New Mexico Indian Agencies and Schools

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Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction.

Albuquerque School, New Mexico
Post-office: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Postal and Western Union, 2½ miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rwy.; thence hired team, 2½ miles. (See School Photos)

Acoma day school.
Post-office: Cubero, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Laguna, New Mexico; Western Union, 12 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Alaska flag station, near school, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.

Canon Cito Indians.
Post-office: Laguna, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Laguna, New Mexico; Western Union, 26 miles from reserve; thence special carrier; 6 hours.
Railroad station: Laguna, New Mexico, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 26 miles.

Isleta day school,
Post-office: Isleta, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Isleta, New Mexico; school is near Western Union.
Railroad station: Isleta, New Mexico, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; school is near station.

Laguna day school.
Post-office: Laguna, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Laguna, New Mexico; school is near Western Union.
Railroad station: Laguna, New Mexico, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; school is near station.

McCarty’s day school.
Post-office: Laguna, New Mexico
Telegraph address: McCartys, New Mexico; school is near Western Union, but office is only occupied part of year; during remainder of year Laguna is telegraph address.
Railroad station: McCartys, New Mexico, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; school is near station.

Mesita day school.
Post-office: Laguna, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Laguna, New Mexico; Western Union, 6 miles from school; thence special carrier.
Railroad station: Laguna, New Mexico, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 6 miles; time, 1 hour.

Paguate day school.
Post-office: Laguna, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Laguna, New Mexico; Western Union, 9 miles from school; thence special carrier; 1 mail daily.
Railroad station: Laguna, New Mexico, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 9 miles; time, 2 hours.

Paraje day school.
Post-office: Casa Blanca, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Laguna, New Mexico; Western Union, 6 miles from school; thence special carrier; 1 mail daily.
Railroad station: Laguna, New Mexico, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 6 miles; time, 1 hour.

San Felipe day school.
Post-office: Algodones, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Bernalillo, New Mexico; Western Union, 11 miles from school; thence special carrier; 1 mail daily.
Railroad station: Algodones, New Mexico, on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rwy.; thence hired team, 5 miles.

Seama day school.
Post-office: Seama, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Laguna, New Mexico; Western Union, 9 miles from school; thence special carrier; 1 mail daily.
Railroad station: Laguna, New Mexico, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 9 miles.

Jicarilla School, New Mexico
Post-office: Dulce, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Lumberton, New Mexico; Western Union, 4 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Dulce, New Mexico, on Denver and Rio Grande Rwy.; school 1 mile distant; agency at station; conveyance, school team.

Jicarilla day school.
Post-office: Dulce, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Lumberton, New Mexico; Western Union, 4 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Dulce, New Mexico, on Denver and Rio Grande Rwy.; thence agency team, ½ mile.

La Jar a day school.
Post-office: Dulce, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Lumberton, New Mexico; Western Union, 20 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Dulce, New Mexico; thence agency team, 17 miles.

Mescalero School, New Mexico
Post-office: Mescalero, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Tularosa, New Mexico; Postal, 18 miles from school; thence telephone. Railroad station: Tularosa, New Mexico; reached from the south by El Paso and Southwestern Rwy., via El Paso, Tex.; from the north by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Rwy.; thence daily stage, 18 miles.

Rehoboth mission school.
Post-office: Gallup, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Gallup, New Mexico; Postal and Western Union, 6 miles from school.
Railroad station: Gallup, New Mexico, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 6 miles.

Navajo School, New Mexico
Post-office: Fort Defiance, Arizona
Telegraph address: Gallup, New Mexico; Postal and Western Union, 30 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Gallup, New Mexico, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; thence daily buck-board, 30 miles.

Chin Lee school.
Post-office: Chin Lee, Arizona
Telegraph address: Gallup, New Mexico, via Fort Defiance, Arizona
Railroad station: Gallup, New Mexico, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; thence daily buck-board, except Sunday, to agency at Fort Defiance; thence to Chin Lee by government or hired team, 80 miles.

Cornfields day school.
Post-office: Cornfields, Arizona
Telegraph address: Gallup, New Mexico Telegrams forwarded by telephone to St. Michaels; thence mail to Cornfields.
Railroad station: Gallup, New Mexico, on Santa Fe Rwy.; thence daily stage to St, Michaels; thence tri-weekly stage to Cornfields, 55 miles.

St. Michaels mission school.
Post-office: St. Michaels, Arizona
Telegraph address: Gallup, New Mexico; Postal and Western Union.
Railroad station: Gallup, New Mexico, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; thence daily buck-board, 27 miles.

Tohatchi school (Little Water).
Post-office: Tohatchi, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Gallup, New Mexico; thence mail, 7 hours.
Railroad station: Gallup, New Mexico, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 30 miles.

San Juan School, New Mexico
Post-office: Shiprock, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Farmington, New Mexico; Western Union, 35 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Farmington, New Mexico, on Denver and Rio Grande Rwy. (Farmington Branch); thence stage daily, except Sunday, 35 miles; time, 5 hours.

Methodist mission school.
Post-office: Farmington, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Farmington, New Mexico; Western Union.
Railroad station: Farmington, New Mexico,. on Denver and Rio Grande Rwy. (Farmington Branch).

Presbyterian mission school.
Post-office: Liberty, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Farmington, New Mexico; Western Union, 25 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Farmington, New Mexico, on Denver and Rio Grande Rwy. (Farmington Branch); thence stage daily, except Sunday, 25 miles; time, 3½ hours.

Waro’s Camp.
Post-office: Blanco, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Aztec, New Mexico; thence by mail.
Railroad station: Farmington, New Mexico; thence hired team, 55 miles, via Simpson’s store.

Santa Fe School, New Mexico
Post-office: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Santa Fe, New Mexico; Postal and Western Union, 2 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rwy., Denver and Rio Grande Rwy., and Santa Fe Central Rwy.; thence hired team, 2 miles.

Cochiti day school.
Post-office: Pena Blanca, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Thornton, New Mexico; Western Union, 10 miles from school; thence daily mail.
Railroad station: Domingo, on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rwy.; thence hired team, 9 miles.

Jemez day school.
Post-office: Jemez, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Postal and Western Union, 44 miles from school; thence daily mail. Or Bernalillo, New Mexico; Western Union, 32 miles from school; thence messenger, 4 hours.
Railroad station: Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rwy.; thence hired team during winter months and daily stage in summer months, 44 miles. Or Bernalillo, New Mexico, on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rwy.; thence hired team, 32 miles.

Nambe day school.
Post-office: Nambe, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Santa Fe, New Mexico; Western Union and Postal, 16 miles from school; thence messenger, 3 hours.
Railroad station: Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rwy., Denver and Rio Grande Rwy., and Santa Fe Central Rwy.; thence hired team; 16 miles.

Picuris day school.
Post-office: Dixon, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Embudo, New Mexico; Western Union, 20 miles from school; thence messenger or mail, 4 hours.
Railroad station: Embudo, New Mexico, on Denver and Rio Grande Rwy.; thence hired team, 20 miles.

San Ildefonso day school.
Post-office: Ildefonso, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Espanola, New Mexico; Western Union, 12 miles from school; thence messenger, 3 hours.
Railroad station: Espanola, New Mexico, on Denver and Rio Grande Rwy.; thence hired team, 12 miles.

San Juan day school.
Post-office: Chamita, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Espanola, New Mexico; Western Union, 6 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Chamita, New Mexico, on Denver and Rio Grande Rwy.; thence hired team, 1 mile.

Santa Clara day school.
Post-office: Espanola, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Espanola, New Mexico; Western Union, 2 miles from school; thence messenger, 30 minutes.
Railroad station: Espanola, New Mexico, on Denver and Rio Grande Rwy.; thence 2 miles. (Trains will stop at Santa Clara upon notice to conductor.)

Santa Clara Reservation.
Post-office: Espanola, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Espanola, New Mexico; Western Union, 7 miles from farmer’s quarters.
Railroad station: Espanola, New Mexico, on Denver and Rio Grande Rwy.; thence 7 miles to farmer s quarters.

Sia day school.
Post-office: Sia, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Postal and Western Union, 34 miles from school; thence mail or messenger, 8 hours. Or Bernalillo, New Mexico; Western Union, 22 miles from school; thence messenger, 3 hours.
Railroad station: Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rwy.; thence stage in summer months and hired team in winter, 34 miles. Or Bernalillo, New Mexico, on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rwy.; thence hired team, 22 miles.

Taos day school.
Post-office: Taos, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Tres Piedras, New Mexico; Western Union, 40 miles from Taos; telephone to Taos, thence 3 miles to school by messenger.
Railroad station: Servilleta, on Denver and Rio Grande Rwy.; thence daily stage, 25 miles.

Pueblo Bonito School, New Mexico
Post-office: Thoreau, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Thoreau, New Mexico; Western Union, 55 miles from school; thence mail, 1 day.
Railroad station: Gallup, New Mexico; thence hired team; no regular stage.

Zuni School, New Mexico
Post-office: Blackrock, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Gallup, New Mexico; Postal and Western Union, 45 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Gallup, New Mexico, on Santa Fe and Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 43 miles.

Zuni day school.
Post-office: Zuni, New Mexico
Telegraph address: Gallup, New Mexico; Postal and Western Union, 45 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Same as Zuni school, distance 45 miles.



MLA Source Citation:

Department Of The Interior. Routes To Indian Agencies And Schools, Office Of Indian Affairs, Corrected To April 1, 1910. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1910. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 20 November 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/new-mexico-indian-agencies-and-schools.htm - Last updated on Sep 8th, 2013


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