Vol. I, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1902)

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Chapter 132

Margin Notes
Chap. 132 Missionary Society of Methodist Episcopal Church to have patent for land belonging to Chippewa of Saginaw, etc.
    [18 Stat., 425.]
    Vol. 2, p. 870.
Chap. 132 Removal of Los Pinos Agency.
    [18 Stat., 443.]
Chap. 132 Agency for certain bands in southern part of Ute Reservation.
    Ante, p. 151.
Chap. 132 Paiute Reservation, known as Moapa River Reservation, reduced.
    [18 Stat., 445.]
Chap. 132 Indians on Alsea and Siletz Reservation to be removed.
    [18 Stat., 446.]
Chap. 132 New reservation:
Chap. 132 Proviso.
Chap. 132 Settlement, etc., of Modoc Indians.
    [18 Stat., 447.]
Chap. 132 Proviso. Agreement with Eastern Shawnee confirmed.
Chap. 132 Accounts to be kept with treasurers of certain Indian nations.
    [18 Stat., 448.]

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Chapter 132
    Mar. 3, 1875. | 18 Stat., 420.
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An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to issue to the Missonary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church a patent for the southeast quarter of section nine, in township fourteen north, of range four west, situate in the State of Michigan, as per fourth article of treaty of October eighteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.

For this amount, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the removal of the Los Pinos agency, in Colorado, from its present location, and for the erection of proper buildings and establishment of an agency for the Weeminuche, Muache, and Capote bands of Ute Indians, at some suitable point, to be hereafter selected, on the southern part of the Ute reservation, as provided in the agreement made by Felix R. Brunot, commissioner on the part of the United States, with certain Ute Indians in Colorado, and ratified by act of Congress approved April twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, ten thousand dollars, which shall be available at once.

That the Pai-Ute reservation in Southeastern Nevada is hereby reduced to one thousand acres to be selected by the Secretary of the Interior in such manner as not to include the claim of any settler or miner.

NOTE.—Selection made by Secretary of the Interior, July 3, 1875. (See Navada, V. 128, and I. 833.)

And the Secretary of the Interior be, hereby is, authorized to remove all bands of Indians now located upon the Alsea and Siletz Indian reservation, set apart for them by Executive order dated November ninth, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, and restored to the public domain by Executive order of December twenty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, and to locate said Indians upon the following described tract of country, namely: Beginning at a point two miles south of the Siletz agency; thence west to the Pacific Ocean; thence north, along said ocean, to the mouth of Salmon River; thence due east to the western boundary of the eighth range of townships west of the Willamette meridian; thence south with said boundary to a point due east of the place of beginning; thence west to the place of beginning; which is hereby set apart as a permanent reservation for the Indians now occupying the same and to be hereafter located thereon; and all the balance of said Alsea and Siletz reservations is hereby thrown open to settlement under the land laws of the United States: Provided, That these Indians shall not be removed from their present reservation without their consenta previously had.

a Consent reported by Special Agent Simpson, October 28, 1875. [Oregon, S. 1749.]

For this amount, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to provide, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, settlements, clothing, food, agricultural implements, and seeds, for the Modoc Indians that have been removed to and are now residing within the Indian Territory, ten thousand dollars: Provided, That three thousand dollars of the amount hereby appropriated may be used to

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pay the Eastern Shawnee Indians the balance due them for four thousand acres of land in the northeast corner of their reserve, ceded to the United States for the Modoc Indians, as per agreement made with said Shawnee Indians June twenty-third, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, which agreement is hereby confirmed.a

a This agreement is as follows:

   “Whereas it is desirable that the Modoc Indians (now temporarily located in the Eastern Shawnee Reservation) should have a permanent home in order that they may be enabled to settle down and become self-supporting: Therefore, it is agreed
   “First. The Eastern Shawnees cede to the United States a tract of land situated in the northeast corner of their present reservation in the Indian country. The land so ceded to be bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at the northeast corner of their reservation, running south along the Missouri State line two and one-half miles; thence west two and one-half miles; thence north to the north line of said reserve; thence east along said north line to the place of beginning, containing 4,000 acres, more or less, for which the United States is to pay six thousand dollars, one-half upon the ratification of this agreement by the Secretary of the Interior, the balance in twelve months thereafter; said installments to be paid to the Eastern Shawnee Indians per capita for the purpose of enabling them to enlarge their farms and otherwise improve their condition in civilization.
   “Second. The land proposed to be purchased in the first article of this agreement shall be set apart as a permanent home for the Modoc Indians.
   “Third. And it is further agreed that in case the United States fails to carry out the provisions of this agreement, this contract shall be null and void.”

* * and the United States assistant treasurer at Saint Louis, Missouri, be, and he hereby is, authorized to open and keep accounts with the duly constituted treasurer of the Cherokee, Creek and Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians, the same as with Government agents and disbursing officers.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

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