Native American Heritage

BIA Records: Wyoming

Return to List of BIA Records,
Arranged by State

Refer to Caption Children at Wind River Agency , ca. 1948 National Archives Identifier 293440

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.


Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1870-1985 Wind River Agency (National Archives at Denver)

Known as Fort Bridger Agency from 1855-1869, Shoshone and Bannock Agency from 1870-1883, as Shoshone Agency from 1883-1937

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1855-1869 Utah Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1869-1870 Wyoming Superintendency (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
Records from BIA Area Offices:
1903-1974 Billings Area Office> (National Archives at Denver)