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Photograph of a Dry-Land Farmer and His Family on the Flathead Reservation Near Niarada, Montana, 09/16/1921
National Archives Identifier 293346

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.

Montana

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Blackfeet Nation [Blackfeet (Blackfoot)]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1855-1861 Central Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1863 Dakota Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1863-1864 Idaho Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1864-1873 Montana Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1873-1960 Blackfeet Agency (National Archives at Denver)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1903-1974 Billings Area Office (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Chippewa Cree Tribe [Chippewa, Cree]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1928-1950 Fort Belknap Agency (National Archives at Denver)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1903-1974 Billings Area Office  (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Crow Nation [Mountain Crow]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1868-1873 Montana Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1872-1992 Crow Agency (National Archives at Denver)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1903-1974 Billings Area Office  (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
[Bitterroot Salish, Pend d’Oreille, Kootenai]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1855-1862 Washington Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1863-1864 Idaho Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1864-1873 Montana Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1898-1980 Flathead Agency (National Archives at Denver)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1903-1974 Billings Area Office  (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Fort Belknap Indian Community
[Assiniboine, Gros Ventre]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1855-1860 Central Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1864 Dakota Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1864-1873 Montana Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1878-1969 Fort Belknap Agency (National Archives at Denver)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1903-1974 Billings Area Office  (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Fort Peck Tribes [Sioux, Assiniboine]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1855-1860 Central Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1864 Dakota Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1864-1873 Montana Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1881-1969 Fort Peck Agency (National Archives at Denver)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1903-1974 Billings Area Office  (National Archives at Denver)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Northern Cheyenne Tribe [Northern Cheyenne]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1889-1985 Northern Cheyenne Agency (National Archives at Denver)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1903-1974 Billings Area Office  (National Archives at Denver)
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