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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1905, Part I

Indian legislation passed during the second and third sessions of the Fifty-eighth Congress,   pp. 441-471 PDF (16.2 MB)

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the homestead laws of the United States; and all actual and bona fide settlers
upon said 
lands on January first, nineteen hundred and four, shall have a preference
right to enter 
and hold the lands actually occupied by them, respectively, not exceeding
one hundred 
and sixty acres, and they shall be credited with the time they have actually
occupied the 
same on the time required by law to perfect title as homestead settlers.
Each entryman 
of any of said lands shall pay for the same at the appraised price, payments
to be made 
in five equal annual payments with interest on all deferred payments, at
the rate of five 
per centum per annum: Provided, That nothing in this Act shall prevent homestead
tlers from commuting their entries under section twenty-three hundred and
one, Revised 
Satutes, by paying for the land entered the appraised price, receiving credit
for payments 
previously made. In addition to the price to be paid for the land the entryman
pay the same fees and commissions at the time of commutation or final entry,
as now pro- 
vided by law, where the price of the land is one dollar and twenty-five cents
per acre: 
And provided further, That aliens who have declared their intention to become
of the United States may become purchasers under this Act, but before proving
up and 
acquiring title must take out their full naturalization papers: And provided
further, That 
all lands opend to settlement under this Act remaining undisposed of at the
expiration of 
five years from the taking effect of this Act may be sold and disposed of
for cash, under 
rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior.
SEC. 2. That the funds arising from the sale of said lands shall be disposed
of as pro- 
vided in section four of the Act of October first, eighteen hundred and ninety,
for the disposal of the Round Valley Indian Reservation. 
Approved, February 8, 1905. 
CHAP. 556. An Act To allow the Minneapolis, Red Lake and Manitoba Railway
Company to acquire 
certain lands in the Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota. [Vol. 33, p.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America 
in Congress assembled, That there is hereby granted to the Minneapolis, Red
Lake and 
Manitoba Railway Company, a corporation organized and existing under the
laws of the 
State of Minnesota, its successors and assigns, owning and operating, as
successor of the 
Red Lake Transportation Company, a line of railroad in the State of Minnesota,
its northern terminus at a point on the shore of Lower Red Lake, Minnesota,
in section 
nineteen, township one hundred and fifty-one north, range thirty-three west,
in the Red 
Lake Indian Reservation, as more particularly shown upon a map of definite
approved by the Secretary of the Interior February eighteenth, nineteen hundred
three, pursuant to the provisions of the Act of Congress approved March second,
hundred and ninety-nine, entitled "An Act to provide for the acquiring
of rights of way 
by railroad companies through Indian reservations, Indian lands, and Indian
ments, and for other purposes " (Thirtieth Statutes, nine hundred and
ninety), the right 
to select and take from the lands of the Red Lake Indian Reservation grounds
to its northern terminus, conforming to legal subdivisions and not to exceed
in extent 
three hundred and twenty acres. 
SEC. 2. That before title to said lands shall vest in the said railway company,
and before 
said company shall occupy or use said lands, compensation therefor shall
be made to the 
tribes of Indians residing upon the said reservation and to any individual
occupant of any 
of said lands. The amount of compensation for said lands shall be ascertained
and deter- 
mined in such manner as the Secretary of the Interior may direct and be subject
to his 
final approval. 
SEC. 3. That said company shall file maps, in duplicate, showing the definite
of the grounds so selected and taken, which said maps shall be subject to
the approval of 
the Secretary of the Interior; but no right of any kind shall vest in said
railway company 
in or to any part of the grounds herein authorized to be selected and taken
until the maps 
showing the same shall have been approved by the Secretary of the Interior
and until com- 
pensation aforesaid shall have been fixed and paid. 
SEC. 4. That the right herein granted shall be forfeited by said company
unless the 
maps showing the grounds authorized to be taken, as herein provided, shall
be filed and 
compensation aforesaid made within one year after the passage of this Act.
SEC. 5. The laws of the United States now in force, or that may hereafter
be enacted, 
prohibiting the introduction and sale of intoxicating liquors in the Indian
country, shall 
be in full force and effect throughout the territory hereby granted, until
otherwise directed 
by Congress or the President of the United States, and for that purpose said
tract shall 
be held to be and to remain a part of the diminished Red Lake Indian Reservation.
SEC. 6. That Congress reserves the right to alter, amend, or repeal this
Act or any part 
Approved, February 8, 1905. 

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