Native American Heritage

BIA Records: Florida

Return to List of BIA Records,
Arranged by State

Refer to CaptionMary Parker, a young Seminole girl, using sewing machine at the Brighton Day School on the Glades County Reservation, Florida, 1941 National Archives Identifier 519170

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 the National Archives Catalog whenever possible for each of these agencies, office, and/or superintendencies. For each, the National Archives Catalog has tallied the number of descriptions and series available. Note, the National Archives 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.


Seminole Tribe [Seminole]
Includes the Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood, and Tampa Reservations

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1826-1834Apalachicola Subagency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1892-1900 Office of Industrial Teacher and Special Disbursing Agent J.E. Brecht (National Archives at Atlanta)
1934-1958Seminole Agency, Florida (National Archives at Atlanta)
1955-1972Five Civilized Tribes Agency. Office of Tribal Operations (National Archives at Fort Worth)