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Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Records

This guide is arranged geographically by state and thereunder contains a listing of tribes and bands living within that state’s borders. Under each entry for a tribe or band is a list of the BIA offices which had a jurisdictional relationship with that tribe, and for which the National Archives holds records. The NARA facility which has records for that office is listed in parentheses next to the entry. We have provided direct links into NARA's Online Catalog whenever possible for each of these agencies, office, and/or superintendencies. For each, the Online Catalog has tallied the number of descriptions and series available. Note, the Online Catalog may include multiple derivations of the agencies, offices, and superintendies name.

It has been impossible to include the name of every subagency and special agency. The most significant omissions are the agencies and subagencies established during the early years of a superintendency, when agents were moved about without permanent assignments to a particular tribe or locality.

Minnesota

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Bois Forte Band of Chippewa [Bois Fort Chippewa, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1908-1917 Nett Lake Agency (National Archives at Chicago)
1906-1927 Nett Lake Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1922-1963 Consolidated Chippewa Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1913-1935 Consolidated Chippewa Agency   (National Archives at Chicago)
1913-1969 Minnesota Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
ca. 1934 - ca. 1944 Minneapolis Area Office (National Archives at Kansas City)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa [Minnesota Chippewa Tribe]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1907-1922 Fond du Lac Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1922-1963 Consolidated Chippewa Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1913-1935 Consolidated Chippewa Agency   (National Archives at Chicago)
1913-1969 Minnesota Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
ca. 1934 - ca. 1944 Minneapolis Area Office (National Archives at Kansas City)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Grand Portage Band of Chippewa [Minnesota Chippewa Tribe]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1907-1922 Grand Portage Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1922-1963 Consolidated Chippewa Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1913-1935 Consolidated Chippewa Agency   (National Archives at Chicago)
1913-1969 Minnesota Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
ca. 1934 - ca. 1944 Minneapolis Area Office (National Archives at Kansas City)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Gull Lake Band of Mississippi Chippewa

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1871-1942 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1875-1918 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Chicago)
1922-1963 Consolidated Chippewa Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1913-1935 Consolidated Chippewa Agency   (National Archives at Chicago)
1913-1969 Minnesota Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
ca. 1934 - ca. 1944 Minneapolis Area Office (National Archives at Kansas City)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe [Minnesota Chippewa Tribe]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1899-1942 Leech Lake Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1899-1922 Leech Lake Agency (National Archives at Chicago)
1922-1963 Consolidated Chippewa Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1913-1935 Consolidated Chippewa Agency   (National Archives at Chicago)
1913-1969 Minnesota Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
ca. 1934 - ca. 1944 Minneapolis Area Office (National Archives at Kansas City)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe [Minnesota Chippewa Tribe]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1922-1963 Consolidated Chippewa Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1913-1935 Consolidated Chippewa Agency   (National Archives at Chicago)
1913-1969 Minnesota Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
ca. 1934 - ca. 1944 Minneapolis Area Office (National Archives at Kansas City)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Otter Tail Lake Band of Chippewa Indians

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1871-1942 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1875-1918 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Chicago)
1922-1963 Consolidated Chippewa Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1913-1935 Consolidated Chippewa Agency   (National Archives at Chicago)
1913-1969Minnesota Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
ca. 1934 - ca. 1944 Minneapolis Area Office (National Archives at Kansas City)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Pembina Band of Chippewa Indians

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1871-1942 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1875-1918 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Chicago)
1922-1963 Consolidated Chippewa Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1913-1935 Consolidated Chippewa Agency   (National Archives at Chicago)
1913-1969 Minnesota Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
ca. 1934 - ca. 1944 Minneapolis Area Office (National Archives at Kansas City)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1887-1967 Red Lake Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1922-1963 Consolidated Chippewa Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1913-1935 Consolidated Chippewa Agency   (National Archives at Chicago)
1913-1969 Minnesota Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
ca. 1934 - ca. 1944 Minneapolis Area Office (National Archives at Kansas City)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Removal Cass and Winnibigoshish Chippewa

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1871-1942 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1875-1918 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Chicago)
1922-1963 Consolidated Chippewa Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1913-1935 Consolidated Chippewa Agency   (National Archives at Chicago)
1913-1969 Minnesota Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
ca. 1934 - ca. 1944 Minneapolis Area Office (National Archives at Kansas City)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Removal Fond du Lac

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1871-1942 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1875-1918 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Chicago)
1922-1963 Consolidated Chippewa Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1913-1935 Consolidated Chippewa Agency   (National Archives at Chicago)
1913-1969 Minnesota Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
ca. 1934 - ca. 1944 Minneapolis Area Office (National Archives at Kansas City)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Removal Leech Lake

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1871-1942 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1875-1918 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Chicago)
1922-1963 Consolidated Chippewa Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1913-1935 Consolidated Chippewa Agency   (National Archives at Chicago)
1913-1969 Minnesota Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
ca. 1934 - ca. 1944 Minneapolis Area Office (National Archives at Kansas City)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Removal and Nonremoval Mille Lac

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1871-1942 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1875-1918 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Chicago)
1922-1963 Consolidated Chippewa Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1913-1935 Consolidated Chippewa Agency   (National Archives at Chicago)
1913-1969 Minnesota Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
ca. 1934 - ca. 1944 Minneapolis Area Office (National Archives at Kansas City)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Removal White Oak Point

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1871-1942 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1875-1918 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Chicago)
1922-1963 Consolidated Chippewa Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1913-1935 Consolidated Chippewa Agency   (National Archives at Chicago)
1913-1969 Minnesota Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
ca. 1934 - ca. 1944 Minneapolis Area Office (National Archives at Kansas City)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
White Earth Band of Ojibwe [Minnesota Chippewa Tribe]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1871-1942 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1875-1918 White Earth Agency (National Archives at Chicago)
1922-1963 Consolidated Chippewa Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1913-1935 Consolidated Chippewa Agency   (National Archives at Chicago)
1913-1969 Minnesota Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
ca. 1934 - ca. 1944 Minneapolis Area Office (National Archives at Kansas City)
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