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Navigating Record Group 75
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. While there is an effort to make more National Archives documents available online, many of these records have not been digitized.

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.

South Dakota

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Blackfoot Sioux Band (SiHaSapa) [Lakota or Great Sioux Nation]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1869-1949 Cheyenne River Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1929-1970 Aberdeen Area Office  (National Archives at Kansas City)
1959-1968 Aberdeen Area Office (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Brule Sioux

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1861-1966 Rosebud Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1929-1970 Aberdeen Area Office  (National Archives at Kansas City)
1959-1968 Aberdeen Area Office (National Archives at Denver

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe [Lakota or Great Sioux Nation]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1869-1949 Cheyenne River Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1929-1970 Aberdeen Area Office  (National Archives at Kansas City)
1959-1968 Aberdeen Area Office (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Itazipco Sioux Band (Sans Arcs)
[Lakota or Great Sioux Nation]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1869-1949 Cheyenne River Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1929-1970 Aberdeen Area Office  (National Archives at Kansas City)
1959-1968 Aberdeen Area Office (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Lower Brule Sioux

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1874 -1949 Crow Creek Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1918-1971 Pierre Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1929-1970 Aberdeen Area Office  (National Archives at Kansas City)
1959-1968 Aberdeen Area Office (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Lower Yanktonai Sioux

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1874 -1949 Crow Creek Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1918-1971 Pierre Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1929-1970 Aberdeen Area Office  (National Archives at Kansas City)
1959-1968 Aberdeen Area Office (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Miniconjou Sioux Band (Minneconjou)
[Lakota or Great Sioux Nation]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1869-1949 Cheyenne River Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1918-1971 Pierre Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1929-1970 Aberdeen Area Office  (National Archives at Kansas City)
1959-1968 Aberdeen Area Office (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):Oglala Sioux

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1867-1967 Pine Ridge Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1929-1970 Aberdeen Area Office  (National Archives at Kansas City)
1959-1968 Aberdeen Area Office (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Oohenumpa Band (Two Kettle) Sioux
[Lakota or Great Sioux Nation]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1869-1949 Cheyenne River Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1918-1971 Pierre Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1929-1970 Aberdeen Area Office  (National Archives at Kansas City)
1959-1968 Aberdeen Area Office (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Santee Sioux

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1874 -1949 Crow Creek Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1929-1970 Aberdeen Area Office  (National Archives at Kansas City)
1959-1968 Aberdeen Area Office (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate (formerly Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe)

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1875-1969 Sisseton Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1929-1970 Aberdeen Area Office  (National Archives at Kansas City)
1959-1968 Aberdeen Area Office (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Yankton Sioux

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1878-1933 Yankton Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
1933-1947 Yankton Sub-Agency (National Archives at Kansas City)
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