Navajo Superintendent Annual Reports, 1918


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- 11- 11 on rain fall. The greatest insect pest the Indians has to contend with are the cut worms. Over two thirds of their farm products are consumed by themselves. All seed is saved for the following season' s planting. Better tools and implements are being used. All able bodied Navajos make an endeavor to raise some kind of a crop and a little gard en in sheltered spots. However, stock raising is theer business and farming and gardening is only a side issue with them. Nearly every family on and off of the reservation have land fenced for garden and pe stures, for saddle ponies. There are several hundred miles of road on the reservation that is practically kept up by the Indians for their own conveniences. There are no allotments on the reservation and those made on the public domain are to protect the Indians' homes and their improvements. There are a great number of families living on the public domain since their return from captivity. The general class of improvements seen on allotments are hogan, corrals, summer hogan and impliment sheds. With a few ex ceptions all Navajos under this jurisdiction are self supporting depending mostly on the live stock industry. Many able bodied men vork on the rail road and coal mines for a livelihood, The stock industry the past two years has decreased on account of shortage of grass on the range caused by several years of

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