Congressional Edition Volume 3088

Congressional Edition Volume 3088

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...a word of English, and at the end of the term there was a marked improvement, and I consider the school quite a success and hope to be able to report still more improvement another year. I submit herewith a report from the school superintendent, as a part of my report, also the school statistics for the year. Recommendation.--I would most earnestly recommend, that a liberal allowance from the irrigation appropriation, be granted for the purpose of irrigating the lands on this reservation: also that a practical and experienced farmer be employed, to assist and instruct the Indians in properly irrigating, and laying out and repairing roads, and such other work as is very necessary in assisting and advising the Indians in taking care of their grain and hay. Indians belonging to but not residing on this reservation are variously estimated at from 1,000 to 2,000. As a rule they continue to live in aboriginal style. They buy from the "Boston man" (white man) a little flour, coffee, calico, and occasionally a blanket, and live in small villages, a few families in a place, along some of the mountain streams, where fish can be obtained. In summer they always go to the mountains: the men lie around the camps, perhaps occasionally hunting, while the women are laying in a supply of roots and berries for winter use. The camas root is their staple food, and it takes the place of our bread, and grows in great abundance on the marshy flats in the mountains; a great many of the reservation Indians depend largely upon this root for their food. The plant resembles an onion in size and shape, is dried in the sun, then baked in the ashes; sometimes being ground and mixed with flour. In the fall the Indians again return to the lower valleys to spend the...show more

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  • Paperback | 744 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,306g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236598334
  • 9781236598332