United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1892
Agreement with Spokane Indians, pp. 743-745 PDF (1.2 MB)
744 AGREEMENT WITH SPOKANE INDIANS. ARTICLE 4. It is further agreed that in case any Indian or Indians, parties hereto, have settled upon any of the unoccupied lands of the United States outside of said reservation, and have made improvements thereon with tlfe intention of perfect- ing title to the same under the homestead, pre-emption, or other laws of the United States, and residing on the same at the date of the signing of this agree- ment, he or they shall not be deprived of any right acquired by said settlement, improvement, or occupancy by reason of signing this agreement or removal to said Coeur d'Al6ne Reservation, and said tract or tracts of land shall continue to be held by said parties, and the same patented to them by the United States. ARTICLE 5. In consideration of the foregoing cessions and agreements the United States agrees to expend for the benefit of said Indians, parties -hereto, the sum of ninety-five thousand dollars, as follows, to wit: For the first year, thirty thou- sand dollars; for the second year, twenty thousand dollars, and for each suc- ceeding year thereafter for eight (8) years, five thousand dollars, said money to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior in the removal of the said Indians to the Coeur d'Alene Reservation, in erecting suitable houses, in assisting them in breaking lands, in furnishing them with cattle, seeds, and agricultural implements, saw and grist mills, thrashing-machines, mowers, clothing; provisions: in taking care of the old. sick, and infirm: in affording educational facilities, and in any other manner tending to their civilization and self-support: Provided, That in case any of the money herein provided for is not used or expended in any year for which the same is appropriated, said money shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Indians, parties hereto, to be used for their benefit under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior. ARTICLE 6. Itis further agreed that in addition to the foregoing provisions the United States shall employ and furnish a blacksmith and a carpenter to do necessary work and to instruct the Indians, parties hereto, in those trades. ARTICLE 7. It is further agreed that in the employment of carpenters, blacksmiths, team- sters, farmers, or laborers, preference shall in all cases be given-to Indians, par- ties hereto, who are qualified to perform the work or labor. ARTICLE 8. In order to encourage said Indians in taking allotments of land, and in pre- paring the same for cultivation, it agreed that when all of said Indians shall have selected and shall have broken five acres or more on each farm, the sum of $5,000 in money shall be given them out of the funds herein provided and distributed pro rata among them, provided that in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, a pro rata payment out of said fund may be made to any ten families who shall have complied with the provi- sions of this article as to breaking land. ARTICLE 9. In consideration of the ages of Chiefs Louis, Spokane Garry, Paul Schulhault, Antarchan, and Enoch, the United States agrees, in addition to the other bene- fits herein provided, to pay to each of them for ten years the sum of $100 per annum. ARTICLE 10. In case any Indian or Indians, parties hereto, shall prefer and elect to remove either to the Colville or Jocko Reservations, instead of the Coeur d'Alene Res- ervation, and shall give reasonable notice of the same, after the ratification of this agreement by Congress, he or they shall be permitted to do so, and shall re- ceive a pro rata share of all the benefits provided for in this agreement.
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