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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the commissioner of Indian affairs, for the year 1892
([1892])

Agreement with the Crow Indians,   pp. 748-750 PDF (1.4 MB)


Page 748

748           AGREEMENT WITH THE CROW           INDIANS. 
The Indians complain that the stipulations of the treaty of December 8, 1890,
have not been complied with. They especially request that a subagency be
built 
at Pryor Creek and blacksmith and teacher be placed in the shop and school-
house already built there. They are also dissatisfied that the ditches are
not 
being built more rapidly. Many Indians and mixed-bloods who desire to take
their teams to work on the ditches are unable to do so because the superinten-
dent can not give them employment. 
The Commission most respectfully recommends that the stipulations of the
treaty of December 8, 1890, be complied with as rapidly as possible, and
that 
the superintendent in charge of irrigation on the Crow Reserve be instructed
to 
push the work of building ditches. If the Department cannot conveniently
fur- 
nish him with sufficient skilled employes or plow teams to block out more
work, 
the Commission would recommend that small contracts be let to educated In-
dians and mixed-bloods, or whites intermarried with them. The Indian con-
tractors could then obtain the necessary help,'and teams, and implements
them- 
selves. 
The Commission is under many obligations to the Crow Agent, Maj. M. P. 
Wyman, and his corps of assistants, as well as to the interpreters employed.
Respectfully submitted. 
ELBERT D. WEED, 
FELLOWS D. PEASE, 
FRED. I. FOSTER. 
AGREEMENT WITH THE CROW INDIANS.* 
I      CROw AGENCY, MONT., August 27, 1892. 
We, the undersigned, adult male Indians of the Crow tribe, now residing on
the Crow Indian Reservation in the State of Montana, do, on this 27th day
of 
August, A. D. 1892, hereby consent and agree that the agreement entered into
by and between J. Clifford Richardson, C. M. Dole, and R. J. Flint, commission-
ers on the part of the United States, and said Indians, on the 8th day of
Decem- 
ber, A. D. 1890, which agreement was ratified and confirmed by the act of
Con- 
gress approved March 3, 1891, shall be amended and modified as follows: 
First. It is hereby stipulated and agreed that the persons named in the ac-
companying schedule, marked "A," hereto attached and made a part
of this agree- 
ment, include all the members of said tribe who are entitled to the benefits
of 
the eleventh section of said agreement of December 8, 1890, and that each
of said 
persons is entitled to the land therein described as his selection, in full
satisfac- 
tion of his claim under said section, and that the persons named in the accom-
panying schedule, marked " B,', hereto attached and made a part of this
agree- 
ment, include all the members of said tribe who are entitled to the benefits
of 
the twelfth section of said agreement of December 8, 1890 (and of the proviso
of 
the thirty-fourth section of the act of Congress approved March 3, 1891,
extend- 
ing the privilege of making selections on the ceded lands for a period of
sixty 
days), and that each of said persons therein named is entitled to retain
the tract 
of land heretofore selected by him within the limits of the tract of land
therein 
described as containing his selection of his claim-under the said section
(or the 
said proviso); Provided, however, that any of such Indians named as above
in said 
schedules "A" or "B "shall have the right, at any time
within three years from 
the 1st day of July, A. D. 1892, to surrender his or her allotment or selection,
or 
the right to make such allotment or selection, and select a new allotment
within 
the limits of the retained reservation upon the same terms and conditions
as 
were prescribed in selecting the first allotment. 
It is further provided, That every Indian who shall surrender an allotment
or 
selection within the time specified, having improvements upon it, shall have
like improvements made for him upon the new allotment within said retained
reservation. 
Second. It is hereby stipulated and agreed that all the lands ceded by said
agreement may be opened to settlement upon the approval of this agreement
by 
proclamation of the President: Provided, That all lands within the ceded
tract 
selected or set apart for the use of individual Indians, and described in
the 
aforesaid schedules "A" and "B," shall be exempt from
cession and shall re- 
main a part of the Crow Indian Reservation, and shall continue under the
ex- 
* For proclamation ope ning to settlement lands ceded by this agreement see
page 732.. 


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