Ioway Indian Subagency (Missouri)

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United States Gotoarrow.png Indigenous Peoples of the US Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Indians of Missouri Gotoarrow.png Ioway Indian Subagency (Missouri)

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

Iowa, Sauk and Fox of the Missouri

History[edit | edit source]

The Ioway Subagency was established in 1825, although there had been some official contact with the Iowa tribe as early as 1822. It was located in the northwestern corner of Missouri in what was known as Platte Country. In 1829, the Sauk and Fox of the Missouri were assigned to the Ioway Subagency.The Indians under this subagency moved in 1837 to the area near the Great Nemaha River and were assigned to the Great Nemaha Subagency,[1]


Subagents and Appointment Dates[edit | edit source]

Nartin Palmer  March 2, 1825, Patrick Henry Ford   September 15, 1825,  Charles Bent  March 9, 1827 but he didnot serve.  Jonathan Bean  acting August 15, 1827 appointed Jyly 5, 1828, and  Andrew S. Hughes  Transferred from Sioux Subagency September 5, 1828.

Records[edit | edit source]

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Indiana Agency, 1825-1837, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Roll 362[2]. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll number 1661092).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, pp. 81-82.
  2. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy M234, p. 8.
  • 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