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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.

Oregon

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Burns Paiute Tribe [Wadatika Band]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1870 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1947 Umatilla Indian Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Reservation
[Umpqua, Molalla, Rogue River, Kalapuya, Chasta, Chinook, Tillamook, Klickitat]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1870 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1856-1909 Grande Ronde Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1907-1956 Grand Ronde-Siletz Indian Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians
[Clatsop, Chinook, Klickitat, Molala, Kalapuya, Tillamook, Alsea, Siuslaw/Lower Umpqua, Coos, Coquelle, Upper Umpqua, Tututni, Chetco, Tolowa, Takelma, Galice/Applegate, Shasta]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1870 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1856-1907 Grande Ronde Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1907-1956 Grand Ronde-Siletz Indian Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Rogue River, Umpqua

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1870 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1850-1856 Rogue River Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1856-1909 Grand Ronde Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1907-1956 Grand Ronde-Siletz Indian Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
[Umatilla, Cayuse, Walla Walla]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1870 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1947 Umatilla Indian Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation
[Warm Springs, Wasco, Tenino, Paiute, John Day]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1870 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1851-1972 Warm Springs Indian Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Klamath Tribes [Klamath, Modoc, Yahooskin Band]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1870 Oregon Superintendency. (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1961 Klamath Indian Agency. (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, & Suislaw Indians, Bannock, Chastacosta, Chetco, Clackamas, Joshua, Kalapuya, Molala, Paiute, Shasta, Shoshoni (Snake), Shoshoni, Sixes (Kwatami), Tenino, Wasco, Yamel  and others]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1870 Oregon Superintendency. (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Non-reservation Indians in Oregon and Northern California

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1870 Oregon Superintendency. (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1897-1921 Roseburg Agency. (National Archives at San Francisco)
Records from BIA Area Offices
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)
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