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The Omahas have inhabited the region of their Reservation for many generations and are familia with every rood of the land and deeply attached to the locality. This peculiarity has an important factor in allotting the people and one which enhanced the difficulties of the work. The present remarkable advancement of the Tribe has been due to the influence of wise leaders among the people, and during the past two or three years, the progressive men have been discussing the expediency of leaving their old selections of 1871 taken amidst the bluffs of the Missouri and of opening up new farms in the Valley of the Logan where the land is well adapted to agriculture. In order to strengthen this plan and afford encouragement

Transcription Notes:
rood = a measure of land area equal to a quarter of an acre.