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Guide to Stockbridge-Munsee Community ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and other agency records.

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Tribal Headquarters

Stockbridge Munsee Community
N8476 Mo He Con Nuck Road
Bowler, WI 54416
Phone: 1.715.793.4111
Fax: 1.715.793.1307

Arvid E. Miller Library and Museum

N 8510 Moh-He-Con-Nuck Road
P O Box 70
Bowler, Wisconsin 54416
phone 1-715-793-4270

History

1883: the Stockbridge indigenous people, a remnant of the Mahican Confederacy, were moved from New York State, as were the Munsee a division of the Delaware Tribe. They were resettled in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the land had been purchased from the Menominee Tribe.

Brief Timeline

Additional References to the History of the Tribe

Frederick Webb Hodge, in his Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Stockbridge 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.

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Records

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:

Agencies

The following agencies had jurisdiction over the tribe.

Six Nations Agency, Green Bay Agency, Fort Leavenworth Agency, Kansas Agency,  and Delaware Agency

Superintendencies

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

Northern Superintendency

St. Louis Superintendency

Central Superintendency

Military

Important Websites

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