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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the commissioner of Indian affairs, for the year 1892
([1892])

Reports of agents in Oregon,   pp. 409-426 PDF (9.4 MB)


Page 409

On account of the distance 
cult to keep the children in s 
and Otoes keep some familie 
tendance for the year was bi 
poo girls in a missionary's fc 
could read the primary book 
The hearty cobperatiqn of 
brought the Indian pupils re 
year. Our improvements nc 
erected at a cost of $5,115. A 
and helpers, $2,318. 
With thanks for uniform I 
sionary efforts, I am, 
Very respectfully, youi 
SAMUEL L. PATRICK, 
U S, Indian Agent. 
REPO 
REPOI 
SIR: In compliance w 
I have the honor to subi 
past year. 
Agriculture.-The fact 1 
upon the products of ti 
portant. I am happy to 
New lands are being c 
couraging; a good crop 
treme dry season the an 
noticeable improvemen 
are giving more attent 
grain does not do for all 
year, and as much as wa 
his land, he now realize 
grain, and a great many 
now preparing the grou 
Stock.-They have aboi 
of them have a few sv 
ducks, geese, and turke4 
Products.-The product 
On school farm- 
Wheat- 
Oats 
Potatoes _i-- 
Turnips_ 
By the Indians- 
W heat --------- 
Oats. 
Potatoes 
Onions - 
Beans_ 
Hay-------- 
Sanitary.-The sanitar3 
when we take into con 
which they are more or 
reports the number of Ii 
year, 203; births, 10; d( 
Employ .-The employ 
miller and sawyer, 1 bl 
prentices (Indians). Ac 
all competent and faithf 
Court of Indian offenses.- 
during the year, and th( 
PORTS OF, -AGENTS IN OREGON.40 
from the mission at which many of the trlbes are located it is diffi- 
school. Thes"-ghost daice  and other attractions of the Pawnees 
s from the reservation most of the time, so that the average at- 
at 8. During 3 months of the year we have had 4 Mexican Kicka- 
amily, where they werb taught housekeeping and letters untilthey 
Christian employ6s. at the Shawnee Indian boarding school has 
gularly to the Bible. school and church service throughout the 
)w embrace four schools and meeting houses, and five dwellings, 
Lmount expended this year for support of missionaries, teachers, 
kindness and official courtesies extended in promoting our mis- 
r friend, 
CHAS. W. KIRK, 
Superintendent Friends Indian Mission. 
RTS OF AGENTS IN OR EGON. 
ET OF GRANDE RONDE AGENCY. 
GRANDE RONDE AGENCY, OREGOI'-T, 
August 4, 1892. 
ith the instructions of the Department of June 23, 1892, 
mit the annual report pertaining to the agency for the 
that these Indians are an agricultural people and depend 
aeir farms for their living renders this subject all-im- 
report an increased interest in farming from last year. 
,eared, fields enlarged, and the general outlook is en- 
of wheat and oats was produced, but owing to the ex- 
aount fell short in the number of bushels. There is one, 
t in the farming of these people, and that is that they 
tion to their seed; they are learning that one kind of 
I kinds of land, and as I have taken pains with them this 
s in my power furnished each man with grain suitable to 
s the benefits accruing to him in the sowing of the proper 
of them will sow fall grain this coming year, in fact are 
nd. 
ut 400 head of horses and about 700 head of cattle; all 
vine; some have a few sheep- and all have chickens, 
ys. 
bions for this year are as follows: 
-                               bushels_     510 
------------------------------do-.-          817 
--- -- - - -- - - - - -- -- - - -- - - -- - -d o  ....  1 18   "   
: 
------_do         11 
*------------ -----------------    d          5 
............-            -bushels__       4,130 
----do---- 14,092 
_-------------                      do -..  900 
------------------------------do----          60 
- - - - - --- - - - - - - - - -------do---   45 
--------------                      tons._._ 800 
y condition of the Indians is as good as could be expected, 
sideration the pr evalence of tub3rculous diseases with 
less affected. Dr. Andrew Kersha#, agency physician, 
ndians who have received medical treatment during the 
eaths, 16 one accidental.       """':S 
6 force of the agency propair consists of 1-physician, I  -  - 
acksmith (white men); 1 carpenter, 1 farmer, and 2 ap- ..  _.:; 
3tive employment is found. for all the for'ce, and they are .:( 
[ul in the discharge of their duti  s. 
-But very few crimes were committed within this agency    ":- 
ese were minor ones, by Indians, for which the offenders    ' 


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