INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

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

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


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ACTS OF FORTY-FOURTH CONGRESS—FIRST SESSION, 1876.
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Chapter 308
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Chap. 308 Oto and Missouri reservation in Kansas and Nebraska may be surveyed.
    See note to 1881. ch. 128, post, p. 190.
Sec. 2 To be appraised.
Sec. 4 Disposition of proceeds.
Sec. 4 Interest.
Sec. 5 Pay of appraisers.
Sec. 6 Plats and field notes of survey to be kept at Beatrice, Nebr.
Sec. 6 Fees
Sec. 7 Sauk and Fox Reservation in Kansas and Nebraska may be sold on same terms.
    See note to 1885, ch. 337, post, p. 228.

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Chapter 308
    Aug. 15, 1876. | 19 Stat., 208.
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An act to provide for the sale of a portion of the reservation of the Confederated Otoe and Missouria and the Sac and Fox of the Missouri tribes of Indians in the States of Kansas and Nebraska.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, with the consentb of the Otoe and Missouri tribes of Indians expressed in open council, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to cause to be surveyed the reservation of said Indians lying in the States of Kansas and Nebraska.


b   The consent of the Oto and Missouri Indians was given December 23, 1876. (See Nebraska G. 6, 1877.)

SEC. 2

That the lands so surveyed shall be appraised by three commissioners, one of whom shall be designated by said Indians in open council, and the other two by the Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 3

[Repealed, see 1879, chapter 190, post, page 176.]

SEC. 4

That the proceeds of said sale shall be placed to the credit of said Indians in the Treasury of the United States, and bear interest at the rate of five per centum per annum, which income shall be expended for the benefit of said tribe under direction of the Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 5

That the commissioners for the appraisementc of said lands shall be paid for their services at the rate of five dollars per day while actually employed, and their actual expenses; which sum, together with the cost of survey, and all other necessary incidental expenses of the execution of this act, shall be paid from the money realized by the sale of said lands.


c   See “Otoe” and “Sacand Fox” appraisement in annual report for 1877, page 234.

SEC. 6

That certified copies of the plats and field-notes of said lands when surveyed shall be prepared under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, and kept in the land office at Beatrice, Nebraska, to be used as other official plats and notes; and the register and the receiver shall be allowed such fees only for the sale of said lands as are now authorized by law in case of sales of public lands of the United States, to be paid out of the moneys arising from the sale thereof.

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SEC. 7

That whenever the Sac and Fox of the Missouri tribe of Indians shall, in open council in the usual manner, express their consenta thereto, the Secretary of the Interior shall be, and hereby is, authorized, in like manner and upon the same terms prescribed in the preceding sections of this act, to cause to be offered for sale a portion of their reservation lying in the States of Kansas and Nebraska, not exceeding in quantity ten sections of land to be taken from the western portion thereof; and the proceeds arising therefrom shall be used for the benefit of said tribe as the Secretary of the Interior may direct.


a   The consent of the Sauk and Fox Indians was given January 8, 1877. (See Nebraska K, 59.)

MILTON SAYLER,
Speaker of the House of Representatives pro tempore.

T. W. FERRY,
President of the Senate pro tempore.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,
August 15, 1876.

The President of the United States having returned to the Senate, in which it originated, the bill entitled “An act to provide for the sale of a portion of the reservation of the Confederated Otoe and Missouria and Sac and Fox of the Missouri tribe of Indians in the States of Kansas and Nebraska,” with his objections thereto, the Senate proceeded in pursuance of the Constitution to reconsider the same; and Resolved, That the said bill do pass, two-thirds of the Senate agreeing to pass the same.

Attest:

GEO. C. GORHAM,
Secretary.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES U. S.,
Aug. 15, 1876.

The House of Representatives having proceeded in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the bill entitled “An act to provide for the sale of a portion of the reservation of the confederated Otoe and Missouria tribes of Indians in the State of Kansas and Nebraska” returned to the Senate by the President of the United States, with his objections, and sent by the Senate to the House of Representatives with the message of the President returning the bill—

Resolved, That the bill do pass, two-thirds of the House of Representatives agreeing to pass the same.

Attest,

GEO. M. ADAMS,
Clerk.


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