offleer in charge and the district farmers. The former can
be provided by the sale of a portion of the surplus inherited
lands. The personal work is being undertaken by the
farmers with considerable interest. Sot nearly all of the
allottees will have heirship land which should be sold, for
in some cases there will be children from whom it w6uld be
wfiong to sell it, and in others there will be no heirship
land to sell. It will be possible, however, when once the
policy is under way, to obtain fmXs In this manner as rapidly,
as the present force can assist in its intelligent use.
There is a large amount of "follow-up" work necessary, in
getting Indians permanently and prosperously located on their
allotments.without which a policy of building and improving
would only result In empty houses and deserted fields.
Each district farmer must start a few examples, stay with
them, and see that they succeed. Funds available for expenditure
under our supervision v/ill of course g.eatly Increase
the progress possible, provided they coco in amounts of
$500 to $2000 each, but sums below 250 dollars are inadequate
for an Indian who is oenniless to occupy ani use raw land.
Land sales for subsistence of aged infirm Indians should be
on the deferred payment plan, but it is ridiculous to sell
a piece of land for purposes of improving am allotment and
beginning to farm, and then have the money come in at the