Text Copyright (c) 2004 Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne and Arapaho Collections.
Land Allotment Files.
|Note: As late as 1926 patents in fee simple were being denied because
of lack of education and general business abilities.
Many of the applicants were unable to speak or write English. Where land could be disposed of under supervision it was recommended the land be sold by the Agent and Commisioner of Indian Affairs.
Most of the land belonged to the elderly, orphans and those Indians considered incompetent by the arbitrary decision of both the Agent and Commissioner of Indian Affairs.