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Photograph, with caption, of group of men lunching, apparently taken to document matters relating to the water of Pine Creek, Nye County, Nevada., ca. 1920
National Archives Identifier 296197

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 for each of these agencies, office, and/or superintendencies. For each, the Online Catalog has tallied the number of descriptions and series available. Note, the Online Catalog may include multiple derivations of the agencies, offices, and superintendies name.

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.

Nevada

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation [Shoshone-Goship]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1870 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1869-1951 Western Shoshone Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1908-1925 Reno Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1913-1923 Special Agent-at-Large, Reno (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1955 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1942-1974 Phoenix Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Duckwater Shoshone Tribe [Shoshone]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1870 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1869-1951 Western Shoshone Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1908-1925 Reno Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1913-1923 Special Agent-at-Large, Reno (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1955 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1936-1974 Phoenix Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Ely Shoshone Tribe [Shoshone]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1870 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1869-1951 Western Shoshone Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1908-1925 Reno Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1913-1923 Special Agent-at-Large, Reno (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1955 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe [Paiute, Shoshone]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1870Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1869-1951 Western Shoshone Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1896-1920 Roseburg Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1906-1948 Fort McDermitt Sub-Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1908-1925 Reno Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1912-1925 Fallon Subagency (National Aves at San Francisco)
1911-1937 Pyramid Lake Subagency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1913-1923 Special Agent-at-Large, Reno (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1955 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)  
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1917-1924 Sacramento Area Office (National Archives at San Francisco)
1936-1974 Phoenix Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe
[Northern Paiute, Western Shoshone]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1870 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington D.C.)
1869-1951 Western Shoshone Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1906-1948 Fort McDermitt Sub-Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1908-1925 Reno Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1913-1923 Special Agent-at-Large, Reno (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1955 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1920-1921 Sacramento Area Office (National Archives at San Francisco)
1936-1974 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):
Lovelock Paiute Tribe [Northern Paiute]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1870 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1896-1920 Roseburg Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1906-1948 Fort McDermitt Sub-Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1908-1925 Reno Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1912-1925 Fallon Subagency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1911-1937 Pyramid Lake Subagency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1913-1923 Special Agent-at-Large, Reno (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1955 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Moapa Band of Paiute Indians [Paiute]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1870 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1913-1923 Special Agent-at-Large, Reno (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1955 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)  
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1936-1974 Phoenix Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe [Paiute]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1870 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1869-1913 Special Agency of Nevada (National Archives at San Francisco)
1888-1941 Walker River Agency  (National Archives at San Francisco)
1906-1948 Fort McDermitt Sub-Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1908-1925 Reno Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1912-1925 Fallon Subagency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1911-1937 Pyramid Lake Subagency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1913-1923 Special Agent-at-Large, Reno (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1955 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)  
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1936-1974 Phoenix Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)
1937-1977 Sacramento Area Office (National Archives at San Francisco)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
[Paiute, Shoshone, Washoe]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1870 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1908-1925 Reno Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1913-1923 Special Agent-at-Large, Reno (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1955 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1959-1960 Central California Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1936-1974 Phoenix Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation
[Western Shoshone, Northern Paiute]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1853-1861 Utah Superintendency (National Archives in Washington, D.C.)
1869-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1869-1951 Western Shoshone Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1952 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1869-1951 Western Shoshone Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1942-1974 Phoenix Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Summit Lake Paiute Tribe [Northern Paiute]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1870 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1908-1925 Reno Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1952 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1936-1974Phoenix Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians
[Battle Mountain Band, Elko Band, South Fork Band, Wells Band]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1870 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1869-1913 Special Agency of Nevada (National Archives at San Francisco)
1869-1951 Western Shoshone Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1913-1923 Special Agent-at-Large, Reno (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1952 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1959-1960 Central California Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1923-1946 Sacramento Area Office (National Archives at San Francisco)
1931-1952 Phoenix Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Walker River Paiute Tribe [Numu Paiute]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1870 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1869-1913 Special Agency of Nevada (National Archives at San Francisco)
1888-1941 Walker River Agency  (National Archives at San Francisco)
1896-1920 Roseburg Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1913-1923 Special Agent-at-Large, Reno (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1952 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1959-1960 Central California Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1936-1948 Bishop Subagency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1915-1945 Sacramento Area Office (National Archives at San Francisco)
1936-1974 Phoenix Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California [Washoe]

Includes Carson Colony, Dresslerville Colony, Woodfords Community, Stewart Community, and Washoe Ranches.

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1870 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1908-1925 Reno Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1913-1923 Special Agent-at-Large, Reno (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1952 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1936-1974 Phoenix Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Winnemucca Indian Colony [Western Shoshone]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1870 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1908-1925 Reno Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1952 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1936-1952 Phoenix Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)

 

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

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1870 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1888-1941 Walker River Agency  (National Archives at San Francisco)
1913-1923 Special Agent-at-Large, Reno (National Archives at San Francisco)
1925-1952 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1936-1952 Phoenix Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Yomba Shoshone Tribe [Western Shoshone]

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1849-1870 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1861-1870 Nevada Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1925-1952 Carson Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
1952-1975 Nevada Agency (National Archives at San Francisco)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1936-1974 Phoenix Area Office (National Archives at Riverside)
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