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Tejon Indian Agency (California)

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=== History ===
The Tejon or [[Sebastian_Indian_Agency_(California)|Sebastian Agency ]] was established in 1855, although there had been temporary agents on the Tejon Reservation as early as 1853. It operated until 1860, when the Tejon and Tule River Indians were assigned to the Southern District. By 1864, the Tejon Reservation had been abandoned.<ref>Hill, Edward E. ''The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches''. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, pp. 19-27.</ref>
==== '''Agent and Appointment Date''' ====
Alonzo Riddle (subagent) September 3, 1855, James R. Vineyard March 3, 1855 arrived at agency January January 28, 1856 <ref>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 </ref>
=== Records ===
=== Records ===Agencies and subagencies were created as administrative offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and its predecessors. Their purpose was (and is) to manage Indian affairs with the tribes, to enforce policies, and to assist in maintaining the peace. The names and location of these agencies may have changed, but their purpose remained basically the same. '''Many of the records of genealogical value (for the tribe and tribal members) were created by and maintained by the agencies'''.
Some historical records of this agency, including correspondence, etc., are part of the records of the [[California Superintendency of Indian Affairs|California Superintendency]] records.
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