North Dakota 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.

Bismarck School, North Dakota.
Post-office: Bismarck, North Dakota
Telegraph address: Bismarck, North Dakota; Postal and Western Union, 2 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Bismarck, North Dakota, on “Soo” Road and Northern Pacific Rwy.; thence hired or school team, 2 miles.

Fort Berthold School, North Dakota
Post-office: Elbowoods, North Dakota
Telegraph address: Garrison, North Dakota; Soo Line Telegraph Co., 45 miles from school; thence mail, 12 hours. (Message is relayed from Bismarck, North Dakota, via Western Union line.)
Railroad station: Garrison, North Dakota, on Soo Line Rwy. (Bismarck Division); thence stage daily, except Sunday, 45 miles.

Four day schools.
Post-office: Elbowoods, North Dakota
Telegraph address: Garrison, North Dakota
Railroad station: By team from Fort Berthold school.

Devil’s Lake Agency, North Dakota (See Fort Totten.)

Fort Totten School, North Dakota
Post-office: Fort Totten, North Dakota
Telegraph address: Devils Lake, North Dakota; Western Union, 16 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Devils Lake, North Dakota, on Great Northern Rwy.; thence daily stage, 16 miles. Or Oberon, on Northern Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 12 miles.

Standing Rock Agency and School, North Dakota
Post-office: Fort Yates, North Dakota
Telegraph address: Mandan, North Dakota; Western Union, 60 miles from agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station: McLaughlin, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.: thence hired team or stage, 25 miles.

Grand River school. Post-office: Little Eagle, South Dakota Telegraph address: Via agency; thence telephone. Railroad station: McLaughlin, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.; thence hired team, 12 miles.

Martin Kenel Agricultural school.
Post-office: Fort Yates, North Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station: McLaughlin, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.; thence hired team. The school is 16 miles south of the agency and 16 miles northeast of McLaughlin.

No. 1 day school.
Post-office: Cannon Ball, North Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Same as Cannon Ball station. School is 7 miles south of Cannon Ball and 18 miles north of agency.

No. 2 day school.
Post-office: Fort Yates, North Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Same as agency; situated 3 miles north of agency.

Bull Head substation and day school.
Post-office: Bull Head, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station: McLaughlin, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.; thence hired team, 15 miles.

Cannon Ball substation and day school.
Post-office: Cannon Ball, North Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Mandan, North Dakota; thence hired team on west side of Missouri River, 35 miles.

Little Oak Creek day school.
Post-office: Little Eagle, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency and Grand River school; messenger from Grand River school.
Railroad station: Same as Grand River school; situated 7 miles southwest of Grand River school.

Oak Creek substation.
Post-office: Wakpala, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Wakpala, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy., ¼ mile to substation.

Porcupine substation and day school.
Post-office: Shields, North Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Same as agency. Situated 30 miles west of agency.

St. Elizabeth s mission school.
Post-office: Wakpala, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Wakpala, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.; thence hired team, 3 miles.

Wakpala day school.
Post-office: Wakpala, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Wakpala, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy., ¼ mile to school.

Turtle Mountain School, North Dakota
Post-office: Belcourt, North Dakota
Telegraph address: Rolla, North Dakota; Western Union, 7 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Rolla, North Dakota, on Great Northern Rwy.; thence hired team, 7 miles.

Day school No. 1.
Post-office: Belcourt, North Dakota
Telegraph address: Rolla, North Dakota; Western Union, 4 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Rolla, North Dakota, on Great Northern Rwy.; thence hired team, 4miles.

Day school No. 2.
Post-office: Belcourt, North Dakota
Telegraph address: Rolla, North Dakota; Western Union, 7 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Rolla, North Dakota, on Great Northern Rwy.; thence hired team, 7 miles.

Day school No. 3.
Post-office: Laureat, North Dakota
Telegraph address: Rolla, North Dakota; Western Union, 16 miles from school; thence telephone to Belcourt, North Dakota
Railroad station: Rolla, North Dakota, on Great Northern Rwy.; thence hired team, 16 miles.

Day school No. 4
Post-office: Belcourt, North Dakota
Telegraph address: Rolla, North Dakota; Western Union. 11 miles from school; thence telephone to Belcourt, North Dakota
Railroad station; Rolla, North Dakota, on Great Northern Rwy.; thence hired team, 11miles.

Wahpeton School, North Dakota
Post-office: Wahpeton, North Dakota
Telegraph address: Wahpeton, North Dakota; Western Union, % mile from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Wahpeton, North Dakota, on Great Northern, Northern Pacific, and Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy. School is ¾ mile from station.




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 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/north-dakota-indian-agencies-and-schools.htm - Last updated on Aug 1st, 2013


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