Spanish Fork Indian Agency (Utah)

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency[edit | edit source]


History[edit | edit source]

The Spanish Fork Agency was a continuation of the Salt Lake Agency and was established in 1851. From 1851 to 1859, the agent usually stayed in Salt Lake City, and from 1859 to 1865 it was located on the Spanish Fork Reservation south of Salt Lake City. In 1865, the Agency and the Ute Indians it represented was moved to the Uintah Valley in northeastern Utah and the name was changed to the Uintah Valley Agency.

Agents[edit | edit source]

Jacob H. Holeman, Edward A. Bedell, Garland Hurt, Andrew Humphries, Frederick W. Hatch, Lathrop B. Kinney, Dudley W. Rhodes, Pardon Dodds, Lt. George Graffam, John J. Critchlow

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:

References[edit | edit source]

  • 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