From Allotting Agent Simington to C.I.A. May 3, 1923 - Page 1
UNITED STATES INDIAN FIELD SERVICE
Elanding, Utah, May ? , 102?.
Commissioner of Indian Affairs,
Washington, D. 0.
S i r :
Replying to Office letter dated April 17, 1925, containing
instructions relative to allotment worlc in San Juan County,
Utah, I wish to report that I received this letter at 0.00 ? I, I on
tho 21st and started for Utah at 4.00 AM on the 22nd.
Superintendent McXean and myself have gone over a large
part of the country in the vicinity of Bluff and Blanding. In Allen
Canyon we found evidence of a long occupancy by the Indians. The
soil is good, there is an abundance of water both for stock and
irrigation purposes. The land is not used by whitemen. The Indians
want allotments there and it is quite evident that Allen Canyon is
the proper place to make allotments. This applies only to the Posey
band of Utes and Piutes.
I Office instructions refer to n**** Indians residing in Allen
Canyon and Montezuma Creek whom we propose to allot **** these
Indians are located in approximately township 40 south, ranges 24
and 25 east, S. L. M. f/ I conclude that the Office has not been'' properly
informed as to the location of Allen Canyon. On state maps and en
the General Land Office topographical plats it is shown in township
40 south, range 24 east. S. L. 2'., this however is not the Allen "
Canyon occupied by the Indians of Posey's band. The canyon cccirrled
by this band is located in township pp - south, range 21 east, S. L. H.
about - 25 miles by trail north- west from Blanding. This township is
in a National Forest, i do not have a map which gives the name. It
is^ proposed to allot these Indians on the Forest Reserve zzzZ in Alien
Canyon and on public land in Cottonwood Creek just off the Forest
Reserve in township $ 6 south, range 21 east.
Nearly all the cultivated fields and homes are located on
forest land. ? he heads of family and married women should file en
these lands in order to be able to show settlement, but as there is
not sufficient land on the Forest Reserve for both adults and minors
some of the children will have to be allotted public land. As the
head of the family must havefpublic domain allotment before he can
apply for a public doamin allotment for a minor it will be seen that