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DEPARTiW-tWl' OF THE .NT5RI0K,
UNITED STATES INDIAN SERVICE,
UINTAH AND OUHAf AGf.NCT,
1293-1909. Whiterocks, Utah,
SmploymertU of indiau'3.
Relative- report oft
Supervisor Harwaod. Hali*
Commissioner* Indian Affairs,
Washington, D~ C.
Replying to your communication of "September 2nd, "Land-
Uses* (Inspection) 85979-2-1909- E B H», relative to tha report of
Supervisor Harwood- Hall aa to the employment of Indians on the reservation
and, to your request for a report concerning what J$ ia be—
iieved should be done to aid the Indians in cultivating their allotments,.,
and in particular with reference fco the character of the in-duatrx-
thai oould be used to profit, I desire to report as follows:
It is my opinion that Mr. Hall has somewhat underestimated"
A the$ neafts- them Indians have for making a livelihood. There are, ,--'.-
'to "iheij* •
perhaps* fEcia 200 to 250 ablebodied adult Indiana who aro-able to worfc: •
fUXE capacity-In obtaining a living and in getting a start upon ,£-'"''
Heir allotments*. Of thia number, perhaps seventy-five per cent* of
them* aro. industrial!!-- inclined and are willing to worX under desirable
conditions'. The. largest number of Indiana who have been at jurorJ.
at, one timet under Government supervision is perhaps 75, while others
were undoubtedly unable to work under the Government supervision
owing to .^necessity of attending to work on their allotments and