Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 320||Settlement of claims of Indian traders. Secretary of Interior to investigate and determine claims of licensed Indian traders under contracts, or accounts, for supplies to Sioux and Dakota Indians in 1861 and 1862.
Extension of act of 1863, c. 37, 12 Stat., 652.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to investigate and determine the amounts due licensed traders, citizens of the United States, for supplies furnished, in the course of trade and business, to the Sioux or Dakota Indians of Minnesota subsequent to June first, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and prior to the outbreak and massacre by said Indians in August, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and for which damages were not a warded by the commissioners appointed under the act entitled An act for the relief of persons for damages sustained by reason of depredations and injuries by certain bands of Sioux Indians, approved February sixteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, for the reason that said act limited the action of said commissioners to claims arising from depredations, and did not authorize them to act upon claims arising upon contract or upon accounts for supplies furnished; and the said claims, when ascertained, shall be paid by the Secretary of the Interior out of the money hereby appropriated.
That for the purpose of enabling the Secretary of the Interior to carry out the provisions of the foregoing section the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated: Provided, however, That said sum shall be charged to the unpaid annuities stipulated to be paid to the said Sioux Indians under treaties, but abrogated and annulled by the act approved February sixteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three.
Approved, March 3, 1885.