Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 622||Seneca Nation of New York Indians. Collection of moneys from leases payable to agent New York Indian Agency.
See note, 1875, c. 90, ante, p. 155.
|Chap. 622||Proviso. Invalid leases unaffected.|
|Sec. 2||Payments by agent to Indians.|
|Sec. 3||Bond of agent.|
|Sec. 4||Report of treasurer of Seneca Nation.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all moneys which shall belong to the Seneca Nation of New York Indians arising from existing leases or leases that may hereafter be made of lands within the Cattaraugus, Allegany and Oil Springs reservations, shall be paid to and be recoverable to the United States Indian agent for the New York Indian Agency for and in the name of the said Seneca Nation: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be held to validate or confirm any lease that otherwise may be invalid.
That from the moneys so received from said leases the said agent shall annually, on the first Wednesday after the first Tuesday in June, pay over to the treasurer of the Seneca Nation the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars for the disposal by its council, and shall distribute the balance of said moneys, after deducting as hereinafter provided, among the heads of families of the Seneca Nation in like manner and under the same conditions that the annuities paid to the said nation by the United States are distributed.
That the said agent shall give bond to the United States in such sum as may be approved by the Secretary of the Interior, and he shall make an annual report to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs of the receipt and disbursement of all moneys arising from said leases, and he shall receive annually, as additional compensation, the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars.
That the treasurer of the Seneca Nation shall annually, on the last Tuesday in April, make a written report to the United States Indian agent of the New York Indian Agency of all moneys received and disbursed by him as treasurer of said Seneca Nation.
That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.
Approved, February 28, 1901.