Superintendencies of Indian Affairs

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Superintendents of Indian Affairs for a specific locality existed from approximately 1803 until 1878, when the last Superintendency was abolished. After 1878, agents of the Bureau of Indian Affairs reported directly to the Commissioner's Office in Washington, DC.

A Superintendent of Indian Affairs was an administrator, communicating and overseeing the agents who worked directly with individual tribes. It was the responsibility of the superintendent to see that the agents were following official government policy. Records for Superintendencies exist in the National Archives and copies of many of them are also available in other research facilities.

The Superintendencies[edit | edit source]

Arizona Superintendency[edit | edit source]

Arkansas Superintendency[edit | edit source]

California Superintendency [edit | edit source]

Central Superintendency[edit | edit source]

Colorado Superintendency[edit | edit source]

Dakota Superintendency[edit | edit source]

Florida Superintendency [edit | edit source]

Idaho Superintendency[edit | edit source]

Iowa Superintendency[edit | edit source]

Michigan Superintendency
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Minnesota Superintendency[edit | edit source]

Montana Superintendency[edit | edit source]

Nevada Superintendency [edit | edit source]

New Mexico Superintendency[edit | edit source]

Northern Superintendency[edit | edit source]

Oregon Superintendency [edit | edit source]

Southern Superintendency [edit | edit source]

St. Louis Superintendency[edit | edit source]

Utah Superintendency[edit | edit source]

Washington Superintendency[edit | edit source]

Western Superintendency[edit | edit source]

Wisconsin Superintendency[edit | edit source]

Wyoming Superintendency [edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Press, [1974].

Hill, Edward E. (comp.). Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington [District of Columbia]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1981.

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: