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Guide to '''{{PAGENAME}} ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and other agency records. <br>
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See also: [[Stockbridge_Munsee_Indian_Community,_Wisconsin|Stockbridge Munsee]] <br>
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To get started in [[American Indian Genealogy|American Indian Research]]  
  
 
Also known as Christian Indians  
 
Also known as Christian Indians  
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=== Tribal Headquarters  ===
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
 
==== Brief Timeline  ====
 
==== Brief Timeline  ====
 
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'''1730's''' the fraudulent treaty - the ''Walking Purchase'' deprived the Munsee tribe of most of its land and they began a westward trek in 1740. the Munsee made several removal and merged with a number of other Indian tribes. The largest group is the [[Stockbridge Munsee Indian Community, Wisconsin|Stockbridge-Munsee]] community in Wisconsin.
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==== Additional References to the History of the Tribe  ====
 
==== Additional References to the History of the Tribe  ====
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Frederick Webb Hodge, in his[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/delaware/munseeindianhist.htm Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico], gave a more complete history of the Munsee tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods. Additional details are given in John Swanton's [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/wisconsin/index.htm#Munsee The Indian Tribes of North America].  
 
Frederick Webb Hodge, in his[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/delaware/munseeindianhist.htm Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico], gave a more complete history of the Munsee tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods. Additional details are given in John Swanton's [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/wisconsin/index.htm#Munsee The Indian Tribes of North America].  
  
=== Tribal Headquarters ===
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==== Reservations ====
  
 
=== Records  ===
 
=== Records  ===
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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:<br>
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*[[American Indian Allotment Records|Allotment records]]
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*[[American Indian Annuity Rolls|Annuity rolls]]
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*[[American Indian Census Rolls|Census records]]
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*[[American Indian Correspondence and Reports|Correspondence]]
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*[[American Indian Health Records|Health records]]
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*[[American Indian Correspondence and Reports|Reports]]
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*[[American Indian School Records|School census and records]]
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*[[American Indian Vital Records Supplements in Census Rolls|Vital records]]
  
 
A roll of Munsee Indians was taken on 3 September 1839 and is [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/stockbridge/index.htm available online].  
 
A roll of Munsee Indians was taken on 3 September 1839 and is [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/stockbridge/index.htm available online].  
  
 
The names of the Stockbridge Indians who signed the Treaty of 5 February 1856, separating themselves from the Stockbridge Tribe and allying themselves with the Munsee tribe, is also [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/treaty/stockbridge_munsee_treaty_1856_separating_stockbridge.htm available online].  
 
The names of the Stockbridge Indians who signed the Treaty of 5 February 1856, separating themselves from the Stockbridge Tribe and allying themselves with the Munsee tribe, is also [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/treaty/stockbridge_munsee_treaty_1856_separating_stockbridge.htm available online].  
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==== Agencies  ====
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[[Six Nations Indian Agency (New York)|Six Nations Agency]]
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[[Green Bay Indian Agency (Wisconsin)|Green Bay Agency]]
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[[Fort Leavenworth Indian Agency (Kansas)|Fort Leavenworth Agency ]]
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[[Kansas Indian Agency (Kansas)|Kansas Agency]]
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[[Delaware Indian Agency (Kansas)|Delaware Agency]]
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[[Sac and Fox Indian Agency (Iowa)|Sac and Fox Agency ]]
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[[Ottawa Indian Agency (Kansas)|Ottawa Agency ]]
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[[Potawatomi Indian Agency (Kansas)|Potawatomi Agency]]
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==== Superintendencies  ====
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Records for Superintendencies exist in the [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]] and copies of many of them are also available in other research facilities.
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[[Michigan Superintendency of Indian Affairs|Michigan Superintendency]]
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[[Wisconsin Superintendency of Indian Affairs|Wisconsin Superintendency ]]
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[[St. Louis Superintendency of Indian Affairs|St. Louis Superintendency ]]
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[[Central Superintendency of Indian Affairs|Central Superintendency]]
  
 
==== Agency Records  ====
 
==== Agency Records  ====
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M234 RG 75 Rolls 962  
  
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| Munsee  
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| [[Potawatomi Indian Agency (Kansas)|Potawatomi Agency]], 1851-1902  
 
| Washington D.C. and Fort Worth  
 
| Washington D.C. and Fort Worth  
 
| Rolls 678-95  
 
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| [[Fort Leavenworth Indian Agency (Kansas)|Ft. Leavenworth Agency]], 1839-51  
 
| Washington D.C.  
 
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| Munsee, Kansas  
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| [[Kansas Indian Agency (Kansas)|Kansas Agency]], 1851-55  
 
| Washington D.C.  
 
| Washington D.C.  
 
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| Munsee, Kansas  
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| [[Delaware Indian Agency (Kansas)|Delaware Agency]], 1855-59  
 
| Washington D.C.  
 
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| Munsee, Kansas  
 
| Munsee, Kansas  
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| [[Sac and Fox Indian Agency (Iowa)|Sac and Fox Agency]], 1859-69  
 
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| Munsee, Kansas  
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*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/fiv1027.htm 1792]  
 
*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/fiv1027.htm 1792]  
 
*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/one0037.htm 1794] December 2, at Oneida  
 
*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/one0037.htm 1794] December 2, at Oneida  
*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/wya0077.htm 1805] with the Wyandot, Etc.  
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*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/wya0077.htm 1805] With the [[Wyandot Indians|Wyandot]], Etc.  
*1832 October 27, at Green Bay,&nbsp;
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*1832 October 27, at Green Bay,  
*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/new0502.htm 1838]&nbsp;January 15, at Buffalo Creek, with the New York Indians&nbsp;
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*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/new0502.htm 1838] January 15, at Buffalo Creek, with the New York Indians  
*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/sto0529.htm 1839] September 3, with the Stockbridge and&nbsp;Munsee&nbsp;
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*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/sto0529.htm 1839] September 3, with the Stockbridge and Munsee  
 
*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/sto0574.htm 1848] November 24, at Stockbridge  
 
*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/sto0574.htm 1848] November 24, at Stockbridge  
*May 6, 1854, Munsee - Christian &amp; Delaware  
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*May 6, 1854, Munsee - [[Delaware Indians|Christian Delaware]]
*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/sto0742.htm 1856]&nbsp; February 5, with the Stockbridge and Munsee&nbsp;
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*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/sto0742.htm 1856] February 5, with the Stockbridge and Munsee  
*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/chi0792.htm 1859] with the&nbsp;Chippewa, Etc.,
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*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/chi0792.htm 1859] With the [[Chippewa Indians|Chippewa]], Etc.,
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::Lots entered by Individuals of the Stockbridge and Munsee Tribe of Indians in conformity to Article 3d. Treaty of February 5th, 1856. The Journal of American Indian Research.Ed. Larry S. Watson. Vol. 11 No. 2 1990 pages 19-24  FHL 970.1 J825j
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==== Vital Records  ====
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*Potawatomi 1918-1935 FHL film: 580774
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*Sac and Fox, Iowa, 1924-1932 FHL film: 581446
  
=== Important Web Sites ===
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=== Important Websites ===
  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/delaware/munseeindianhist.htm Munsee Indian Tribe History], by Frederick Webb Hodge.  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/delaware/munseeindianhist.htm Munsee Indian Tribe History], by Frederick Webb Hodge.  
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=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
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=== Bibliography  ===
 
=== Bibliography  ===
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/075.html Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives; Record Group 75], Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/075.html Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives; Record Group 75], Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  
 
*Hodge, Frederick Webb. ''Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico''. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1906 [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/ Available online].  
 
*Hodge, Frederick Webb. ''Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico''. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1906 [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/ Available online].  
*Klein, Barry T., ed. ''Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian''. Nyack, New York: Todd Publications, 2009. 10th ed. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/317923332?referer=list_view WorldCat 317923332]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1122745&disp=Reference+encyclopedia+of+the+American+I%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL book 970.1 R259e].  
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*Klein, Barry T., ed. ''Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian''. Nyack, New York: Todd Publications, 2009. 10th ed. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/317923332?referer=list_view WorldCat 317923332]; {{FHL|1122745|title-id|disp=FHL book 970.1 R259e}}.  
*Malinowski, Sharon and Sheets, Anna, eds. The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. Detroit: Gale Publishing, 1998. 4 volumes. Includes: Lists of Federally Recognized Tribes for U.S., Alaska, and Canada – pp. 513-529 Alphabetical Listing of Tribes, with reference to volume and page in this series Map of “Historic Locations of U.S. Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Canadian Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Mexican, Hawaiian and Caribbean Native Groups” Maps of “State and Federally Recognized U.S. Indian Reservations. [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=no:037475188 WorldCat 37475188]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=831087&disp=The+Gale+encyclopedia+of+Native+American%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL book 970.1 G131g].
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*Malinowski, Sharon and Sheets, Anna, eds. The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. Detroit: Gale Publishing, 1998. 4 volumes. Includes: Lists of Federally Recognized Tribes for U.S., Alaska, and Canada – pp. 513-529 Alphabetical Listing of Tribes, with reference to volume and page in this series Map of “Historic Locations of U.S. Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Canadian Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Mexican, Hawaiian and Caribbean Native Groups” Maps of “State and Federally Recognized U.S. Indian Reservations. [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=no:037475188 WorldCat 37475188]; {{FHL|831087|title-id|disp=FHL book 970.1 G131g}}.
  
 
:Vol. 1 -- Northeast, Southeast, Caribbean  
 
:Vol. 1 -- Northeast, Southeast, Caribbean  
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:Volume 1 -- Not yet published  
 
:Volume 1 -- Not yet published  
:Volume 2 -- Indians in Contemporary Society (pub. 2008) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/234303751&referer=brief_results WorldCat 234303751]<br>
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:Volume 2 -- Indians in Contemporary Society (pub. 2008) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/234303751&referer=brief_results WorldCat 234303751]<br>  
:Volume 3 -- Environment, Origins, and Population (pub. 2006) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/255572371&referer=brief_results WorldCat 255572371]<br>
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:Volume 3 -- Environment, Origins, and Population (pub. 2006) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/255572371&referer=brief_results WorldCat 255572371]<br>  
:Volume 4 -- History of Indian-White Relations (pub. 1988) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19331914&referer=brief_results WorldCat 19331914]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=248632&disp=Handbook+of+North+American+Indians%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL book 970.1 H191h v.4].<br>
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:Volume 4 -- History of Indian-White Relations (pub. 1988) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19331914&referer=brief_results WorldCat 19331914]; {{FHL|248632|title-id|disp=FHL book 970.1 H191h v.4}}.<br>  
:Volume 5 -- Arctic (pub. 1984) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/299653808&referer=brief_results WorldCat 299653808]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=248632&disp=Handbook+of+North+American+Indians%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL book 970.1 H191h v.5].<br>
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:Volume 5 -- Arctic (pub. 1984) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/299653808&referer=brief_results WorldCat 299653808]; {{FHL|248632|title-id|disp=FHL book 970.1 H191h v.5}}.<br>  
:Volume 6 -- Subarctic (pub. 1981) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/247493742&referer=brief_results WorldCat 247493742]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=248632&disp=Handbook+of+North+American+Indians%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL book 970.1 H191h v.6].<br>
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:Volume 6 -- Subarctic (pub. 1981) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/247493742&referer=brief_results WorldCat 247493742]; {{FHL|248632|title-id|disp=FHL book 970.1 H191h v.6}}.<br>  
:Volume 7 -- Northwest Coast (pub. 1990) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/247493311&referer=brief_results WorldCat 247493311]<br>
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:Volume 7 -- Northwest Coast (pub. 1990) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/247493311&referer=brief_results WorldCat 247493311]<br>  
:Volume 8 -- California (pub. 1978) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13240086&referer=brief_results WorldCat 13240086]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=248632&disp=Handbook+of+North+American+Indians%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL book 970.1 H191h v.8].<br>
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:Volume 8 -- California (pub. 1978) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13240086&referer=brief_results WorldCat 13240086]; {{FHL|248632|title-id|disp=FHL book 970.1 H191h v.8}}.<br>  
:Volume 9 -- Southwest (pub. 1979) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26140053&referer=brief_results WorldCat 26140053]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=248632&disp=Handbook+of+North+American+Indians%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL book 970.1 H191h v.9].<br>
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:Volume 9 -- Southwest (pub. 1979) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26140053&referer=brief_results WorldCat 26140053]; {{FHL|248632|title-id|disp=FHL book 970.1 H191h v.9}}.<br>  
:Volume 10 -- Southwest (pub. 1983) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/301504096&referer=brief_results WorldCat 301504096]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=248632&disp=Handbook+of+North+American+Indians%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL book 970.1 H191h v.10].  
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:Volume 10 -- Southwest (pub. 1983) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/301504096&referer=brief_results WorldCat 301504096]; {{FHL|248632|title-id|disp=FHL book 970.1 H191h v.10}}.  
:Volume 11 -- Great Basin (pub. 1986) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/256516416&referer=brief_results WorldCat 256516416]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=248632&disp=Handbook+of+North+American+Indians%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL book 970.1 H191h v.11].<br>
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:Volume 11 -- Great Basin (pub. 1986) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/256516416&referer=brief_results WorldCat 256516416]; {{FHL|248632|title-id|disp=FHL book 970.1 H191h v.11}}.<br>  
:Volume 12 -- Plateau (pub. 1998) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39401371&referer=brief_results WorldCat 39401371]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=248632&disp=Handbook+of+North+American+Indians%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL book 970.1 H191h v.12].<br>
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:Volume 12 -- Plateau (pub. 1998) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39401371&referer=brief_results WorldCat 39401371]; {{FHL|248632|title-id|disp=FHL book 970.1 H191h v.12}}.<br>  
:Volume 13 -- Plains, 2 vols. (pub. 2001) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48209643&referer=brief_results WorldCat 48209643]<br>
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:Volume 13 -- Plains, 2 vols. (pub. 2001) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48209643&referer=brief_results WorldCat 48209643]<br>  
 
:Volume 14 -- Southeast (pub. 2004) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/254277176&referer=brief_results WorldCat 254277176]  
 
:Volume 14 -- Southeast (pub. 2004) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/254277176&referer=brief_results WorldCat 254277176]  
:Volume 15 -- Northwest (pub. 1978) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/256517503&referer=brief_results WorldCat 356517503]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=248632&disp=Handbook+of+North+American+Indians%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL book 970.1 H191h v.15].<br>
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:Volume 15 -- Northwest (pub. 1978) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/256517503&referer=brief_results WorldCat 356517503]; {{FHL|248632|title-id|disp=FHL book 970.1 H191h v.15}}.<br>  
 
:Volume 16 -- Not yet published  
 
:Volume 16 -- Not yet published  
:Volume 17 -- Languages (pub. 1996) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/43957746&referer=brief_results WorldCat 43957746]<br>
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:Volume 17 -- Languages (pub. 1996) -- [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/43957746&referer=brief_results WorldCat 43957746]<br>  
 
:Volume 18 -- Not yet published  
 
:Volume 18 -- Not yet published  
 
:Volume 19 -- Not yet published  
 
:Volume 19 -- Not yet published  
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*Swanton John R. ''The Indian Tribes of North America''. Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin #145 [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/indianlocation.htm Available online].  
 
*Swanton John R. ''The Indian Tribes of North America''. Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin #145 [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/indianlocation.htm Available online].  
*Waldman, Carl. ''Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes''. New York, New York: Facts on File, 2006. 3rd ed. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14718193?referer=list_view WorldCat 14718193]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1465222&disp=Encyclopedia+of+Native+American+tribes%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL book 970.1 W146e 2006].
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*Waldman, Carl. ''Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes''. New York, New York: Facts on File, 2006. 3rd ed. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14718193?referer=list_view WorldCat 14718193]; {{FHL|1465222|title-id|disp=FHL book 970.1 W146e 2006}}.
  
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Guide to Munsee Indians ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and other agency records.


See also: Stockbridge Munsee

To get started in American Indian Research

Also known as Christian Indians

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

1730's the fraudulent treaty - the Walking Purchase deprived the Munsee tribe of most of its land and they began a westward trek in 1740. the Munsee made several removal and merged with a number of other Indian tribes. The largest group is the Stockbridge-Munsee community in Wisconsin.

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

Frederick Webb Hodge, in hisHandbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Munsee tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods. Additional details are given in John Swanton's The Indian Tribes of North America.

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:

A roll of Munsee Indians was taken on 3 September 1839 and is available online.

The names of the Stockbridge Indians who signed the Treaty of 5 February 1856, separating themselves from the Stockbridge Tribe and allying themselves with the Munsee tribe, is also available online.

Agencies[edit | edit source]

Six Nations Agency

Green Bay Agency

Fort Leavenworth Agency

Kansas Agency

Delaware Agency

Sac and Fox Agency

Ottawa Agency

Potawatomi Agency

Superintendencies[edit | edit source]

Records for Superintendencies exist in the National Archives and copies of many of them are also available in other research facilities.

Michigan Superintendency

Wisconsin Superintendency

St. Louis Superintendency

Central Superintendency

Agency Records[edit | edit source]

Correspondence and Census[edit | edit source]

Tribe Agency Location of Original Records

Pre-1880 Correspondence

M234 RG 75 Rolls 962

Roll Number

FHL

Film

Number

Post-1885 Census

M595 RG 75 Rolls 693

Roll Number

FHL

Film

Number

Munsee Potawatomi Agency, 1851-1902 Washington D.C. and Fort Worth Rolls 678-95 - Rolls 392 FHL Films 580771-580774
Munsee, East Green Bay and Menoninee, 1865-1902 Chicago Rolls 325-36 - - FHL Films 576861-576863
Munsee, Kansas Ft. Leavenworth Agency, 1839-51 Washington D.C. Rolls 301-03 - - -
Munsee, Kansas Kansas Agency, 1851-55 Washington D.C. Roll 364 - - -
Munsee, Kansas Delaware Agency, 1855-59 Washington D.C. Rolls 274-75 - - -
Munsee, Kansas Sac and Fox Agency, 1859-69 Washington D.C. Rolls 734-38 - - FHL Films 581444-581449
Munsee, Kansas Ottawa Agency, 1863-64 Washington D.C. Roll 656 - - -
Munsee, Kansas Pottawatomi Agency, ca. 1876-80 Washington D.C. Rolls 692-95 - - -FHL Films 580771-580774

Treaties[edit | edit source]

  • 1792
  • 1794 December 2, at Oneida
  • 1805 With the Wyandot, Etc.
  • 1832 October 27, at Green Bay,
  • 1838 January 15, at Buffalo Creek, with the New York Indians
  • 1839 September 3, with the Stockbridge and Munsee
  • 1848 November 24, at Stockbridge
  • May 6, 1854, Munsee - Christian Delaware
  • 1856 February 5, with the Stockbridge and Munsee
  • 1859 With the Chippewa, Etc.,
Lots entered by Individuals of the Stockbridge and Munsee Tribe of Indians in conformity to Article 3d. Treaty of February 5th, 1856. The Journal of American Indian Research.Ed. Larry S. Watson. Vol. 11 No. 2 1990 pages 19-24 FHL 970.1 J825j

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

  • Potawatomi 1918-1935 FHL film: 580774
  • Sac and Fox, Iowa, 1924-1932 FHL film: 581446

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]


Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives; Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1906 Available online.
  • Klein, Barry T., ed. Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian. Nyack, New York: Todd Publications, 2009. 10th ed. WorldCat 317923332; FHL book 970.1 R259e.
  • Malinowski, Sharon and Sheets, Anna, eds. The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. Detroit: Gale Publishing, 1998. 4 volumes. Includes: Lists of Federally Recognized Tribes for U.S., Alaska, and Canada – pp. 513-529 Alphabetical Listing of Tribes, with reference to volume and page in this series Map of “Historic Locations of U.S. Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Canadian Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Mexican, Hawaiian and Caribbean Native Groups” Maps of “State and Federally Recognized U.S. Indian Reservations. WorldCat 37475188; FHL book 970.1 G131g.
Vol. 1 -- Northeast, Southeast, Caribbean
Vol. 2 -- Great Basin, Southwest, Middle America
Vol. 3 -- Arctic, Subarctic, Great Plains, Plateau
Vol. 4 -- California, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Islands
  • Sturtevant, William C. Handbook of North American Indians. 20 vols., some not yet published. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978– .
Volume 1 -- Not yet published
Volume 2 -- Indians in Contemporary Society (pub. 2008) -- WorldCat 234303751
Volume 3 -- Environment, Origins, and Population (pub. 2006) -- WorldCat 255572371
Volume 4 -- History of Indian-White Relations (pub. 1988) -- WorldCat 19331914; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.4.
Volume 5 -- Arctic (pub. 1984) -- WorldCat 299653808; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.5.
Volume 6 -- Subarctic (pub. 1981) -- WorldCat 247493742; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.6.
Volume 7 -- Northwest Coast (pub. 1990) -- WorldCat 247493311
Volume 8 -- California (pub. 1978) -- WorldCat 13240086; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.8.
Volume 9 -- Southwest (pub. 1979) -- WorldCat 26140053; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.9.
Volume 10 -- Southwest (pub. 1983) -- WorldCat 301504096; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.10.
Volume 11 -- Great Basin (pub. 1986) -- WorldCat 256516416; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.11.
Volume 12 -- Plateau (pub. 1998) -- WorldCat 39401371; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.12.
Volume 13 -- Plains, 2 vols. (pub. 2001) -- WorldCat 48209643
Volume 14 -- Southeast (pub. 2004) -- WorldCat 254277176
Volume 15 -- Northwest (pub. 1978) -- WorldCat 356517503; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.15.
Volume 16 -- Not yet published
Volume 17 -- Languages (pub. 1996) -- WorldCat 43957746
Volume 18 -- Not yet published
Volume 19 -- Not yet published
Volume 20 -- Not yet published