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

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


Page 467

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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