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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.

Wisconsin

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Carter, Wausaukee, Phlox, Minocqua and Star Lake Bands of Potawatomi Indians

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1911-1933 Carter-Laona Subagencies (National Archives at Chicago)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Chippewas and Potawatomis

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1894-1937 Lac du Flambeau Agency (National Archives at Chicago)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1937-1940 Great Lakes Agency (National Archives at Chicago)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Chippewa of the Mississippi

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1878-1955 Red Cliff Agency (National Archives at Chicago)
1869-1931 La Pointe Agency (National Archives at Chicago)
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