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Northern Superintendency

Created in 1851, the Northern Superintendency did not oversee Indians related to South Dakota until 1856 when the Minnesota Superintendency was discontinued and the St. Peters Agency was transferred. In 1863 many Sioux and Winnebago Indians were moved to Dakota Territory but they remained under the jurisdiction of the Northern Superintendency until 1865 when the superintendency was reorganized. The St. Peters Agency was transferred to the Dakota Superintendency and the Winnebago and Upper Platte Agencies fell under the Northern Superintendency. The Santee Sioux, Whetstone, and Flandreau Agencies were also affiliated with this superintendency prior to its discontinuance in 1876.