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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1905, Part I
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Indian legislation passed during the second and third sessions of the Fifty-eighth Congress,   pp. 441-471 PDF (16.2 MB)


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INDIAN LEGISLATION OF FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. 
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of the lands irrigated thereby, to be maintained at their expense, under
such forms of organi- 
zation and under such rules and regulations as may be acceptable to him:
Provided also, 
That the title to and the management and operation of the reservoirs, and
the works neces- 
sary for their protection and operation, shall remain in the Government until
otherwise pro- 
vided by Congress. 
SEC. 6. That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby vested with full power
and authority 
to make all needful rules and regulations as to manner of sale, notice of
same, and other 
matters incident to the carrying out of the provisions of this Act, and with
authority to 
reappraise and reclassify said lands if deemed necessary from time to time,
and to con- 
tinue making sales of the same, in accordance with the provisions of this
Act, until all of 
the lands shall have been disposed of. 
SEC. 7. That nothing in this Act contained shall be construed to bind the
United States 
to find purchasers for any of said lands, it being the purpose of this Act
merely to have the 
United States to act as trustee for said Indians in the disposition and sales
of said lands 
and to expend or pay over to them the proceeds derived from the sales as
herein provided. 
SEC. 8. That to enable the Secretary of the Interior to classify and appraise
the afore- 
said lands as in this Act provided, and to conduct the sales thereof, and
to define and mark 
the boundaries of the western portion of said reservation, including the
adjoining tract 
of two hundred and ninety-three thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven acres,
to which 
the claim of the Indians is, by this Act, recognized, as above set out, and
to complete the 
surveys thereof, the sum of fifty-three thousand dollars, or so much thereof
as may be 
necessary, is hereby appropriated from any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise
appro- 
priated, the same to be reimbursed from the proceeds of the sales of the
aforesaid lands: 
Provided, That when funds shall have been procured from the first sales of
the land the 
Secretary of the Interior may use such portion thereof as may be actually
necessary in 
conducting future sales and otherwise carrying out the provisions of this
Act. 
Approved, December 21, 1904. 
CHAP. 545. An Act To provide for the extension of time within which homestead
settlers may estab- 
lish their residence upon certain lands which were heretofore a part of the
Rosebud Indian Reservation 
within the limits of Gregory County, South Dakota, and upon certain lands
which were heretofore a 
part of the Devils Lake Indian Reservation, in the State of North Dakota.
[Vol. 33, p. 700.] 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America 
in Congress assembled, That the homestead settlers on the lands which were
heretofore a" 
part of the Rosebud Indian Reservation within the limits of Gregory County,
South Dakota, 
opened under an Act entitled "An Act to ratify and amend an agreement
with the Sioux 
tribe of Indians of the Rosebud Reservation, in South Dakota, and making
appropriation 
and provision to carry the same into effect," approved April twenty-third,
nineteen hun- 
dred and four, and the homestead settlers on the lands which were heretofore
a part of 
the Devils Lake Indian Reservation in the State of North Dakota, opened under
an Act 
entitled "An Act to modify and amend an agreement with the Indians of
the Devils Lake 
Reservation, in North Dakota, to accept and ratify the same as amended, and
making 
appropriation and provision to carry the same into effect," approved
April twenty-seventh, 
nineteen hundred and four, be, and they are hereby, granted an extension
of time in which 
to establish their residence upon the lands so opened and filed upon until
the first day of 
May, anno Domini nineteen hundred and five: Provided, however, That this
Act shall in 
no manner affect the regularity or validity of such filings, or any of them,
so made by the 
said settlers on the lands aforesaid; and it is only intended hereby to extend
the time for 
the establishment of such residence as herein provided, and the provisions
of said Acts 
are in no other manner to be affected or modified. 
Approved, February 7, 1905. 
CHAP. 553. An Act To open to homestead settlement and entry the relinquished
and undisposed of 
portions of the Round Valley Indian Reservation, in the State of California,
and for other purposes 
[Vol. 33, p. 706.] 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America 
in Congress assembled, That all lands relinquished from the Round Valley
Indian Reserva- 
tion, in the State of California, under an Act entitled "An Act to provide
for the reduction 
of the Round Valley Indian Reservation, in the State of California, and for
other purposes," 
approved October first, eighteen hundred and ninety, which have not heretofore
been dis- 
posed of; shall be surveyed in accordance with the Government surveys and
shall also be 
reappraised exclusive of improvements by a commission of three disinterested
persons 
to be appointed by the President, or by a trusted inspector or special agent
of the Depart- 
ment of the Interior, as the President in his discretion may direct. The
said lands when 
surveyed and appraised shall be subject to settlement and entry under the
provisions of 


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