Congressional Edition Volume 4645

Congressional Edition Volume 4645

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...Okla., August 22, 190S. Sir: In compliance with the regulations and official request, I have the honor to submit the following report of the affairs of this agency for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1903, being my fourth annual report. This agency embraces the Osage and Kaw (Kansa) Indian reservations. The Osage Beservation lies between the Arkansas River on the west and south, the State of Kansas on the north, and the ninety-sixth meridian of longitude on the east, and has a mean elevation of 816 feet above sea level. The land is about 60 per cent prairie and 40 per cent timbered. The prairie soil is about half sandstone and half limestone, and is fertile, raising an abundance of wild grass. The timber lands consist of river bottoms and broken hills, the best and worst land of the reservation. All parts of the reservation are well watered by innumerable spring streams, at least three of which assume considerable proportions. The slope of the land and course of all streams is southeast. The Osage Reservation has an area of 1,470,055 acres. The Kaw (Kansa) Beservation comprises an area of 100,141 acres, 20 per cent of which lies along the Arkansas River, and is the finest bottom land of the West. The balance is nearly all limestone upland, wheat land unsurpassed for fertility. This limestone soil in some instances is three and four feet deep. This reservation has been divided the past year in accordance with an act of Congress approved July 1, 1902. Each member of the tribe received approximately 406 acres, 160 acres of which is classed as a homestead and is inalienable and nontaxable for a period of twenty-five years; the balance, about 245 acres, is nontaxable for a period of ten years, but can be alienated under certain conditions and...
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  • Paperback | 364 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236563387
  • 9781236563385