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The California Superintendency of Indian Affairs was established in 1852 . After the Superintendency was abolished in 1873, the agents reported directly to the Office of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC. Correspondence was still filed under "California" until the filing system was changed in 1881, however.<br>
 
The California Superintendency of Indian Affairs was established in 1852 . After the Superintendency was abolished in 1873, the agents reported directly to the Office of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC. Correspondence was still filed under "California" until the filing system was changed in 1881, however.<br>
  
'''Special Agents&nbsp; and Commissioners and appointment dates'''
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'''Special Agents&nbsp; and Commissioners and appointment dates'''  
  
John Ros Browne 1857, George Bailey 1858, Robert J. Stevens 1866
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John Ross Browne 1857, George Bailey 1858, Robert J. Stevens 1866  
  
  
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Adams Johnston (subaent) April 13, 1849, George Barbour September 30, 1850. Oliver M. Wozencraft September 28, 1850, Oliver M. Wozencraft September 28, 1850, Redick McKee September 30, 1850, Samuel Sheldon Septemberr 1, 1852, Benjamin WIlson September 1, 1852,&nbsp; Edward F. Beale March 5, 1852, Thomas J. Henley May 31, 1854, James Y. McDuffie March 9, 1859, Augustus D. Rightmire December 20, 1860,
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Northern District
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John A. Driehbelbis June&nbsp;21, 1860, George M. Hanson April 9, 1861, Elijah Steele August 10, 1863,
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== Agencies  ==
 
== Agencies  ==

Revision as of 12:27, 20 December 2010

History[edit | edit source]

The California Superintendency of Indian Affairs was established in 1852 . After the Superintendency was abolished in 1873, the agents reported directly to the Office of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC. Correspondence was still filed under "California" until the filing system was changed in 1881, however.

Special Agents  and Commissioners and appointment dates

John Ross Browne 1857, George Bailey 1858, Robert J. Stevens 1866


Adams Johnston (subaent) April 13, 1849, George Barbour September 30, 1850. Oliver M. Wozencraft September 28, 1850, Oliver M. Wozencraft September 28, 1850, Redick McKee September 30, 1850, Samuel Sheldon Septemberr 1, 1852, Benjamin WIlson September 1, 1852,  Edward F. Beale March 5, 1852, Thomas J. Henley May 31, 1854, James Y. McDuffie March 9, 1859, Augustus D. Rightmire December 20, 1860,


Northern District

John A. Driehbelbis June 21, 1860, George M. Hanson April 9, 1861, Elijah Steele August 10, 1863,


Agencies[edit | edit source]

Records[edit | edit source]

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the California Superintendency, 1849-1880, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers on their microfilm roll numbers 1660762 thru 1660782.

References[edit | edit source]

Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Press, [1974].

Hill, Edward E. (comp.). Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington [District of Columbia]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1981.

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:

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