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

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.

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Chapter 503
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Chap. 503 Indian Department appropriations.
Chap. 503 Kansa Indians.
    [25 Stat., 222.]
    See note to 1876, ch. 168, ante, p. 162.
Chap. 503 Payment to settlers on lands included in Navajo Reservation.
Sec. 9 Payment of judgment of Court of Claims in favor of Choctaw Nation.
    See note to 1898, c. 517, post, p. 656.
    R. S., s. 1090, p. 200.
    Vol. 2, p. 709.
Sec. 9 Proviso. Interest to cease on passage of this act.
Sec. 11 Assignment of Blackfoot Indian Reservation to counties, Montana.
    1888, c. 213, ante, p. 266.
Sec. 12 Lands of Umatilla Reservation to be sold at agency.
    1885, ch. 319, ante, p. 224.
    Note to 1882, c. 392, ante, p. 209.

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Chapter 503
    June 29, 1888. | 25 Stat., 217.
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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 eighty-nine, 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 following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of paying the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, and fulfilling treaty stipulations with the various Indian tribes, namely:

For payment of the balance of principal and interest of Kaw or Kansas Indian scrip, pursuant to the provisions of the Indian appropriation act for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, approved March third, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, sixty-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be paid out of the sum of two hundred thousand dollars accruing to said Indians for cession of lands under article two of treaty entered into by said tribe with the United States dated January fourteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-six, and to be immediately available: Provided, That the proceeds of sales of Kansas Indian lands realized hereafter shall be applied to the reimbursement of the said fund of two hundred thousand dollars of the amount paid out under this appropriation.


The sum of ten thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to enable the Secretary of the Interior to pay the settlers who, in good faith, made settlement in township twenty-nine north, ranges fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen west of the New Mexico principal meridian, in the Territory of New Mexico, prior to May first, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, for their improvements and for damages sustained by reason of the inclusion of said townships within the Navajo reservation by Executive order of April twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, and such settlers may make other homestead, pre-emption, and timber-culture entries as if they had never made settlements within said townships.

SEC. 9

That for payment to the Choctaw Nation, two million eight hundred and fifty-eight thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight dollars and sixty-two cents, the said sum being the amount of the judgment rendered in favor of said nation, by the Court of Claims, on the fifteenth day of December, anno Domini eighteen hundred and eighty-six, on a mandate issued by the Supreme Court, at the October term of said court, together with such further sum as may be necessary to pay the interest on said judgment, at five per centum per annum, from the date of the presentation of the transcript of said judgment to the Secretary of the Treasury for payment, as provided in section one thousand and ninety of the Revised Statutes, to the date of this act. The appropriation hereby made shall be a permanent and continuing appropriation, not subject to lapse, or to be covered into the Treasury; and said sum, together with the interest thereon, shall be paid from time to time, and in such sums as requisition or requisitions, therefor shall be made, by the proper authorities of the Choctaw Nation, to the National Treasurer of said Nation, or to such other person or persons as shall be named in said requisitions

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therefor, in accordance with article twelve of the treaty between the United States and the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, concluded June twenty-second, eighteen hundred and fifty-five: Provided, That no interest shall be paid on this appropriation after the passage of this act, but the amount herein appropriated to be immediately available, and to be in full satisfaction of all claims against the United States arising under article twelve of said treaty.

SEC. 11

Until otherwise provided by law all that portion of what is known as the Blackfoot Indian Reservation in Montana Territory, lying west of the one hundred and eighth meridian, ceded to the United States under an agreement with the several bands of Indians occupying the same, (which said agreement was ratified by act of Congress approved May first, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight), is hereby attached to and made a part of the county of Choteau, in said Territory, and, until otherwise provided by law, all that portion of said reservation ceded under said agreement and lying east of the one hundred and eighth meridian, Montana, is hereby attached to and made part of the county of Dawson, in said Territory. The laws of the Territory of Montana now in force in the counties of Dawson and Choteau shall extend over and be in force in the portions of territory added to said counties, respectively.

SEC. 12

That section second of an act entitled “An act providing for allotment of lands in severalty to the Indians residing upon the Umatilla Reservation, in the State of Oregon, and granting patents therefor, and for other purposes,” approved March third, eighteen hundred and eighty-five be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to provide that the lands described in said section shall be sold at the agency on said reservation, in Umatilla County, State of Oregon, instead of the proper land-office of the United States, as provided in and by said section, such sales in all other respects to be made in the manner as prescribed in said act.

Approved, June 29, 1888.

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