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Title: The New York Tribune's history of the United States, from the discovery of America until the present time, with a pocket atlas of the world, containing colored maps of each state and territory in the United States, with statistics showing products and resources of the various states; also, maps of every country in the world
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t average value of $2; oxen and other cattle,January, 1884, 520,000, valued at $8,840,000. Stringent laws to protect from encroachments by whites. Theycan hold land only by marrying into one of the tribes. Recentofllcial reports give Indian population about 80,000: Cherokees,20.000; Choctaws, 16,500; Creeks, 14,500; Chickasaws, 7,000; Semi-noles, 2,500; Osages, 2,390; Cheyennes, 3,298; Arapahoes, 2,676;Kiowas, 1,120; Pawnees, 1,438: Comanches, 1,475. No Territorial government has as yet been organized, owing todifferences in the views of Congress and the tribes. For eachagency, a deputy is appointed by the President to represent theunited States, but each tribe manages its own internal affairs.Mostof tlie tribes governed by chiefs. Of first five tribes, 83,6.50 can read, and have 16,200 houses, 196Bchools, and 8,250 pupils. Expended from tribal funds for educa-tional purposes, $156,856; from government appropriation forfreedmen, $8,500. ATLAS OF THE WORLD. 151 MAP OF INDIAN TERRITORY.
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16» ATLAS OF THE WOULD. COLORADO. Kol-o-rahdo. •♦ Centennial State. Part of Louisiana purchase of 1803. First explored by VaequtaCoronado under the Spanish, 1540. First expedition sent out byUnited States Government, under Major Pike, 1806; a second undercommand of Col. S. H. Long, 18-20, and in 1842-44, Gen. John C.Fremont made his celebrated trip across the Rocky Mountains.First settlements made by miners, 1858-9; formed from parts ofKansas, Nebraska, Utah and New Mexico ; organized as a Ter-ritory, February, 1861; admitted August 1,1876. Area, 103,925 square miles ; lengm, 380 miles ; breadth, 280miles ; principal rivers. North and South Platte, Arkansas, Snake,White and Green. Number counties, 40. Temperature at Denver:winter, 25° to 37° ; summer. 72° to 74°. Rainfall of the Stale from15 to 20 inches, falling mostly between May and Julv. Five United States laud districts, with offices at Oenver, Pueblo,Falrplay, Lake City and Central City. Denver, capital and metrop-olis,
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