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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the years 1921-1932
([1921-1932])

Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ended June 2, 1921,   pp. [1]-69 ff. PDF (26.8 MB)


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COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS. 
10 acres of nonirrigable land. The allotment work on the Umatilla 
Reservation in Oregon was continued, and a total of 798 allotments 
were approved, embracing approximately 64,000 acres. On the Bad 
River Reservation in Wisconsin 545 allotments were made and ap- 
proved, embracing approximately 12,000 acres. These allotments 
contain 20 acres each, and are supplemental to allotments previously 
made under the act of August 1, 1914 (38 Stat., 582-605). On the 
Lower Brule Reservation in South Dakota, 20 allotments were ap- 
proved, embracing approximately 3,200 acres, and on the Cheyenne 
River Reservation, South Dakota, 194 allotments were approved, em- 
bracing approximately 32,000 acres. In addition to the foregoing, 
allotments have been made and approved during the year on other 
reservations as follows: 
Number 
Reservation.                   of allot-  Area. 
ments. 
Acres. 
Colorado  River, Ariz ................................................................
 92  920.00 
Fallon, Nev...................................................-......................
 17  170.00 
W alker River, Nev..................................................................
1  20.00 
W arm  Springs, Oreg..............................-..................................
1  160.00 
Klamath, Oreg .............,........................................................
 3  479.47 
The surplus lands of the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana have 
been allotted under the act of June 30, 1919 (41 Stat. L., 3-16). 
These allotments consist of 828 original allotments of approximately 
320 acres each, and 3,485 additional allotments of approximately 80 
acres each. The schedules containing these allotments have been re- 
ceived but not yet approved. 
Allotments have been made to the Camp McDowell Indians in 
Arizona, consisting of 221 allotments of grazing land of approxi- 
mately 100 acres each, embracing lands on the camp McDowell Res- 
ervation, and 227 allotments of irrigable lands on the Salt River 
Reservation containing approximately 5 acres each. No action has 
yet been taken on the allotment schedule pending a thorough in- 
vestigation of the entire Camp McDowell situation. This investiga- 
tion has been ordered. It is the purpose of the office to see that the 
property rights of the Camp McDowell Indians are fully protected 
and that everything possible is done to promote their best interests. 
A schedule of 358 allotments to the heirs of deceased persons on 
the Crow Reservation, Mont., was received on June 29. The allot- 
ments aggregate 160 acres each; no action has yet been taken on 
this schedule. 
PUBLIC-DOMAIN ALLOTMENTS.-There were 417 allotments made 
and approved on land on the public domain in various States. ,These 
comprise an area of approximately 66,720 acres and were made in 
accordance with the provisions of the act of Congress of February 
8, 1887 (24 Stat., 388),as amended. During the previous fiscal year 
the regulations governing public-domain allotments were amended 
so that an Indian woman married to an Indian man, who has him- 
self received an allotment on the public domain or is entitled to 
one, is eligible to file an application in her own name, provided she 
is otherwise qualified. A considerable number of new applications 
have been filed by applicants having that status and a large number 


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