Leadership

The Pueblo Indians and Irrigation.

Issue 3 and Volume 7.

The Pueblo Indians and Irrigation. Regarding the trouble between the Pueblo Indians and the Rio Grande Irrigation and Colonization Company referred to in our columns last week, a press dispatch from Los Vegos, N. M., says: A dispatch was sent all over the country to the effect that the Pueblo Indians in Bernalilio county had stopped the work on the big ditch of the Rio Grande Irrigation and Colonization Company by threatening to fight if the workwas continued. This statement does injustice to the Pueblo Indians. The facts are that two months ago capitalists of Boston, New York and New Mexico purchased a great deal of land near the Rio Grande river. The lands are now valuable only for grazing purposes, but with irrigation their value would at once increase many fold. The syndicate purchased the charter of the Rio Grande Irrigation and Colonization Company and prepared to issue $3,000,000…

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