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Guide to '''{{PAGENAME}} ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records. 
  
 
The Standing Rock Agency is a currently operating agency of the [[Bureau of Indian Affairs|Bureau of Indian Affairs]]. Its supervising office is the [[Area Offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs|Aberdeen Area Office]].  
 
The Standing Rock Agency is a currently operating agency of the [[Bureau of Indian Affairs|Bureau of Indian Affairs]]. Its supervising office is the [[Area Offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs|Aberdeen Area Office]].  
  
== Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency  ==
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=== Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency  ===
  
[[Sioux Indians|Sioux]] (of Missouri and Platte River), Blackfeet Sioux, Hunkpapa Sioux, and Yantonai Sioux,  
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[[Sioux Indians|Sioux]] (of Missouri and Platte River), Blackfeet Sioux, Hunkpapa Sioux, and Yantonai Sioux,  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
The Standing Rock Agency succeeded the [[Grand River Indian Agency (North Dakota)|Grand River Agency]] which was established in 1869 for several bands of Sioux Indians. The Grand River Agency was moved to Standing Rock in 1873 and renamed Standing Rock Agency in 1874.  
 
The Standing Rock Agency succeeded the [[Grand River Indian Agency (North Dakota)|Grand River Agency]] which was established in 1869 for several bands of Sioux Indians. The Grand River Agency was moved to Standing Rock in 1873 and renamed Standing Rock Agency in 1874.  
  
== Records  ==
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==== Agents and Appointment Dates  ====
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Edmond Palmer 1873, John Burke 1875, Capt. R.E. Johnson 1876, Lt. Col. W. P. Carlin 1876, William T. Hughes 1876, Leverett M. Kelley 1878, Joseph A. Stephan 1878<ref>Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974.</ref> [[Major James McLaughlin ]]1881,
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=== Records  ===
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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:<br>
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*[[American Indian Allotment Records|Allotment records]]
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*[[American Indian Annuity Rolls|Annuity rolls]]
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*[[American Indian Census Rolls|Census records]]
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*[[American Indian Correspondence and Reports|Correspondence]]
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*[[American Indian Health Records|Health records]]
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*[[American Indian Correspondence and Reports|Reports]]
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*[[American Indian School Records|School census and records]]
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*[[American Indian Vital Records Supplements in Census Rolls|Vital records]]
  
 
Some of the [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/075.html#75.19.113 textual records] of the Standing Rock Agency have been transferred to the [http://www.archives.gov/central-plains/kansas-city/index.html Central Plains Regional Archives] of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City. Among their many administrative files are the following records which may be of particular interest to family historians:  
 
Some of the [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/075.html#75.19.113 textual records] of the Standing Rock Agency have been transferred to the [http://www.archives.gov/central-plains/kansas-city/index.html Central Plains Regional Archives] of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City. Among their many administrative files are the following records which may be of particular interest to family historians:  
  
 
*Indian Court and Police Force Records, 1881-1926  
 
*Indian Court and Police Force Records, 1881-1926  
*Census records, 1884-1939&nbsp;&nbsp; FHL Film: 583006-583022
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*Census records, 1884-1939  
 
*School records, 1884-1928  
 
*School records, 1884-1928  
 
*Annuity payrolls, 1904-1922  
 
*Annuity payrolls, 1904-1922  
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Annual [[American Indian Census Rolls|''Indian Census Rolls'']] were taken at this agency for 1885-1913, and from 1915 thru 1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives] as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 547-563. 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 {{FHL|297519|title-id|disp=microfilm numbers 583006 thru 583022}}). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.<br>  
 
Annual [[American Indian Census Rolls|''Indian Census Rolls'']] were taken at this agency for 1885-1913, and from 1915 thru 1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives] as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 547-563. 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 {{FHL|297519|title-id|disp=microfilm numbers 583006 thru 583022}}). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.<br>  
  
The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the Standing Rock Reservation. The census includes the non-Indian employees of the Standing Rock Agency, as well as many pages of [[Indian Population Schedules -- 1900 United States Census|Indian Population Schedules]] for the native population of the Reservation. They are recorded as [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F640054 District 260, Standing Rock Reservation], in Morton County, North Dakota and in District 48 in South Dakota where it is listed in the Bureau of the Census records as a separate locality of the state..  
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'''Vital Records''' part of Indian Census Rolls above
More information at [[Standing Rock Indian Reservation]]
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Birth and Death records 1924-1932 FHL film 583017
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The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the Standing Rock Reservation. The census includes the non-Indian employees of the Standing Rock Agency, as well as many pages of [[Indian Population Schedules -- 1900 United States Census|Indian Population Schedules]] for the native population of the Reservation. They are recorded as [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F640054 District 260, Standing Rock Reservation], in Morton County, North Dakota and in District 48 in South Dakota where it is listed in the Bureau of the Census records as a separate locality of the state.. More information at [[Standing Rock Indian Reservation]]  
  
 
Microfilm copies of[[Superintendents' Annual Narrative and Statistical Reports (BIA), 1907-1938|''...Narrative and Statistical Reports...'']] for the Standing Rock Agency, 1907-1935, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, rolls 144-145, available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and their family history centers (their {{FHL|479404|title-id|disp=microfilm roll numbers 1724362-1724333}}).  
 
Microfilm copies of[[Superintendents' Annual Narrative and Statistical Reports (BIA), 1907-1938|''...Narrative and Statistical Reports...'']] for the Standing Rock Agency, 1907-1935, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, rolls 144-145, available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and their family history centers (their {{FHL|479404|title-id|disp=microfilm roll numbers 1724362-1724333}}).  
  
=== '''Records available through the Family History Library'''  ===
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==== Records Available through the Family History Library ====
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*Annuity and rations various years including 1872 -1876,1878 -1885, 1907-1914,1920 FHL Film: 1021931-1021935
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*Census records, 1884-1939 FHL Film: 583006-583022
  
Annuity and rations various years including 1872 -1876,1878 -1885, 1907-1914,1920 FHL Film: 1021931-1021935
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*Census records 1876-1939 FHL Film: 1021938 -1021942, 1204877-1204879
  
Census records 1876-1939 FHL Film: 1021938 -1021942, 1204877-1204879
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*1889 Census-list of males over 18 FHL Film: 1204879 items 3-4
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* Collection: Major James McLaughlin Papers, 1855-1937 FHL films Index 541,379 and 541,379 Other films 494,467-494,503
  
1889 Census-list of males over 18&nbsp; FHL Film: 1204879 items 3-4
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*Heirship 1900 -1920 FHL Film: 1204873 -1204874;1021935
  
Heirship 1900 -1920 FHL Film: 1204873 -1204874;1021935
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*Historical and Tribal Council Records FHL film: 1204875 Items 6-7
  
Historical and Tribal Council Records FHL film: 1204875 Items 6-7
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*Land Records 1906 -1921 FHL Film: 1021935 and 1021875
  
Land Records 1906 -1921&nbsp; FHL Film: 1021935 and 1021875
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*Rations 1885, 1907-1914, Annuities 1886, 1920 FHL Film: 1021931-1021935
  
Rations 1885, 1907-1914, Annuties 1886, 1920 FHL Film: 1021931-1021935
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*School Records 1886 -1941, 1915 -1941 FHL Film: 1204879 item 5 -1204880
  
School Records 1886 -1941, 1915 -1941 FHL Film: 1204879 item5&nbsp;-1204880
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*Vital Records -Tribal Adoptions 1905 -1923 FHL Film: 1021937
  
Vital Records -Tribal Adoptions 1905 -1923 FHL Film: 1021937
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*Vital Records-Birth, Marriage and Death 1880 -1942 FHL Film: 1204876 and 1021936
  
Vital Records-Birth, Marriage and Death 1880 -1942 FHL Film: 1204876 and 1021936
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=== References  ===
  
== References  ==
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*''American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications''. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998.<br>  
 
*''American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications''. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998.<br>  

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United States Gotoarrow.png American Indians Gotoarrow.png North Dakota Gotoarrow.png Indians of North Dakota Gotoarrow.png Standing Rock Indian Agency (North Dakota) Guide to Standing Rock Indian Agency (North Dakota) ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

The Standing Rock Agency is a currently operating agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Its supervising office is the Aberdeen Area Office.

Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Sioux (of Missouri and Platte River), Blackfeet Sioux, Hunkpapa Sioux, and Yantonai Sioux,

History

The Standing Rock Agency succeeded the Grand River Agency which was established in 1869 for several bands of Sioux Indians. The Grand River Agency was moved to Standing Rock in 1873 and renamed Standing Rock Agency in 1874.

Agents and Appointment Dates

Edmond Palmer 1873, John Burke 1875, Capt. R.E. Johnson 1876, Lt. Col. W. P. Carlin 1876, William T. Hughes 1876, Leverett M. Kelley 1878, Joseph A. Stephan 1878[1] Major James McLaughlin 1881,

Records

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:

Some of the textual records of the Standing Rock Agency have been transferred to the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City. Among their many administrative files are the following records which may be of particular interest to family historians:

  • Indian Court and Police Force Records, 1881-1926
  • Census records, 1884-1939
  • School records, 1884-1928
  • Annuity payrolls, 1904-1922
  • Probate and Heirship records, 1908-1915
  • Vital statistics, 1916-1939

Some of these records (and perhaps others of the agency records) have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and at their many family history centers.

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Standing Rock Agency, 1875-1880, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, rolls 846-852. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll numbers 1661576 thru 1661582).

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 Standing Rock Agency, 1875-1899, are on rolls 52-53 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 numbers 1617725-1617726).

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1885-1913, and from 1915 thru 1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 547-563. 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 583006 thru 583022). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

Vital Records part of Indian Census Rolls above

Birth and Death records 1924-1932 FHL film 583017

The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the Standing Rock Reservation. The census includes the non-Indian employees of the Standing Rock Agency, as well as many pages of Indian Population Schedules for the native population of the Reservation. They are recorded as District 260, Standing Rock Reservation, in Morton County, North Dakota and in District 48 in South Dakota where it is listed in the Bureau of the Census records as a separate locality of the state.. More information at Standing Rock Indian Reservation

Microfilm copies of...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Standing Rock Agency, 1907-1935, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, rolls 144-145, available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and their family history centers (their microfilm roll numbers 1724362-1724333).

Records Available through the Family History Library

  • Annuity and rations various years including 1872 -1876,1878 -1885, 1907-1914,1920 FHL Film: 1021931-1021935
  • Census records, 1884-1939 FHL Film: 583006-583022
  • Census records 1876-1939 FHL Film: 1021938 -1021942, 1204877-1204879
  • 1889 Census-list of males over 18 FHL Film: 1204879 items 3-4
  • Collection: Major James McLaughlin Papers, 1855-1937 FHL films Index 541,379 and 541,379 Other films 494,467-494,503
  • Heirship 1900 -1920 FHL Film: 1204873 -1204874;1021935
  • Historical and Tribal Council Records FHL film: 1204875 Items 6-7
  • Land Records 1906 -1921 FHL Film: 1021935 and 1021875
  • Rations 1885, 1907-1914, Annuities 1886, 1920 FHL Film: 1021931-1021935
  • School Records 1886 -1941, 1915 -1941 FHL Film: 1204879 item 5 -1204880
  • Vital Records -Tribal Adoptions 1905 -1923 FHL Film: 1021937
  • Vital Records-Birth, Marriage and Death 1880 -1942 FHL Film: 1204876 and 1021936

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974.
  • 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 Cathoilic-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
  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.