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Crow Reservation Indian Agents

 

Revised 10 April 2003

For the period of examination of wagon roads created in the Reservation (1888 through 1920), the following agents were assigned to look over the interests of the Government (and the Indians.) It appears that if the Agent showed loyalty to the Indians needs he was certainly to be removed from office. The Government took a stand that the Indians had rights of rejection, but if they want to receive benefits it was up to the Government to make arrangements for what was best for their interests. The listing of the dates compiled from various sources is in minor conflict. After 1914 there are duplicated Agents assigned to the Reservation, and until Robert Yellowtail assumed the duties on April 1, 1934 research hasn’t been conducted to rectify the listings. Some dates are compiled from “Crow Tribal Treaty 1868-1871” by Eloise Pease, June 10, 1968 (Editor) files.

Year

Agent

Commissioned

In Charge

Removed

Resigned

Relieved

Remarks

1870

Major F. D. Pease

 

1870

 

 

1874

Managed from Mission Creek Agency, Livingston

1874

Dexter E. Clapp

 

1874

 

 

 

Managed from Mission Creek Agency, Livingston

1875

Dexter E. Clapp

 

 

 

 

 

Moved to Stillwater Valley Agency at Absarokee

1876

Dexter E. Clapp

 

 

 

 

October 25

 

 

Lewis H. Carpenter

 

October 25

 

 

 

 

1877

Lewis H. Carpenter

 

 

 

 

 

 

1878

Lewis H. Carpenter

 

 

 

 

 

 

1879

Lewis H. Carpenter

 

 

 

 

May 16

 

 

A. R. Keller

 

May 16

 

 

 

 

1880

A. R. Keller

 

 

 

 

 

 

1881

A. R. Keller

 

 

 

 

November 9

 

 

H. J. Armstrong

 

November 9

 

 

 

He filed the 1881 report to the Secretary (Date Unclear)

1882

H. J. Armstrong

 

 

 

 

 

He apparently was commissioned in January 9th

1883

H. J. Armstrong

 

 

 

 

 

 

1884

H. J. Armstrong

 

 

 

 

 

Moved to Crow Agency

1885

H. J. Armstrong

 

 

 

 

December 6

 

 

Henry E. Williamson

 

December 6

 

 

 

 

1886

Henry E. Williamson

 

 

 

 

 

 

1887

Henry E. Williamson

 

 

 

 

 

 

1888

Henry E. Williamson

 

 

 

19 January

11 May

 

 

E P Briscoe

8 March

12 May

15 April

 

 

 

1889

E P Briscoe

 

 

15 April

 

24 June

 

 

Moses P Wyman

13 April

1 July

 

 

 

 

1890

Moses P Wyman

 

 

 

 

 

 

1891

Moses P Wyman

 

 

 

 

 

 

1892

Moses P Wyman

 

 

 

 

 

 

1893

Moses P Wyman[1]

 

 

14 December

 

 

 

1894

Moses P Wyman

 

 

 

 

1 February

 

1894

Lt. W. Watson

 

1 March

 

 

 

27 January was assigned as “Acting Agent”

1895

Lt. W. Watson

 

 

 

 

 

 

1896

Lt. W. Watson

 

 

 

 

 

 

1897

Lt. W. Watson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles H. Barstow (Clerk)

 

22 January

 

 

 

Temporary assignee to cover absence

 

Cpt. George W. H. Stouch

 

 

 

 

 

Transferred to Crow Agency on 17 November

1898

Cpt. George W. H. Stouch

 

1 January

 

 

 

 

 

F. Glenn Mattoon (Clerk)

 

17 February

 

 

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Temporary assignee to cover absence

 

J. W. Watson

 

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20 January

Temporary assignee to cover absence

 

F. Glenn Mattoon (Clerk)

 

1 June

 

 

 

Temporary assignee to cover absence

 

Cpt. George W. H. Stouch

 

 

 

 

2 June

 

 

Edward H. Becker

3 June

1 July

 

 

 

Relieved Stouch on 2 June of his duties

 

F. Glenn Mattoon (Clerk)

 

12 December

 

 

 

Temporary assignee to cover absence

1899

F. Glenn Mattoon (Clerk)

 

 

 

 

15 June

Temporary assignee to cover absence

 

John E. Edwards

19 June

16 June

 

 

 

 

 

F. Glenn Mattoon (Clerk)

 

27 June

 

 

 

Temporary assignee to cover absence

 

John E. Edwards

 

 

 

 

 

4 September Edwards was authorized to be Agent

1900

John E. Edwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

1901

John E. Edwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

1902

John E. Edwards

 

 

 

 

30 June

 

 

Samuel G. Reynolds

14 May

1 July

 

 

 

 

1903

Samuel G. Reynolds

 

 

 

 

 

 

1904

Samuel G. Reynolds

 

 

 

 

 

 

1905

Samuel G. Reynolds

 

 

 

 

 

 

1906

Samuel G. Reynolds

 

 

 

 

 

 

1907

Samuel G. Reynolds

 

 

 

 

 

 

1908

Samuel G. Reynolds

 

 

 

 

 

 

1909

Samuel G. Reynolds

 

 

 

 

 

 

1910

Samuel G. Reynolds

 

 

 

 

26 January

 

 

Hugh Scott

 

26 January

 

 

 

 

1911

Hugh Scott

 

 

 

 

 

 

1912

Hugh Scott

 

 

 

 

 

 

1913

Hugh Scott

 

 

 

 

 

 

1914

Hugh Scott

 

 

 

 

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Evan W. Estep

 

 

 

 

 

 

1915

Evan W. Estep

 

 

 

 

 

 

1916

Evan W. Estep

 

 

 

 

 

 

1917

Evan W. Estep

 

 

 

 

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[1] Special Agent Thomas P. Smith was assigned in July 1893 to investigate charges placed against Wyman. This resulted in he being replaced by Watson.