Saginaw Indian Subagency (Michigan)
Indian Tribes Associated With This Subagency[edit | edit source]
Saginaw Band of Chippewa; for a short period of time in its early years, other tribes such as the Black River and Swan Creek Chippewa, Ottawa, Wyandot, Christian and other bands living in southern Michigan and northwestern Ohio. The Ottawa of Maumee, Ohio, were also considered Michigan Indians.
History[edit | edit source]
The Saginaw Subagency was established in 1837 as the successor to the Detroit Subagency. It had responsibility for the Indians living in the lower part of Michigan and around Maumee, Ohio. In 1846, the duties of the Saginaw subagent were assigned to the Mackinac Agency.
Subagents[edit | edit source]
Henry Conner 1828 and 1837, John Hulbert 1839, Andrew T McRenolds 1843
Records[edit | edit source]
The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:
- Allotment records
- Annuity rolls
- Census records
- Health records
- School census and records
- Vital records
Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Saginaw Subagency, 1824-1850, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, rolls 745-746. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll numbers 1661475 thru 1661476).
References[edit | edit source]
- Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, pp. 153-154.
- American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy M234, p. 8.
- Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974.
- Historical Sketches for Jurisdictional and Subject Headings Used for the Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880. National Archives Microcopy T1105.