INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. IV, Laws     (Compiled to March 4, 1927)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.


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PUBLIC ACTS OF THE SIXTY-THIRD CONGRESS, THIRD SESSION, 1915.
Chap. 7  | Chap. 25 | Chap. 75 | Chap. 141 | Chap. 147 | Chap. 161 | Chap. 162 | Chap. 189

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Chapter 7
January 11, 1915. | [S. 2824.] 38 Stat., 791.

An Act To amend an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the adjudication and payment of claims arising from Indian depredations,” approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one.

Margin Notes
Chap. 7 Indian depredation claims.
Chap. 7 26 Stat., 851, amended, vol. 1, 58.
Chap. 7 Claims for property of citizens or inhabitants taken by Indians to be adjudicated.
Chap. 7 Alienage not a defense. Provisos. Trespassers excluded.
Chap. 7 Cases to be reinstated.
Chap. 7 Limitation.
Chap. 7 Conflicting laws repealed.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first section of paragraph one of an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the adjudication and payment of claims arising from Indian depredations,” approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

“First. That in all claims for property of citizens or inhabitants of the United States, except the claims of Indians heretofore or now in tribal relations, taken or destroyed by Indians belonging to, any tribe in amity with and subject to the jurisdiction of the United States without just cause or provocation on the part of the owner or agent in charge, and not returned or paid for, and in all adjudications under said Act as now amended, the alienage of the claimant shall not be a defense to said claim: Provided, That the privileges of this Act shall not extend to any person whose property at the time of its taking was unlawfully within the Indian country: Provided further, That all cases heretofore filed under said Act of March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and which have been dismissed by the court for want of proof of the citizenship of the claimant or alienage shall be reinstated and readjudicated in accordance with the pro-

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visions of this Act: Provided further, That nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the presentation of any other claims than those upon which suit has heretofore been brought in the Court of Claims: Provided further, That all Acts and parts of Acts in so far as they conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.” 1

Approved January 11, 1915.


1251 U. S., 384; 50 Ct. Cl., 395; 53 Ct. Cl., 320.


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