Indian Agents

The role of the Indian Agent changed over time but one of the responsibilities was to take a census of the tribe as a basis of annuity payments. Click here to examine census records.

Associated Indian Agents

Meskwaki Tribe  (1806 – 1995)

 

NAME

TITLE

TERM

 

 

 

Prairie du Chien Agency

 

 

   Nicolas Boilvin

Asst. Indian Agent

April 9, 1806 -

   John Campbell

Indian Agent

Dec. 9, 1807 - 1808

   Nicolas Boilvin

 

1808 -

 

 

 

Rock Island Agency

 

 

   Thomas Forsyth

Sub Agent

1812 - 1818

   Thomas Forsyth

Agent

1819 - 1830

   Felix St. Vrain

Agent

1830 – May 23, 1832

   Joshua Pilcher

 

1832

   Marmaduke S. Davenport

Agent

July 10, 1832 -

   Joseph M. Street

Agent

 - May 5, 1840

   John Beach

Agent

1840 – 1845

 

 

 

Sac & Fox Agency,

Osage County, Kansas

 

 

   John Beach

 

1846 - 1847

   James S. Raines

 

1848 - 1849

   Charles N. Handy

 

1849 - 1850

   John R. Chenault

 

1851 - 1852

   B. A. James

 

1853 - 1857

   Francis Tymony

 

1858 - 1859

   Perry Fuller

 

1859 - 1860

   Clinton C. Hutchinson

 

1861 - 1862

   H. B. Branch

 

1862

   Maj. Henry W. Martin

 

1862 - 1867

   Dr. Albert Wiley

 

1867 - 1869

   Thomas Miller

Quaker Agent

1869

 

 

 

Sac & Fox in Iowa

(Meskwaki Settlement)

 

 

   Leander Clark

Special Agent

Dec. 1866 – July 9, 1869

   Lt. Frank D. Garretty

Special Agent

July 10, 1869 – Oct. 9, 1870

   Leander Clark

Agent

Oct. 10, 1870 – Sept. 17, 1872

   Rev. A. R. Howbert

Special Agent

Sept. 18, 1872 – April 11, 1875

   Thomas S. Free

Farmer & Acting Agent

April 12, 1875 – July 31, 1879

   Geo. L. Davenport

Agent

Aug. 1, 1879 – Feb. 27, 1885

   Oscar H. Mills

Agent

April 1, 1885 – Sept. 14, 1885

   William H. Black

Agent

Sept. 15, 1885 – May 10, 1888

   Enos Gheen

Agent

May 11, 1888 – June 14, 1890

   Wallace R. Lesser

Agent

June 15, 1890 – Sept. 30, 1894

   Horace M. Rebok

Agent

Oct. 1, 1894 – Jan. 27, 1899

   William G. Malin

Agent/Superintendent

Jan 28, 1899 – Sept. 1907

   Orvie J. Green

Superintendent

Oct. 1, 1907 – Oct. 1913

   Robert L. Russell

Superintendent

Oct. 1913 – Jan. 1920

   Dr. Jacob Berid

Superintendent

1920 - 1931

   Ira D. Nelson

Superintendent

April 1934 - 1942

   Charles I. Gruber

Field Aid

Sept. 1939 – 1943 (Died)

   Rolfe N. Nygaard

Field Aid

1943 – 1944 (Resigned)

   F. R. Thompson

 

1944

   Clifford W. King

Ass’t Superintendent

1944 - 1947

   Unknown

 

1948 - 1956

   Ernest L. Magnuson

Field Representative

1957 - 1960

   Albert S. Fallers

Principal

1960 - 1962

   Raymond R. Wolf

 

196? - 1967

   Newman L. Groves

Officer In Charge

1968 - 1973

   Homer L. Moran

 

Dec. 1975

   George Buffalo, Jr.

Field Representative

1977 - 1984

   Bob Gillespie

 

1984

   Jim Fenelon

Field Representative

1984 - 1995

   BIA Closes Meskwaki Settlement Field Office

1996