Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 289||Sioux appropriations.
[19 Stat., 192.]
121 U. S., 393.
|Chap. 289||Not to be paid while Indians are hostile.|
|Chap. 289||No appropriations until rights are relinquished.
Vol. 2, p. 998.
|Chap. 289||Right of way over reservation to be ceded.|
|Chap. 289||Appropriation for carrying provision into effect.|
|Chap. 289||No appropriation until arrangements are made for self-support.|
|Chap. 289||Removal of Ponca.
1899, ch. 129, note, post, p. 676.
|Chap. 289||Balance of fund of Eastern band Cherokee.
[19 Stat., p. 197.]
See note to act of May 11, 1872, ante, p. 131.
Oct. 19, 1888, post, p. 299; Aug. 4, 1892. post, p. 457.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
For this amount, for subsistence, including the Yankton Sioux and Poncas, and for purposes of their civilization, one million dollars: Provided, That none of said sums appropriated for said Sioux Indians shall be paid to any band thereof while said band is engaged in hostilities against the white people; and hereafter there shall be no appropriation made for the subsistence of said Indians, unless they shall first agree to relinquishb all right and claim to any country outside the boundaries of the permanent reservation established by the treaty of eighteen hundred and sixty-eight for said Indians; and also so much of their said permanent reservation as lies west of the one hundred and third meridian of longitude, and shall also grant right of way over said reservation to the country thus ceded for wagon or other roads, from convenient and accessible points on the Missouri River, in all not more than three in number; and unless they will receive all such supplies herein provided for, and provided for by said treaty of eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, at such points and places on their said reservation, and in the vicinity of the Missouri River, as the President may designate; and the further sum of twenty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated to he expended under the direction of the President of the United States for the purpose of carrying into effect the
foregoing provision: And provided also, That no further appropriation for said Sioux Indians for subsistence shall hereafter be made until some stipulation, agreement, or arrangement shall have been entered into by said Indians with the President of the United States, which is calculated and designed to enable said Indians to become self-supporting: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Interior may use of the foregoing amounts the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars for the removal of the Poncas to the Indian Territory, and providing them a home therein,a with the consent of said band.
That the balance of the fund of the Eastern band of Cherokee Indians, appropriated by the act of March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, shall, upon the first day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, be placed to their credit upon the books of the Treasury Department, and shall bear interest at the rate of five per centum per annum; and the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to use annually for agricultural implements and for educational purposes among said Indians so much of the principal of said fund as, with the interest annually accruing thereon, shall amount to six thousand dollars.
Approved, August 15, 1876.