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A skate from the Swinomish tribal fishtrap, Tulalip Indian Agency, Washington, 1938
National Archives Identifier 519174

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.

Washington

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Chehalis Tribe [Upper Chehalis, Lower Chehalis]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1888-1910 Puyallup Agency  (National Archives at Seattle)
1910-1920 Cushman School and Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1920-1950 Taholah Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington 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 Colville Reservation
[Colville, Lake, Chelan, Entiat, Methow, Okanogan, San Poil, Lake, Nespelem, Nez Perce, Palouse, Moses-Columbia, Sinkiuse, Wenatchee]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1872-1961 Colville 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 Chehalis
[Lower Chehalis, Upper Chehalis, Klallam, Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Quinault]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1888-1910 Puyallup Agency  (National Archives at Seattle)
1910-1920 Cushman School and Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1920-1950 Taholah Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Hoh Tribe [Quileutes]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency. (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1933 Neah Bay Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1933-1950 Taholah Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe [Clallam]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1888-1910 Puyallup Agency  (National Archives at Seattle)
1910-1920 Cushman School and Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1920-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe [Clallam]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, or Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1888-1910 Puyallup Agency  (National Archives at Seattle)
1910-1920 Cushman School and Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1920-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
 Lummi Tribe

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, or Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe [Duwamish, Upper Puyallup]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, or Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1888-1910 Puyallup Agency  (National Archives at Seattle)
1910-1920 Cushman School and Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1920-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
 Makah Tribe

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, or Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency. (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1933 Neah Bay Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1933-1950 Taholah Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Nisqually Indian Tribe

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, or Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1888-1910 Puyallup Agency  (National Archives at Seattle)
1910-1920 Cushman School and Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1920-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Nooksack Indian Tribe

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe [Clallam]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, or Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1888-1910 Puyallup Agency  (National Archives at Seattle)
1910-1920 Cushman School and Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1920-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, or Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1888-1910 Puyallup Agency  (National Archives at Seattle)
1910-1920 Cushman School and Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1920-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
 Quileute Nation

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, or Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1933 Neah Bay Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1933-1950 Taholah Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Quinault Indian Nation [Quinault, Queets, Quileute, Hoh, Chehalis, Chinook, Cowlitz]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1888 Quinault Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1888-1910 Puyallup Agency  (National Archives at Seattle)
1914-1950 Taholah Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Samish Indian Nation

Records from BIA Field Offices or Agencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Skokomish Tribal Nation

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1888-1910 Puyallup Agency  (National Archives at Seattle)
1910-1920 Cushman School and Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1920-1950 Taholah Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Snohomish Tribe

Records from BIA Field Offices or Agencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Snoqualmie Tribe

Records from BIA Field Offices or Agencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Spokane Tribe of Indians

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1872-1912 Colville Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1912-1925 Spokane Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1925-1961 Colville Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Squaxin Island Tribe

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1888-1910 Puyallup Agency  (National Archives at Seattle)
1910-1920 Cushman School and Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1920-1950 Taholah Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
 Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Suquamish Tribe

Records from BIA Field Agencies, Officers, or Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
 Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Records from BIA Field Agencies, Officers, or Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
 Tulalip Tribes [Duwamish, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skagit, Suiattle, Samish, Stillaguamish]

Records from BIA Field Agencies, Officers, or Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
 Upper Skagit Tribe

Records from BIA Field Agencies, Officers, or Superintendencies:
1848-1853Oregon Superintendency. (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1950 Tulalip Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1950-1975 Western Washington Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Yakama Nation [Yakima]

Records from BIA Field Agencies, Officers, or Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency. (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1853-1874 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1859-1971 Yakima Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
 Shoshone, Bannock, Paiute Indians

Records from BIA Field Agencies, Officers, or Superintendencies:
1848-1853 Oregon Superintendency. (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1876-1882 Malheur Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
1878-1971 Yakima Agency (National Archives at Seattle)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1931-1970 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)
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