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=== Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency  ===
 
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The Bad River Agency, located in Odanah, [[Indians_of_Wisconsin|Wisconsin]], existed from at least 1894 to 1926. [[Image:Chippewa, Chief Kenawash, 3.jpg|frame|right|320x230px]] <br>
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The Bad River Agency, located in Odanah, Wisconsin, existed from at least 1894 to 1926.
 
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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 these offices'''.
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=== Records  ===
 
  
 
Some of the administrative and financial [http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/finding-aids/bad-river-agency.html records] of the Bad River Agency are in the Great Lakes Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Chicago<ref>Guide to Holdings of Great Lakes Region of NARA in Chicago, Record Group 75 [http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/holdings/rg-050-099.html#75 Available online]</ref>. Among these records are:  
 
Some of the administrative and financial [http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/finding-aids/bad-river-agency.html records] of the Bad River Agency are in the Great Lakes Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Chicago<ref>Guide to Holdings of Great Lakes Region of NARA in Chicago, Record Group 75 [http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/holdings/rg-050-099.html#75 Available online]</ref>. Among these records are:  

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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency[edit | edit source]

Bad River Band of Chippewa

History[edit | edit source]

The Bad River Agency, located in Odanah, Wisconsin, existed from at least 1894 to 1926.

Chippewa, Chief Kenawash, 3.jpg



Agents and Appointment Date[edit | edit source]

Records[edit | edit source]

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 these offices.

Some of the administrative and financial records of the Bad River Agency are in the Great Lakes Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Chicago[1]. Among these records are:

  • Census rolls, 1897-1933
  • Allotment schedules, 1914-1920
  • School census, 1915-1926
  • School attendance cards, 1923-1926

Some financial accounts for as late as 1958 exist in the Great Lakes Regional Archives for this agency.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Guide to Holdings of Great Lakes Region of NARA in Chicago, Record Group 75 Available online
  • American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998.
  • Hill, Edward E. (comp.). Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1981.
  • 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.
  • Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Services. Available online