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The following are the locations of Area Offices of the [[Bureau of Indian Affairs|Bureau of Indian Affairs]]. While they have many records, most 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?|American Indian]] ancestry.
'''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Aberdeen Area&nbsp;Office)'''<br>115 Fourth Ave. SE<br>Aberdeen, SD 57401<br>Telephone: 1-605-226-7343<br>Fax: 1-605-226-7446<br>Internet: [http://www.doi.gov/diversity/eeo_counsel/counselor_bia.htm http://www.doi.gov/diversity/eeo_counsel/counselor_bia.htm]
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 Agency (South Dakota)|Yankton]]. Some of their records<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1238870344387_678" /> (1934-1952)&nbsp;are at the [http://www.archives.gov/central-plains/kansas-city/index.html National Archives Central Plains Region] in Kansas City.
'''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Albuquerque Area Office)'''<br>P.O. Box 26567Albuquerque, NM 87125-6567<br>Telephone: 1-505-766-3754<br>Fax: 1-505-766-1964
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 Agency (New Mexico)|Zuni]]. Some of [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/075.html#75.16.2 their records] (1887-1989) are at the [[National_Archives_Rocky_Mountain_Region_National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)|National Archives Rocky Mountain Region&nbsp;(Denver)]].<br>
'''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Anadarko Area Office)'''<br>W.C.D. Office Complex P.O.&nbsp;368&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>Anadarko, OK 73005-0368<br>Telephone: 1-405-247-6673<br>Fax: 1-405-247-2242
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|Shawnee]]. Some of their records (1881-1942)&nbsp;are at the [[National_Archives_Southwest_Region_National Archives Southwest Region (Ft._WorthWorth)|National Archives Southwest Region&nbsp;(Fort Worth)]].<br>
'''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Billings Area Office)'''<br>316 N. 26<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Street <br>Billings, MT 59101-1362 <br>Telephone: 1-406-657-6315 <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 [http://www.archives.gov/pacific-alaska/seattle/index.html National Archives Pacific Alaska Region] in Seattle.<br>
Records
Welfare Rolls, 1950. {{FHL film|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 Region] 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 Kansas City.<br>
Records
Census and School Records, 1938-1950. {{FHL film|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 [[National_Archives_Southwest_Region_National Archives Southwest Region (Ft._WorthWorth)|National Archives Southwest Region&nbsp;(Fort Worth)]], Texas.<br>
==== Records available through the Family History Library ====
Muskogee Area Office - Agency records, 1883-1945. {{FHL|237236|item}},Film: 1205785 first film.
'''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Navajo Area Office)'''<br>P.O. Box 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]]. Some of their records 1913-1968 are in the [[National_Archives_Rocky_Mountain_Region_National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)|National Archives Rocky Mountain Region&nbsp;(Denver)]].<br>
'''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Portland Area Office)'''<br>The Federal Building <br>911 NE 11<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Avenue <br>Portland, OR 97232-4169 <br>Telephone: 1-503-231-6702 <br>Fax: 1-503-231-2201
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 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]] and [[Yakima Indian Agency (Washington)|Yakima]].&nbsp;&nbsp;Some of its records are at the [http://www.archives.gov/pacific-alaska/seattle/index.html National Archives Pacific Alaska Region] in Seattle.
==== Records ====
Tribal Census 1877-1952. {{FHL film|Film: 1028458 }} item 2 and 1028459 {{FHL|Film: 01028459}} item 1
Family Index Cards 1938-1950. {{FHL film|Films: 1028470 }} item 4 and {{FHL|Film:1028471 }}
Medical Records. 1934-1946. {{FHL film|Film: 1028470 }} item 2
Heirship Records 1887-1952. {{FHL film|Film:&nbsp; 1028461 }} item 2 -{{FHL|Film: 1028470 }}
Civil Information&nbsp;1864-1951. {{FHL film|Film: 1028470 }} item 3&nbsp;
School Records 1916-1952. {{FHL film|Films: 1038456-1038458 }}
Vital Records 1912-1952. {{FHL film|Film: 1028459 }} item 2 - {{FHL|Film: 1028461 }}
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'''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 [http://www.archives.gov/pacific/laguna/index.html National Archives Pacific Region] in Riverside, California<br>
Records
Descriptive lists. {{FHL film|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 [http://www.archives.gov/pacific/san-francisco/index.html National Archives Pacific Region] in San Francisco
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