Tribal Leaders Directory provides a tribes’ name, address, phone, and fax number for each of the 565 Federally-recognized Tribes. There may be an email or website address listed for the tribal entity if they have provided it to the BIA. Each tribe is listed in three sections, by the BIA region that provides services to them, the state they are located in, and in alphabetical order. The Directory also provides information on the BIA Regions and agency offices.
American Indian genealogy guide to beginning Native American research, available records, BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) agencies, reservations, census, church, military records, schools, annuity, allotment, treaties, and removal records.
Ely S. Parker, 1828-1895, Seneca, was a Seneca atorney, engineer and tribal diplomat. He was commissioned a lieutenant colonel during the American Civil War and wrote the final draft of the Confederate surrender terms at Appomattox. He later rose to the rank of Brevet Brigadier General, only one of two Native Americans to earn a general's rank during the war.
Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Yavapai, (Picture ca. 1880 - 1900, Chicago, IL) 1889: Yavapai doctor advocates for Indian self-determination The Yavapai doctor Carlos Montezuma (who was named Wassaja, “gathering” or “beckoning,” at birth) graduates from Chicago Medical College. After practicing medicine on several reservations, he becomes a fierce critic of the poor health conditions among Indians. He urges the abolition of the Bureau of Indian Affairs so that Indians can manage their own affairs…
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States within the U.S. Department of the Interior. It is responsible for the administration and management of 55,700,000 acres (225,000 km2) of land held in trust by the United States for Native Americans in the United States, Native American Tribes and Alaska Natives.