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=== Records ===
Agencies and subagencies were created as administrative offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and its predecessors. Their purpose was (and is) to manage Indian affairs with the tribes, to enforce policies, and to assist in maintaining the peace. The names and location of these agencies may have changed, but their purpose remained basically the same. '''Many of the records of genealogical value (for the tribe and tribal members) were created by and maintained by the agencies'''.
Many of the historical [ records of this agency] are housed in the [[National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)]], Colorado.<ref>Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. [ Available online].</ref> Records in that collection which may be of assistance to the genealogist include:
Annual [[American Indian Census Rolls|''Indian Census Rolls'']] were taken at this agency for 1885-1911 and from 1913 thru 1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the [ National Archives] as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 126 thru 131<ref>''American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications''. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy M595, p. 51.</ref>. Copies of these records are also available at the National Archives, their Regional Archives, and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their {{FHL|297519|title-id|disp=microfilm numbers 576481-576486}}). These census rolls are also available online at's subscription web site.<br>
====Records Available through the Family History Library====
Census Records 1888, 1900-1944 and Family History Cards 1909, FHL film: 1026838
Individual Money Ledgers 1925-1948. FHL film: 1026845-1026850
Ration Records 1904, 1931-32, 1937-38&nbsp;and Welfare Application 1939-1947. FHL film: 1026852 items 1 and 2&nbsp;&nbsp;
Individual Allotment Records, Army discharge 1883-1894, Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918. FHL film: 1026855
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