Native American Heritage

One of General Crook's Scouts [Ute], ca. 1881 - ca. 1885

Enlisted Indian Scouts

Additional Records

In addition to the Enlistment Papers, Registers of Enlistment, and Carded Medical Records, researchers can locate other documents about enlisted Indian scouts at many National Archives facilities nationwide. These records can include correspondence, payrolls, muster rolls, and pension records created and maintained by individual agencies under the Department of the Interior.

Please note, these are not currently available online.

Example of records available at the National Archives:

These are not currently available online. For other records, visit the National Archives Catalog and search for "Indian scouts." Click here for search tips.