Pend d'Oreilles

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Guide to Pend d'Oreilles ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and other agency records.

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Kalispel (also known as Pend'd Oreilles) Chief of the land .jpg

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

Additional References to the History of the Tribe[edit | edit source]

Superintendencies[edit | edit source]

Washington Superintendency

Oregon Superintendency

Idaho Superintendency

Montana Superintendency

Reservations[edit | edit source]

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:

Agency Records[edit | edit source]

Flathead Agency

Correspondence and Census[edit | edit source]

Tribe Agency

Location of the

Original Records

Pre-1880 Correspondence

M234 RG 75 Rolls

Roll Number




Post-1885 Census

M595 RG 75 Rolls

Roll Number




Pend d'Oreille Flathead Agency, 1875-1960 Seattle - - 703-13 FHL Films:575799-575470

Enrollment Records[edit | edit source]

In 1905, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs assigned Special Agent Thomas Downs to investigate the enrollment of the Native Americans of the Flathead Reservation. The National Archives has microfilmed the resulting documents as their Microcopy M1350, consisting of 3 rolls of microfilm. These records are available at the National Archives and their Regional Archives, and at other research institutions, including the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The records include census rolls for 1903, 1905, and 1908, as well as applications for enrollment and Agent Downs' field notes. It includes members of all tribes then living on the Flathead Reservation, including the Flathead, Kootenai, Pend d'Oreille, Kalispel, and Spokane tribes.

Treaties[edit | edit source]

  • 1855 October 17,with the Blackfeet
  • 1855 July 16, at Hell Gate, with the Flatheads, Etc.,

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

  • Flathead Agency, M595

Births and Deaths and some Marriages
1924-1934, FHL|Film: 576469
1927-1937, FHL|Film: 576470
1938-1939, FHL|Film: 576471

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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