Report on Population and Resources of Alaska at the Eleventh Census: 1890 (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1893 - Alaska - 282 pages
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Page 288 - SEC. 15. That until otherwise provided by law the body of lands known as Annette Islands, situated in Alexander Archipelago in Southeastern Alaska, on the north side of Dixon's Entrance, be, and the same is hereby, set apart as a reservation for the use of the Metlakahtla Indians, and those people known as Metlakahtlans who have recently emigrated from British Columbia to Alaska, and such other Alaskan natives as may join them, to be held and used by them in common, under such rules and regulations,...
Page 288 - States marshal, ex otficio surveyor-general of Alaska, for an estimate of the cost of making a survey of the lands occupied by such person, association, or corporation, and the cost of the clerical work necessary to be done in the office of the said United States marshal, ex officio...
Page 227 - Company was not only willing but anxious to accept payment in land-otter skins. The Chinese also have a liking for this fur. The land otter is found on the whole coast of Alaska, from the southern boundary to the northern shore of Norton Sound. It also occurs on all the islands inside of these limits as far as Unimak in the west and Nunivak in the north. Within the Arctic Circle the land otter is confined to the upper courses of rivers emptying into Kotzebue Sound and the Arctic Ocean, such as the...
Page 288 - States marshal, ex officio surveyor-general, of the said certificates of deposit, he shall employ a competent person to make such survey, under such rules and regulations as may be adopted by the Secretary of the Interior, who shall make his return of his field notes and maps to the office of the said United States marshal, ex officio...
Page 82 - The bitter is the principal berry, and is about 5 times as large as the cultivated ones, often measuring an inch and a quarter to an inch and a half long by an inch or more across.
Page 226 - found thousands of seaotter skins in the possession of chiefs, the animal has been almost exterminated, and there can be no doubt that, had it not been for the...
Page 288 - Territories now or hereafter in possession of and occupying public lands in Alaska for the purpose of trade or manufactures, may purchase not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres...
Page 288 - SEC. 14. That none of the provisions of the last two preceding sections of this act shall be so construed as to warrant the sale of any lands belonging to the United States which shall contain coal or the precious metals, or any town site, or which shall be occupied by the United States for public purposes, or which shall be reserved for such purposes, or to which the natives of Alaska have prior rights by virtue of actual occupation, or which shall be selected by the United States Commissioner of...
Page 288 - That on the receipt by the United States marshal, ex officio surveyorgeneral, of the said certificates of deposit, he shall employ a competent person to make such survey, under such rules and regulations as may...
Page 221 - Alaska to assemble many such parties, numbering from 40 to fiO canoes, and to carry them on sailing or steam vessels to the more distant hunting grounds. Upon landing, these parties pitch their tents in locations not visible from the sea, and the hunters, who are generally accompanied by a few women to do the camp work, settle down in patience for the first favorable day, as only a smooth sea and clear weather permit of pursuing the sea otter with canoes with any prospect of success. In the inhospitable...

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