MS 1999-24 Oglala Sioux census
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Pine Ridge Agency
Brennan, John R. (John Richard), 1848-1919
Physical Description:
36 Leaves
15 x 9 inches

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of a census of the Oglala Sioux at the Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, taken on June 30, 1904 by Indian agent Major John R. Brennan. The census consists of 938 handwritten entries on 36 leaves.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Pine Ridge Reservation was originally part of the Great Sioux Reservation established by the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868, which encompassed approximately 60 million acres of parts of South Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming. In 1876, the U.S. government violated the treaty of 1868 by opening up 7.7 million acres of the Black Hills to homesteaders and private interests. In 1889 the government divided the remaining area of Great Sioux Reservation into seven separate reservations, including the Pine Ridge Reservation. Major John R. Brennan (d. 1919) was superintendent of Pine Ridge from 1900 to 1917.

Custodial History
Donated by Richard Pohrt.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 1999-24

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Manuscript 1999-24, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sioux Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Census records Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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