Fort Hall Indian Reservation (Idaho)
- Established -- July 30,1869
- Agency (BIA) -- Fort Hall
- Principal tribe(s) -- Shoshone and Bannock
- Population -- 1969 Tribal enrollment 2,675 
History[edit | edit source]
The Fort Hall Reservation is located just north of Pocatello, Idaho in the eastern part of the state. The only major town on the reservation is Fort Hall, Idaho, which is also the site of the agency headquarters, a museum, and some tribal businesses.
The Reservation was established by Treaty of July 3. 1868 (XV, 673) and by Executive orders and agreements.
Records[edit | edit source]
Some records of Indians who have lived on the Fort Hall Reservation are included in the records of the Fort Hall Agency, 1909-1963, housed in the Pacific Alaska Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Seattle. These records are primarily administrative files regarding financial matters, but there are a few student case files for 1952-1970. For additional information, see Fort Hall Agency.
The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. The census includes the non-Indian employees of the Fort Hall Agency, as well as many pages of Indian Population Schedules for the native population of the Reservation. They are recorded as District 144 in Bingham County, Idaho.
Land records:Triball lands: 215,558 acres.Allotted land: 266,508 acres
Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Indian Reservations A State and Federal Handbook. Compiled by The Confederation of American Indians, New York, N.Y. McFarland and Co. Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, c. 1986. FHL book 970.1 In2
- "Idaho Indian Reservations," Handbook of Indians North of Mexico, by Frederick Webb Hodge Available online.
- Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online.
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
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- Volume 16 -- Not yet published
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- Volume 19 -- Not yet published
- Volume 20 -- Not yet published
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