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The following are the locations of Area Offices of the {{American Indian Genealogy Sidebar}}{{breadcrumb| link1=[[United States|United States]]| link2=[[American Indian Genealogy|American Indian Research]]| link3=[[Bureau of Indian Affairs|Bureau of Indian Affairs]]. While they have many records, most | link4=| link5=[[Area Offices of them are administrative in nature and do not contain details about individual Indians. Hence, they are not the most valuable records for tracing [[United States Native Races Part 5 - Where Do I Find Records?Bureau of Indian Affairs|American IndianArea Offices]] ancestry. }}
'''The following are the locations of Area Offices of the [[Bureau of Indian Affairs|Bureau of Indian Affairs (Aberdeen Area&nbsp;Office)'''<br>115 Fourth Ave]]. SE<br>AberdeenWhile they have many records, SD 57401<br>Telephone: 605-226-7343<br>Fax: 605-226-7446<br>Internet: [http://wwwmost of them are administrative in nature and do not contain details about individual Indians.doiHence, they are not the most valuable records for tracing American Indian ancestry.gov/diversity/eeo_counsel/counselor_bia.htm http://www.doi.gov/diversity/eeo_counsel/counselor_biaThe office which created and maintained the largest amount of records of the American Indians were the field offices, called [[Agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs|agencies]].htm]
Created in 1949, this '''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Aberdeen Area &nbsp;Office covers the following agencies: [[Cheyenne River Indian Agency (South Dakota)|Cheyenne River]]'''<br>115 Fourth Ave. SE<br>Aberdeen, [[Crow Creek Indian Agency (South Dakota)|Crow Creek]], [[Fort Berthold Indian Agency (North Dakota)|Fort Berthold]], [[Fort Totten Indian Agency (North Dakota)|Fort Totten]], [[Lower Brule Indian Agency (South Dakota)|Lower Brule]], [[Pine Ridge Indian Agency (South Dakota)|Pine Ridge]], [[Rosebud Indian Agency (South Dakota)|Rosebud]], [[Sisseton Indian Agency (North Dakota)|Sisseton]], [[Standing Rock Indian Agency (North Dakota)|Standing Rock]] (North Dakota), [[Turtle Mountain Indian Agency (North Dakota)|Turtle Mountain]], [[Winnebago Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Winnebago]], [[Yankton Indian Agency (South Dakota)|Yankton]]. Some of their recordsSD 57401<br>Telephone: 1-605-226-7343<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1238870344387_678" /br> (1934Fax: 1-605-226-1952)&nbsp;are at the 7446<br>Internet: [http://www.archivesdoi.gov/central-plainsdiversity/eeo_counsel/counselor_bia.htm http://www.doi.gov/diversity/kansas-cityeeo_counsel/indexcounselor_bia.html National Archives Central Plains Regionhtm] in Kansas City.
'''Bureau of Created in 1949, this Area Office covers the following agencies: [[Cheyenne River Indian Agency (South Dakota)|Cheyenne River]], [[Crow Creek Indian Agency (South Dakota)|Crow Creek]], [[Fort Berthold Indian Agency (North Dakota)|Fort Berthold]], [[Fort Totten Indian Agency (North Dakota)|Fort Totten]], [[Lower Brule Indian Agency (South Dakota)|Lower Brule]], [[Pine Ridge Indian Agency (South Dakota)|Pine Ridge]], [[Rosebud Indian Agency (South Dakota)|Rosebud]], [[Sisseton Indian Agency (North Dakota)|Sisseton]], [[Standing Rock Indian Agency (North Dakota)|Standing Rock]] (North Dakota), [[Turtle Mountain Indian Agency (North Dakota)|Turtle Mountain]], [[Winnebago Indian Agency (Nebraska)|Winnebago]], [[Yankton Indian Affairs Agency (Albuquerque Area OfficeSouth Dakota)'''<br>P|Yankton]].OSome of their records (1934-1952)&nbsp;are at the [[National Archives at Kansas City]]. Box 26567Albuquerque, NM 87125-6567<br>Telephone: 505-766-3754<br>Fax: 505-766-1964
Covers the following agencies: [[Jicarilla '''Bureau of Indian Agency Affairs (New MexicoAlbuquerque Area Office)|Jicarilla]], [[Laguna Indian Agency (New Mexico)|Laguna]], [[Mescalero Indian Agency (New Mexico)|Mescalero]], [[Northern Pueblos Indian Agency (New Mexico)|Northern Pueblos]], [[Ramah Navajo Indian Agency (New Mexico)|Ramah Navajo]], [[Southern Pueblos Indian Agency (New Mexico)|Southern Pueblos]], [[Southern Ute Indian Agency (Colorado)|Southern Ute]], [[Ute Mountain Indian Agency (Colorado)|Ute Mountain]], and [[Zuni Indian Agency (New Mexico)|Zuni]]'''<br>P. Some of [http://wwwO.archives.gov/research/guideBox 26567Albuquerque, NM 87125-fed6567<br>Telephone: 1-records/groups/075.html#75.16.2 their records] (1887505-1989) are at the [http://www.archives.gov/rocky766-mountain/ National Archives Rocky Mountain Region] in Denver.3754<br>Fax: 1-505-766-1964
'''Bureau of Covers the following agencies: [[Jicarilla Indian Agency (New Mexico)|Jicarilla]], [[Laguna Indian Agency (New Mexico)|Laguna]], [[Mescalero Indian Agency (New Mexico)|Mescalero]], [[Northern Pueblos Indian Agency (New Mexico)|Northern Pueblos]], [[Ramah Navajo Indian Agency (New Mexico)|Ramah Navajo]], [[Southern Pueblos Indian Agency (New Mexico)|Southern Pueblos]], [[Southern Ute Indian Agency (Colorado)|Southern Ute]], [[Ute Mountain Indian Agency (Colorado)|Ute Mountain]], and [[Zuni Indian Affairs Agency (Anadarko Area OfficeNew Mexico)'''<br>W|Zuni]]. Some of [http://www.Carchives.Dgov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/075. Office Complex Phtml#75.O16.&nbsp;368&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>Anadarko, OK 730052 their records] (1887-0368<br>Telephone: 405-247-66731989) are at the [[National Archives at Denver]].<br>Fax: 405-247-2242
Established in 1948, it was essentially a continuation '''Bureau of the [[Kiowa Indian Agency Affairs (Oklahoma)|Kiowa Agency]]. It now covers the following agencies: [[Anadarko Indian Agency (OklahomaArea Office)|Anadarko]], [[Concho Indian Agency (Oklahoma)|Concho]], [[Horton Indian Agency (Kansas)|Horton]], [[Pawnee Indian Agency (Oklahoma)|Pawnee]], and [[Shawnee|Shawnee]]'''<br>W. Some of their records (1881-1942)&nbsp;are at the [http://wwwC.archivesD.gov/southwest/indexOffice Complex P.html National Archives Southwest Region] in Fort WorthO.368<br>Anadarko, OK 73005-0368<br>Telephone: 1-405-247-6673<br>Fax: 1-405-247-2242
'''Bureau Established in 1948, it was essentially a continuation of the [[Kiowa Indian Agency (Oklahoma)|Kiowa Agency]]. It now covers the following agencies: [[Anadarko Indian Agency (Oklahoma)|Anadarko]], [[Concho Indian Agency (Oklahoma)|Concho]], [[Horton Indian Agency (Kansas)|Horton]], [[Pawnee Indian Agency (Oklahoma)|Pawnee]], and [[Shawnee Indian Affairs Agency (Billings Area OfficeOklahoma)'''<br>316 N|Shawnee]]. 26<sup>th</sup>Some of their records (1881-1942)&nbsp;Street <br>Billings, MT 59101-1362 <br>Telephone: 406-657-6315 are at the [[National Archives at Fort Worth]].<br>Fax: 406-657-6559
Established in 1946, it has jurisdiction over the following agencies: [[Blackfeet '''Bureau of Indian Agency Affairs (MontanaBillings Area Office)|Blackfoot]], [[Crow Indian Agency (Montana)|Crow]], [[Fort Belknap Indian Agency (Montana)|Fort Belknap]], [[Fort Peck Indian Agency (Montana)|Fort Peck]], [[Northern Cheyenne Indian Agency (Montana)|Northern Cheyenne]], [[Rocky Boy's Indian Agency (Montana)|Rocky Boy’s]]''<br>316 N. 26<sup>th</sup>Street <br>Billings, and [[Wind River Indian Agency (Wyoming)|Wind River]]. Some of their records (1912MT 59101-1952) are at the [http1362 <br>Telephone://www.archives.gov/pacific1-406-657-alaska/seattle/index.html National Archives Pacific Alaska Region] in Seattle.6315 <br>Fax: 1-406-657-6559
Established in 1946, it has jurisdiction over the following agencies: [[Blackfeet Indian Agency (Montana)|Blackfoot]], [[Crow Indian Agency (Montana)|Crow]], [[Fort Belknap Indian Agency (Montana)|Fort Belknap]], [[Fort Peck Indian Agency (Montana)|Fort Peck]], [[Northern Cheyenne Indian Agency (Montana)|Northern Cheyenne]], [[Rocky Boy's Indian Agency (Montana)|Rocky Boy’s]], and [[Wind River Indian Agency (Wyoming)|Wind River]]. Some of their records (1912-1952) are at the [[National Archives at Seattle]].<br>  '''Records'''  *Welfare Rolls, 1950. {{FHL|Film: 295703}} item 1 '''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Eastern Area Office)'''<br>3701 N. Fairfax Drive <br>Mailstop VASQ 260 <br>Arlington, VA 22203 <br>Telephone: 1-703-235-3006 <br>Fax: 1-703-235-8610
Covers the following agencies: [[Cherokee Indian Agency (North Carolina)|Cherokee]], [[Choctaw Indian Agency (Mississippi)|Choctaw]], [[New York Indian Agency (New York)|New York]], and [[Seminole Indian Agency (Florida)|Seminole]].
'''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Juneau Area Office)'''<br>P.O. Box 25520<br>Juneau, AK 99802 <br>Telephone: 1-907-586-7177 <br>Fax: 1-907-586-7169
This area office inherited records from the Office of Education (Alaska Division) and earlier units of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. It covers the following agencies: Anchorage, Bethel, Fairbanks, and Nome. Some of their records are at the [http://www.archives.gov/pacific-alaska/seattle/index.html [National Archives Pacific Alaska Regionat Seattle]] in Seattle.<br>
'''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Minneapolis Area Office)'''<br>331 South Second Ave. <br>Minneapolis, MN 55401-2241 <br>Telephone: 1-612-373-1000 <br>Fax: 1-612-373-1186
Established in 1949, it covers the following agencies: [[Great Lakes Indian Agency (Wisconsin)|Great Lakes]], [[Michigan Indian Agency|Michigan]], [[Minnesota Indian Agency (Minnesota)|Minnesota]], [[Red Lake Indian Agency (Minnesota)|Red Lake]], and [[Sac and Fox Indian Field Office (Iowa)|Sac and Fox ]]Field Office. Some of its records (1909-1952) are in the [http://www.archives.gov/central-plains/kansas-city/index.html [National Archives Central Plains Region] in at Kansas City]].<br>
'''Records'''  *Census and School Records, 1938-1950. {{FHL|Film: 1002783 }} '''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Muskogee Area Office)'''<br>101 N. 5<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;<br>St. Muskogee, OK 74401 <br>Telephone: 1-918-687-2296 <br>Fax: 1-918-687-2571
Established in 1948, it covers the following agencies: [[Chickasaw Indian Agency (Oklahoma)|Chickasaw]], [[Okmulgee Indian Agency (Oklahoma)|Okmulgee]], [[Osage Indian Agency (Oklahoma)|Osage]], [[Miami Indian Agency (Oklahoma)|Miami]], [[Talihina Indian Agency (Oklahoma)|Talihina]], and<br>[[Wewoka Indian Agency (Oklahoma)|Wewoka]].
Some of its records (1835-1952)&nbsp;are in the [http[National Archives at Fort Worth]], Texas.<br>  ==== Records available through the Family History Library ==== Muskogee Area Office - Agency records, 1883-1945. {{FHL|237236|item}},Film://www1205785 first film.  '''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Navajo Area Office)'''<br>P.archivesO.gov/southwest/indexBox 1060<br>Gallup, NM 87305<br>Telephone: 1-505-863-8314<br>Fax: 1-505-863-8324  Covers the following agencies: [[Chinle Indian Agency (Arizona)|Chinle]], [[Eastern Navajo Indian Agency (Arizona)|Eastern Navajo]], [[Fort Defiance Indian Agency|Fort Defiance]], [[Shiprock Indian Agency (New Mexico)|Shiprock]], and [[Western Navajo Indian Agency (Arizona)|Western Navajo]].html Some of their records 1913-1968 are in the [[National Archives Southwest Regionat Denver] in Fort Worth].<br>  '''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Portland Area Office)'''<br>The Federal Building <br>911 NE 11<sup>th</sup>Avenue <br>Portland, Texas.OR 97232-4169 <br>Telephone: 1-503-231-6702 <br>Fax: 1-503-231-2201
'''Bureau of Established 1950, covers the following agencies: [[Colville Indian Agency (Washington)|Colville]], [[Chiloquin Indian Sub-Agency (Oregon)|Chiloquin Sub-Agency]], [[Flathead Indian Agency (Montana)|Flathead]], [[Fort Hall Indian Agency (Idaho)|Fort Hall]], [[Northern Idaho Indian Agency (Idaho)|Northern Idaho]], [[Makah Indian Agency (Washington)|Makah]], [[Metlakatla Field Station (Alaska)|Metlakatla Field Station]], [[Olympic Peninsula Indian Agency (Washington)|Olympic Peninsula]], [[Plummer Indian Affairs Field Office (Navajo Area Idaho)|Plummer Field Office]], [[Puget Sound Indian Agency (Washington)|Puget Sound]], [[Siletz Indian Agency (Oregon)|Siletz]], [[Spokane Indian Agency (Washington)|Spokane]], [[Umatilla Indian Agency (Oregon)'''<br>P|Umatilla]], [[Warm Springs Indian Agency (Oregon)|Warm Springs]] and [[Yakima Indian Agency (Washington)|Yakima]].O&nbsp;&nbsp;Some of its records are at the [[National Archives at Seattle]]. Box 1060<br>Gallup, NM 87305<br>Telephone: 505-863-8314<br>Fax: 505-863-8324
Covers the following agencies: [[Chinle Indian Agency (Arizona)|Chinle]], [[Eastern Navajo Indian Agency (Arizona)|Eastern Navajo]], [[Fort Defiance Indian Agency|Fort Defiance]], [[Shiprock Indian Agency (New Mexico)|Shiprock]], and [[Western Navajo Indian Agency (Arizona)|Western Navajo]]. Ssome of their records 1913-1968 are in the [http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/ National Archives Rocky Mountain Region] in Denver.<br>==== Records ====
'''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Portland Area Office)'''<br>The Federal Building <br>911 NE 11<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Avenue <br>Portland, OR 97232*Tribal Census 1877-4169 <br>Telephone1952. FHL Film: 503-231-6702 <br>Fax1028458item 2 and FHL Film: 503-231-2201 01028459 item 1
Established *Family Index Cards 1938-1950, covers the following agencies. FHL Films: [[Colville Indian Agency (Washington)|Colville]], [[Chiloquin Indian Sub-Agency (Oregon)|Chiloquin Sub-Agency]], [[Flathead Indian Agency (Montana)|Flathead]], [[Fort Hall Indian Agency (Idaho)|Fort Hall]], [[Northern Idaho Indian Agency (Idaho)|Northern Idaho]], [[Makah Indian Agency (Washington)|Makah]], [[Metlakatla Field Station (Alaska)|Metlakatla Field Station]], [[Olympic Peninsula Indian Agency (Washington)|Olympic Peninsula]], [[Plummer Indian Field Office (Idaho)|Plummer Field Office]], [[Puget Sound Indian Agency (Washington)|Puget Sound]], [[Siletz Indian Agency (Oregon)|Siletz]], [[Spokane Indian Agency (Washington)|Spokane]], [[Umatilla Indian Agency (Oregon)|Umatilla]], [[Warm Springs Indian Agency (Oregon)|Warm Springs]] 1028470 item 4 and [[Yakima Indian Agency (Washington)|Yakima]].&nbsp;&nbsp;Some of its records are at the [httpFHL Film://www.archives.gov/pacific-alaska/seattle/index.html National Archives Pacific Alaska Region] in Seattle. 1028471
'''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Phoenix Area Office)'''<br>P*Medical Records.O1934-1946. Box 10<br>Phoenix, AZ 85001<br>Telephone: 602-379-6600<br>FaxFHL|Film: 602-379-4413 1028470 item 2
Established 1946, covers the following agencies*Heirship Records 1887-1952. FHL|Film: [[Colorado River Indian Agency (Arizona)|Colorado River]], [[Eastern Nevada Indian Agency (Nevada)|Eastern Nevada]], [[Fort Apache Indian Agency (Arizona)|Fort Apache]], [[Fort Yuma Indian Agency (Arizona)|Fort Yuma]], [[Hopi Indian Agency (Arizona)|Hopi]], [[Papago Indian Agency (Arizona)|Papago]], [[Pima Indian Agency (Arizona)|Pima]], [[Salt River Indian Agency (Arizona)|Salt River]], [[San Carlos Apache Indian Agency (Arizona)|San Carlos]], Southern Paiute Field Station, [[Truxton Canyon Indian Agency (Arizona)|Truxton Cañon]], [[Uintah and Ouray Indian Agency (Utah)|Uintah &amp; Ouray]], and [[Western Nevada Indian Agency (Nevada)1028461 item 2 - FHL|Western Nevada]].&nbsp; Some of it's records (1891-1954) are at the [httpFilm://www.archives.gov/pacific/laguna/index.html National Archives Pacific Region] in Riverside, California<br>1028470
'''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Sacramento Area Office)'''<br>2800 Cottage Way<br>Sacramento, CA 95825*Civil Information 1864-1846<br>Telephone1951. FHL|Film: 916-978-4691<br>Fax: 916-978-4695 1028470 item 3
Established 1950, covers the following agencies: [[Central California Indian Agency (California)|Central California]], [[Northern California Indian Agency (California)*School Records 1916-1952. FHL|Northern California]], [[Palm Springs Indian Subagency (California)|Palm Springs Field Agency]] and [[Southern California Indian Agency (California)|Southern California]].&nbsp; Some of it's records (1910-1954) are at the [httpFilms://www.archives.gov/pacific/san1038456-francisco/index.html National Archives Pacific Region] in San Francisco 1038458
*Vital Records 1912-1952. FHL|Film: 1028459item 2 - FHL|Film: 1028461 '''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Phoenix Area Office)'''<br>P.O. Box 10<br>Phoenix, AZ 85001<br>Telephone: 1-602-379-6600<br>Fax: 1-602-379-4413  Established 1946, covers the following agencies: [[Colorado River Indian Agency (Arizona)|Colorado River]], [[Eastern Nevada Indian Agency (Nevada)|Eastern Nevada]], [[Fort Apache Indian Agency (Arizona)|Fort Apache]], [[Fort Yuma Indian Agency (Arizona)|Fort Yuma]], [[Hopi Indian Agency (Arizona)|Hopi]], [[Papago Indian Agency (Arizona)|Papago]], [[Pima Indian Agency (Arizona)|Pima]], [[Salt River Indian Agency (Arizona)|Salt River]], [[San Carlos Apache Indian Agency (Arizona)|San Carlos]], Southern Paiute Field Station, [[Truxton Canyon Indian Agency (Arizona)|Truxton Cañon]], [[Uintah and Ouray Indian Agency (Utah)|Uintah &amp; Ouray]], and [[Western Nevada Indian Agency (Nevada)|Western Nevada]].&nbsp; Some of it's records (1891-1954) are at the [[National Archives at Riverside]], California<br>  '''Records'''  *Descriptive lists. FHL|Film: 1249981 item 5 '''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Sacramento Area Office)'''<br>2800 Cottage Way<br>Sacramento, CA 95825-1846<br>Telephone: 1-916-978-4691<br>Fax: 1-916-978-4695  Established 1950, covers the following agencies: [[Central California Indian Agency (California)|Central California]], [[Northern California Indian Agency (California)|Northern California]], [[Palm Springs Indian Subagency (California)|Palm Springs Field Agency]] and [[Southern California Indian Agency (California)|Southern California]].&nbsp; Some of it's records (1910-1954) are at the [[National Archives at San Francisco]].  === References ===
Hill, Edward E., comp. ''Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians''. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1981.
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