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  • Birth and Death on the Reservation as seen in Bureau of Indian Affairs Records

    (Authors note: the following post discusses, in part, death related records of individuals along with examples.)   Nearly 99 years ago, on October 10, 1922, Hairy Moccasin, a farmer on the Crow Reservation and on...
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  • Office of Indian Affairs Superintendency Records, 1819-1878

    The National Archives continues to digitize and make available online previously microfilmed collections. In the last few months this has included several collections of superintendency records, dating back to the ear...
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  • Types of Bureau of Indian Affairs Schools

    When Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools are discussed, often the infamous off-reservation boarding schools, such as the Carlisle Institute, are typically the first to come to mind. However, the BIA ran several dif...
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  • Exploring American Indian Life Through the Office of Indian Affairs Superintendents' Annual Narrative and Statistical Reports, 1910-1938

    The National Archives continues to digitize and make available online previously microfilmed collections. One of the most recent collections to go live, the Office of Indian Affairs Superintendents' Annual Narrative a...
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  • 1920's Photographs of American Indian Families in National Archives Holdings

    Early photographs are rare enough for most families, even more so for those living on reservations and allotted tribal lands across the west. This makes the Bureau of Indian Affairs Industrial Surveys, taken nationwid...
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  • Diving into CCC Indian Division Records

    87 years ago this month President Roosevelt issued an executive order kicking off the then just passed Emergency Conservation Work Act. The rest, as they say, is history as research into ECW and CCC programs, projects...
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  • “Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881" - Live and in the Catalog!

    The National Archives has embarked on a project to digitize microfilm series and get them into our online Catalog, where researchers can browse, bounce around, or zero in on particular sections throughout hundreds of ...
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