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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1905, Part I
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Indian legislation passed during the second and third sessions of the Fifty-eighth Congress,   pp. 441-471 PDF (16.2 MB)


Page 469

INDIAN    LEGISLATION      OF FIFTY-EIGHTH       CONGRESS.        469 
trustees of the Port Madison Indian Church, as listed in schedule of appraisement
of said 
improvements upon lands ceded by Article I of this agreement, a copy of which
schedule of 
appraisement is hereunto attached. And it is further agreed that the disposition
of the 
sum of eight hundred and eighty-four dollars, the appraisement of the Government
school- 
house and farmer's dwelling, and two hundred dollars for cable anchorages
of two telegraph 
companies, as per attached schedule, is discretionary with the Secretary
of the Interior, 
and may be expended, in his discretion, in the erection of a day school building
upon the 
remaining thirty-six acres unallotted subdivision of the Port Madison Indian
Reservation, 
described as lot three, section twenty-one, township twenty-six north, range
two east, 
Willamette meridian, which unallotted subdivision adjoins lot four of the
tract ceded by 
Article I of this agreement. 
ARTICLE III. It is understood that nothing in this agreement shall be construed
to 
deprive the said Indians of the Port Madison Indian Reservation of any benefits
to which 
they are entitled under existing treaties or agreements not inconsistent
with the provisions 
of this agreement. 
ARTICLE. IV. This agreement shall take effect and be in force when signed
by United 
States Indian Inspector James McLaughlin and by a majority of the male adult
Indian 
parties hereto, and when accepted and ratified by the Congress of the United
States. 
In witness whereof the said James McLaughlin, United States Indian inspector,
on the 
part of the United States, and the male adult Indians belonging on the Port
Madison Indian 
Reservation, in the State of Washington, have hereunto set their hands and
seals at the 
Port Madison Subagency, Kitsap County, Washington, this twenty-eighth day
of May, anno 
Domini nineteen hundred and four. 
That Claf-wha George, Indian allottee numbered ten, of the Port Madison Indian
Reserva- 
tion, in the State of Washington, to whom a trust patent was issued on November
fourth, 
eighteen hundred and eighty-six, for lot one, in section twenty-eight, township
twenty-six 
north, range two east, of the Willamette meridan, together with other lands,
is hereby 
authorized to sell and convey to the United States of America the said lot
one, including 
improvements thereon. 
That Qu-dis-kid Big John, Indian allottee numbered eleven, of the Port Madison
Indian 
Reservation, in the State of Washington, to whom a trust patent was issued
on November 
fourth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, for lot two, in section twenty-eight,
township 
twenty-six north, range two east, of the Willamette meridian, together with
other lands, 
is hereby authorized to sell and convey to the United States of America the
said lot two, 
including improvements thereon. 
SEC. 7. For payment to the Kansas or Kaw Indians in settlement of their claims
against 
the United States, as established by the award of the Kaw Commission, under
the provisions 
of the Act of Congress of July first, nineteen hundred and two (Thirty-second
Statutes at 
Large, page six hundred and thirty-six), one hundred and fifty-five thousand
nine hundred 
and seventy-six dollars and eighty-eight cents, to be immediately available:
Provided, 
That the amount herein appropriated is accepted by the said Kansas or Kaw
Indians in full 
settlement for all claims of whatever nature which they may have or claim
to have against 
the United States: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Interior be,
and is hereby, 
authorized and directed to pay out of the above amount to Samuel J. Crawford,
attorney of 
record for said Indians, an amount equal to ten per cent of said sum of one
hundred and 
fifty-five thousand nine hundred and seventy-six dollars and eighty-eight
cents, in full for 
services and expenses incident to the prosecution of the claims of said Indians:
Provided, 
however, That no part of said sum shall be paid until said Indians, in general
council lawfully 
convened for that purpose, shall execute and deliver to the United States
a general release 
of all claims and demands of every name and nature against the United States:
Provided 
further, That out of the amount of one hundred and fifty-five thousand nine
hundred and 
seventy-six dollars and eighty-eight cents, for payment of the claim of the
Kaw or Kansas 
Indians, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed
to pay the accounts 
of the twenty-two newspapers, aggregating the sum of three thousand six hundred
and 
ninety-four dollars and seventy-six cents, set out in the report of the Secretary
of the Interior, 
printed in House of Representatives Executive Document Numbered Sixty, Forty-seventh
Congress, first session, at not exceeding the commercial rates at the time
the service was 
rendered, for advertising under previous authority of the Department of the
Interior the 
sale of Kansas trust and diminished reserve Indian lands in eighteen hundred
and seventy- 
four and eighteen hundred and seventy-five. 
SEC. S. That the Secretary of the Interior shall make an investigation as
to the practica- 
bility of. providing a water supply for irrigation purposes to be used on
a portion of the 
reservation of the Southern Utes in Colorado, and he is authoized to contract
for and to 
expend from the funds of said Southern Utes in the purchase of perpetual
water rights 
sufficient to irrigate not exceeding ten thousand acres on the western part
of the Southern 
Ute Reservation and for annual charges for maintenance of such water thereon
such amount 
and upon such terms and conditions as to him may seem just and reasonable,
not exceeding 
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, for the purchase of such perpetual
water rights and 


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