The Department of the Interior (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1925 - 38 pages
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Page ii - Department and transferred to the Interior Department in 1849. Acts as the official guardian of the Indians ; promotes their health and physical welfare ; directs the education of Indian children ; encourages their native arts and crafts ; reclaims their lands and develops the natural resources in timber and minerals:, supervises their funds; adjusts heirship matters and handles all Indian. affairs of the Government.
Page 36 - prohibited from ever selling or letting to any corporation or individual, except a municipality or a municipal water district or irrigation district, the right to sell or sublet the water or the electric energy sold or given to it or him
Page 36 - That the grantee is prohibited from ever selling or letting to any corporation or individual, except a municipality or a municipal water district or irrigation district, the right to sell or sublet the water or the electric energy sold or given to it or him...
Page 17 - Upon the acquisition by the United States from Mexico of the territory now comprising the State of New Mexico, those Indians and the lands in question came under the jurisdiction of the United States. The relationship of the inhabitants of this territory and the Government of the United States was established by the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. In 1859 Congress confirmed the Spanish grants to the Indians, subject, however, to any valid adverse rights, should any exist. This 1924 report further...
Page 10 - For the purpose of giving this responsibility of government in all of its aspects the consideration it demands, I have constituted a Federal Oil Conservation Board consisting of the Secretaries of War, Navy, Interior, and Commerce, to study the Government's responsibilities and to enlist the full cooperation of representatives of the oil industry in the investigation. The...
Page ii - Makes topographic and geological maps of the United States and Alaska; studies the surface and underground water resources : prepares and distributes reports on gold, silver, petroleum, and other mineral deposits ; and through a conservation branch classifies public lands and supervises engineering phases of mineral leasing.
Page ii - Established in 1902 for the purpose of developing agricultural possibilities of the arid and semiarid regions of the United States. This bureau constructs and operates irrigation works : collects annual payments from water users for cost of irrigation ; promotes knowledge of irrigation methods, suitability of crops, availability of markets, and improvement of farm homes.
Page ii - ... World War. Administers the civil service retirement act, handling and paying annuities to retired employees of the Government. BUREAU OF EDUCATION. Established as a department under the- act of March 2, 1867 (14 Stat. 434), and became a bureau of the Interior Department in 1869 (15 Stat. 106). Furthers education by the compilation and dissemination of data covering education in the United States and foreign countries; conducts university, college, and school surveys, including experiments...
Page ii - Department in 1869. Furthers education by the compilation and dissemination of data covering education in the United States and foreign countries ; conducts university, college, and school surveys, including experiments in education; operates Government schools for the natives of Alaska, and has supervision of the development of the reindeer industry of the Territory. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. Established in 1879.
Page 3 - Our economic growth has been advanced only by the liberal and often reckless utilization of natural resources. Its future expansion will depend upon a more thorough and intelligent conversion of our remaining natural wealth to industrial necessities. Nothing can justify reckless use of our people's inheritance from nature or other encroachments upon the capital of our future generations...

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