations following the Rogue River War of the late 1850s[2].

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Any existing records of the Port Orford Agency would likely be included in the correspondence of the Oregon Superintendency and successor agencies in Oregon formed after 1856.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs... 1854, pp. 286-292 -- Report No. 95, submitted by J.L. Parrish, 10 July 1854.
  2. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 125
  • 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
  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.