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

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

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Chapter 2521

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Chap. 2521 Cherokee Nation. Intermarried whites may sell improvements to citizens of.
Chap. 2521 Lien on rents.
    34 Stat., 1221.
Chap. 2521 Proviso. Prior right to purchase.

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Chapter 2521
    Mar. 2, 1907. [S. 8335.] | [Public, No. 180.] 34 Stat., 1220.
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An act for the relief of certain white persons who intermarried with Cherokee citizens.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for sixty days after allotment but in no case less than sixty days after the approval of this act white persons who intermarried with Cherokee citizens prior to December sixteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, and made permanent and valuable improvements on lands belonging to the Cherokee Nation priro to the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Daniel Red Bird, the Cherokee Nation, and others, against The United States (Two hundred and third United States, page seventy six), shall have the right to sell much improvements to citizens of the Cherokee Nation entitled to select allotments at a valuation to be approved by an official to be designated by Secretary of the Interior for that purpose; and the vendor shall have a lien on the rents and profits of the land on which the improvements are located for the purchase money remaining unpaid and shall have the right to enforce such lien in any court of competent jurisdiction: Provided, That where citizens of the Cherokee Nation entitled to allotments have heretofore applied for lands on which intermarried white persons own improvements, such citizens entitled to allotments shall have the prior right to purchase and improvements as herein provided.1

1  Boudinot v. Morris, 110 Pac., 894.

Approved March 2, 1907.

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