Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 446||Manufacture of salt in Indian Territory on lands of Cherokee Nation. Lease of salt deposits.
See act May 11, 1872. and note, ante, p.131.
See act Mar. 1, 1901, post, p. 727.
|Chap. 446||Royalty per ton.|
|Chap. 446||Provisos. Proceeds added to educational fund, etc.
Vol. 2, p. 942.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the legislative council of the Cherokee Nation may execute a lease of the salines or salt deposits on the plains, not to exceed three in number, located on the lands of the Cherokee Nation lying west of the ninety-sixth degree of longitude in the Indian Territory, and so much land connected therewith as may be necessary for the working of the same,
for a period of not exceeding twenty years, with right of a highway for ingress and egress, to be reserved for such purpose and to facilitate the manufacture of salt, and the conditions of which lease shall insure the payment to the Cherokee national authorities of a royalty of not less than one dollar per ton; said lease being subject to such conditions and to the proper jurisdiction of the Cherokee national legislature, and said lease and conditions subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That the proceeds of such royalty from the manufacture of salt shall be an addition to the educational fund of said nation: And provided further, That said salines shall continue subject to any rights of the United States under sections fifteen and sixteen of the treaty of July nineteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, with the Cherokee Indians; and said lease or leases shall be liable to revocation by the legislative council of the Cherokee Nation and the Secretary of the Interior for the non-performance of any of said conditions.
Approved, August 7, 1882.