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)
INDIAN LEGISLATION OF FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. 467 nineteen hundred and five, and living on said latter date, to citizens of the Creek tribe of Indians whose enrollment has been approved by the Secretary of the Interior prior to the date of the approval of this Act; and to enroll and make allotments to such children. That the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes is authorized for ninety days after the date of the approval of this Act to receive and consider applications for enrollment of infant children born prior to March fourth, nineteen hundred and five, and living on said latter date, to citizens of the Seminole tribe whose enrollment has been approved by the Secretary of the Interior; and to enroll and make allotments to such children giving to each an equal number of acres of land, and such children shall also share equally with other citizens of the Seminole tribe in the distribution of all other tribal property and funds. That the sum of three hundred thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated from the trust or invested funds of the Chickasaw tribe now in the Treasury of the United States belonging to said tribe, for the immediate payment of all the outstanding school war- rants of said tribe, legally issued for the purpose of maintaining the public schools of said tribe, such payment to be made under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior: Pro- vided, That any unexpended balance of said three hundred thousand dollars shall be held by the Secretary of the Interior and be by him added to the interests of the Chickasaw tribe in the coal and asphaltum royalty fund, and used for the maintenance of public schools of said tribe during the existence of the tribal government: And provided further, That the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars of the money in the Treasury belonging to the Creek Nation, derived from the sale of lots in town sites, is hereby appropriated and made immediately available for the payment, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, of the out- standing indebtedness of said Nation. That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any available funds of the Creek Nation of Indians in the Treasury of the United States, to the Turner Hardware Company, of Muscogee, Indian Territory, the sum of one thousand two hundred and forty-nine dollars and five cents, in full payment of accounts for certain school supplies purchased by the superintendents for the use of various Creek board- ing schools in the years eighteen hundred and ninety-nine and nineteen hundred, which accounts are approved by the superintendent of schools in Indian Territory. To reimburse Delos K. Lonewolf, a Kiowa Indian, for the value of the improvements owned by him and surrendered to the United States on the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indian Reservation, in Oklahoma, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, and the accept- ance of said sum by said Lonewolf shall be a complete and absolute bar to any and all claims against the United States for said improvements. That the Secertary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to George Walker, a Pottawatomie Indian, of Michigan, whose name was omitted from Sched- ule A of the findings of the Court of Claims, his proportionate share of the sum of seventy- eight thousand three hundred and twenty-nine dollars and twenty-five cents appropriated for certain Pottawatomies of Michigan by the Act approved April twenty-first, nineteen hundred and four, amounting to two hundred and eighty-seven dollars and ninety-seven cents. That the provision in the Indian appropriation bill for the fiscal year ending June thir- tieth, nineteen hundred and four, authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to sell the reisdue of the lands of the Creek Nation not taken as allotments is hereby repealed and the provision of the Creek agreement, Article III, approved March one, nineteen hundred and one, is hereby restored and reenacted. That the Secretary of the Interior shall make an investigation and definitely ascertain what amount of land, if any, belonging to the Creek Nation, has been taken and allotted to the members of the Seminole tribe and arrange payment to the Creek Nation for such land if there be anything due by the Seminole Nation. That the improvements of Seminole citizens upon Creek lands and the improvements of Creek citizens upon Seminole lands that are unpaid for by said allottees shall be investigated by the Secretary of the Interior and paid for by said nations, respectively. That all persons who have heretofore purchased any of the lands of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and have made full and final payment thereof in conformity with the Acts of Congress of March third, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, and of July first, nineteen hun- dred and two, respecting the sale of such lands, shall be entitled to receive patent therefor upon submitting satisfactory proof to the Secretary of the Interior that the untimbered lands so purchased are not susceptible of cultivation or residence and are exclusively grazing lands, incapable of any profitable use other than for grazing purposes. That the Secretary of the Interior be and he is hereby authorized and directed to investi- tate the number of C latsop Indians of Oregon and Washington, Tillamook Indians of Oregon, ower Band of Chinook Indians of Washington and Kathlamet Band of Chinook Indians of the State of Oregon, or their heirs, who can be identified as belonging to said tribes at the time of executing certain agreements dated August fifth, August seventh and August ninth, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-one, and report his findings to Congress at its next session.
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