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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the commissioner of Indian affairs, for the year 1905
Part I ([1905])

Reports concerning Indians in Indian territory,   pp. 202-221 PDF (9.1 MB)


Page 206

206     REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. 
Disbursements-Continued. 
Warrant payments- 
-      Creek           ------------           $173,221.46 
Cherokee             ----------          163, 189. 54 
Chickasaw--------------------------------17, 566. 59 
$353, 977. 59 
Schools- 
Choctaw  tribal fund_ 
Five Civilized Tribes (Congressional appro- 
priation 
52, 208. 39 
96, 992. 3( 
) 
3 
Miscellaneous 
Town-site surveys and appraisements ----- 
Removal of intruders 
Sale and leasing of Creek and Cherokee lands- 
Choctaw-Chickasaw citizenship court 
Cherokee citizenship commission and witnesses  _--- 
Salary and expenses, revenue-inspection service ......... 
Exchange -- 
Public roads ---- 
Salary of agent, employees, office, incidental, and mis- 
cellaneous 
Paid royalties due individual Indians-     - 
Refunded for overpayment on town lots 
Total actual disbursements- 
Deposited Indian moneys to credit of various tribes --- 
Deposited on account of sale of town-site maps .......... 
Deposited to cover disallowances, etc 
Balance on hand, individual Indian moneys- 
Deposited unexpended balances- 
Deposited on account of sale of public property ------ 
Grand total----------------- 
149, 200. 75 
37, 699. 42 
30, 599. 68 
23, 954. 48 
1, 118. 50 
2, 924. 56 
32, 659. 08 
746. 05 
9, 908. 82 
57, 062. 35 
61,013. 23 
1, 580. 09 
1, 992, 410. 50 
1, 146, 697. 44 
465.35 
7.50 
63, 385. 24 
67, 658. 12 
93. 50 
3, 270, 717. 65 
Town lot payments and deeds.-The duty of the United States Indian agent 
at Union Agency, in connection with the various town sites in the Indian
Terri- 
tory, is solely to receive and properly credit moneys due the several nations
from individuals to whom town lots have been scheduled or appraised in the
so-called Government town sites, which town sites under existing law have
been 
set aside and reserved from allotment by the honorable Secretary of the Inte-
rior, surveyed, plated, and subsequently appraised and lots awarded to claimants
by a town-site commission. The work of surveying and appraising these town
sites and the disposition of the lots therein has been and is carried on
under the 
immediate direction of the United States Indian inspector for the Indian
Terri- 
tory, who prepares from the reports and schedules of the town-site commission
record books showing the condition of the title of each lot, which books
at the 
proper time are turned over by the inspector's office to the Indian agent,
record 
to be made therein of all payments properly tendered and received. 
The inspector or the town-site commission serves each person to whom a lot
has been scheduled with a notice advising him of the appraised value of such
lot and the terms under which he must pay. After such service, and not before,
the Indian agent accepts payment upon any particular lot. In instances where
the ownership of the lot or improvements is in question, or has not been
de- 
termined by the inspector or the town-site commission, such lot is marked
" Con- 
tested" or " In litigation " upon the record books turned
over to this office, and 
until advised by the inspector as to the disposition of such contest no payments
are received. 
Where lots are not listed or scheduled by the town-site commission or the
inspector's office to any person, but are held to be vacant, subject to sale
at 
public auction, such sales are duly advertised and carried on under the direction
of the inspector, at which time the Indian agent collects, at the place of
sale,, 
the amount of the first cash payment, which first payment, under the instruc-
tions of the Department, must be made at the time of sale by the successful
bidder or no sale is made and the lot is again offered at auction. 
As to the manner of making these payments and their relation to the 
appraised value of the lot, different provisions of law are in effect in
the various 
nations. 
In the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations, where improvements were erected 


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