Native American Heritage

BIA Records: Wisconsin

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 that had a jurisdictional relationship with that tribe, and for which the National Archives holds records. The NARA facility that 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, offices, and/or superintendencies. For each, the National Archives Catalog has tallied the number of descriptions and series available. Note that the National Archives Catalog may include multiple derivations of the agency's, office's, or superintendency's 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.


Carter, Wausaukee, Phlox, Minocqua and Star Lake Bands of Potawatomi Indians

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


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)


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)