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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1879
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Table showing agricultural improvements, stock, productions, and sources of subsistence of the different Indian tribes,   pp. 246-247-262 PDF (3.5 MB)


Page 262

262          RECAPITULATION OF AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS. 
RECAPITULATION. 
Number of acres in Indian reservations* ..................................................
159, 073, 923 
Number of acres tillable2...................................................................
 24,186, 255 
Number of whites unlawfully on reserves.       .      .      .     .    
 ..------------------------------------------- 1, 776 
Number of acres occupied by white intruders.    .     .    .     .   ..-----------------.
..---------------------- 93, 966 
Number of acres cultivated by the government during the year ............................
    4, 677 
Number of acres cultivated by school children during the year............................
     '620 
Number of acres cultivated by Indians during the year.    .     .    .  
  ..------------------------------- 157, 056 
Number of acres broken by the government during the year.           ..-----------------------------
2, 861 
Number of acres broken by Indians during the year.      .      .      . 
  ..----------------------------------  24, 270 
Number of allotments made in severalty to Indians ........................................
    2 963 
Number of rods of fencing made during the year..........................................
   169, 326 
Produce raised during the year. 
Bushels of wheat, by government, 15,232; by Indians, 328,637 ..............................343,
869 
Bushels of corn, by government, 10.814; by Indians, 643,286----............................
654,100 
Bushels of oats and barley, by government, 17,023; by Indians, 189,054.-------------------
206, 077 
Bushels of vegetables, by government, 11,925; by Indians, 390,698.     ..-----------------------
1402, 623 
Tons of hay cut, by government, 4,698; by Indians, 48,333.    .     .   
  ..------------------------------  53, 031 
Number of melons raised, by government, 200, by Indians, 234,900........................235,100
Number of pumpkins raised, by government, 400; by Indians, 392,860......................393,
260 
Stock owned. 
Horses, by government, 592; by Indians, 199,732..      .    ..------------------------.-------------.
200, 324 
Mules, by government, 245; by Indians, 2,872.    .      .      .    .   
  ..---------------------------------------- 3, 117 
Cattle, by government, 8,295; 'by Indians, 68,894...........................................77,189
Swine, by government, 448; by Indians, 32,537.............................................
  32: 985 
Sheep, by government. -    ; by Indians, 863,525.   .     .     .    .  
  ..------------------------------------- 863, 525 
Other results of Indian labor. 
Feet of lumber sawed ......................................................................
 4, 793, 292 
Cords of wood cut.     .   .    .    .     .   .    .    .    .    .    .
   ..------------------------------------------------------------ 85,167
Value of robes and furs sold ...............................................................
 $158, 089 
Number of bricks burned.      .   .    .    .    .   .    .    .    .   
..-------------------------------------------------------. 50, 000 
Number of shingles made.     .     .    .     .   .     .    .     .   .
    ..------------------------------------------------------- 78, 500 
Number of pounds of maple-sugar made.       .    .     .     .     .    .
    ..------------------------------------------- 444, 500 
Number of willow baskets made...-           .  .   .   .   .   .   .  . 
 ..---------------------------------------------  1, 450 
Number of barrels of fish sold.    .     .    .     .      .     .    . 
   ..---------------------------------------------------- 6, 480 
Number of cords of hemlock bark pared for sale........------------------------------------
   2, 500 
* Number of pounds of snakeroot gathered........................-..........................
  35 000 
1 Number of pounds of butter made .........................................................
    1;100 
Five civilized tribes in the Indian Territory. 
Number of acres under cultivation-..    .     .   .      .     .   .    
.    ..----------------------------------------------  273 000 
Number of bushels of wheat raised-----------------------------------------------.........
  565) 400 
N um ber  of  bushels  of  corn  raised  ................................................
-" - 2, 015, 000 
Number of bushels of oats and barley raised..    ..     .   ..    ..    
.   ...-----------------------------------  200, 500 
Number of bushels of vegetables raised...................................................
  336, 700 
Number of tons of hay cut ----------------------------------------------------------------
176,500 
Number of horses owned.     .    .    .    .    .   .    .    .    .   ..-------------------------------------------------------.
45, 500 
Number of mules owned.      .     .     .    .    .     .     .    .    .
    ..-------------------------------------------------------- 5, 500 
Number of cattle owned ......-...-------------------------------------------------------272,
000 
Number of swine owned-----------------....................................................
 190 000 
Number of sheep owned.      .     .    .    .    .     .     .    .    .
   ..-------------------------------------------------------- 32 400 
Number of bales of cotton raised ..........................................................
  10$ 550 
Indian lands without agency, viz: 
Pnonca Reserve in Dakota------------------------------------------------------96,
000 
Ccur d'Alne Reserve in Idaho..........................................................
   736, 000 
Black Bob and Miami Reserves in Kansas ................................................
      35, 721 
Mille Lac Reserve in Minuesotat .........................................................
    61,014 
Columbia Reserve in Washington Territory1..............................................
   1, 894, 400 
Total...............................................................................
 2, 823,135 
The Mille Lac Chippewas are under the White Earth Agency. 


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