Smith River Indian Agency (California)
Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency
Wailaki, Saia, Mattole, and other Indians.
The Nome Lackee Agency was established as an agency in 1864, with responsibility for Indians living on the Smith River Reservation, located in northwestern California near Crescent City. Most of the Indians of the Smith River Reservation had lived along the Eel River in Humboldt County before being assigned to the Smith River Reservation.
The Smith River Agency was abolished in 1869 and the Indians moved to Hoopa Valley Agency.
Some historical records of this agency, including correspondence, etc., are part of the records of the California Superintendency records.
- 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