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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
UNITED STATES INDIAN SERVICE
UINTAH & OUPAY SCHOOL.
Pt.Duchesne, Utah. Jan. 25, 1917.
Commissioner of Indian Affairs,
Washington, D. C.
In response to the above cited Office letter dis- ^
cussing the Agency buildings at this jurisdiction, would
say that these buildings are under the jurisdiction of
the .'/ar Department, and this fact maPes it rather unpleasant
for the administration, particularly, as there
is constant agitation by local people In an effort to
secure possession of this abandoned Military post and
the 150 aeros of ground connected therewith. It makes
things very uncertain for the administration. ,/e never
7:now at .That time the Post "ill be turned over to the
State for some purpose; we never know at what time the
War Department will again seek possession. If some
action could be taken to settle the matter and to seoure. ...'•'•
the title to this post and to the 150 acres of land referred
to, it would be very desirable from our viewpoint. As I
understand it, the title rests in the Indians, and the
Military Authorities are allowed the; use and occupancy of
the ground so long as may be necessary. I would recommend