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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)


Page 710

710     REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. 
if they have a population of 1,000 and less than 2,000, may proceed 
under said act of March 4, 1898, with the approval of the Secretary 
of the Interior. 
RAILROADS. 
A general act, applying to the whole Territory, authorizing rail- 
road companies to acquire lands by condemnation proceedings was 
passed by Congress on February 28, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 43), and is com- 
monly known as the "Enid and Anadarko Act." 
RECORDING ACT. 
An act of Congress approved February 19, 1903 (32 Stat. L., 841), 
provided for the record of deeds and other conveyances and instru- 
ments of writing in the Indian Territory. An additional recording 
district, No. 26, was established by the act of March 7, 1904 (33 Stat. 
L., 60). 
TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH LINES. 
Section 3 of the Indian appropriation act approved March 3, 1901 
(31 Stat. L., 1058), provided for the granting by the Secretary of the 
Interior of rights of way for telephone and telegraph lines through 
Indian Territory. 
OIL AND GAS PIPE LINES. 
The act of Congress approved March 11, 1904 (33 Stat. L., 65), 
authorized the Secretary of the Interior to grant rights of way for 
oil and gas pipe lines through Indian lands and through the Indian 
Territory. 
CORPORATIONS. 
The act of February 18, 1901 (31 Stat. L., 794), puts in force in the 
Indian Territory certain provisions of the laws of Arkansas relating 
to corporations, and requires certain actioh by foreign corporations 
before they are authorized to transact business in the Indian Territory.
INDIANS MADE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES. 
By act of March 3, 1901 (31 Stat. L., 1447), United States citizen- 
ship was conferred upon every Indian in the Indian Territory. 
INSANE. 
The act of April 28, 1904 (33 Stat. L., 539), authorized the Secre- 
tary of the Interior to make proper arrangements for the care and 
support of insane persons in the Indian Territory, and made an 
appropriation for that purpose. 
SCHOOLS. 
In addition to the schools maintained from tribal funds, Congress 
appropriated, by act of April 21, 1904 (33 Stat. L., 189), $100,000 
for the maintenance strengthening, and enlarging of said tribal 


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