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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.

Utah

Tribe(s)/Band(s): Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation [Shoshone-Goship]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1869-1951 Western Shoshone Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1908-1925 Reno Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1913-1923 Special Agent-at-Large, Reno (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1955 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1849-1870 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1942-1974 Phoenix Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)   

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s): Ute; Grand River, Uinta, Yampa, Tabaquache, Uncompahgre

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1861-1870 Colorado Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1897-1953 Uintah and Ouray Agency (National Archives at Denver)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1929-1971 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s): Paiute, Southern Paiute

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1969-1969 Southern Paiute Field Station (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s): Navajo Nation [Diné]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1880 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1880-1935 Navajo Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
1902-1975 Western Navajo Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
1904-1944 Eastern Navajo Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
1924-1954 Window Rock Subagency (National Archives at Riverside)
1933-1945 Navajo Service (National Archives at Denver)
1933-1945 Northern Navajo Agency (National Archives at Denver)
1938-1989 Chinle Subagency (National Archives at Riverside)
1940-1977 Fort Defiance Subagency (National Archives at Riverside)
1940-1980 Shiprock Subagency (National Archives at Denver)
1944-1958 Tuba City Subagency (National Archives at Denver)
1949-1955 Northern Navajo Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
1952-1961 Eastern Navajo Subagency (National Archives at Denver)
1953-1980 Tuba City Subagency (National Archives at Riverside)
1961-1970 Navajo Agency (National Archives at Denver)
1961-1977 Holbrook Sub-Office (National Archives at Riverside)
1968-1980 Page Sub-Office (National Archives at Riverside)
1971-1975 Kayenta Sub-Office (National Archives at Riverside)
1972-1975 Leupp Sub-Office (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1927-1957 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)
1929-1971 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Denver)
1952-1961 Window Rock Area Office (National Archives at Denver)
1880-1935Navajo Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)
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