Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.
|Chap. 209||Sundry civil expenses appropriations.|
|Chap. 209||Smithsonian Institution.|
|Chap. 209||American ethnology.|
|Chap. 209||Interior Department.|
|Chap. 209||Public lands.|
|Chap. 209||Opening Indian reservations to entry.|
|Chap. 209||Proviso. Reimbursement.|
|Chap. 209||Department of Justice.|
|Chap. 209||Defense, Indian depredation claims.|
|Chap. 209||Conveyances, Five Civilized Tribes. Suits to set aside.|
|Chap. 209||Seminole allotments. Expenses of suits affecting.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, namely:
American ethnology: For continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii, including the excavation and preservation or archaeologic remains, under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, including necessary employees and the purchase of necessary books and periodicals, $42,000.
Opening Indian reservations (reimbursable): For expenses pertaining to the opening to entry and settlement of such Indian reservation lands as may be opened during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and seventeen: Provided, That the expenses pertaining to the opening of each of said reservations and paid for out of this appropriation shall be reimbursed to the United States from the money received from the sale of the lands embraced in said reservations, respectively, $15,000.
Defense in Indian depredation claims: For salaries and expenses in defense of the Indian depredation claims, including not exceeding $6,000 for salaries of necessary employees in Washington, District of
Columbia, to be expended under the direction of the Attorney General, $13,000.
Suits to set aside conveyances of allotted lands for removal of restrictions, allotted lands, Five Civilized Tribes: For necessary expenses incident to any suits brought at the request of the Secretary of the Interior in the eastern judicial district of Oklahoma, to be expended under the direction of the Attorney General, $30,000.
Suits affecting title to Seminole allotted lands in Oklahoma: For necessary expenses incident to any suits brought, including the salaries of attorneys specially employed to set aside illegal conveyances of Seminole allotments, to protect the possession of Seminole allottees in their allotted lands, or in the prosecution of any criminal proceedings based on frauds perpetrated upon Seminole allottees with respect to their allotted lands, to be expended under the direction of the Attorney General, $7,500.
Approved, July 1, 1916.