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–SIXTH CONGRESS—THIRD SESSION, 1881.
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Chapter 149

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Chap. 149 Sale of Osage Indian trust and diminished-reserve lands Kansas.
    See note to 1872, c. 310, ante, p. 137.
Chap. 149 Terms of sale.
Chap. 149 Graduation of price of lands
Chap. 149 Assent of Indians required.

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Chapter 149
    Mar. 3, 1881. | 21 Stat., 509.
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An act to graduate the price and dispose of the residue of the Osage Indian trust and diminished-reserve lands, lying east of the sixth principal meridian, in Kansas.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all of the lands known as the Osage Indian trust and diminished reserve lands, lying east of the sixth principal meridian, in the State of Kansas, remaining unsold on the thirtieth day of June, anno Domini eighteen hundred and eighty-one, shall be offered for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at not less than seventy-five cents per acre; and all of said lands remaining unsold on the thirtieth day of June, anno Domini eighteen hundred and eighty-two, shall be offered for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at not less than fifty cents per acre; and all of said lands remaining unsold on the thirtieth day of June, anno Domini eighteen hundred and eighty-three, shall be offered for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at not less than twenty-five cents per acre; and all of said lands remaining unsold after the last said public offering shall be subject to be disposed of by cash entry at twenty-five cents per acre, and the Secretary of the Interior may offer the same as aforesaid, in such quantities as may seem to him best; and may make all needful regulations, including the publication of notice of sale, as he may deem proper to carry out the provisions of this act: Provided, however, That no proceeding shall be taken under this act until at least two-thirds of the adult males of said Osage Indian tribes shall assent to the foregoing provisions.

Approved, March 3, 1881.


NOTE.—Osage withhold assent, May 11, 1881 (see No. 8230); again, August 15, 1881 (see No. 14952); act of council confirming disapproval, October 31, 1881 (see No. 19469).


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