INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. I, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1902)

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Chapter 47
Section 3

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Chap. 47 Sale of Sauk and Fox and Iowa Indian reservations.
    1885. ch. 337, ante, p. 229.
Sec. 3 Enrolled Indians allowed to select allotment of land.
Sec. 3 Head of family.
Sec. 3 Single person.
Sec. 3 Minor child.
Sec. 3 Lands selected to be held from sale.
Sec. 3 Proviso. Distributive share not impaired.
Sec. 3 Patent to issue.
Sec. 3 Lands to be held in in trust for 25 years.
Sec. 3 Fee then conveyed free of incumbrances.
Sec. 3 Exempt from taxation.

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Chapter 47
    Jan. 26, 1887. | 24 Stat., 367.
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An act to amend the third section of an act entitled “An act to provide for the sale of the Sac and Fox and Iowa Indian Reservations, in the States of Nebraska and Kansas, and for other purposes,” approved March third, eighteen hundred and eighty-five.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section three of the act entitled “An act to provide for the sale of the Sac and Fox and Iowa Reservations, in the States of Nebraska and Kansas, and for other purposes,” approved March third, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

“SEC. 3

That if any member of said Sac and Fox or Iowa tribe of Indians, properly enrolled at the Pottawatomie and Great Nemaha Agency, shall elect to remain upon the reservation of his respective tribe, he shall be allowed to select an allotment of land in quantity as follows: If he be the head of a family, one hundred and sixty acres; if a single person over eighteen years of age, or orphan child under eighteen years of age, eighty acres; and if a minor child under eighteen years of age, forty acres; heads of families selecting the land for themselves and minor children, and the United States Indian agent for orphan children. The lands so selected shall be held from sale as provided for herein, and shall be accepted at their fair valuation, to be ascertained by the Secretary of the Interior, in part satisfaction of his interest in and to said reservation, and of the moneys or fund realized from the sale thereof: Provided, That his right to share in the other funds and credits of the tribe shall not be impaired thereby; and the Secretary of the Interior shall cause a patent to issue to each of the allottees, under the provisions of this act, and the act to which this act is an amendment, for the lands selected by or for such allottee, which patent shall be of the legal effect, and declare that the United States does and will hold the land thus patented for the period of twenty-five years, in trust for the sole use and benefit of the allottee, or, in case of his decease, of his heirs according to the laws of the State in which said land is situated, and that at the expiration of said period the United States will convey the same by patent to said Indian, or his heirs as aforesaid, in fee, discharged of said trust and free of all charge or incumbrance whatsoever; and if any conveyance shall be made of the lands thus alloted, or any contract made touching the same, before the expiration of the time above mentioned, such conveyance or contract shall be absolutely null and void; and such lands, during such time, shall not be subject to taxation, alienation, or forced sale, under execution or otherwise.”

Approved, January 26, 1887.


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