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== History  ==
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== Records ==
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=== Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency ===
  
Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Winnebago Agency, 1826-1875, have been microfilmed by the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives] as part of their Microcopy Number M234. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers on their [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?first=1000&display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=403528&disp=Letters%2Breceived%252C%2B1824%252D1881%253B%2Bregis%2B%2B&last=1099&columns=*%2C0%2C0 microfilm roll numbers 1661661 thru 1661677].
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[[Winnebago Indians|Winnebago]], [[Sioux Indians|Sioux]], [[Chippewa Indians|Chippewa]], [[Omaha Indians|Omaha]], [[Ponca Tribe|Ponca]]  
  
Many of the historical records of the Winnebago Agency have been transferred to the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City. Records from earlier agencies associated with the Winnebago Agency -- notably the Omaha, Ponca and Santee Sioux Agencies -- are also in this collection of records, sometimes identified under the former name. Some of the records in this collection of significant value to family historians are:
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=== History  ===
  
*Annuity payrolls, 1861-1926
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The Agency for the Winnebago Indians was originally called the [[Prairie du Chien Indian Agency (Wisconsin)|Prairie du Chien Agency]].
*Family registers and vital statistics, 1863-1926
 
*Land records, 1867-1940
 
*Census rolls, 1869-1928
 
*Allotment records, 1885-1896
 
*School census, 1896-1916
 
*Heirship records, 1899-1915
 
*Birth and death registers, 1900-1926
 
  
Many of these records have been microfilmed and are also available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&keyword=Winnebago+Agency&prekeyword=Winnebago+Agency Family History Library] in Salt Lake City, and its family history centers.
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A special agent was appointed in 1864 for the Winnebago and Potawatomi Indians who had gone to Wisconsin to avoid moving to the [[Crow Creek Indian Reservation (South Dakota)|Crow Creek Reservation]] in Dakota Territory. This special agency was located at Plover in Portage County until 1869 and then moved to Necedah and then to New Lisbon, in Juneau County. It was abolished in 1870. Most of the Winnebago Indians settled at the [[Winnebago Indian Reservation (Nebraska)|Winnebago Reservation]] in eastern Nebraska, where the [[Winnebago Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Winnebago Agency]] had moved in 1865.<ref>Hill, Edward E. ''The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches''. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, pp.  
''Reports of Inspection of the Field Jurisdictions of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1873-1900'' have been microfilmed by the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives] as part of Microcopy Number M1070. The reports for Winnebago Agency, 1873-1874, are on roll 58 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=403511&disp=Reports+of+inspection+of+the+field+juris++ microfilm roll number 1617731]).<br>  
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205-208.</ref>  
  
Microfilm copies of “Narrative and Statistical Reports” for the Winnebago, 1907-1938, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Rolls 169-170, available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=479404&disp=Superintendents+annual+narrative+and+sta++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 microfilm numbers 1724387-1724388].<br>
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====Agents and Appointment Dates====
  
Annual [[American Indian Census Rolls|''Indian Census Rolls'']] were taken at this agency for 1904-1907, and 1909-1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives] as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 663 thru 670. 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?first=650&display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=297519&disp=Indian%2Bcensus%2Brolls%252C%2B1885%252D1940%2B%2B&last=749&columns=*%2C0%2C0 microfilm numbers 583122-583129]). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.<br>
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=== Records  ===
  
== References  ==
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Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the several Winnebago Agencies, 1826-1875, have been microfilmed by the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives] as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 931-947.<ref>''American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications''. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy M2343, p. 8.</ref> Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers on their {{FHL|403528|title-id|disp=microfilm roll numbers 1661661 thru 1661677}}.
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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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*Hill, Edward E. ''The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches''. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974.<br>  
 
*Hill, Edward E. ''The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches''. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974.<br>  
 
*''Historical Sketches for Jurisdictional and Subject Headings Used for the Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880''. National Archives Microcopy T1105.  
 
*''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.
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*''Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs''. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Services. [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~texlance/records/bia(dc)intro.htm Available online]
  
 
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Revision as of 22:28, 19 January 2013

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

Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Winnebago, Sioux, Chippewa, Omaha, Ponca

History

The Agency for the Winnebago Indians was originally called the Prairie du Chien Agency.

A special agent was appointed in 1864 for the Winnebago and Potawatomi Indians who had gone to Wisconsin to avoid moving to the Crow Creek Reservation in Dakota Territory. This special agency was located at Plover in Portage County until 1869 and then moved to Necedah and then to New Lisbon, in Juneau County. It was abolished in 1870. Most of the Winnebago Indians settled at the Winnebago Reservation in eastern Nebraska, where the Winnebago Agency had moved in 1865.[1]

Agents and Appointment Dates

Records

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the several Winnebago Agencies, 1826-1875, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 931-947.[2] Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers on their microfilm roll numbers 1661661 thru 1661677.

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, pp. 205-208.
  2. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy M2343, 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