Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 642||Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians. Fund for relief of indigent Choctaw.
See note to 1898, ch. 517, ante, p. 656.
|Sec. 2||Commission to supply food, etc., to destitute Choctaw.|
|Sec. 3||Fund for relief of indigent Chickasaw.
32 Stat., 262.
30 Stat., 513.
31 Stat., 1062.
|Sec. 4||Commission to supply food, etc., to destitute Chickasaw.|
|Sec. 4||Reimbursement of governor of Chickasaw Nation.|
|Sec. 4||Provisos. Only necessary expenses allowed.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized, upon the request of the Secretary of the Interior, to deposit in the United States subtreasury at Saint Louis, Missouri; to the credit of the treasurer of the Choctaw Nation, the sum of twenty thousand dollars of the fund now in the United States Treasury to the credit of the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations, derived from the sale of town lots under an Act approved June 28, 1898, being An Act for the protection of the people of the Indian Territory, and for other purposes, the said sum to be used for certain destitute Choctaw Indians in the manner hereinafter provided, and charged against the proportionate share of said fund due to each Choctaw Indian receiving relief under the provisions hereof.
That Gilbert W. Dukes, principal chief of the Choctaw Nation, George W. Scott, treasurer of the Choctaw Nation, and Green
McCurtain, ex-principal chief of the Choctaw Nation, are hereby constituted a commission, with authority to investigate and determine what Choctaw citizens are destitute and in absolute need of help; and they are hereby authorized and empowered to supply to said destitute Choctaws such food as may be necessary for their maintenance as they may determine to be right and proper, the same to be paid for out of the aforesaid twenty thousand dollars, but not exceeding to any beneficiary the amount he is entitled to receive from said funds as his distributive share.
That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized, upon the request of the Secretary of the Interior, to deposit in the United States subtreasury at Saint Louis, Missouri, to the credit of the treasurer of the Chickasaw Nation, the sum of twenty thousand dollars, ten thousand dollars of which shall be taken from the balance of the arrears of interest of five hundred and fifty-eight thousand five hundred and twenty dollars and fifty-four cents excluding the incompetent fund appropriated by the Act of Congress approved June twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight (Thirtieth Statutes, four hundred and ninety-five), and ten thousand dollars out of the Chickasaw national fund of sixty thousand dollars placed upon the books of the Treasury of the United States by the Indian appropriation Act of March third, nineteen hundred and one, to the credit of the Chickasaw tribe.
That D. H. Johnson, governor of the Chickasaw Nation, W. T. Ward, treasurer of said nation, and P. S. Mosly ex-governor of said nation, are hereby constituted a commission with authority to investigate and determine what Chickasaw citizens are destitute and in absolute need of help, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to supply said destitute Chickasaws with such food as may be necessary for their maintenance as they may determine to be right and proper. Said commission is also authorized to reimburse the governor of the Chickasaw nation for the actual expenses heretofore incurred by him in supplying indigent Chickasaws with necessary food and raiment, payment to be made from said fund: Provided, That the members of said Choctaw and Chickasaw commissions shall not be allowed any compensation for their services except the actual necessary expenses while engaged in said work: Provided, further, That each commission shall make full report to the legislative body of its respective nation giving the names of the persons receiving aid and the amount expended for each person, together with an itemized account of the expenses incurred by each commission.
Approved, April 29, 1902.