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{{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]]| link4=| link5=[[Area Offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs|Area Offices]]}}  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 American Indian ancestry. The office which created and maintained the largest amount of records of the American Indians were the field offices, called [[United States Native Races Part 5 - Where Do I Find Records?Agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs|American Indianagencies]] 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 at 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 (at Denver)|National Archives Rocky Mountain Region&nbsp;(Denver)]].<br>
'''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Anadarko Area Office)'''<br>W.C.D. Office Complex P.O.368<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 [[ShawneeIndian Agency (Oklahoma)|Shawnee]]. Some of their records (1881-1942)&nbsp;are at the [[National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth)|National Archives Southwest Region&nbsp;(at Fort Worth)]].<br>
'''Bureau of Indian Affairs (Billings Area Office)'''<br>316 N. 26<sup>th</sup>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 Regionat Seattle]] in 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
'''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><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)are in the [[National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth)|National Archives Southwest Region&nbsp;(at Fort Worth)]], Texas.<br>
==== Records available through the Family History Library ====
'''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 (at 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>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 Regionat Seattle]] in Seattle.
==== Records ====
*Tribal Census 1877-1952. {{FHL|Film: 1028458}} item 1028458item 2 and {{FHL|Film: 01028459}} item 1
*Family Index Cards 1938-1950. {{FHL|Films: 1028470}} item 4 and {{FHL|Film:1028471 }}
*Medical Records. 1934-1946. {{FHL|Film: 1028470}} item 2
*Heirship Records 1887-1952. {{FHL|Film:&nbsp; 1028461}} item 2 - {{FHL|Film: 1028470 }}
*Civil Information 1864-1951. {{FHL|Film: 1028470}} item 3
*School Records 1916-1952. {{FHL|Films: 1038456-1038458 }}
*Vital Records 1912-1952. {{FHL|Film: 1028459}} item 1028459item 2 - {{FHL|Film: 1028461 }} <br>
'''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 Regionat Riverside]] in 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 [http://www.archives.gov/pacific/san-francisco/index.html [National Archives Pacific Region] in 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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