United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1883
Indian legislation passed during the second session of the Forty-seventh Congress, pp. 184-191 PDF (3.2 MB)
188 INDIAN LEGISLATION. Boundaries. SEC. 3. That all that part of the Territory of Dakota bounded as fol- lows, to wit, commencing at a point on the twelfth standard parallel between ranges sixty-three and sixty-four; thence north to the north boundary of the Territory of Dakota; thence west along said boundary to the eleventh guide meridian; thence south along said meridian to the twelfth standard parallel; thence east to the place of beginning, be, and the same is hereby, constituted a new land district, and the office Location of of- in said district shall be located at such place as shall be designated by fice, &c. the President of the United States. Appointment SEC. 4. That thePresident, by and with the advice and consent of the of registers and Senate, is hereby authorized to appoint a register and a receiver for receivers author- each of said land districts, who shall discharge like and similar duties ized. Duties, c0r- and receive the amount of compensation allowed by law to other officers pensation. discharging like duties in the land offices of said Territory: Provided, Inoperative un- That such officers shall not be appointed nor land offices opened in the til a cession of districts created by the first and second sections of this act until a ces- country bySioux is ratified. sion shall have been made by treaty duly ratified by Congress of a por- tion of the Great Sioux Indian Reservation within the limits of the said districts. Approved, March 3,1883. [PUBLIC-No. 80.] CHAP. 141.-AN ACT making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropria tions for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eightyf three, and for prior years, and for those certified as due by thelaecounting officers o the Treasury in accordance with section four of the act of June fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, heretofore paid from permanent appropriations, and for other purposes. [Vol. 22, p. 582.] Deficiency ap- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United propriation. States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereinafter stated, namely: INTERIOR DEPARTMENT. INDIAN AFFAIRS. Vol. 22, p. 585. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is hereby authorized to insti- Eastern Band lute a suit in the Court of Claims against the United States to deter- of Cherokee In- mine the rights of the said band in and to the moneys, stocks and dians authorized bonds, held by the United States in trust for the Cherokee Indians, tobring suit. &c. arising out of the sales of lands lying west of the Mississippi River, and in Courti of Claims against also in a certain other fund, commonly called the permanent annuity theUnited States. fund, to which suit the Cherokee Nation, commonly called the Cherokee Nation West, shall be made a party defendant. The said Eastern Band shall within three months after the passage of this act file a petition in said court, verified by the principal chief of said band, setting forth Cherokee Na- the facts upon which said claim is based. The said Cherokee Nation tion West made West shall within six months after the passage of this act file its answer a party defend- to said petition, and said cause shall proceed to final determination antProcedure. pursuant to the practice in said court, and such rules or orders as the said court way make in that behalf. Evidence to be The Secretary of the Interior shall transmit to said court, for the transmitted to consideration of said court, copies duly certified of all records, reports, said Court of papers, and other documents on file in the Department of the Interior Claims. which he may deem necessary to said cause or which may be requested by either of the parties hereinbefore referred to, and the said parties, respectively may take and submit to said court such additional compe- Jurisdiction. tent testimony as they may desire. And jurisdiction is hereby con- ferred upon said court to hear and determine what, if any, interest, legal or equitable, the said Eastern Band has in said moneys, stocks, bonds so held in trust as aforesaid by the United States, and shall enter Decree, a decree specifically defining the rights and interests of the said Eastern Band therein, and in any moneys hereafter to be derived from sources similar to those out of which the existing fund arose.
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