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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1883
([1883])

Statistics of stock owned, acreage cultivated, crops, and other results of Indian labor,   pp. 286-287-303 PDF (3.8 MB)


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CROPS, AND OTHER RESULTS OF INDIAN LABOR.                               
               303 
Comparative statentent showing increase in Indian produetions a d property
                  made in fire 
years. 
Indians, exclusive of five civilized tribes.      1879.        1880.    
   1881.        1882.      1883. 
Number of acres cultivated.-----------------157, 056           168, 340 
   205, 367     199, 982    210, 272 
Bushels of wheat raised--------------------328, 637           408, 812  
  451, 479    493, 933  1, 811,362 
Bushels of corn raised----------------------643, 286          604, 103  
  517, 642    849, 421    992, 496 
Bushels of oats and barley raised ..........-     189, 054     224, 899 
   343, 444     317, 294   374, 670 
Bushels of vegetables raised-..............     390, 698     375, 843   
 488, 792     516 995   a478, 318 
Feet of lumber sawed......................!4, 793, 292    4, 025, 612  4,
766, 679  4, 743,111  8,951,987 
Number of horses owned-................-- -      199, 732      211, 981 
   188, 402     184, 486    206, 738 
Number of cattle owned.---------------------68, 894             78, 939 
    80, 684      94, 932     97, 216 
Numbher of swine owned--------------------32, 537              40, 381  
   43, 913      39, 220     36, 676 
Number of sheep owned................-       863, 525      864, 216    977,
017  bl, 268, 283  1l, 174, 660 
Nubber of houses occupied-------.---------        11,634       12, 507  
   12# 893      14,607      25,207 
Number of Indian houses built during the 
year--------------------------------------1,211               1,639     
  1,409        1,597      2 503 
Number of Indian apprentices who have 
been learning trades------.----------------        185          358     
    456 1        617         620 
Five civilized tribes: 
Number of acres cultivated ........... i     273, 000      314, 398     348,
000     370, 000    400, 000 
Bushels of wheat raised.-----------------565, 400          336, 424     105,
000     180, 000    245, 00 
Bushels of corn raised..................2, 015, 000     2, 346, 042    616,
000 I 1,125, 000  1,215, 000 
Bushels of cats and barley raised ......      200, 000     124, 568     
74, 300     119, 500    202, 000 
Pounds of cotton raised-....-...........-d10, 530          d16, 800------------6,
050, 000e5, 900, 000 
Number of horses owned----------------45, 500              61,453       64,
600      50,500      78, 500, 
Number of mules owned................        - 5, 500      5,138        6.150
       5, 460     33. 070 
Number of cattle owned-............      272,000       297, 040     370,000
     455,000     600, 000 
Number of swine owned...............-190, 000             400, 282     455,
000     385, 500    466, 000 
Number of sheep owned...............       32, 400       34,034       33,
400      36, 450    46, 000 
a Exclusive of large quantities of melons and pumpkins.          bIncludes
goats at Navajo Agency. 
c The loss in sheep caused by the severity of the winter.            d Bales.
        e Pounds. 


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