Indians of North America; Indian/White Relations; Indian Agency/ Reservations; Allotment/Dawes Act; Farming; Ute Indians -- History;
Ft. Duchesne; Uintah Ouray Reservation; Utah;
Letter from the Superintendent of the Uintah & Ouray reservation to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs informing him that the land once used for the military fort will be distributed to Indians that had previously received unsuitable lands for agriculture.
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0.%77-191E& E P A R TMENT OF THE INTERIOR
J T R
UNITED 8TATE8 INDIAN SERVICE
former Military Uintah & Ouray Agenoy,
fft. Duc'noimo, Utah*
JMI April £,;i91S.
Cor.iniaaionor of Indian Affaire,
VTanhington, D» 0. ' .
Sir: ' , '
Ao directed by abovo cited letter, arrangoztionto
havo boon mado to allot tho arable land Of tho former
Military Reserve at' this a^andy to such of the Indians
as had allotnonto Cf non-irrigable land. f
A list of living full blood Indiana having fvaluc-leos
allotments has beon prepared eruffioiont to taho up all
tho valuable"land on the reserve which io available. Somo
of tho industrial employees wore detailed during tho
winter to locate tho cornero and mark thorn by _rub9tantial
poste. At many of thoso corners stonos woro found, thus
showing that tho Military Reserve had been officially
surveyed by'the sdmo party who surveyed the surrounding
land. Tho boundary linon of the Reserve are not coincident
with tho t_odtlou liMs, however, but are parallol
ttith thorn, thuti loafing a'taw of ••lota" ftrduna fcho outoiuo.
Many of thono lots aro Valuable and ooUootlraly tho*y rop-rooont
a larrro fraction 01 tho txtixhlo land.. I wroU to
the local land offioo at Venial, 'asking -;ar tho acr|go
and numbering of those lota on the approved Dlf.t bufin
-reply I an adviood that there BOOMO to bo no npyroroj" .,i„t