INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. III, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1913)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.


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PART I. LAWS RELATING TO INDIAN AFFAIRS. PUBLIC ACTS OF FIFTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION, 1903.
CHAP. 195 | CHAP. 350 | CHAP. 351| CHAP. 399| CHAP. 514| CHAP. 531| CHAP. 542| CHAP. 707| CHAP. 981| CHAP. 994| CHAP. 999| CHAP. 511

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Chapter 351
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Sec. 1 South Dakota. Crimes on Indian reservations in, triable in United States courts.
Sec. 2 Murder, etc. Penalty.
Proviso.
Rape.

Sec. 3 Assault with intent to kill, etc.
Penalty.
Sec. 4 Cession of State jurisdiction.

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Chapter 351
    Feb. 2, 1903. | [Public, No. 51.] 32 Stat., 793.
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An act conferring jurisdiction upon the circuit and district courts for the district of South Dakota in certain cases, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the circuit and district courts of the United States for the district of South Dakota are hereby given jurisdiction to hear, try, and determine all actions and proceedings in which any person shall be charged with the crime of murder, manslaughter, rape, assault with intent to kill, arson, burglary, larceny, or assault with a dangerous weapon committed within the limits of any Indian reservation in the State of South Dakota.

SEC. 2

That any person convicted of the crime of murder, manslaughter, rape, arson, or burglary committed within the limits specified in section one of this act shall be subject to the same penalties and punishment as are all other persons convicted of the commission of any of said crimes within the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the United States: Provided, however, That any Indian who shall commit the crime of rape within the limits of any Indian reservation mentioned in this act shall be punished by imprisonment at the discretion of the court.

SEC. 3

That any person convicted of the crime of assault with intent to kill, assault with a dangerous weapon, or larceny, committed within the limits specified in section one of this act shall be subject to the same penalties and punishment as are all other persons convicted of either of said crimes under the laws of the State of South Dakota.

SEC. 4

That this act is passed in pursuance of the cession of jurisdiction contained in chapter one hundred and five, Laws of South Dakota, nineteen hundred and one.


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