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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])

Report of the Indian inspector for Indian territory,   pp. 705-792 PDF (36.9 MB)


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708     REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. 
CHOCTAW- AND CHICKASAW AGREEMENTS. 
The original agreement with these nations was ratified by section 
29 of the act of June 28, 1898 (30 Stat. L., 495), which provided 
for citizenship rolls and distribution of lands to individuals. This 
agreement was entered into on April 23, 1897, and duly ratified by 
the tribes on August 24, 1898. 
A supplemental agreement with the Choctaw and Chickasaw na- 
tions was ratified by the act of Congress approved July 1, 1902 (32 
Stat. L., 641), and by the tribes September 25, 1902. The provisions 
of the supplemental agreement as to the sale of the coal and asphalt 
lands were modified by the Indian appropriation act approved April 
21, 1904 (33 Stat. L., 189), and special legislation as to the alienation
of lands was contained in the same act. 
CREEK AGREEMENT. 
The original agreement with this nation was entered into on March 
8, 1900, and ratified by an act of Congress approved March 1, 1901, 
(31 Stat. L., 861), and, with the exception of section 36 which was 
rejected, was accepted by the tribe May 25, 1901. 
A supplemental agreement is contained in the act of Congress ap- 
proved June 30, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 500), and was ratified by the tribe 
and became effective on July 26, 1902. 
Provision as to the sale of the residue of lands after allotment, and 
special legislation as to the alienation of allotments, is embodied in 
the Indian appropriation act approved April 21, 1904 (33 Stat. L., 
189). 
CHEROKEE AGREEMENT. 
The act of Congress approved July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 716), pro- 
vided for the allotment of land in the Cherokee Nation, the disposi- 
tion of town sites therein, and for other purposes. This act was 
accepted by the tribe at an election held on August 7, 1902. 
Certain provisions as to the rights of Delaware-Cherokee citizens, 
for payments to so-called intruders, and as to the claims of intermar- 
ried whites, and special legislation as to alienation, are incorporated 
in the Indian appropriation act approved April 21, 1904 (33 Stat. L., 
189), and additional legislation as to these matters is contained in 
the Indian appropriation act of March 3, 1905. 
TOWN SITES. 
The disposition of the town sites in the several nations is governed 
by the provisions of each agreement, except as modified by special 
acts mentioned below. 
The Indian appropriation act of May 31, 1900 (31 Stat. L., 221), 
modified the provisions of the Curtis Act and the agreements existing 
at that time concerning the surveying and platting of town sites, and 
authorized the Secretary of the Interior to make such surveys at all 
towns having a population of 200 or more, thus taking this work out 
of the hands of the town-site commissions, as before provided. 
Authority was granted the Secretary of the Interior, under certain 
conditions, to appoint a tribal member of the town-site commission to 


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