Washington 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.

Colville Agency and School, Washington
Post-office: Miles, Washington
Telegraph address: Davenport, Washington; Western Union, 28 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Davenport, Washington, on Washington Central branch of Northern Pacific Rwy. via Spokane; thence stage daily, except Sunday, to Miles, 28 miles. Or Creston, on same railroad: thence hired team, 20 miles.

Colville mission school.
Post-office: Ward, Washington
Telegraph address: Ward, Washington, via Meyers Falls, Washington.
Railroad station: Ward, Washington, on Spokane Falls and Northern Rwy.; trains daily from Spokane.

Nespelem sub-agency.
Post-office: Nespelem, Washington
Telegraph address: Almira, Washington, Western Union, 37 miles from sub-agency; thence mail daily, except Sunday: time from Almira, 10 hours.
Railroad station: Almira, Washington, on Washington Central branch of Northern Pacific Rwy.; thence stage daily, except Sunday, 37 miles.

St. Mary’s mission school.
Post-office: Mission, Washington.
Telegraph address: Wenatchee, Washington; thence telephone to Okanogan, Washington; thence mail daily, except Sunday; time from Okanogan, 2 hours.
Railroad station: Wenatchee, Washington, on Great Northern Rwy.; thence Columbia River steamer to Brewster, 55 miles: thence stage daily, except Sunday, to Okanogan, Washington, 28 miles; thence hired team to Mission, 8 miles, ferrying across Okanogan River. Or Almira, Washington, on Northern Pacific Rwy.; thence stage daily, except Sunday, to Nespelem, Washington, 37 miles; thence hired team over bad mountain road, 50 miles; or horseback over trail, 35 miles.

Okanogan sub-agency.
Post-office: Okanogan, Washington
Telegraph address: Wenatchee, Washington; Western Union; thence telephone to Okanogan.
Railroad station: Wenatchee, Washington, on Great Northern Rwy.; thence steamer to Brewster, 76 miles; thence stage daily, except Sunday, to Okanogan, 12 miles. Or Oroville, Washington, on Spokane Falls and Northern Rwy.; thence stage daily, except Sunday, 45 miles to Okanogan.

Republic sub-agency.
Post-office: Republic, Washington
Telegraph address: Republic, Washington, Western Union.
Railroad station: Republic, on Spokane Falls and Northern Rwy.

Troy sub-agency.
Post-office: Troy, Washington
Telegraph address: Meyers Falls, Washington, Western Union; thence telephone, via Daisy, Washington
Railroad station: Meyers Falls, on Spokane Falls and Northern Rwy.; thence daily stage, 24 miles to Daisy; thence hired team, 5 miles to Troy, ferrying Columbia River at Daisy or Gifford. Or Addy, Washington, on Spokane Falls and Northern Rwy.; thence hired team, 18 miles, ferrying Columbia River at Gifford.

Day school No. 1, Three Mountain district.
Post-office: Lott, Lincoln Co., Washington
Telegraph address: Davenport, Washington; Western Union; thence telephone to Detilliari’s, 21 miles; thence private messenger, 3 miles; time, Detillian’s to school, 30 minutes.
Railroad station: Davenport, Washington, on Washington Central branch of Northern Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 24 miles. Or Davenport, Washington; thence stage daily, except Sunday, to Miles, 28 miles; thence hired team, 10 miles.

Day school No. 2, Lott’s district.
Post-office: Chamokane, Washington
Telegraph address: Reardan, Washington; Western Union; thence telephone, via Chamokane.
Railroad station: Reardan, Washington, on Washington, Central Rwy.; thence stage, Tuesdays and Saturdays, to Chamokane, 7 miles from school; thence hired team. Or direct from Reardan, 21 miles.

Day school No. 3, Nespelem sub-agency.
Post-office: Nespelem, Washington
Telegraph address: Same as Nespelem sub-agency.
Railroad station: Same as Nespelem sub-agency.

Day school No. 4, Barnaby s district.
Post-office: Daisy, Washington
Telegraph address: Meyers Falls, Washington; Western Union, 20 miles from school; thence telephone, via Daisy, Washington
Railroad station: Meyers Falls, Washington, on Spokane Falls and Northern Rwy.; thence stage daily, except Sunday, to Daisy, Washington, 24 miles; thence hired team, 4 miles, crossing Columbia River by ferry. Or Addy, Washington, on Spokane Falls and Northern Rwy.; thence hired team, ferrying across Columbia River at Gifford, 21 miles. Or same as agency; thence stage daily, except Sunday, to Daisy, Washington, distance, 45 miles; thence hired team, 4 miles.

Day school No. 5, Nespelem district.
Post-office: Nespelem, Washington
Telegraph address: Almira, Washington; Western Union, 35 miles from school; thence mail daily, except Sunday, to Nespelem, 2 miles from school; thence messenger; time from Nespelem, 15 minutes.
Railroad station: Same as Nespelem sub-agency, excepting that school is 2 miles nearer Almira than sub-agency, on stage road.

Day school No. 6, Mission district.
Post-office: Daisy, Washington
Telegraph address: Same as day school No. 4 to Daisy, Washington; thence telephone. Railroad station: Same as Day school No. 4 to Daisy, Washington; thence hired team, ferrying Columbia River; from Daisy, 4 miles.

Day school No. 7, Monaghan district.
Post-office: Gerome, Washington
Telegraph address: Davenport, Washington; Western Union, 40 miles from school; thence telephone to Fruitland, Washington
Railroad station: Same as Colville Agency, to Miles; thence hired team, 18 miles, crossing Columbia River at Gerome, by hand ferry.

Day school No. 8, Walker’s Prairie district.
Post-office: Springdale, Washington
Telegraph address: Springdale, Washington; Western Union, 15 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Springdale, Washington, on Spokane Falls and Northern Rwy.; thence hired team, 15 miles.

Day school No. 9, San Foil district.
Post-office: Keller, Washington.
Telegraph station: Wilbur, Washington; Western Union, 23 miles from school; thence telephone, via Keller, Washington
Railroad station: Wilbur, Washington, on Washington Central Rwy.; thence Keller stage daily, except Sunday, or hired team, 23 miles.

Cushman School, Washington (Formerly Puyallup).
Post-office: Tacoma, Washington
Telegraph address: Tacoma, Washington; Postal and Western Union, 2 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Tacoma, Washington, on Northern Pacific Rwy. (Freight should be billed to reservation, on Northern Pacific Railway.)

Chehalis day school.
Post-office: Gate, Washington
Telegraph address: Gate, Washington; Western Union, 3 miles from school; thence mounted messenger, 45 minutes.
Railroad station: Gate, Washington, on Northern Pacific Rwy. (Grays Harbor branch) thence hired team, 3 miles.

Jamestown day school.
Post-office: Dungeness, Washington
Telegraph address: Dungeness, Washington; Postal, 3 miles from school; thence hired team or mounted messenger, 30 minutes.
Railroad station: Seattle, Washington; thence by tri-weekly steamer to Dungeness, Washington; thence 3 miles up the beach by boat or team.

Port Gamble day school.
Post-office: Port Gamble, Washington
Telegraph address: Port Gamble, Washington; Postal and Western Union; thence private boat, ½ mile; time, 20 minutes.
Railroad station: On Hood Canal, 35 miles from Seattle; daily steamer.

Quinaielt sub-agency.
Post-office: Taholah, Washington
Telegraph address: Moclips, Washington; Western Union, 9 miles from agency; thence government telephone to Taholah.
Railroad station: Moclips, Washington, on Northern Pacific Rwy.; thence stage, 9 miles to Taholah, leaving Moclips on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Queets River day school.
Post-office: Taholah, Washington
Telegraph address: Moclips, Washington; Western Union, 9 miles from agency; thence mounted messenger from Taholah, Washington, 5 hours.
Railroad station: Moclips, Washington, on Northern Pacific Rwy.; thence trail along beach, 18 miles.

Skokomish day school.
Post-office: Union, Washington
Telegraph address: Olympia, Washington; Postal and Western Union; thence tele phone to Union, Washington; thence mounted messenger, 3 miles; time, Union to school, 45 minutes.
Railroad station: Steamer landing, Union, Washington, on Hood Canal, 90 miles from Seattle; thence hired team, 3 miles. Or Tacoma, Washington; thence steamer to Shelton, 60 miles; thence stage to Twana, 14 miles.

Squaxin Island day school.
Post-office: Olympia, Washington
Telegraph address: Olympia, Washington; Postal and Western Union: thence private boat, 12 miles; time, 1½ hours.
Railroad station: Olympia, Washington, on Northern Pacific Rwy.; thence steamer, 12 miles, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Taholah (Quinaielt) day school.
Post-office: Taholah, Washington
Telegraph address: Moclips, Washington; Western Union, 9 miles from school; thence mail, 2 hours.
Railroad station: Moclips, Washington, on Northern Pacific Rwy.; thence stage to Granville, Washington, 9 miles.

Neah Bay School, Washington
Post-office: Neah Bay, Washington
Telegraph address: Neah Bay, Washington; U. S. Sea Coast Telegraph Co., 2 miles from school; thence telephone. (Message is relayed from Port Crescent, Washington, where there are Postal and Western Union offices.)
Railroad station: Seattle, Washington; thence tri-weekly steamer, 138 miles; time, 21 hours.

Quileute day school.
Post-office: La Push, Washington
Telegraph address: Clallam, Washington; U. S. Sea Coast Telegraph Co., 45 miles from school; thence telephone. (Message is relayed from Port Crescent, Washington, where there are Postal and Western Union offices.)
Railroad station: Seattle, Washington; thence tri-weekly steamer to East Clallam, Washington; thence 43 miles overland by wagon and 2 miles by canoe on river, or 45 miles overland by wagon; 165 miles from Seattle.

Tulalip School, Washington
Post-office: Tulalip, Washington
Telegraph address: Marysville, Washington; Postal, 8 miles from school; thence daily mail; if sent by special messenger, 2 hours.
Railroad station: Marysville, Washington, on Great Northern Rwy. (coast line), 40 miles north of Seattle; thence hired team, 8 miles. Or railroad or steamboat from Seattle to Everett; thence 8 miles by rowboat or launch.

Lummi Reservation and day school.
Post-office: Marietta, Washington
Telegraph address: Bellingham, Washington; Postal and Western Union, 7 miles from reservation; thence daily mail to Marietta across Nooksac River ¾ mile from reservation . Railroad station: Bellingham, Washington, on Great Northern Rwy.; thence hired team, 7 miles. Or steamboat from Seattle to Bellingham, 104 miles; or from Everett to Bellingham, 65 miles. Steamer daily from Seattle (except Sunday).

Muckleshoot Reservation.
Post-office: Auburn, Washington
Telegraph address: Auburn. Washington; Western Union, 10 miles from reservation; thence messenger; time, 2 hours.
Railroad station: Auburn, Washington, on Interurban Electric Rwy. and Northern Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 10 miles.

Port Madison Reservation and day school.
Post-office: Suquamish, Washington
Telegraph address: Port Madison, Washington; Western Union 4 miles from reservation (by water); thence special messenger, 2 hours. Or Seattle, Washington; Postal and Western Union, 18 miles from reservation; thence daily steamer (3 p. m.); time, 2 hours.
Steamboat landing: Suquamish, directly on the reservation and at school, 18 miles north and west of Seattle. Or steamboat to Port Madison, 15 miles from Seattle; thence rowboat, 4 miles. Both steamers run daily (except Sunday) from Seattle.

Swinomish Reservation and day school.
Post-office address: La Conner, Washington
Telegraph address: La Conner, Washington; Postal and Western Union, ¼ mile from school (by water); thence special messenger, 30 minutes.
Steamboat landing: La Conner, Washington; steamer daily (except Sunday) from Seattle, 107 miles; thence by rowboat, ¼ mile. Or Mount Vernon station, on Coast Line of Great Northern Rwy., 69 miles north of Seattle, 28 miles south of Bellingham, Washington; thence hired team or daily stage to La Conner; distance from Mount Vernon, 10 miles; from La Conner, by rowboat, ¼ mile.

Yakima School, Washington
Post-office: Fort Simcoe, Washington
Telegraph address: North Yakima, Washington; Western Union, 32 miles from school; thence daily stage.
Railroad station: North Yakima, Washington, on Northern Pacific Rwy.; thence daily stage (except Sunday), 32 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. 5 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/washington-indian-agencies-and-schools.htm - Last updated on Aug 1st, 2013


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