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General History of the Western Indian Tribes 1851-1870 – Indian Wars

Up to 1851, the immense uninhabited plains east of the Rocky Mountains were admitted to be Indian Territory, and numerous tribes roamed from Texas and Mexico to the Northern boundary of the United States. Then came the discovery of gold in California, drawing a tide of emigration across this wide reservation, and it became necessary, by treaty with the Indians, to secure a broad highway to the Pacific shore. By these treaties the Indians were restricted to certain limits, but with the privilege of ranging, for hunting purposes, over the belt thus re-reserved as a route of travel. The United States, also, agreed to pay the Indians 850,000 per annum, for fifteen years, in consideration of this right. The boundaries assigned, by these treaties to the Cheyennes and Arrapahoes, included the greater part of the present Colorado Territory, while the Sioux and Crows were to occupy the land of the Powder River route. After a few years gold was discovered in Colorado, upon the Indian reservation, settlers poured in, and, after the lands were mostly taken up by them, another treaty was made, February 18th, 1861, to secure them in peaceful possession. By this compact the Indians relinquished a large tract of land, and agreed to confine themselves to a small district upon both sides of the Arkansas River and along the northern boundary of New Mexico; while the United States was to furnish them protection; pay an annuity of $30,000 to each tribe for fifteen years, and provide stock and agricultural implements for those who desired to adopt civilized modes of life. Until April, 1864, no disturbances had...

Indian Tribes of the Southern Plains Region

The Regional Director represents the Southern Plains Region in dealing with other governmental entities and tribal entities. The Regional Director serves as the representative for the Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs with the responsibility to work toward strengthening intergovernmental assistance to all the Federally-recognized tribes under the jurisdiction of the Southern Plains Regional Office. The Southern Plains Region has two (2) Deputy Regional Directors, who work directly under the Regional Director. Dan Deerinwater, Regional Director Southern Plains Regional Office Bureau of Indian Affairs WCD Office Complex P.O. Box 368 Anadarko, OK 73005 Anadarko Agency Bureau of Indian Affairs P.O. Box 309 Anadarko, OK 73005 Tribes of the Anadarko Agency Apache Tribe of Oklahoma P.O. Box 1220 Anadarko, OK 73005-1220 Enrollment Caddo Nation of Oklahoma P.O. Box 487 Binger, OK 73009 Heritage and Culture Comanche Nation 584 N.W. Bingo Road Lawton, OK 73505 Comanche Veterans Delaware Nation P.O. Box 825 Anadarko, OK 73005 Nations History Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma Route 2 Box 121 Apache, OK 73507 Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma 130 W Main St Anadarko, OK 73005 Enrollment Wichita and Affiliated Tribes P.O. Box 729 Anadarko, OK 73005 History In the Beginning: 1540-1750 People of the Grass House: 1750-1820 Days of Darkness: 1820-1934 A New Beginning: 1934-Present Wichita Indian Reservation Language Concho Agency Bureau of Indian Affairs P.O. Box 68 El Reno, OK 73036 Tribes of the Concho Agency Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma P.O. Box 38 Concho, OK 73022 Culture Historical Photograph Horton Agency Bureau of Indian Affairs P.O. Box 31 Horton, KS 66439 Tribes of the Horton Agency Iowa Tribe of Kansas & Nebraska...

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