Miami Indian Subagency (Indiana)
Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
The Miami Subagency was established in 1838 for the Miami or Eel River Indians, previously assigned to the Indiana Agency. Much of the correspondence for the agency has to do with the Miami Indians of Kansas, rather that those in Indiana. The agency was located at Logansport, Indiana. The subagency was effectively discontinued in 1856 following the removal of the Miami Indians to the Osage River area in Kansas.
Agents and Appointment Dates[edit | edit source]
John T. Douglas February 28, 1838, Abel C. Pepper February 6, 1839, John Tipton April 3, 1839, Samuel Milroy May 13, 1839, Allen Hamilton June 21, 1841, Samuel Milroy March 1, 1845, and Joseph Sinclair June 5, 1845 
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:
- Allotment records
- Annuity rolls
- Census records
- Health records
- School census and records
- Vital records
For a description of the various records, their content, and their availability, link to the pages for each type of record. Each individual agency also has a page describing its history and the location of their records. An alphabetical list of the agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs can be found below. They are also linked under the topic "American Indians" for each state. Pages for individual sub-agencies are listed alphabetically under the category of "American Indian Subagencies" and are linked under the topic of "American Indians" for each state where they existed.
Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Indiana Agency, 1824-1853, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 416-418. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll numbers 1661146 thru 1661148).
References[edit | edit source]
- Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, pp. 92-93.
- The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. By Edward E. Hill. Clearwater Publishing Co., New York, NY ©1974. FHL Book 970.1 H551o
- American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy M234, 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