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Ceding the arid lands to the states and territories.

United States. Congress. House

Ceding the arid lands to the states and territories.

by United States. Congress. House

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Deserts,
  • Forests and forestry,
  • Irrigation

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesCeding arid lands to States and Territories, and providing for irrigation and protection of forest lands and pasture lands, with Appendixes A and B
    SeriesH.rp.3767
    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands in the U.S
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination204 p.
    Number of Pages204
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16013581M

    That is a lot of land! Sand deserts alone - and they are but one type of arid land - cover a total area almost twice the size of the U. S. That, too, is a huge chunk of territory. Some sixty countries - about half of the nations in the world - are affected by aridity. Even in the agriculturally rich continental American states, 32 percent of. In the government of the United States, which has ever acted paternally toward the Indians, treating with them. Great Britain did the same with the East Indians as though they were a civilized people, availed itself of the savages desire to sell lands encroached upon by the whites and set apart, for a general reservation, , square miles.

    tives of the western states and terri tories have been appointed delegates, some of them, notably Governor Mur phy of New Mexico, will not be pres ent, as they favor ceding the arid lands to the states and territories for reclamation by them and oppose the idea of federal reclamation, which is championed by the national irrigation congress. THE CAREY ACT. REPORT OF ARID LAND COMMISSION AND REC^ OMMENDATION OF THE GOVERNOR REGARDING IRRIGATION. In the year , Congress passed an Act donating to the State of Montana, upon certain conditions one million acres (if the Arid Lands of the United States within the boundaries of said State.

    The United States of America was created on July 4, , with the Declaration of Independence of thirteen British colonies in North the Lee Resolution of July 2, , the colonies resolved that they were free and independent states. Their independence was recognized by Great Britain in the Treaty of Paris of , which concluded the American Revolutionary War. Start studying The Topography of Arid Lands. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.


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Through the Act, individuals may apply for a desert-land entry to reclaim, irrigate, and cultivate arid and semiarid public lands.