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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the commissioner of Indian affairs, for the year 1905
Part I ([1905])

Reports concerning Indians in Indian territory,   pp. 202-221 PDF (9.1 MB)


Page 202

202     REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE               INTERIOR. 
Roads and ditches.-In addition to the $1,546 paid for labor on roads and
ditches and other improvements of a semipublic nature, each able-bodied Indian
was required to perform 4 days' work on the roads. Over 200 days' work was
reported. This labor was expended in building roads up the mountains to 
the timber. Public roads on this reservation were located on higher ground
and where they would not interfere with farming operations. Altogether about
8 miles of new road were built during the year. One and one-half miles of
new ditch was also built. The Indians were very anxious to work for money
and furnished all labor, wood, grain, and hay for which we had money to pay.
Missionaries.-This reservation has been without a missionary this year 
until June. The Protestant Episcopal Church has a building here and Miss
Catherine C. Shaw, deaconess, and Miss Gertrude W. Welton have just been
sent here as missionaries. These Indians have very little religious training
and seem as loath to accept that as the other elements of the white man's
civilization. 
School.-An attendance of 96 was maintained during the year, which was 
higher than ever before. But owing to the crowded condition of the school,
caused by the fire last year, and epidemics of smallpox and la grippe, the
school 
work was not very successful. Had it not been for the efficiency of the 
employees it would have been a failure. About 50 children had smallpox in
a 
mild form, but none fatally. Several children were sent home during the year
suffering from tuberculosis and three have died from that disease. Three
others have died from other causes since school closed June 1. 
CLAUDE C. COVEY, 
Superintendent and Special Disbursing Agent. 
REPORTS CONCERNING INDIANS IN INDIAN TERRITORY. 
REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT IN CHARGE OF QUAPAW AGENCY. 
WYANDOTTE, IND. T., August 15, 1905. 
Accompanying this report and a part thereof are statistics relating to popu-
lation, civilization, religion, and industry of the- Quapaw, Wyandot, Seneca,
Confederated Peoria and Miami, Ottawa, Eastern Shawnee, and Modoc tribes,
whose reservations are within the jurisdiction of this agency. 
Tabulated statistics of the Quapaw Agency. 
Statistics.       ca    0 
05              0     ro 
0_ _4-)_       _                                     d           E 
Population, 1904---------------283  365  360  192  121  179  5     54  1,649
Population, 1905  ---    284   378   366  195  124   192   101    56  1,696
Males, 1905 ..-------------------134  177  175  92  61  112  112  28   821
Females, 1905-----------------150  201  191  103  63   80    59    28   
875 
Males over 18 ----    -    63   102    90   42  22     57    21    17   
414 
Females over 14            82   136   107   57  40     48    32    16   
518 
Males under 18-----------------71  75  85   50  39     55    21    11   407
Females under 14-------------- 68  65  84  46  23     32    27    12    357
Children between 6 and 16: 
Males------------41           38    45  30  21     33    11     3    ,2 
Female-------------------46   52     48  32, 17     23    15     8    241
Peoriaand 
Miami. 
Number of allotments---------247  241  436     218   157   117    68  1,4r4
Acres in each allotment-  24  {8 08 0 8 
160.1.0                                     48  ........ 
Acres allotted   ---   56,245 20,695 41,956  43,442 12,714 12,677  3,976
191,705 
Unallotted or tribal - ---------  160  55-------- .---------- 1,467  ........
 24  2,306 
Set aside for school and                 1 
church purposes           40   176    64       18    40           8    346
f{  1893  t1 f  18921  11           11 1 
Date of allotments---------{.....   1892 {902 }  1890  1892  1892  1 891
Number of acres to whichli                                 10 
Indian title has been extin-            i 
guished,---......... .... -  911 "  826  10,6.15!  19,775  771  1,282
 118  34,298 


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