Bad River Indian Agency (Wisconsin)

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Bad River Indian Agency (Wisconsin)
Native American Topics
Buffalo Hunt under the Wolf-Skin Mask
Beginning Research
Record Types
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Other Topics
Chippewa, Chief Obtossaway

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.

Agents and Appointment Date[edit | edit source]

Records[edit | edit source]

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