Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.
|Chap. 299||Public lands. Sale of agency, etc., lands, Cheyenne and Arapahoe Reservations, Okla.|
|Chap. 299||Provisos. Proceeds to credit of Indians.|
|Chap. 299||Area of entries.|
|Sec. 2||Minimum price.|
|Sec. 2||Issue of patents|
36 Stat., 534.
|Sec. 3||Proviso. Patent in fee to James F. Rowell.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following-described tracts of land situated within the State of Oklahoma, to wit: Sections two, three, four, nine, ten, and eleven; the southeast quarter and the east half of the southwest quarter of section thirteen, the northeast quarter, the northwest quarter, the southwest quarter, and the south half of the southeast quarter of section fourteen, sections fifteen, sixteen, twenty-one, and twenty-two; the northeast quarter, the north-west quarter, and the southwest quarter of section twenty-three, the northeast quarter, the northwest quarter, and the southeast quarter of section twenty-four, lots one, nine, ten, eleven, and the east half of the northwest quarter of section twenty-six; lots three, four, five, six, and the south half of the northeast quarter, the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter, and the east half of the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section twenty-five, and lot five of section twenty-seven, all the foregoing being in township thirteen north, range eight west of the Indian meridian, and also the south half of sections seventeen and eighteen and all of sections nineteen, twenty, and thirty, in township thirteen north, range seven west of the Indian meridian, and also any other tract or tracts of land within what was formerly Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian Reservation which heretofore may have been reserved for agency or school purposes, which in the judgment of the Secretary of the Interior are no longer needed or necessary for the purpose for which said tract or tracts were originally reserved, shall be opened to entry by proclamation of the President of
the United States within six months from the passage of this act and be disposed of upon sealed bids or at public auction, at the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, to the highest bidder under the general provisions of the homestead laws of the United States and under the rules and regulations adopted by the Secretary of the Interior, and such purchaser must be duly qualified to make entry under the general homestead laws: Provided, That the money arising from the sale of said lands shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States and placed to the credit of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Tribes of Indians, and said deposit of money shall draw three per centum interest per annum; and the principal and interest of said deposit shall be expended for the benefit of said Indians in such manner as Congress may direct: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Interior may in his discretion prescribe that said lands shall be entered in less than one hundred and sixty acre tracts, notwithstanding the provision of the homestead law permitting entries thereunder of one hundred and sixty acres or less.
That said lands shall be sold for not less than five dollars per acre, and shall be sold upon the following terms: One-fifth of the price bid therefor to be paid at the time the bid is made and the balance of the purchase price of said land to be paid in six equal annual installments; and in case any purchaser fails to make such annual payment when due all rights in and to the land covered by his or her purchase shall at once cease and any payments theretofore made shall be forfeited and his or her entry shall be canceled. And no title to said land shall inure to the purchaser, nor any patent of the United States issue to the purchasers, until the purchaser shall have in all respects complied with the terms and general provisions of the homestead laws of the United States.
That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby vested with full power and authority to make such rules and regulations as to the time of notice, manner of sale, and other matters incident to the carrying out of the provisions of this act as he may deem necessary: Provided, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to issue a patent in fee for northwest quarter of section thirty, township two north, range eleven west Indian meridian, Comanche County, Oklahoma, to James F. Rowell a full member of the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Tribes of Indians of Oklahoma, who has heretofore received no allotment of land from any source; this to be in lieu of all claims to any allotment of land or money settlement in lieu of an allotment.
Approved, June 17, 1910.