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Chapter 1786

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Chap. 1786 White Earth Reservation, Minn. Allotments to Chippewas on.
    1889, ch. 24; 25 Stat., 643; vol. 1, p. 301.
    1887, ch. 119, 26 Stat., 794, vol. 1, p. 33.
    Vol. 1, 56.
Chap. 1786 Provisos. Additional allotment.
Chap. 1786 Pro rata allotment.

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Chapter 1786
    Apr. 28, 1904. [S. 5255.] | [Public, No. 218.] 33 Stat., 539.
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An act to provide allotments to Indians on White Earth Reservation in Minnesota.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to allot to each Chippewa Indian now legally residing upon the White Earth Reservation under treaty or laws of the United States, in accordance with the express promise made to them by the commissioners appointed under the act of Congress entitled “An act for the relief and civilization of the Chippewa Indians in the State of Minnesota,” approved January fourteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, and to those Indians who may remove to said reservation who are entitled to take an allotment under article seven of the treaty of April eighteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, between the United States and the Chippewa Indians of the Mississippi, one hundred and sixty acres of land; and said allotments shall be, and the patents issued therefor, in the manner and having the same effect as provided in the general allotment act, “An act to amend and further extend the benefits of the act approved February eighth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, entitled ‘An act to provide for the allotment of land in severalty to Indians on the various reservations and extend the protection of the commissioners of the United States over the Indians, and for other purposes,’” approved February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and ninety-one:

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Provided, That where an allotment of less than one hundred and sixty acres has heretofore been made, the allottee shall be allowed to take an additional allotment, which, together with the land already allotted, shall not exceed one hundred and sixty acres: And provided further, That if there is not sufficient land in said White Earth (diminished) Reservation subject to allotment each Indian entitled to allotments under the provisions of this act shall receive a pro rata allotment.—1

Approved, April 28, 1904.

1This act is cited as the “Steenerson Act.” Leecy v. U. S., 190 Fed., 289; U. S. v. Fairbanks, 171 Fed., 337; Woodbury v. U. S., 170 U. S., 302; Fairbanks v. U. S., 223 U. S., 215; 33 L. D., 298; 35 L. D., 143; 36 L. D., 210, 234, 363.

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