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—SECOND SESSION, 1877.
CHAP. 72 | CHAP. 75

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Chapter 75
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Chap. 75 Cherokee strip.
    May 2, 1890, 26 Stat., 82, 86;
    Mar. 3, 1891, 26 Stat., 1011.
    See also note to act May 11, 1872, ante p. 131.
Chap. 75 Cherokee strip, in Kansas, residue to be sold.
Chap. 75 Terms.
Sec. 2 Proceeds; how disposed of.
Sec. 3 When this act to be in force.

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Chapter 75
    Feb. 28, 1877. | 19 Stat., 265.
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An act to provide for the sale of certain lands in Kansas.

Whereas, certain lands in the State of Kansas, known as the Cherokee strip, being a strip of land on the southern boundary of Kansas, some two or three miles wide, detached from the lands patented to the Cherokee Nation by the act known as the Kansas-Nebraska bill,

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in defining the boundaries thereof, said lands still being, so far as unsold, the property of the Cherokee Nation; and

Whereas an act was passed by the Forty-second Congress, which became a law on its acceptancea by the Cherokee national authorities, and which fixed the price of the lands east of Arkansas River at two dollars per acre, and west of said river at one dollar and fifty cents per acre; and


a   Acceptance by delegates, May 12, 1872. (See Cherokee, I. 79.)

Whereas portions of the same have been sold under said law, and portions remain unsold, the price being too high: Therefore,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary shall offer for sale to settlers all of said tract remaining unsold at the passage of this act at the local land offices in the districts in which it is situated, at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre; and all of said lands remaining unsold after one year from the date at which they are so offered for sale at the local land offices shall be sold by the Secretary of the Interior for cash, in quantities or tracts not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres, at not less than one dollar per acre.

SEC. 2

That the proceeds of said lands shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States, and placed to the credit of the Cherokee Nation, and shall be paid to the treasurer of the Cherokee Nation, on the order of the legislative council of the Cherokee Nation.

SEC. 3

That this act shall take effect and be in force from the date of its acceptance by the legislature of the Cherokee Nation, who shall file certificate of such acceptanceb.


b   The Cherokee Council passed an act December 1, 1877, accepting the conditions and provisions of this act. (See Union, R. 530.)

Approved, February 28, 1877.


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