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-FIFTH CONGRESS—SECOND SESSION, 1878.
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Chapter 142

Margin Notes
Chap. 142 Report of Nez Perce Commission, Dec. 1, 1876.
   [20 Stat., 74.]
   See Annual Report for 1877, p 211.
Chap. 142 Deed from Cherokee dated June 14, 1883.
   See Indian deeds, v. 6, p. 476.     See note to 1888, ch. 717, post, p. 288.
Chap. 142 Deed from Cherokee dated June 14, 1883.
   [20 Stat., 76.]
   See Indian deeds, v. 6, p. 473.
   See note to 1899, ch. 129. post, p. 676.

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Chapter 142
    May 27, 1878. | 20 Stat., 63.
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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-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,

NEZ PERCES OF JOSEPH’S BAND.

For this amount, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be expended, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, in the removal of the Nez Perces Indians of Joseph’s band, now held as pris-

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oners of war at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to such suitable location in the Indian Territorya as the United States has a right to use for such purpose, consistent with existing treaties or arrangements with tribes occupying Indian Territory, and for their settlement thereon, and for clothing, subsistence, and such other articles as may be required for their advancement in civilization, including the employment of such skilled labor as may be necessary to aid in teaching them civilized pursuits with a view to their future self-support, the sum of twenty thousand dollars.


aSee Annual Report, 1882, page lxiii, for location.

For this amount, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, to be immediately available, in the removal of the Ponca Indians from their present location on the Quapaw reservation, Indian Territory, to a new oneb west of the Kaw or Kansas, and between the Arkansas and Shakaskia Rivers, and for their settlement thereon, preparation of land for cultivation, purchase of agricultural implements, wagons, stock cattle, and such other articles as may be required for their advancement in civilization, including the employment of such skilled labor as may be necessary to aid and teach them civilized pursuits with a view to their future self-support, thirty thousand dollars, and which amount may be immediately available; in all, forty-five thousand five hundred dollars.


bDescription of reserve, see Annual Report, 1882, page 272.

Approved, May 27, 1878.


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