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Apr 9, 2017 - from archieves

Now called the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the U.S. Indian Service was the federal government's agency for organizing and establishing education, law enforcement, courts of law and other administrative functions on Indian reservations in the 19th century.

Established in 1869, the Wind River agency was the federal headquarters of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The initial site was part of Camp Auger on what became the townsite of Lander. The agency moved twice more, ending up at its current location, initially under military command before the agency structure was established.

In this photograph of the early Wind River Agency staff, the four people farthest right are not identified. The other six, from left, were F.E. McIntyre, Eva Haas, F.G. Burnett, Paul Haas, and the agent in charge, Mr. Hutchison.

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