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D E P A R T M E N T OF THE INTERIOR ZD
information. UNITED STATES INDIAN SERVICE
Uintah and Ouray Indian Agency,
Fort Duchesne, Utah.
August S, 1914.
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3 Commissioner of Indian Affairs,
Walter, Daniels, a half-blood of this reservation,
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j^J I was.fishing in one of the streams on the Indian Grazing re-
37 I serve recently and had not bought a license to hunt or fish
^ . as is reouirsd by the state law. Ke was observed bv a dec-
-vA) | uty game warden and a complaint was sworn to by the warden
v-i j before a local Justice of the Peace and a warrant was issued
V) j and Walter was arrested by a local constable.
' j ./alter appealed to me for an opinion as "35) whether
) i or not it is necessary for him to buy a license to hunt or
fish on the Federal Reserve and in the light of existing
treaties I advised him that I doubt whether he can be forced
to procure a license. I agreed to write the Office foe ar.
official opinion on the subject. The Justice has agreed
to withold further action in the matter until such time as
the opinion of the Office is obtained, o 7 -yy•
It seems that In one of tho orld treaties, the
Uncompahgre Indians were guaranteed the right to hunt on
the land3 of their reservation, 30 long as the game lasted
and they were at peace with the-, white people. This treaty
seems to have been reaffirmed and extended so as to include
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