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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])

Indian legislation passed during the second and third sessions of the Fifty-eighth Congress,   pp. 441-471 PDF (16.2 MB)


Page 456

456      REPORTS OF THE        DEPARTMENT      OF THE INTERIOR. 
ARTICLE X. It is further understood that nothing in this agreement shall
be construed to 
deprive the said Indians of the Shoshone or Wind River Reservation, Wyoming,
of any bene- 
fits to which they are entitled under existing treaties or agreements, not
inconsistent with 
the provisions of this agreement. 
ARTICLE XI. This agreement shall take effect and be in force when signed
by U. S. Indian 
Inspector James McLaughlin and by a majority of the male adult Indians parties
hereto, 
and when accepted and ratified by the Congress of the United States. 
In witness whereof, the said James McLaughlin, U. S. Indian Inspector, on
the part of the 
United States, and the male adult Indians belonging on the Shoshone or Wind
River Indian 
Reservation, Wyoming, have hereuntq set their hands and seals at the Shoshone
Agency 
Wyoming, this twenty-first day of April, A. D. Nineteen hundred and four.
JAMES McLAUGHLIN, [SEAL.] 
U. S. Indian Inspector. 
No.                Name.                  Age.j Mark.           Tribe. 
1 George Terry----------------------------. 48-.-.-- Shoshone (Seal). 
2  M yron  H unt . . . ..-.     .  ..---------------------------  48  X 
"  (Seal). 
(And 280 more Indian signatures.) 
We, the undersigned, hereby certify that the foregoing agreement was fully
explained by 
us in open council to the Indians of the Shoshone or Wind River Reservation,
Wyoming; that 
it was fully understood by them before signing, and that the agreement was
duly executed 
and signed by 282 of said Indians. 
CHARLES LAHOE, 
Shoshone Interpreter. 
MICHAEL MANSON, 
Arapahoe Interpreter. 
SHOSHONE AGENCY, WYOMING, 
April 22, 1904. 
We, the undersigned, do hereby certify that we witnessed the signatures of
James 
McLaughlin, U. S. Indian Inspector, and of the two hundred and eighty-two
(282) Indians 
of the Shoshone or Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, to the foregoing agreement.
JOHN ROBERTS, 
Missionary of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church on the Reservation. 
JOHN S. CHURCHWARD, 
Assistant Clerk, Shoshone Agency, Wyo. 
SHOSHONE AGENCY, WYOMING, 
April 22nd, 1904. 
1 hereby certify that the total number of male adult Indians, over eighteen
(18) years of 
age, belonging on the Shoshone or Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, is four
hundred and 
eighty-four (484), of whom two hundred and eighty-two (282) have signed the
foregoing 
agreement. 
H. E. WADSWORTH, 
U. S. Indian Agent. 
SHOSHONE AGENCY, WYOMING, 
April 22nd, 1904. 
Therefore 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in 
Congress assembled, That the said agreement be, and the same is hereby, accepted,
ratified, 
and confirmed, except as to Articles II, III, and IX, which are amended and
modified as 
follows, and as amended and modified are accepted, ratified, and confirmed:
ARYICLE II. In consideration of the lands ceded, granted, relinquished, and
conveyed by 
Article I of this agreement, the United States stipulates and agrees to dispose
of the same, 
as hereinafter provided, under the provisions of the homestead, town-site,
coal and mineral 
land laws, or by sale for cash, as hereinafter provided, at the following
prices per acre: All 
lands entered under the homestead law within two years after the same shall
be opened for 
entry shall be paid for at the rate of one dollar and fifty cents per acre;
after the expiration 
of this period, two years, all lands entered under the homestead law within
three years there- 
from shall be paid for at the rate of one dollar and twenty-five cents per
acre; tbat all 
homestead entrymen who shall make entry of the lands herein ceded within
two years after 


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