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

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Chapter 233
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Chap. 233 Siletz Indian Reservation. Disposal of reserved lands on.
    28 Stat., 325.
    Vol. 1, 534.
Sec. 2 Sale, etc., of town lots.
Sec. 2 Provisos. Water-power sites.
Sec. 2 Tracts in Government farm.
Sec. 2 Town sites on Government farm.
Sec. 2 Preferences, etc., to settlers.
Sec. 3 Sales, etc.
Sec. 3 Disposal of proceeds.
    36 Stat., 368.
Sec. 4 Issue of patents in fee.
Sec. 4 Appropriation.
Sec. 5 Prohibition of intoxicants.

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Chapter 233
    May 13, 1910. [S. 539.] | [Public, No. 175.] 36 Stat., 367.
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An act to authorize the sale of certain lands belonging to the Indians on the Siletz Indian Reservation, in the State of Oregon.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to dispose of the lands reserved under the provisions of article four of the agreement concluded with the Indians of the Siletz Reservation on October thirty-first, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, and ratified by the act of Congress approved August fifteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four (Twenty-eighth Statutes at Large, page three hundred and twenty-five), at public auction, in such areas and on such terms and conditions as he may prescribe.

SEC. 2

That he is also authorized to cause the lands reserved for administrative purposes in connection with the affairs of the Siletz Indians and those reserved for educational and missionary purposes to be surveyed, platted, appraised without considering any improvements located thereon, and sold for town lots or for such other purposes as he may deem advisable: Provided, That he shall reserve from sale any water-power sites that may be located on the lands so reserved: Provided further, That the lands contained in what is commonly known as the Government farm, except so much as may be needed for offices and an Indian day school, shall be subdivided into small tracts, not exceeding five acres for each said tract: And provided further, That the forty acres of said Government farm nearest the present Government buildings shall be laid out as a town site and be subdivided into town lots, and appraised or sold to highest bidder, without considering improvements located thereon, reserving to actual business men and actual residents the rights to buy the land upon which their respective buildings stand; and whenever any sale is made under this proviso, whereby the lands in this proviso described shall be sold to a purchaser other than the owner of the building or buildings now located thereon, the said owner shall have the right to sell said building or buildings to the said purchaser or to remove the same within three months from the date of said sale.

SEC. 3

That when such lands are surveyed and platted they shall be appraised and sold, except land reserved for water-power sites as provided in section two of this act, under the provisions of the Revised Statutes covering the sale of town sites located on the public domain. The proceeds derived from the sale of any lands as herein provided shall first be devoted to reimbursing the United States for the expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this act, and those derived from the sale of the lands reserved for administrative, educational, and missionary purposes, after making the deductions as herein provided, shall be used for the purpose of purchasing sites for day schools, erecting the necessary buildings, and equipping, supporting, and maintaining the same.

SEC. 4

That when the sales herein provided for have been made, patents shall issue from the United States to the purchasers of the tenor and legal effect of other patents for public lands disposed of under the public-land laws. And for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act there is hereby appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars, to be reimbursed as herein provided.

SEC. 5

That the lands heretofore or hereafter allotted, those retained, reserved, or otherwise disposed of are hereby made subject for a period of twenty-five years to all the laws of the United States prohibiting the introduction of intoxicants into the Indian country.

Approved, May 13, 1910.

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