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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1892
61st ([1892])

Agreement with Spokane Indians,   pp. 743-745 PDF (1.2 MB)


Page 744

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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