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Two Papago men working on top of structure for new pump house on the Sells Indian Reservation, Sells, Arizona.
National Archives Identifier 295248

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Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Records

This guide is arranged geographically by state and thereunder contains a listing of tribes and bands living within that state’s borders. Under each entry for a tribe or band is a list of the BIA offices which had a jurisdictional relationship with that tribe, and for which the National Archives holds records. The NARA facility which has records for that office is listed in parentheses next to the entry. We have provided direct links into NARA's Online Catalog whenever possible. While there is an effort to make more National Archives documents available online, many of these records have not been digitized.

It has been impossible to include the name of every subagency and special agency. The most significant omissions are the agencies and subagencies established during the early years of a superintendency, when agents were moved about without permanent assignments to a particular tribe or locality.

Arizona

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Ak-Chin Indian Community
[Akimel O'odham, Tohono O'odham, and Hia-Ced O'odham]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1864 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C)
1863-1873 Arizona Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1888-1954 Pima Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1927-1970 Phoenix Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)
1929-1971 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Cocopah Indian Tribe [Cocopah]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1864 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C)
1863-1873 Arizona Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1879-1975 Fort Yuma Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1929-1974 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Colorado River Indian Tribes
[Mojave, Chemehuevi, Hopi, Navajo]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1864 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C)
1863-1873 Arizona Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1879-1975 Colorado River Indian Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1932-1937 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)
1946-1980 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
[Yavapai, Western Apache Mojave, Havasupai, Hualapai]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1864 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C)
1863-1873 Arizona Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1930-1991 Salt River Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1934-1973 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Fort Mojave Tribe [Mojave]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1864 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C)
1863-1873 Arizona Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1906-1931 Fort Mojave Subagency and School (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1929-1974 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Fort Yuma Quechan Indians [Quechan]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1864 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C)
1863-1873 Arizona Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1906-1974 Fort Yuma Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1908-1941 Portland Area Office (National Archives at Seattle)
1929-1973 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Gila River Indian Community
[Akimel O'odham, Piipaash]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1864 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C)
1863-1873 Arizona Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1888-1954 Pima Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1927-1974 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Havasupai Tribe

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1864 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C)
1863-1873 Arizona Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1888-1993 Truxton Canyon Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1932-1953 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Hopi Tribe

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1864 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C)
1863-1873 Arizona Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)  
1875-1919 Moqui Pueblo Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
1907-1956 Hopi Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1932-1974 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)
1929-1971 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Hualapai Tribe

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1864 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C)
1863-1873 Arizona Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1880-1993 Truxton Canyon Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1927-1955 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)
1929-1971 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Kaibab Paiute Tribe [Paiute]

Records from BIA Area Offices:
1927-1971 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s): Navajo Nation [Diné]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1880 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1880-1935 Navajo Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
1902-1975 Western Navajo Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
1904-1944 Eastern Navajo Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
1924-1954 Window Rock Subagency (National Archives at Riverside)
1933-1945 Navajo Service (National Archives at Denver)
1933-1945 Northern Navajo Agency (National Archives at Denver)
1938-1989 Chinle Subagency (National Archives at Riverside)
1940-1977 Fort Defiance Subagency (National Archives at Riverside)
1940-1980 Shiprock Subagency (National Archives at Denver)
1944-1958 Tuba City Subagency (National Archives at Denver)
1949-1955 Northern Navajo Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
1952-1961 Eastern Navajo Subagency (National Archives at Denver)
1953-1980 Tuba City Subagency (National Archives at Riverside)
1961-1970 Navajo Agency (National Archives at Denver)
1961-1977 Holbrook Sub-Office (National Archives at Riverside)
1968-1980 Page Sub-Office (National Archives at Riverside)
1971-1975 Kayenta Sub-Office (National Archives at Riverside)
1972-1975 Leupp Sub-Office (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1927-1957 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)
1929-1971 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Denver)
1952-1961 Window Rock Area Office (National Archives at Denver)
1880-1935 Navajo Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
[Akimel O’Odham, Piipaash]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1864 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C)
1863-1873 Arizona Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1930-1991 Salt River Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1927-1971 Phoenix Area Office(National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
San Carlos Apache Tribe [Western Apache]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1864 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C)
1863-1873 Arizona Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1888-1995 San Carlos Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1927-1974 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s): Tohono O’Odham Nation [Tohono O’Odham]

The Tohono O’Odham are referred to as Papago in the records.

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1864 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C)
1863-1873 Arizona Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1871-1980 Papago Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1916-1969 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s): White Mountain Apache [Western Apache]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1864 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C)
1863-1873 Arizona Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1869-1970 Fort Apache Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
1946-1967 Fort Apache Agency (National Archives at Denver)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1927-1974 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)
1929-1971 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s): Yavapai-Apache Nation [Yavapai, Western Apache]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1864 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C)
1863-1873 Arizona Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1880-1993 Truxton Canyon Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1932-1955 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s): Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe [Yavapai]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1864 New Mexico Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C)
1863-1873 Arizona Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1880-1993 Truxton Canyon Agency (National Archives at Riverside)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1932-1955 Phoenix Area Office  (National Archives at Riverside)
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