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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Chapter 146
March 2, 1917. | [H. R. 18453.] 39 Stat., 969.

An Act Making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, and for other purposes, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen.
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Chap. 146 Indian Department appropriations.
Chap. 146 Surveying, allotting in severalty, etc.
24 Stat., 388, vol. 1, 33.
Chap. 146 Repayment.
Chap. 146 Provisos. Use in New Mexico and Arizona restricted.
Chap. 146 Warm Springs Reservation, Oreg.
Investigating claims of Indians on, for additional lands.
12 Stat., 963, vol. 2. 714.
Chap. 146 Surveys, etc.
Chap. 146 Irrigation, drainage, etc. Available until expended.
Chap. 146 Investigating new projects
36 Stat., 858, vol. 3, 478.
Chap. 146 Reimbursable, etc.
38 Stat., 583; ante, 54.
Chap. 146 Provisos. Use restricted.
Chap. 146 Irrigation inspectors.
Chap. 146 Superintendents of irrigation.
Chap. 146 Suppressing liquor traffic.
Proviso. Seizure of vehicles for violations.
Chap. 146 R. S., sec. 2140, p. 373.
Vol. 1, p. 17.
Chap. 146 Relief, preventing disease, etc.
Chap. 146 Provisos. Amount for new hospitals.
Chap. 146 General treatment, etc.
Chap. 146 Allotment to specified hospitals and sanatoria.
Chap. 146 Support of schools.
Chap. 146 Provisos. Deaf and dumb, or blind.
Chap. 146 Public school pupils.
Chap. 146 Parentage restriction.
Chap. 146 Not for designated schools.
Chap. 146 School and agency buildings, etc.
Chap. 146 Provisos. Sisseton Agency, S. Dak., water right, etc.
Chap. 146 Sac and Fox School, Iowa. Heat and light to employees.
Chap. 146 Not included in compensation.
Chap. 146 Transporting, etc., pupils.
Chap. 146 Provisos. Industrial employment.
Chap. 146 Refunds.
Chap. 146 Alaska pupils.
Chap. 146 Preserving timber, etc., on Indian lands.
Chap. 146 Matrons.
Chap. 146 Agricultural experiments, etc.
Chap. 146 Farmers and stockmen.
Chap. 146 Field matrons.
Chap. 146 Provisos. Menominee Reservation.
Chap. 146 Farmers to have competency certificates.
Chap. 146 Present employees excepted.
Chap. 146 Indian employees.
Chap. 146 Tests of soils, etc.
Chap. 146 Allowances to specified employees.
Chap. 146 37 Stat., 521, vol. 3 532.
Chap. 146 Supplies. Purchases, etc
Chap. 146 Proviso. Warehouses.
Chap. 146 Telegraph and telephone messages.
Chap. 146 Legal expenses in allotment suits.
Chap. 146 Proviso. No attorneys’ fees.
Chap. 146 Citizen commission.
Chap. 146 Indian police.
Chap. 146 Judges, Indian courts.
Proviso. For Pueblo Indians prohibited.
Chap. 146 Contingent, expenses.
39 Stat., 1107.
Chap. 146 Proviso. Amount immediately available.
Chap. 146 Indian Service inspectors.
Chap. 146 Determining heirs of allottees.
Chap. 146 Provisos. Clerks in Indian Office.
Chap. 146 Osages and Five Civilized Tribes excepted.
Chap. 146 Encouraging farming industry, etc. among Indians.
Chap. 146 Provisos. Repayment.
Chap. 146 limitation of expenditures.
Chap. 146 Passenger-carrying vehicles. Maintenance.
Chap. 146 Provisos. Purchases limited.
Chap. 146 Exchanges permitted.
Chap. 146 Live stock of Indians. Payment for destruction of diseased, etc.
Chap. 146 Proviso. Previous losses.
Chap. 146 39 Stat., 128; ante, 58.
Chap. 146 Sale of school, etc., lands not needed.
Chap. 146 Patent in fee to purchaser.
Chap. 146 Proviso. Credit to Indians.
Chap. 146 Rights of way through Indian lands.
33 Stat., 65, amended, vol. 3, 33.
Chap. 146 Approval of title.
Chap. 146 Proviso. Temporary permits.
Sec. 2 Arizona and New Mexico.
Sec. 2 Support of Indians in.
Sec. 2 Fort Mojave School.
Sec. 2 Phoenix School.
Sec. 2 Truxton Canyon School.
Sec. 2 Gila River Reservation.
Continuing irrigation system.
33 Stat., 1081, vol. 3, 158.
Sec. 2 Repayment, etc.
Sec. 2 37 Stat., 522, vol. 3, 533.
Sec. 2 Colorado River Reservation.
Extending irrigation system.
Sec. 2 36 Stat., 273, vol. 3, 432.
Sec. 2 Papago Indian villages.
Water supply for.
Sec. 2 Navajos. School facilities.
15 Stat., 669, vol. 2, 1017.
Sec. 2 Proviso. Discretionary use.
Sec. 2 Navajo Reservation. Developing water supply.
Sec. 2 Operating Ganado project.
Sec. 2 Gila River. Dam, etc., to divert water for irrigating lands, etc.
Sec. 2 Repayment.
37 Stat., 522, vol. 3, 533.
Sec. 2 Salt River allotment. Additional water rights for.
39 Stat., 130; ante, 60.
Sec. 2 Gila River. Diversion dam for irrigating lands in Pinal County.
Sec. 2 39 Stat., 131; ante, 60.
Sec. 2 Bridges, Little Colorado and Canyon Diablo Rivers. Repayment from Indian funds.
Sec. 3 California.
Sec. 3 Support, etc., of Indians in.
Sec. 3 Lands for homeless Indians.
Sec. 3 Sherman Institute school.
Sec. 3 Yuma allotments.
Irrigation advances.
36 Stat., 1063, vol. 3, 492.
Sec. 3 Fort Bidwell School.
Sec. 3 Greenville School.
Sec. 3 Yuma Reservation. Roads and bridges.
Sec. 3 Mission Indians.
26 Stat., 713, amended, vol. 1, 383.
Sec. 3 Extension of trust period.
Sec. 3 Provisos. Allotments to heirs, modified.
Sec. 3 36 Stat., 859, vol. 3, 480
Sec. 3 Previous patents not affected.
Sec. 3 Klamath River Reservation.
Sec. 3 Sale of lands.
27 Stat., 53, amended, vol. 1, 439.
Disposal of proceeds.
Sec. 3 Roads, trails, etc., added.
Sec. 4 Florida.
Sec. 4 Relief of Seminoles.
Sec. 5 Idaho.
Sec. 5 Fort Hall Reservation. Support, etc., of Indians on.
Irrigation system
Proviso. Repayment
34 Stat., 1025, vol. 3, 274.
Sec. 5 Bannocks. Fulfilling treaty.
15 Stat., 676, vol. 2, 1023.
Sec. 5 Coeur d’Alenes. Fulfilling treaty.
26 Stat., 1029, vol. 1, 421.
Sec. 5 Thomas B. Le Sieur. Reimbursing.
Sec. 6 Iowa.
Sec. 6 Sac and Fox Indians. Payment per capita
Sec. 6 29 Stat., 331, vol. 1, 598.
Sec. 7 Kansas.
Sec. 7 Haskell Institute.
Sec. 7 Kickapoo Reservation School.
Sec. 8 Michigan.
Sec. 8 Mount Pleasant School.
Sec. 9 Minnesota.
Sec. 9 Pipestone School.
Sec. 9 Chippewas of the Mississippi Schools.
16 Stat., 720, vol. 2, 975.
Richard Daeley. Homestead entry allowed.
39 Stat.,1479.
Sec. 9 Chippewas of Minnesota. Promotion of self-support, etc., from tribal funds.
25 Stat., 645, vol. 1, 305.
Sec. 9 Proviso. Compensation to employees.
Sec. 9 Roads, etc.
Sec. 9 Preference to Indian employees
Sec. 9 Drainage assessments on Indian lands may be approved
Sec. 9 Payment for benefits
Sec. 9 Amount reimbursable from funds of Indians.
Sec. 9 Approval of rights of way, etc.
Sec. 9 Proviso. No patent in fee until reimbursed.
Sec. 9 Regulations, etc
Sec. 9 Annual celebration of White Earth Band.
Sec. 9 Cass Lake Reservation. Bridging Mississippi River in, from tribal funds.
Sec. 9 Contributions required.
Sec. 9 Payment to Chippewas reinstated on rolls.
Sec. 9 Expenses of general councils, etc.
Sec. 9 Delegations to Washington.
Sec. 9 William Madison and Gus H. Beaulieu.
Sec. 9 Approval, etc.
Sec. 9 Attendance of inspectors at councils.
Sec. 9 Chippewas of White Earth Reservation.
38 Slat., 88, amended, vol. 3, 572.
Sec. 9 Modification of roll requirements.
Sec. 9 Suspension of allotments while suits pending.
Sec. 10 Montana.
Sec. 10 Support, etc., of Indians.
Fort Belknap Agency.
Flathead Agency.
Sec. 10 Fort Peck Agency.
Sec. 10 Blackfeet Agency.
Sec. 10 Fort Belknap Reservation.
Irrigation system.
36 Stat., 277, vol. 3, 436.
Sec. 10 Crows. Fulfilling treaty.
15 Stat., 653, vol. 2, 1011.
Sec. 10 Northern Cheyennes and Arapahoes. Subsistence, etc.
19 Stat., 256, vol. 1, 168.
Sec. 10 Physician, etc.
15 Stat., 658, vol. 2, 1014.
Sec. 10 Employing “line riders.”
Sec. 10 Rocky Boy’s Band, etc. Support, etc.
Sec. 10 Irrigation systems, Flathead Reservation.
Sec. 10 Fort Peck Reservation.
Sec. 10 Blackfeet Reservation.
Sec. 10 Provisos. Passenger vehicles, maintenance.
Sec. 10 Purchases.
Sec. 11 Nebraska.
Sec. 11 Genoa School.
Sec. 12 Nevada.
Sec. 12 Support, etc., of Indians in.
Sec. 12 Carson City School.
Sec. 12 Pyramid Lake Reservation. Extending, etc., irrigation system.
Sec. 12 Proviso. Limit of cost.
Sec. 13 New Mexico.
Sec. 13 Albuquerque School.
Sec. 13 Santa Fe School.
Sec. 13 Pueblo Indians. Attorney.
Sec. 13 Gallup. Highway from Mesa Verde Park to.
Sec. 13 Proviso. Employment of Indians, etc.
Sec. 14 New York.
Sec. 14 Senecas. Annuities.
4 Stat., 442.
Sec. 14 Six Nations. Annuities.
7 Stat., 46, vol. 2, 36
Sec. 15 North Carolina.
Sec. 15 Cherokee School.
Sec. 16 North Dakota.
Sec. 16 Devils Lake Sioux. Support, etc.
Sec. 16 Fort Berthold Indians. Support, etc.
Sec. 16 Turtle Mountain Chippewas. Support, etc.
Bismarck School.
Sec. 16 Fort Totten School.
Sec. 16 Wahpeton School.
Sec. 17 Oklahoma.
Sec. 17 Wichitas, etc. Support, etc.
Sec. 17 Kiowas, Comanches, and Apache Indians.
Agency, etc., expenses from tribal funds.
Sec. 17 Maintenance, self-support, etc.
Sec. 17 Proviso. Report of expenditures.
Sec. 17 Support, etc., of Indians.
Cheyennes and Arapahoes.
Sec. 17 Kansas Indians.
Sec. 17 Kickapoos.
Sec. 17 Poncas.
Sec. 17 Chilocco School.
Sec. 17 Pawnees. Annuity.
27 Stat., 644, vol. 1, 498.
Sec. 17 Schools.
11 Stat., 730, vol. 2, 764.
Farmer, blacksmiths, etc.
11 Stat., 730, vol. 2, 765.
Sec. 17 Quapaws. Education, etc.
7 Stat., 425, vol. 2, 396.
Sec. 17 Proviso. Discretionary use.
Sec. 17 Citizen Band of Pottawatomies.
Payment to enrolled members.
25 Stat., 989, vol. 1, 44.
Sec. 17 Osage County. Liquor traffic in, forbidden.
Sec. 17 Appraisal of allotments to Osages in.
Sec. 17 Settlement of claims.
Sec. 18 Five Civilized Tribes.
Sec. 18 Administration expenses.
Sec. 18 Murray School of Agriculture.
Dormitories for Chickasaw, etc., children, from tribal funds.
Sec. 18 Proviso. Site to be donated.
Sec. 18 Choctaws and Chickasaws. Per capita payment from tribal funds.
Sec. 18 Regulations, etc.
Sec. 18 Provisos. Restricted Indians.
Sec. 18 Exempt from prior debts, etc.
Sec. 18 Distribution expenses.
Sec. 18 Seminoles. Per capita payment from tribal funds.
Sec. 18 Provisos. Regulations.
Sec. 18 Restricted Indians. Exempt from prior debts.
Sec. 18 Distribution expenses.
Sec. 18 M. L. Mott. Reimbursement from Creek funds.
Sec. 18 Probate expenses.
Sec. 18 Cherokee Orphan Training School. Maintenance.
Sec. 18 Proviso. Additional land.
Sec. 18 39 Stat.,147; ante, 79.
Sec. 18 Tribal schools.
Sec. 18 Proviso. Limitation not applicable.
39 Stat., 970; ante, 108.
Sales of tribal property.
Sec. 18 Payment of expense, from proceeds.
Sec. 18 Coal and asphalt lands.
37 Stat., 67, vol. 3, 513.
Sec. 18 Provisos. Collection of rents
Sec. 18 Specific authority required for expenditures. Exceptions.
Sec. 18 Tribal attorneys.
Sec. 18 Continuance of schools.
Sec. 18 Repairs, etc., of school buildings.
Sec. 18 Choctaws. Fulfilling treaties
Sec. 18 Annuities.
7 Stat., 99, vol. 2, 87.
11 Stat., 614, vol. 2, 709.
Sec. 18 Light horsemen.
7 Stat., 213, vol. 2, 193.
11 Stat., 614, vol. 2, 709.
Blacksmith, etc.
7 Stat., 235, vol. 2, 213.
11 Stat., 614, vol. 2, 709.
Sec. 18 Education.
7 Stat, 235, vol. 2, 212.
11 Stat., 614, vol. 2, 709.
Iron and steel.
7 Stat., 236, vol. 2, 213.
11 Stat., 614, vol. 2, 709.
Sec. 18 Oil and gas inspectors on restricted lands.
Sec. 18 Nuyaka School. Purchase of pasture lane.
Sec. 18 Choctaw Sanatorium. Improving grounds.
Sec. 18 Cherokee Orphan Training School. Road to.
Sec. 18 Douglas H. Johnston. Payment to, from Chickasaw funds.
Sec. 18 Creeks. No allotments to.
Provisos. Payments in lieu of allotment.
Sec. 18 Condition.
Sec. 19 Oregon.
Sec. 19 Support, etc., of Indians.
Kiamath Agency.
Warm Springs Agency.
Sec. 19 Umatilla Agency.
Sec. 19 Salem School.
Sec. 19 Grande Ronde and Siletz Agencies, Indians.
Sec. 19 Klamath Reservation. Modoc Point irrigation system.
Sec. 19 Warm Springs, etc., Indians. Fishing tract for.
Sec. 19 Umatilla Reservation. Trust allotments to Indians on.
Sec. 19 Selections.
24 Stat., 388, vol. 1, 33.
34 Stat., 182-327, vol. 3, 181-154.
Sec. 19 Proviso. Treaty rights not affected.
Sec. 20 Pennsylvania.
Sec. 20 Carlisle School.
Sec. 20 Acceptance of bequest for training nurses.
Sec. 21 South Dakota.
Sec. 21 Flandreau School.
Sec. 21 Pierre School.
Sec. 21 Rapid City School.
Sec. 21 Sioux of different tribes.
Teachers, etc.
15 Stat., 640, vol. 2, 1002.
Sec. 21 Additional employees. Subsistence.
19 Stat., 256, vol. 1, 170.
Sec. 21 Proviso. Transportation.
Sec. 21 Schools.
Sec. 21 10 Stat., 254, vol. 1. 170.
Sec. 21 Enlarging, etc, reservation school buildings.
Sec. 21 No money for sectarian schools.
Sec. 21 Yankton Sioux. Subsistence, etc.
Sec. 21 Canton. Expenses of insane asylum.
Sec. 22 Utah.
Sec. 22 Utes, Confederated Bands.
Carpenters, etc.
15 Stat., 662, vol. 2, 993.
Sec. 22 Food, etc.
Sec. 22 Support, etc., of detached Indians.
Sec. 22 Utes, Confederated Bands. Distribution from principal funds.
Sec. 22 For self support from accumulated interest.
37 Stat., 934, vol. 3, 559.
Sec. 22 Proviso. Report of expenditures.
Sec. 22 Seeds and agricultural implements.
15 Stat., 622, vol. 2, 992.
Sec. 22 Uncompahgre, etc., Utes. Irrigating allotments of.
34 Stat., 375, vol. 3, 243.
Sec. 23 Washington.
Sec. 23 Support, etc., of Indians. D’ Wamish, etc. Makahs.
Sec. 23 Qui-nai-elts and Quil-leh-utes.
Sec. 23 Yakima Agency.
Sec. 23 Colville, etc., Agencies.
Sec. 23 Spokanes.
27 Stat., 139, vol. 1, 449.
Sec. 23 Yakimas. Irrigating allotments.
33 Stat., 597, vol. 3, 111; 34 Stat., 1050, vol. 3, 301.
Proviso. Application of receipts.
Sec. 23 Payment for additional water supply to allottees.
38 Stat., 604; ante, 30.
Sec. 23 Cushman School.
Sec. 23 Yakima Reservation. Continuing extension of irrigation and drainage system.
Sec. 23 Proviso. Reimbursement.
39 Stat. 154; ante, 84.
Sec. 23 Homestead patents confirmed.
Sec. 23 12 Stat, 392.
Sec. 23 Charles Cleveland.
Sec. 23 Henry Hudson.
Sec. 23 Washington Howeattle.
Sec. 23 Howard Wheeler.
Sec. 23 Jim Black.
Sec. 23 Tommy Saux.
Sec. 23 Talcas.
Sec. 23 John Jackson.
Sec. 23 Kate Jackson.
Sec. 23 Thomas Paine.
Sec. 23 Wil-les-sa.
Sec. 23 Robert Smith.
Sec. 23 William Ponier.
Sec. 23 Wapato Charley.
Sec. 24 Wisconsin.
Sec. 24 Hayward School.
Sec. 24 Tomah School.
Sec. 24 Chippewas of Lake Superior. Support, etc.
Pottawatomies. Support, etc.
Sec. 24 Wisconsin Band of Pottawatomies, Wis. and Mich. Support, etc.
38 Stat., 102. vol. 3, 585.
Sec. 24 Repayment.
Sec. 24 Use of amount.
Sec. 24 Proviso. Cash per capita payment, etc.
Sec. 24 Menominees. Self-support from I tribal funds.
26 Stat., 146, vol. 1, 353; 35 Stat., 51, vol. 3, 317; 36 Stat., 1076, vol 3, 505.
Sec. 24 Provisos. Removal of merchantable timber from farming lands.
Sec. 24 Disposing of timber not detrimental to Menominee Forest.
Sec. 24 Limitation.
Sec. 24 Per capita in cash to enrolled tribal members.
Sec. 24 Share of minors to parent, etc.
Sec. 24 Individual credit on reaching eighteen.
Sec. 24 Regulation of deposits.
Sec. 24 Oneida. Transfer of school and land to.
Sec. 24 Condition.
Sec. 24 Oneida school lands. Sale of lots.
Sec. 24 Proviso. Proceeds to Indians.
Sec. 25 Wyoming.
Sec. 25 Shoshones. Support, etc.
Sec. 25 Reservation school.
Sec. 25 Fulfilling treaty.
15 Stat. 676, vol. 1023.
Sec. 25 Irrigation system on Reservation. Construction, etc.
Sec. 25 Repayment.
33 Stat., 1016, vol. 3, 117.
Sec. 25 Roads and bridges.
Sec. 26 Investigation of Indian Service by members elect of House Committee on Indian Affairs.
Sec. 26 Powers and authority.
Sec. 26 Clerical, etc., assistance.
Sec. 26 Proviso. Pay of stenographers.
Sec. 27 Appropriation for increased pay to employees at $1,800 a year and under.
Sec. 27 Provisos. Applicable to employees under this Act.
Sec. 27 Report, etc., to Congress.

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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 following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of paying the current and contingent expenses of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, and in full compensation for all offices and salaries which are provided for herein for the service of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, namely:

For the survey, resurvey, classification, and allotment of lands in severalty under the provisions of t-he Act of February eighth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven (Twenty-fourth Statutes at Large, page three hundred and eighty-eight), entitled "An Act to provide for the allotment of lands in severalty to Indians, " and under any other Act or Acts providing for the survey or allotment of Indian lands, $100,000, to be repaid proportionally out of any Indian moneys held in trust or otherwise by the United States and available by law for such reimbursable purposes and to remain available until expended: Provided, That no part of said sum shall be used for the survey, resurvey, classification, or allotment of any land in severalty on the public domain to any Indian, whether of the Navajo or other tribes, within the State of New Mexico and the State of Arizona, who was not residing upon the public domain prior to June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fourteen: Provided further, That $5,000 of the above amount shall be used for an investigation and report on the merits of the claim of the Indians of the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon to additional land arising from alleged erroneous surveys of the north and west boundaries of their reservation as defined in the treaty concluded June twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and fifty-five (Twelfth Statutes at Large, page nine hundred and sixty-three), and the Secretary of the Interior is herby authorized to make such surveys or resurveys as may be necessary to complete said investigation and report.

For the construction, repair, and maintenance of ditches, reservoirs, and dams, purchase and use of irrigation tools and appliances, water rights, ditches, lands necessary for canals, pipe lines, and reservoirs for Indian reservations and allotments and for drainage and protection of irrigable lands from damage by floods, or loss of water rights, including expenses of necessary surveys and investigations to determine the feasibility and estimated cost of new projects and power and reservoir sites on Indian reservations in accordance with the provisions of section thirteen of the Act of June twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and ten, $235,000, reimbursable as provided in the Act of August first, nineteen hundred and fourteen, and to remain available until expended: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be expended on any irrigation system or reclamation project for which specific appropriation is made in this Act or for which public funds are or may be available under any other Act of Congress; for pay of one chief inspector of irrigation, who shall be a skilled irrigation engineer, $4,000; one assistant inspector of irrigation who shall be a skilled irrigation engineer, $2,500; for traveling and incidental expenses of two inspectors of irrigation, including sleeping-car fare and a per diem of $3 in lien of subsistence when actually employed on duty in the field and away from designated headquarters, $3,200; in all, $244,000: Provided also, That not to exceed seven superintendents of irrigation, six of whom shall be skilled irrigation engi-

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neers and one competent to pass upon water rights, and one field-cost accountant, may be employed.

For the suppression of the traffic in intoxicating liquors among Indians, $150,000: Provided, That automobiles or any other vehicles or conveyances used in introducing, or attempting to introduce, intoxicants into the Indian country, or where the introduction is prohibited by treaty or Federal statute, whether used by the owner thereof or other person, shall be subject to the seizure, libel, and forfeiture provided in section twenty-one hundred and forty of the Revised Statutes of the United States.

For the relief and care of destitute Indians not otherwise provided for, and for the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis, trachoma, smallpox, and other contagious and infectious diseases, including transportation of patients to and from hospitals and sanatoria, $90,000: Provided, That not to exceed $90,000 of said amount may be expended in the construction and equipment of new hospitals at a unit cost of not exceeding $15,000: Provided further, That this appropriation may be used also for general medical and surgical treatment of Indians, including the maintenance and operation of general hospitals, where no other funds are applicable or available for that purpose: And provided further, That out of the appropriation of $350,000 herein authorized, there shall be available for the maintenance of the sanatoria and hospitals hereinafter named, and for incidental and all other expenses for their proper conduct and management, including pay of employees, repairs, equipment, and improvements, not to exceed the following amounts: Blackfeet hospital, Montana, $10,000; Carson hospital, Nevada, $10,000; Cheyenne and Arapahoe hospital, Oklahoma, $10,000; Choctaw and Chickasaw hospital, Oklahoma, $20,000; Fort Lapwai sanatorium, Idaho, $40,000; Laguna sanatorium, New Mexico, $17,000; Mescalero hospital, New Mexico, $10,000; Navajo sanatorium, New Mexico, $10,000; Pima hospital, Arizona, $10,000; Phoenix sanatorium, Arizona, $40,000; Spokane hospital, Washington, $10,000; Sac and Fox sanatorium, Iowa, $25,000; Turtle Mountain hospital, North Dakota, $10,000; Winnebago hospital, Nebraska, $15,000; Crow Creek hospital, South Dakota, $8,000; Hoopa Valley hospital, California, $8,000; Jicarilla hospital, New Mexico, $8,000; Truxton Canyon camp hospital, Arizona, $8,000; Indian Oasis hospital, Arizona, $8,000.

For support of Indian day and industrial schools not otherwise provided for, for other educational and industrial purposes in connection therewith, $1,600,000: Provided, That not to exceed $40,000 of this amount may be used for the support and education of deaf and dumb or blind Indian children: Provided further, That not more than $200,000 of the amount herein appropriated may be expended for the tuition of Indian children enrolled in the public schools: Provided further, That no part of this appropriation, or any other appropriation provided for herein, except appropriations made pursuant to treaties, shall be used to educate children of less than one-fourth Indian blood whose parents are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they live and where there are adequate free school facilities provided and the facilities of the Indian schools are needed for pupils of more than one-fourth Indian blood: And provided further, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for the support of Indian day and industrial schools where specific appropriation is made.

For construction, lease, purchase, repair, and improvement of school and agency buildings, including the purchase of necessary lands and the installation, repair, and improvement of heating, lighting, power, and sewerage and water systems in connection therewith, $400,000: Provided, That of this amount $300 may be expended for the purchase of a perpetual water right and right of

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way across the lands of private individuals, for the purpose of running a pipe line from a certain spring or springs located near the Sisseton Indian Agency buildings, South Dakota, to said buildings, the purchase of such water right to include sufficient land for the construction of a small cement reservoir near such spring or springs for the purpose of storing the water so acquired: Provided further, That not to exceed $500 of the amount herein appropriated may be used for the acquisition on behalf of the United States, by purchase or otherwise, of land for a site for the Mesquakie Day School, Sac and Fox, Iowa: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to allow employees in the Indian Service who are furnished quarters necessary heat and light for such quarters without charge, such heat and light to be paid for out of the fund chargeable with the cost of heating and lighting other buildings at the same place: And provided further, That the amount so expended for agency purposes shall not be included in the maximum amounts for compensation of employees prescribed by section one, Act of August twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and twelve.

For collection and transportation of pupils to and from Indian and public schools, and for placing school pupils, with the consent of their parents, under the care and control of white families qualified to give them moral, industrial, and educational training, $72,000 Provided, That not exceeding $5,000 of this sum may be used for obtaining remunerative employment for Indian youths and, when necessary, for payment of transportation and other expenses to their places of employment: Provided further, That where practicable the transportation and expenses so paid shall be refunded and shall be returned to the appropriation from which paid. The provisions of this section shall also apply to native Indian pupils of school age under twenty-one years of age brought from Alaska. 1

For the purposes of preserving living and growing timber on Indian reservations and allotments, and to educate Indians in the propel care of forests; for the employment of suitable persons as matron to teach Indian women and girls housekeeping and other household duties, for necessary traveling expenses of such matrons; and for furnishing necessary equipments and supplies and renting quarters for them where necessary; for the conducting of experiments on Indian school or agency farms designed to test the possibilities of soil and climate in the cultivation of trees, grains, vegetables, cotton, and fruits, and for the employment of practical farmers and stockmen, in addition to the agency and school farmers now employed; for necessary traveling expenses of such farmers and stockmen and for furnishing necessary equipment and supplies for them; and for superintending and directing fanning and stock raising among Indians, $475,000, of which sum not less than $75,000 shall be used for the employment of additional field matrons: Provided, That the foregoing shall not, as to timber, apply to the Menominee Indian Reservation in Wisconsin: Provided further, That no money appropriated herein shall be expended on or after January first, nineteen hundred and seventeen, for the employment of any farmer or expert farmer fit a salary of or in excess of $50 per month, unless he shall first have procured and filed with the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a certificate of competency showing that he is a farmer of actual experience and qualified to instruct others in the art of practical agriculture, such certificate to be certified and issued to him by the president or dean of the State agricultural college of the State in which his services are to be rendered, or by the president or dean of the State agricultural college of an adjoining State: Provided, That this provision shall not apply to persons now employed in the Indian Service as farmer or expert farmer: And provided further, That this


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shall not apply to Indians employed or to be employed as assistant farmer: And provided further, That not to exceed $25,000 of the amount herein appropriated shall be used to conduct experiments on Indian school or agency farms to test the possibilities of soil and climate in the cultivation of trees, cotton, grains, vegetables, and fruits: Provided, also, That the amounts paid to matrons, foresters, farmers, physicians, and stockmen herein provided for shall not be included within the limitation on salaries and compensation of employees contained in the Act of August twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and twelve.

For the purchase of goods and supplies for the Indian Service, including inspection, pay of necessary employees, and all other expenses connected therewith, including advertising, storage, and transportation of Indian goods and supplies, $300,000: Provided, That no part of the sum hereby appropriated shall be used for the maintenance of to exceed three warehouses in the Indian Service.

For telegraph and telephone toll messages on business pertaining to the Indian Service sent and received by the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Washington, $8,000.

For witness fees and other legal expenses incurred in suits instituted in behalf of or against Indians involving the question of title to lands allotted to theirs, or the right of possession of personal property held by them, and in hearings set by the United States local land officers to determine the rights of Indians to public, lands, $1,000: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be used in the payment of attorneys’ fees.

For expenses of the Board of Indian Commissioners, $10,000.

For pay of Indian police, including chiefs of police at not to exceed $50 per month each and privates at not to exceed $30 per month each, to be employed in maintaining order, for purchase of equipments and supplies and for rations for policemen at nonration agencies, $200,000.

For pay of judges of Indian courts where tribal relations now exist, $8,000: Provided, That no part of this, nor of any other sum, shall be used to pay any judge for the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, and that no such Judge shall be appointed for such Indians by any United States official or employee.

For pay of special agents, at $2,000 per annum; for traveling and incidental expenses of such special agents, including sleeping-car fare, and a per diem of not to exceed $3 in lieu of subsistence, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, when actually employed oil duty in the field or ordered to the seat of government; for transportation and incidental expenses of officers and clerks of the Office of Indian Affairs when traveling on official duty; for pay of employees not otherwise provided for; and for other necessary expenses of the Indian Service for which no other appropriation is available, $135,000: Provided, That not to exceed $5,000 of this amount shall be immediately available.

For pay of six Indian Service inspectors, exclusive of one chief inspector, at salaries not to exceed $2,500 per annum and actual traveling and incidental expenses, and $4 per diem in lieu of subsistence when actually employed on duty in the field, $30,000.

For the purpose of determining the heirs of deceased Indian allottees having any right, title, or interest in any trust or restricted property, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, $100,000: Provided, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to use not to exceed $25,000 for the employment of additional clerks in the Indian Office in connection with the work of determining the heirs of deceased Indians, and examining their wills, out of the $100,000 appropriated herein: Provided further, That the

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provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to the Osage Indians, nor to the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians in Oklahoma.

For the purpose of encouraging industry and self-support among the Indians and to aid them in the culture of fruits, grains, and other crops, $400,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be immediately available, which sum may be used for the purchase of seed, animals, machinery, tools, implements, and other equipment necessary, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, to enable Indians to become self-supporting: Provided, That said sum shall be expended under conditions to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior for its repayment to the United States on or before June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and twenty-five: Provided further, That not to exceed $50,000 of the amount herein appropriated shall be expended on any one reservation or for the benefit of any one tribe of Indians.

That not to exceed $200,000 of applicable appropriations made herein for the Bureau of Indian Affairs shall be available for the maintenance, repair, and operation of motor-propelled and horse-drawn passenger-carrying vehicles for the use of superintendents, farmers, physicians, field matrons, allotting, irrigation, and other employees in the Indian field service: Provided, That not to exceed $15,000 may be used in the purchase of horse-drawn passenger-carrying vehicles, and not to exceed $30,000 for the purchase of motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles, and that such vehicle shall be used only for official service: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Interior may hereafter exchange automobiles in part payment for new machines used for the same purpose as those proposed to be exchanged.

For reimbursing Indians for live stock which may be hereafter destroyed on account of being infected with dourine or other contagious diseases, and for expenses in connection with the work of eradicating and preventing such diseases, to be expended under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, $75,000, said amount to be immediately available and to remain available until expended: Provided, That not to exceed $15,000 of this amount may be used in reimbursing Indians for horses killed previous to the passage of the Act of May eighteenth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, for which they have not heretofore been reimbursed.

That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to cause to be sold, to the highest bidder, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, any tract or part of a tract of land purchased by the United States for day school or other Indian administrative uses, not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres in any one tract, when said land or a part thereof is no longer needed for the original purpose the net proceeds therefrom in all cases to be paid into the Treasury of the United States; title to be evidenced by a patent in fee simple for such lands as can be described in terms of the legal survey, or by deed duly executed by the Secretary of the Interior containing such metes-and-bounds description as will identify the land so conveyed as the land which had been purchased: Provided, That where the purchase price was paid from tribal funds, such proceeds shall be placed in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the respective tribes of Indians.

That the following provision of the Act approved March eleventh, nineteen hundred and four (Thirty-third Statutes, page sixty-five) authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to grant rights of way across Indian lands for the conveyance of oil and gas, to wit: "No such lines shall be constructed across Indian lands, as above mentioned until authority therefor has first been obtained from, and the maps of definite location of said lines approved by, the Secretary of the Interior," be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:

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"Before title to rights of way applied for hereunder shall vest, maps of definite location shall be filed with and approved by the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That before such approval the Secretary of the Interior may, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, grant temporary permits revocable in his discretion for the construction of such lines."

ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO.

SEC. 2.

For support and civilization of Indians in Arizona and New Mexico, including pay of employees, $330,000.

For support and education of two hundred Indian pupils at the Indian school at Fort Mojave, Arizona, and for pay of superintendent, $35,200; for general repairs and improvements, $3,800; in all, $39,000.

For support and education of seven hundred Indian pupils at the Indian school at Phoenix, Arizona,, and for pay of superintendent, $119,400; for general repairs and improvements, $12,500; for remodeling and improving heating plant, $15,000; in all, $146,900.

For support and education of one hundred pupils at the Indian school at Truxton Canyon, Arizona, and for pay of superintendent, $18,200; for general repairs and improvements, $3,000; in all, $21,200.

For continuing the work of constructing the irrigation system for the irrigation of the lands of the Pima Indians in the vicinity of Sacaton, on the Gila River Indian Reservation, within the limit of cost fixed by the Act of March third, nineteen hundred and five, $10,000; and for maintenance and operation of the pumping plants and canal systems, $10,000; in all, $20,000, reimbursable as provided in section two of the act of August twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and twelve (Thirty-seventh Statutes at Large, page five hundred and twenty-two), and to remain available until expended.

For the construction and repair of necessary channels and laterals for the utilization of water in connection with the pumping plant for irrigation purposes on the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona, as provided in the act of April fourth, nineteen hundred and ten (Thirty-sixth Statutes at Large, page two hundred and seventy-three), for the purpose of securing an appropriation of water for the irrigation of approximately one hundred and fifty thousand acres of land and for maintaining and operating the pumping plant, canals, and structures, $15,000, reimbursable as provided in said Act, and to remain available until expended.

For improvement and sinking of wells, installation of pumping machinery, construction of tanks for domestic and stock water, and for the necessary structures for the development and distribution of a supply of water and for maintenance and operation of constructed works, for Papago Indian villages in southern Arizona, $20,000.

To enable the Secretary of the Interior to carry into effect the provisions of the sixth article of the treaty of June first, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, between the United States and the Navajo Nation or Tribe of Indians, proclaimed August twelfth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, whereby the United States agrees to provide school facilities for the children of the Navajo Tribe of Indians, $100,000: Provided, That the said Secretary may expend said funds, in his discretion, in establishing or enlarging day or industrial schools.

For continuing the development of a water supply for the Navajo Indians on the Navajo Reservation, $25,000, to be immediately available, reimbursable out of any funds of said Indians now or hereafter available.

For the maintenance and operation of the Ganado irrigation project on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona, $3,000, reimbursable under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior shall prescribe.

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For completing the construction by the Indian Service of a dam with a bridge superstructure and the necessary controlling works for diverting water from the Gila River for the irrigation of Indian land and Indian allotments on the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona as recommended by the Board of Engineers of the United States Army in paragraph two hundred and seventeen of its report to the Secretary of War of February fourteenth, nineteen hundred and fourteen (House Document Numbered Seven hundred and ninety-one), $125,000, to be immediately available and to remain available until expended, reimbursable as provided in section two of the Act of August twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and twelve (Thirty-seventh Statutes at Large, page five hundred and twenty-two), the total cost not to exceed $200,000.

For additional installments of the charges for providing water rights for six thousand three hundred and ten acres of Salt River Indian allotments provided in the Act of May eighteenth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, and for the extension of canals and laterals and for the construction of other necessary irrigation facilities to simply the said lands with water, $15,000.

For completing the construction by the Indian Service of a diversion dam and necessary controlling works for diverting water from the Gila River at a site above Florence, Arizona, $100,000, to remain available until expended, the total cost not to exceed $175,000, and for beginning the construction of the necessary canals and structure to carry the natural flow of the Gila River to the Indian lands of the Gila River Indian Reservation and to public and private lands in Pinal County, as provided in the Indian appropriation Act approved May eighteenth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, $75,000, to remain available until expended; in all, $175,000.

For the construction of two bridges over the Little Colorado and Canyon Diablo Rivers, near the Leupp Indian Agency, Arizona, $42,500, to be expended tinder the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, reimbursable to the United States from any funds now of hereafter placed in the Treasury to the credit of the Navajo Indian in Arizona, to remain a charge and lien upon the lands and funds of said tribe of Indians until paid.

CALIFORNIA.

SEC. 3.

For support and civilization of Indians in California. including pay of employees, $42,000.

For the purchase of lands for the homeless Indians in California, including improvements thereon, for the use and occupancy of said Indians, $20,000, said funds to be expended under such regulations and conditions as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe.

For support and education of seven hundred Indian pupils at the Sherman Institute, Riverside, California, including pay of superintendent, $119,500; for general repairs and improvements, ,$15,000; in all, $134, 500.

For reclamation and maintenance charge on Yuma allotments; $15,000, to remain available until expended acid to be reimbursed front the sale of surplus lands or from other funds that may be available, in accordance with the provisions of the Act of March third, nineteen hundred and eleven.

For support and education of one hundred Indian pupils at the Fort Bidwell Indian School, California, including pay of superintendent, $18,200; for general repairs and improvements, $3,500; for new school building, $12,000; in all, $33,700.

For support and education of one hundred Indian pupils at the Greenville Indian School, California, including pay of superintendent, $18,200; for general repairs and improvements, including laundry equipment, $3,500; in all, $21,700.

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For the improvement and construction of roads and bridges on the Yuma Indian Reservation in California, $10,000, to be immediately available, reimbursable to the United States by the Indians having tribal rights on said reservation.

That section three of the Act of January twelfth, eighteen hundred and ninety-one (Twenty-sixth Statutes at Large, page seven hundred and twelve), entitled "An Act for the relief of Mission Indians in the State of California," be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to authorize the President, in his discretion and whenever he shall deem it for the interests of the Indians affected thereby, to extend the trust period for such time as may be advisable on the lands held in trust for the use and benefit of the Mission Bands or villages of Indians in California: Provided, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to cause allotments to be made to the Indians belonging to and having tribal rights on the Mission Indian reservations in the State of California, in areas as provided in section seventeen of the Act of June twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and ten (Thirty-sixth Statutes at Large, page eight hundred and fifty-nine), instead of as provided in section four of the Act of January twelfth, eighteen hundred and ninety-one (Twenty-sixth Statutes at Large, page seven hundred and thirteen): Provided, That this act shall not affect any allotments heretofore patented to these Indians.

That the last proviso of the Act entitled "An act to provide for the disposition and sale of lands known as the Klamath River Indian Reservation," approved June seventeenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, reading: "Provided further, That the proceeds arising from the sale of said lands shall constitute a fund to be used under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior for the maintenance and education of the Indians now residing on said lands and their children," be, and the same is hereby, amended to read:

"Provided further, That the proceeds arising from the sale of said lands shall constitute a fund to be used under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior for the pro rata improvement of individual Indian allotments and maintenance and education of the Indians and their children now residing on said lands and for the construction of roads, trails, and other improvements for their benefit."

FLORIDA.

SEC. 4.

For relief of distress among the Seminole Indians in Florida, and for purposes of their civilization and education, $8,000.

IDAHO.

SEC. 5.

For support and civilization of Indians on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho, including pay of employees, $30,000.

For improvement and maintenance and operation of the Fort Hall irrigation system, $25,000: Provided, That expenditures hereunder for improvements shall be reimbursable to the United States in accordance with the provisions of the Act of March first, nineteen hundred and seven.

For fulfilling treaty stipulations with the Bannocks in Idaho: For pay of physician, teacher, carpenter, miller, engineer, farmer, and blacksmith (article ten, treaty of July third, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight), $5,000.

For the Coeur d’Alenes, in Idaho: For pay of blacksmith, carpenter, and physician, and purchase of medicines (article eleven, agreement ratified March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one), $3,000.

For reimbursing Thomas B. Le Sieur, acting chief of police, for medical and hospital expenses incurred as a result of personal injuries received in the line of duty while attempting to arrest an Indian of the Fort Hall Reservation, $95.50.

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IOWA.

SEC. 6.

The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized, in hi discretion, to pay to the enrolled members of the Sac and Fox of the Mississippi Tribe of Indians of the State of Iowa, entitled under existing law to share in the funds of said tribe, or to their lawful heirs, the sum of $ 10,334.96, together with the interest which has or may hereafter accrue thereon, remaining in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Sac and Fox of the Mississippi Tribe of Indians of the State of Iowa, from the sum of $42,893.2; transferred to the credit of those Indians under the provisions of the Act if June tenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, said sum of $10,334.96 to be apportioned per capita among the enrolled members of said tribe.

KANSAS.

SEC. 7.

For support and education of seven hundred and fifty Indian pupils at the Indian school, Haskell Institute, Lawrence Kansas, and for pay of superintendent, $127,750; for general repair; and improvements, $15,000; in all, $142,750.

For support and education of eighty Indian pupils at the Indian school, Kickapoo Reservation, Kansas, including pay of superintendent, $14,860; for general repairs and improvements, $4,000; it all, $18,860.

MICHIGAN.

SEC. 8.

For support and education of four hundred Indian pupils at the Indian school, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and for pay o superintendent, $68,800; for general repairs and improvements $6,000; for purchase of additional land, $8,000; in all, $$82,800.

MINNESOTA.

SEC. 9.

For support and education of two hundred and twenty-five Indian pupils at the Indian school, Pipestone, Minnesota, including pay of superintendent, $39,175; for general repairs and improvements $7,000; for domestic science cottage, $5,000; for addition to hospital; $6,000; for central heating plant, $16,500; for road and drainage, $1,000; in all, $74,675.

For support of a school or schools for the Chippewas of the Mississippi in Minnesota (article three, treaty of March nineteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven), $4,000.

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to accept the application of Richard Daeley to enter lot eight, section thirty-one, township one hundred and forty-seven north, of range thirty west of the fifth principal meridian, Cass Lake, Minnesota, land district, containing one and one-third acres, more or less, according to the Government survey thereof, as assignee of Evaline Gallagher, widow of Edward S. Gallagher, and to issue patent thereon to said Richard Daeley upon proof of his compliance with the requirements of the law and regulations issued thereunder relative to making soldiers’ additional homestead entries.

The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to withdraw from the Treasury of the United States, at his discretion, the sum of $185,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, of the principal sum on deposit to the credit of the Chippewa Indians in the State of Minnesota, arising under section seven of the Act of January fourteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, entitled "An Act for the relief and civilization of the Chippewa Indians in the State of Minnesota," and to use the same for the prupose of promoting civilization

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and self-support among the staid Indians in manner and for purposes provided for in said Act: Provided, That not to exceed $60,000 of said amount, and the one-fourth interest on the tribal funds of the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota now to their credit in the Treasury to be used for the maintenance of free schools, shall be used for the compensation of employees in the Indian Service in Minnesota except for irregular laborers, and that the said Chippewas shall receive the preference in filling permanent positions in the service of the Chippewas of Minnesota where the compensation is paid from their tribal finds: Provided further, That not less than $10,000 of said amount of $185,000 may be used in building roads and making other improvements upon the Chippewa reservations in Minnesota for the benefit of the said Chippewas: Provided, That in the expenditure of said sum preference in employment shall be given said Chippewas as far as may be practicable.

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized, in his discretion, to approve the assessments, together with maps showing right of way and definite location of proposed drainage ditches made under the laws of the State of Minnesota upon the tribal and allotted lands of the Indian reservations in the State of Minnesota. That the Secretary of the interior be; and he is hereby, authorized, in his discretion, to pay the amounts assessed against said tribal and allotted lands, on account of benefits accruing to said lands by reason of the construction of a drainage ditch or ditches under the laws of the State of Minnesota.

That for the purposes specified in this section there is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $60,000, to be reimbursable from any funds in the possession of the United States belonging to the individual allottees whose lands are benefitted, or their heirs, in case of their decease, when the payment relates to allotted lands, and from any funds belonging to the tribes subject to be prorated, when the payment relates to tribal lands. That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to approve deeds for right of way from such said allottees, or their heirs, as may be necessary to permit the construction and maintenance of said drainage ditches upon the payment of adequate damages therefor: Provided, That no patent in fee shall be issued for any tract of land under the terms of this paragraph until the United States shall have been wholly reimbursed for all assessments paid or to be paid on such tract under the terms hereof. That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to do and perform any and all acts and to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary and proper for the purpose of carrying the provisions hereof into force and effect.

The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to advance to the executive committee of the White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians in Minnesota the sum of $1,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be expended in the annual celebration of said band to be held June fourteenth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, out of the funds belonging to said band.

The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to take $5,000 of the tribal funds of the Chippewa Indians in the State of Minnesota and pay the same to the proper authorities toward the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi River on the Cass Lake Reservation upon the condition that Congress shall hereafter appropriate $10,000 to be contributed to the Forestry Service for the purpose aforesaid and the local authorities, State or county, contribute $ 10,000 toward the building of said bridge.

The Secretary of the Interior be, and he hereby is, authorized to pay out of any funds belonging to the Chippewa Indians in Minnesota,

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such amount or amounts as he may find to be clue any person by reason of his or her name having been heretofore erroneously stricken from the rolls and reinstated prior to the passage of this Act.

That the sum of $6,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, of the tribal funds of the Chippewa Indians of the State of Minnesota, is hereby appropriated to pay the expenses of the general council of said tribe to be held at Bemidji, Minnesota, beginning July thirteenth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, pursuant to the constitution of the general council of said Chippewa Indians of Minnesota, organized in May, nineteen hundred and thirteen, and to pay the actual and necessary expenses of the members of the executive committee of said council when attending to the business of the tribe and to pay the expenses to Washington during the second session of the Sixty-fourth Congress of the legislative committee appointed by the president of said council, and to pay the expenses to Washington during the second session of the Sixty-fourth Congress of the delegation appointed by a council held on the Winnebegoshish Reservation, January second, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and to pay the expenses to Washington of the delegates elected by the council of the White Earth bands of the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota, held at White Earth, Minnesota, December first, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to visit the city of Washington, and other Chippewa Indians visiting said city, to represent the said bands and the Chippewas of Minnesota generally before the departments and Congress during the second session of the Sixty-fourth Congress, including the sure of $337.44 of the expense of William Madison and Gus H. Beaulieu in Washington, from March eighteenth to May twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, inclusive, said sum to be immediately available, and said expense of holding the general council to be approved by the president and secretary of the general council and certified to the Secretary of the Interior and as so approved and certified to be paid; and the expenses of the delegates to Washington to be paid upon certification by each delegate of his actual and necessary expenses, when approved by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The Secretary of the Interior may authorize an inspector or special agent to attend the future sessions of said general council and conventions to which delegates therefor are elected.

That the seventh paragraph of section nine of an Act entitled " An Act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, and for other purposes, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fourteen," approved June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

"That the roll herein provided for shall be made in triplicate and shall show the allotment number or numbers, together with the description of the property allotted, and the name, age, sex, and whether the allottee is of full Indian blood or mixed blood. The roll shall also state whether the person named is living or dead; and if dead, the approximate date of death shall be stated, when it can be ascertained, together with the age of such person at death as near as practicable. No allotment nor the allottee thereof shall be enrolled where there is a suit now pending, or hereafter commences prior to the completion of such roll, to cancel any conveyance of such allotment until such suit has been finally determined; nor shall the enrollment of any allottee be evidence of or in any manner affect the question of blood status of any other allottee involved in any such suit by reason of relationship of such allottees."

MONTANA.

SEC. 10.

For support and civilization of the Indians at Fort Belknap Agency, Montana, including pay of employees, $20,000.

For support and civilization of Indians at Flathead Agency, Montana, including pay of employees, $20,000, of which amount not exceeding $1,000 may be expended for the purchase of two automobiles, and not exceeding $4,500 of which shall be expended for salaries.

For support and civilization of Indians at Fort Peck Agency, Montana, including pay of employees, $30,000.

For support and civilization of Indians at Blackfeet Agency, Montana, including pay of employees, $50,000; to be immediately available.

For maintenance and operation, including repairs, of the irrigation systems on the Fort Belknap Reservation, in Montana, $ 30,000 reimbursable in accordance with the provisions of the Act of April fourth, nineteen hundred and ten.

For fulfilling treaties with Crows, Montana: For pay of physician, $1,200; and for pay of carpenter, miller, engineer, farmer, and blacksmith (article ten, treaty of May seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight), $3,600; for pay of second blacksmith (article eight, same treaty), $1,200; in all, $6,000.

For subsistence and civilization of the Northern Cheyennes and Arapahoes (agreement with the Sioux Indians, approved February twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven), including Northern Cheyennes removed from Pine Ridge Agency to Tongue River, Montana, and for pay of physician, two teachers, two carpenters, one miller, two farmers, a blacksmith, and engineer (article seven, treaty of May tenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight), $80,000.

For the employment of "line riders" along the southern and eastern boundaries of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in the State of Montana, $1,500.

For the support and civilization of the Rocky Boy Band of Chippewas, and other indigent and homeless Indians in the State of Montana, including pay of employees, $10,000.

For continuing construction of the irrigation systems on the Flathead Indian Reservation, in Montana, $750,000 (reimbursable), which shall be immediately available and remain available until expended.

For continuing construction of the irrigation systems on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, in Montana, $100,000 (reimbursable), which shall be immediately available and remain available until expended.

For continuing construction of the irrigation systems on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, in Montana, $25,000 (reimbursable), which shall be immediately available, and remain available until expended: Provided, That not to exceed $15,000 of applicable appropriations made for the Flathead, Blackfeet, and Fort Peck irrigation projects shall be available for the maintenance, repair, and operation of motor-propelled and horse-drawn passenger-carrying vehicles for official use upon the aforesaid irrigation projects: Provided further, That not to exceed $9,000 may be used for the purchase of horse-drawn passenger-carrying vehicles, and that not to exceed $2,000 may be used for the purchase of motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles

NEBRASKA.

SEC. 11.

For support and education of four hundred Indian pupils at the Indian school at Genoa, Nebraska, including pay of superintendent, $68,800; for general repairs and improvements, $7,500; for addition to hospital, $2,500; for employees’ quarters, $7,120; for purchase and erection of steel water tank, $2,400; in all, $88,320.

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NEVADA.

SEC. 12.

For support and civilization of Indians in Nevada, including pay of employees, $18,500.

For support and education of two hundred and ninety Indian pupil at the Indian School at Carson City, Nevada, including pay of superintendent, $50,430; for general repairs and improvements, $10,000; for additions to dormitories, $30,000; for new dairy barn and equipment, $5,000; for purchase of live stock, $2,000; in all, $97,430.

For the improvement, enlargement, and extension of the irrigation diversion and distribution system to irrigate approximately three thousand three hundred acres of Indian land on the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada, $30,000, reimbursable from any funds of said Indians now or hereafter available, and to remain available until expended: Provided, That the cost of said entire work shall not exceed $85,000.

NEW MEXICO.

SEC. 13.

For support and education of four hundred and fifty Indian pupils at the Indian school at Albuquerque, New Mexico and for pay of superintendent, $77,400; for general repairs and improvements, $8,000; for addition to mess hall, $8,050; for purchase of dairy cows, $2,000; in all, $95,450.

For support and education of four hundred Indian pupils at the Indian school at Santa Fe, New Mexico, and for pay of superintendent $69,050; for general repairs and improvements, $8,000; for water supply, $1,600; in all, $78,650.

For the pay of one special attorney for the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico to be designated by the Secretary of the Interior, and for necessary traveling expenses of said attorney, $2,000, or so much thereof as the Secretary of the Interior may deem necessary.

For continuing work on the Indian highway extending from the Mesa Verde National Park to Gallup, New Mexico, on the Navajo Reservation, $15,000, said sum to be reimbursed from any fund; which are now or may hereafter be placed in the Treasury to the credit of said Indians: Provided, That such sums shall be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior in such manner and at such times and places as he may deem proper, and in the employment of Indian labor as far as possible for the construction of said highway.

NEW YORK.

SEC. 14.

For fulfilling treaties with Senecas of New York: For permanent annuity in lieu of interest on stock (Act of February nineteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-one), $6,000.

For fulfilling treaties with Six Nations of New York: For permanent annuity, in clothing and other useful articles (article six, treaty of-November eleventh, seventeen hundred and ninety-four), $4,500

NORTH CAROLINA.

SEC. 15.

For support and education of one hundred and ninety In than pupils at the Indian school at Cherokee, North Carolina, including pay of superintendent, $31,660; for general repairs and improvements, $6,000; for assembly hall and gymnasium, $4,000; for the purchase of additional land for school farm, $10,000; in all, $51,660.

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NORTH DAKOTA.

SEC. 16.

For support and civilization of the Sioux of Devils Lake, North Dakota, including pay of employees, $5,000.

For support and civilization of Indians at Fort Berthold Agency, in North Dakota, including pay of employees, $15,000.

For support and civilization of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewas, North Dakota, including pay of employees, $11,000.

For support and education of one hundred and twenty-five Indian pupils at the Indian school, Bismarck, North Dakota, including pay of superintendent, $22,.475; for general repairs and improvements, $6,000; for employees’ quarters, $10,000; for new dining room and kitchen and equipment, $15,000; in all, $53,475.

For support and education of four hundred Indian pupils at Fort Totten Indian School, Fort Totten, North Dakota, and for pay of superintendent, $68,800; for general repairs and improvements, $7,000; for construction and equipment, gymnasium building, $25,000; in all, $100,800.

For support and education of two hundred and twenty Indian pupils at the Indian school, Wahpeton, North Dakota, and pay of superintendent, $38,540; for general repairs and improvements, $5,000; for assembly hall, $10,000; for employees’ cottages, $7,000; in all, $60,540.

OKLAHOMA.

SEC. 17.

For support and civilization of the Wichitas and affiliated bands who have been collected on the reservations set apart for their use and occupation in Oklahoma, including pay of employees, $5,000.

The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to withdraw from the Treasury of the United States, at his discretion, the sum of $25,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, of the funds on deposit to the credit of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Tribes of Indians in Oklahoma, for the support of the agency and pay of employees maintained for their benefit.

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to withdraw from the Treasury of the United States, at his discretion, the sum of $250,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, of the funds on deposit to the credit of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Tribes of Indians in Oklahoma, and pay out the same for the benefit of the members of said tribes for their maintenance and support and improvement of their homesteads for the ensuing year in such manner and under such regulations as he may prescribe: Provided, That the Secretary of the Interior shall report to Congress on the first Monday in December, nineteen hundred and eighteen, a detailed statement as to all moneys expended as provided for herein.

For support and civilization of the Cheyennes and Arapahoes who have been collected on the reservations set apart for their use and occupation in Oklahoma, including pay of employees, $35,000.

For support and civilization of the Kansas Indians, Oklahoma, including pay of employees, $1,500.

For support and civilization of the Kickapoo Indians in Oklahoma, including pay of employees, $2,000.

For support and civilization of the Ponca Indians in Oklahoma and Nebraska, including pay of employees, $8,000.

For support and education of five hundred and fifty Indian pupils at the Indian school at Chilocco, Oklahoma, including pay of superintendent, $94,600; for general repairs and improvements, $7,000; for improvement of roads and bridge, $10,000; to be expended under the direction of the superintendent of the school; in all, $111,600.

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For fulfilling treaties with Pawnees, Oklahoma: For perpetual annuity, to be paid in cash to the Pawnees (article three, agreement of November twenty-third, eighteen hundred and ninety-two); $30,000; for support of two manual labor schools (article three treaty of September twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven), $10,000; for pay of one farmer, two blacksmiths, one miller one engineer and apprentices, and two teachers (article four, same treaty), $5,400; for purchase of iron and steel and other necessaries for the shops (article four, same treaty), $500; for pay of physician and purchase of medicines, $1,200; in all, $47,100.

For support of Quapaws, Oklahoma: For education (article three, treaty of May thirteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-three), $1,000; for blacksmith and assistants, and tools, iron, and steel for blacksmith shop (same article and treaty), $500; in all, $1,500: Provided, That the President of the United States shall certify the same to be for the best interests of the Indians.

For payment to certain enrolled members of the Citizen Band of Pottawatomie Indians of shares which they failed to receive in the per capita distribution made to the band under the provisions of the Act approved March second, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine (Twenty-fifth Statutes at Large, page nine hundred and eighty-nine), $3,791.17.

That all of Osage County, Oklahoma, shall hereafter be deemed to be Indian country within the meaning of the Acts of Congress making it unlawful to introduce intoxicating liquors into the Indian country. 1

That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to cause an appraisement to be made, on a fair and reasonable basis, by disinterested appraisers, of all lands of Osage County, Oklahoma, owned by Osage Indians as allottees or as heirs of tribal members, and the appraisement so made may be taken as a basis for the adjustment and settlement of any exception or claim made by any such Indian or by any officer of the United States in his behalf with respect to any assessment heretofore made or that may hereafter be made prior to July first, nineteen hundred and seventeen; and the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to use the sum of $5,000, or so much thereof as may be needed, from the funds of the Osage Tribe to defray the expense of such appraisement.

FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES

SEC. 18.

For expenses of administration of the affairs of the Five Civilized Tribes, Oklahoma, and the compensation of employees, $185,000.

The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to withdraw from the Treasury of the United States, at his discretion, the sum of $50,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, of the funds on deposit to the credit of the Chickasaw Tribe of Indians, and to use the same for constructing and equipping dormitories at the Murray State School of Agriculture at Tishomingo, Oklahoma, at a cost not to exceed said sum, for the accommodation of Chickasaw children and, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, of any other pupils attending said school: Provided, That this appropriation shall become available after the said city of Tishomingo shall have donated and conveyed by fee simple title to said tribe suitable and necessary sites upon which same are to be constructed.

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to pay to the enrolled members of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Tribes of Indians of Oklahoma entitled under existing law to share in the funds of said tribes, or to their lawful heirs, out of any moneys belong-


1 265 U. S., 344; 6 Fed. (2), 801; 7 Fed. (2), 887; 13 Fed. (2), 653; 15 Fed. (2),
621-929; 18 Fed. (2), 522, 643; 14 Fed., 961; 261 Fed., 300; 265 Fed., 519.

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ing to said tribes in the United States Treasury or deposited in any bank or held by any official under the jurisidiction of the Secretary of the Interior, not to exceed $100 per capita, said payment to be made under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe: Provided, That in cases where such enrolled members, or their heirs, are Indians who by reason of their degree of Indian blood belong to the restricted class, the Secretary of the Interior may, in his discretion, withhold such payments and use the same for the benefit of such restricted Indians: Provided further, That the money paid to the enrolled members as provided herein shall be exempt from any lien for attorneys’ fees or other debt contracted prior to the passage of this Act: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to use not to exceed $8,000 out of the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribal funds for the expenses and the compensation of all necessary employees for the distribution of the said per capita payments.

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to pay to the enrolled members of the Seminole Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma entitled under existing law to share in the funds of said tribe, or to their lawful heirs, out of any moneys belonging to said tribe in the United States Treasury or deposited in any bank or held by any official under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior, not to exceed $200 per capita: Provided, That said payment shall be made under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe: Provided further, That in cases where such enrolled members or their heirs are Indians who belong to the restricted class, the Secretary of the Interior may, in his discretion, withhold such payments and use the same for the benefit of such restricted Indians: Provided further, That the money paid to the enrolled members or their heirs as provided herein shall be exempt from any lien for attorneys’ fees or other debt contracted prior to the passage of this Act. There is hereby appropriated a sum not to exceed $2,000 out of the funds of said Seminole Tribe for the payment of salaries and other expenses of said per capita payment or payments.

That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to pay, out of any money in the Treasury of the United States belonging to the Creek Nation, to M. L. Mott the sum of $472.22 for services rendered the Creek Nation from January fifteenth to February eighteenth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, inclusive, and $210.20 as reimbursement for actual expenses incurred in connection therewith.

For salaries and expenses of such attorneys and other employees as the Secretary of the Interior may, in his discretion, deem necessary in probate matters affecting allottees or their heirs in the Five Civilized Tribes and in the several tribes of the Quapaw Agency, and for the cots and other necessary expenses incident to suits instituted or conducted by such attorneys, $85,000.

For the support, continuance, and maintenance of the Cherokee Orphan Training School, near Tahlequah, Oklahoma, for the orphan Indian children of the State of Oklahoma belonging to the restricted class, to be conducted at an industrial school under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, $30,000; for repairs and improvements, $4,500: Provided, That the unexpended balance of the $7,500 appropriated by the Act of May eighteenth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, is hereby reappropriated for the purchase of additional land; for heating systems, $6,000; in all, $40,500.

The sure of $275,000, to be expended in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, under rules and regulations to be prescribed by him, in aid of the common schools in the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole Nations and the Quapaw Agency in Okla-

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homa, during the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen: Provided, That this appropriation shall not be subject to the limitation in section one of this Act limiting the expenditure of money to educate children of less than one-fourth Indian blood.

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and lie is hereby, authorized to use not exceeding $35,000 of the proceeds of sales of unallotted lands and other tribal property belonging to any of the Five Civilized Tribes for payment of salaries of employees and other expenses of advertising and sale in connection with the further sales of such tribal lands and property, including the advertising and sale of the land within the segregated coal and asphalt area of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, or of the surface thereof as provided for in the Act of Congress approved February nineteenth, nineteen hundred and twelve (Thirty-seventh United States Statutes at Large, page sixty-seven), and of the improvement thereon, which is hereby expressly authorized, and for other work necessary to a final settlement of the affairs of the Five Civilized Tribes: Provided, That not to exceed $5,000 of such amount may be used in connection with the collection of rents of unallotted lands and tribal buildings: Provided further, That during the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, no moneys shall be expended from tribal funds belonging to the Five Civilized Tribes, without specific appropriation by Congress, except as follows: Equalization of allotments, per capita and other payments authorized by law to individual members of the respective tribes, tribal and other Indian schools for the current fiscal year under existing law, salaries and contingent expenses of governors, chiefs, assistant chiefs, secretaries, interpreters, and mining trustees of the tribes for the current fiscal year at salaries at the rate heretofore paid, and attorneys for the Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creep Tribes employed under contract approved by the President, under existing law, for the current fiscal year: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to continue during the ensuing fiscal year the tribal and other schools among the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole Tribes from the tribal funds of those nations, within his discretion and under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe: And provided further, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby empowered, during the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, to expend funds of the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole Nations available for school purposes under existing law for such repairs, improvements, or new buildings as he may deem essential for the proper conduct of the several schools of said tribes.

For fulfilling treaties with Choctaws, Oklahoma: For permanent annuity (article two, treaty of November sixteenth, eighteen hundred and five, and article thirteen, treaty of June twenty-second, eighteen hundred and fifty-five), $3,000; for permanent annuity for support of light-horsemen (article thirteen, treaty of October eighteenth, eighteen hundred and twenty, and article thirteen, treaty of June twenty-second, eighteen hundred and fifty-five), $600, for permanent annuity for support of blacksmith (article six, treaty of October eighteenth, eighteen hundred and twenty, and article nine, treaty of January twentieth, eighteen hundred and twenty-five, and article thirteen, treaty of June twenty-second, eighteen hundred and fifty-five), $600; for permanent annuity for education (article two, treaty of January twentieth, eighteen hundred and twenty-five, and article thirteen, treaty of June twenty-second, eighteen hundred and fifty-five), $6,000; for permanent annuity for iron and steel (article nine, treaty of January twentieth, eighteen hundred and twenty-five, and article thirteen, treaty of June twenty-second, eighteen hundred and fifty-five), $320; in all, $10,520.

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For the salaries and expenses of not to exceed six oil and gas inspectors and necessary clerks and field assistants, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, to supervise oil and gas mining operations on allotted and tribal lands in the State of Oklahoma from which restrictions have not been removed, and to conduct investigations with a view to the prevention of waste, $25,000.

That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to acquire by purchase on behalf of the Creek Nation forty-two and one-half acres of land, to be used as pasture for the Nuyaka School, and to expend therefor not to exceed $1,100 from Creek tribal funds.

That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to use, from the tribal funds of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, in the proportion of three-fourths from the Choctaws and one-fourth from the Chickasaws, not to exceed the sum of $5,000, for building a road to and improving the grounds of the Choctaw Sanatorium, near Talihina, Oklahoma.

That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to use from the tribal funds of the Cherokee Nation not to exceed the sum of $10,000 for building a road to the Cherokee Orphan Training School from Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

That the sum of $5,000, to be immediately available, be, and the same is hereby appropriated, out of any funds of the Chickasaw Nation, not otherwise appropriated, to reimburse Douglas H. Johnston, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, for extra expenses incurred in the performance of his duty as chief executive of the Chickasaw Nation and principal chief of the Chickasaw Tribe of Indians during the period covered between the years nineteen hundred and seven and nineteen hundred and twelve, and the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to make such payment from the funds of said Nation.

Hereafter no allotments of land shall be made to members of the Creek Nation: Provided, That upon the approval of this Act the Secretary of the Interior shall, in lieu of an allotment, pay out of any funds in the Treasury of the United States, to the credit of the Creek Nation, the sum of $800 each, to Lula Butler, Quenton Garrett, Jack Elton Wilson, and David Bowlegs who have not received an allotment of money in lieu of an allotment: Provided further, That if it shall be found that any of said parties have received a partial allotment the Secretary of the Interior shall pay to such party or parties a sum sufficient to equalize such partial allotment up to the sum of $800.

OREGON.

SEC. 19.

For support and civilization of Indians of the Klamath Agency, Oregon, including pay of employees, $6,000.

For support and civilization of the confederated tribes and bands, under Warm Springs Agency, Oregon, including pay of employees, $4, 000.

For support and civilization of the Indians of the Umatilla Agency, Oregon, including pay of employees, $3,000.

For support and education of six hundred Indian pupils, including native Indian pupils brought from Alaska, at the Indian school, Salem, Oregon, including pay of superintendent, $102,200; for general repairs and improvements, $20,000; for new buildings, including dairy barn, printing office, employees’ quarters and cottages, and addition to hospital, $30,000; in all, $152,200.

For support and civilization of Indians at Grande Ronde and Siletz Agencies, Oregon, including pay of employees, $4,000.

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For maintenance and operation of the Modoc Point irrigation system within the Klamath Indian Reservation, in the State of Oregon, $4,000, reimbursable in accordance with the provisions of the Act of March third, nineteen hundred and eleven.

For the purchase of a tract or tracts of land on the Columbia River, for the purpose of providing fishing grounds for the Warm Springs and other middle Oregon tribes, not to exceed $5,000, to be immediately available.

That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to make allotments to any living Indians on the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon, of not exceeding eighty acres to each person entitled to rights thereon but who have not heretofore been allotted, so long as any of the lands within said reservation remain available for the purpose, and to issue trust patents for the selections so made in accordance with the Act of February eighth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven (Twenty-fourth Statutes at Large, page three hundred and eighty-eight), as amended; such allotments to be made under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe: Provided, That the application of this provision shall not interfere with any rights guaranteed by treaty to any allotted Umatilla Indian or Indians.

PENNSYLVANIA.

SEC. 20.

For support and education of eight hundred Indian pupils at the Indian school at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, including pay of superintendent, $136,250; for general repairs and improvements, $15,000 ; in all, $151,250.

The sum of $1,000 bequeathed to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, under the will of Bradford R. Food, late of Albany, New York, and deposited in the Treasury of the United States, is hereby appropriated and shall remain available until expended for the purpose of assisting needy students from the Carlisle Indian School in extending their education to become trained nurses.

SOUTH DAKOTA.

SEC. 21.

For support and education of three hundred and sixty-five Indian pupils at the Indian school at Flandreau, South Dakota, and for pay of superintendent,, $6 2,955; for general repairs and improvements, $8,000; for new barn, $3,000; in all, $73,955.

For support and education of two hundred and fifty Indian pupils at the Indian school at Pierre, South Dakota, including pay of superintendent, $43,750, of which amount not exceeding $900 may be expended for the purchase of two new busses; for general repairs and improvements, $6,000; for new boiler and boiler stack and installation thereof, $4,000; in all, $53,750.

For support and education of two hundred and seventy-five Indian pupils at the Indian school, Rapid City, South Dakota, including pay of superintendent, $47,925; for general repairs and improvements, $5,000; for remodeling buildings, $9,000; for construction and repair of road through school farm, $4,000; for irrigation, drainage, and improving school farm, $3,000; in all, $68,925.

For support, of Sioux of different tribes, including Santee Sioux of Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota: For pay of five teachers, one physician, one carpenter, one miller, one engineer, two farmers, and one blacksmith (article thirteen, treaty of April twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight), $10,400; for pay of second blacksmith, and furnishing iron, steel, and other material (article eight of same treaty), $1,600; for pay of additional employees at the several agencies for the Sioux in Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota, $95,000; for subsistence of the Sioux other than the Rosebud, Cheyenne

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River, and Standing Rock Tribes, and for purposes of their civilization (Act of February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven), $200,000: Provided, That this sum shall include transportation of supplies from the termination of railroad or steamboat transportation, and in this service Indians shall be employed whenever practicable; in all, $307,000.

For support and maintenance of day and industrial schools among the Sioux Indians, including the erection and repairs of school buildings, $200,000, in accordance with the provisions of article five of the agreement made and entered into September twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and ratified February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven (Nineteenth Statutes, page two hundred and fifty-four).

For acquiring, constructing, or enlargement and equipment of school buildings on the following reservations: Crow Creek, Pine Ridge, Rosebud, Standing Rock, Yankton, Sisseton, Lower Brule, and Chevenne River, $300,000, of which sum not to exceed $50,000 shall be used for the construction and equipment of new school buildings at Fort Yaces, North Dakota. And it is hereby declared to be the settled policy of the Government to hereafter make no appropriation whatever out of the Treasury of the United States for education of Indian children in any sectarian school.

For subsistence and civilization of the Yankton Sioux, South Dakota, including pay of employees, $14,000.

For the equipment and maintenance of the asylum for insane Indians at Canton, South Dakota, for incidental and all other expenses necessary for its proper conduct and management, including pay of employees, repairs, improvements, and for necessary expense of transporting insane Indians to and from said asylum, $60,000; to repair and improve the road leading from the said asylum for insane Indians to the city of Canton, South Dakota, $7,500; in all, $67,500.

UTAH.

SEC. 22.

For support and civilization of Confederated Bands of Utes: For pay of two carpenters, two millers, two farmers, and two blacksmiths (article fifteen, treaty of March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight), Provided; for pay of two teachers (same article and treaty), $1,800; for purchase of iron and steel and the necessary tools for blacksmith shop (article mine, same treaty), $220; for annual amount for the purchase of beef, mutton, wheat, flour, beans, and potatoes, or other necessary articles of food and clothing, and farming equipment (article twelve, sane treaty), $30,000; for pay of employees at the several Ute agencies, $15,000; in all, $53,740.

For the support and civilization of Indians in Utah, not otherwise provided for, including paw of employees, $10,000.

The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to withdraw from the Treasury of the United States, within his discretion, the sum of $300,000 of the principal funds to the credit of the Confederated Bands of Ute Indians and to expend the sum of $50,000 of said amount for the benefit of the Ute Mountain (formerly Navajo Springs) Band of said Indians in Colorado, and the sum of $200,000 of said amount for the Uintah, White River, and Uncoinpahgre Bands of Ute Indians in Utah, and the sum of $50,000 of said amount for the Southern Ute Indians in Colorado, which sums shall be charged to said bands, and the Secretary of the Interior is also authorized to withdraw from the Treasury the accrued interest to and including June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, on the funds of the said Confederated Bands of Ute Indians appropriated under the Act of March fourth, nineteen hundred and thirteen (thirty-seventh

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Statutes at Large, page nine hundred and thirty-four), and to expend or distribute the same for the purpose of promoting civilization and self-support among the said Indians, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe: Provided, That the Secretary of the Interior shall report to Congress, on the first Monday in December, nineteen hundred and eighteen, a detailed statement as to all moneys expended as provided for herein.

To carry into effect the provision of article nine of the treaty of March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight (Fifteenth Statute at Large, page six hundred and nineteen), with the Confederated Bands of Ute Indians, for furnishing seeds and agricultural implements, the sum of $10,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For continuing the construction of lateral distributing systems to irrigate the allotted lands of the Uncompahgre, Uintah, and White River Utes, in Utah, and to maintain existing irrigation systems, authorized under the Act of June twenty-first, nineteen hundred and six, reimbursable as therein provided, $40,000, to remain available until expended.

WASHINGTON.

SEC. 23.

For support and civilization of the D’Wamish and other allied tribes in Washington, including pay of employees, $7,000.

For support and civilization of the Makahs, including pay of employees, $2,000.

For support and civilization of Qtli-nai-ells and Quil-leh-utes, including pay of employees, $1,000.

For support and civilization of Indians at Yakima Agency, including pay of employees, $3,000.

For support and civilization of Indians at Colville, Taholab, Puyallup, and Spokane Agencies, including pay of employees and for purchase of agricultural implements, and support and civilization of Joseph’s Band of Nez Perce Indians in Washington, $13,000.

For support of Spokanes in Washington (article six of agreement with said Indians, dated March eighteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, ratified by Act of July thirteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-two), $1,000.

For operation and maintenance of the irrigation system on lands allotted to Yakma Indians in Washington, $15,000, reimbursable in accordance with the provisions of the Act of March first, nineteen hundred and seven: Provided, That money received under agreements for temporary water supply may be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior for maintenance and improvement of the irrigation system on said lands.

For the fourth installment in payment of $635,000 for water supply for irrigation of forty acres of each Indian allotment on the Yakima Indian Reservation irrigation system in the State of Washington, provided by the Act of August first, nineteen hundred and fourteen (Thirty-eighth Statutes at Large, page six hundred and four), $100,000 to be covered into the reclamation fund.

For support and education of three hundred and fifty Indian pupils at the Cushman Indian School, Tacoma, Washington, including repairs and improvements, and for pay of superintendent, $60,000, being made to supplement the Puyallup school funds used for said school.

For continuing construction and enlargement of the irrigation and drainage system, to make possible the utilization of the water supply provided for forty acres of each Indian allotment on the Yakima Indian Reservation, Washington, and such other water supply as may be available or obtainable for the irrigation of a total of one hundred and twenty thousand acres of allotted Indian lands on said

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reservation, $200,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the entire cost of said irrigation and drainage system shall be reimbursed to the United States under the conditions and terms of the Act of May eighteenth, nineteen hundred and sixteen.

That the patents heretofore issued as fee simple patents under the homestead Act of May twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two (Twelfth Statutes at Large, page three hundred and ninety-two), in the name of Charles Cleveland, May second, nineteen hundred and five, for the south half of the southeast quarter, section twenty-two and the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter and lot numbered one, section twenty-seven, township twenty-seven north, range fourteen west, of the Willamette meridian; and a similar patent in the mine of Henry Hudson, May first, nineteen hundred and two, for the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter and the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter, section twenty-one, and the south west quarter of the northwest quarter, and the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter, section twenty-two, township twenty-seven north, range fourteen west, of the Willamette meridian; and a similar patent in the name of Washington Howeattle, September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and two, for the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter, the north half of the southeast quarter, and the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter, section twenty-three, township twenty-seven north, range fourteen west, of the Willamette meridian; and a similar patent in the name of Howard Wheeler, March eighth, nineteen hundred and five, for the south half of the northeast quarter, and the north half of the southeast quarter, section twenty-two, township twenty-seven north, range fourteen west, of the Willamette meridian; and a similar patent in the name of Jim Black, March eighth, nineteen hundred and five, for the northwest quarter, section twenty-four, township twenty-seven north, range fourteen west, of the Willamette meridian; and a similar patent in the name of Tommy Saux, May second, nine teen hundred and five, for the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter, section fourteen, the west half of the northeast quarter, and the northeast quarter of the, northeast quarter, section twenty-three, township twenty-seven north, range fourteen west, of the Willamette meridian; and a similar patent in the mine of Talcas, March eighth, nineteen hundred and five, for the southwest quarter, section twenty-four, township twenty seven north, range fourteen west, of the Willamette Meridian; and a similar patent in the name of John Jackson, March eighth, nineteen hundred and five, for the east half of the northwest quarter and the east half of the southwest quarter, section twenty-two, township twenty seven north, range fourteen west, of the Willamette meridian: and, a similar patent in the name of Kate Jackson, widow of Peter Jackson, October nineteenth, nineteen hundred and five, for the north half of the northeast quarter, and lots numbered one, two, and three, section twenty, township twenty-seven north, range fourteen west, of the Willamette Meridian; and a similar patent in the name of Thomas Paine, February twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and eight, for the lots numbered eleven and twelve, section one, township twenty-seven north, range thirteen west, of the Willamette meridian; and a similar patent in the name of Wil-les-sa, August first, nineteen hundred and four, for the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter, and lot numbered one, section twenty-one, and the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter, and lots numbered six and seven, section twenty two, township twenty-eight north, range fourteen west, of the Willamette meridian; and a similar patent in the name of Robert Smith, October fifth, nineteen hundred and seven, for the south half of the southeast quarter, and the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter, section twenty, township sixteen north, range four cast, of the Wil-

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lamette meridian; and a similar patent in the name of William Ponier, June eighth, nineteen hundred and three, for the northwest quarter, section twenty, township sixteen north, range four east, of the Willamette meridian; and a similar patent in the name of Wapato Charley for the west half of the northeast quarter and the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section nineteen, township twenty-three north, range twenty east of the Willamette meridian, all situated in the State of Washington, be, and the same are hereby, ratified and confirmed as of their dates of issuance.

WISCONSIN.

SEC. 24.

For the support and education of two hundred and fifty Indian pupils at the Indian school at Hayward, Wisconsin, including pay of superintendent, $43,200; for general repairs and improvements, $8,000; in all, $51,200.

For support and education of two hundred and seventy-five Indian pupils at the Indian school, Tomah, Wisconsin, including pay of superintendent, $47,925; for general repairs and improvements, $8,000; for addition to laundry and equipment, $3,000; for addition to school building, $8,500; for addition to girls’ building, $8,500; for purchase of additional land, $3,600; for a storage battery, $1,500, or as much thereof as may be necessary, same to be immediately available; in all, $81,025.

For support and civilization of the Chippewas of Lake Superior Wisconsin, including pay of employees, $7,000.

For support, education, and civilization of the Pottawatotnie India, who reside in the State of Wisconsin, including pay of employees, $7,000.

For the support and civilization of those portions of the Wisconsin Band of Pottawatomie Indians residing in the States of Wisconsin anti Michigan, and to aid said Indians in establishing homes on the lands purchased for them under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen, $100,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, said sum to be reimbursed to the United States out of the appropriation, when made, of the principal due as the proportionate share of said Indians in annuities and moneys of the Pottawatomie Tribe in which they have not shared, as set forth in House Document Numbered Eight hundred and thirty (Sixtieth Congress, first session), and the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to expend the said sum of $100,000 in the clearing of land and the purchase of houses, building material, seed, animals, machinery, tools, implements, and other equipment and supplies necessary to enable said Indians to become self-supporting: Provided, That in order to train said Indians in the use and handling of money, not exceeding $25,000 of the above appropriation may be paid to them per capita, or be deposited to their credit subject to expenditure in such manner and under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe.

The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to withdraw from the Treasury of the United States in his discretion, the sums of $387,000 of the tribal funds of the Menominee Indians in Wisconsin, arising under the provisions of the Acts of June twelfth, eighteen hundred and ninety (Twenty-sixth Statutes at Large, page one hundred and forty-six), and March twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and eight (Thirty-fifth Statutes at Large, page fifty-one), section twenty-six of the Act of -March third, nineteen hundred and eleven (Thirty-sixth Statutes at Large, page one thousand and seventy-six), and any Acts amendatory thereof, and under such regulations as he may prescribe

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to expend the same to aid said Indians to fit themseves for, or to engage in, farming or such other pursuits or avocations as will enable said Indians to become self-supporting, or in the case of the old, decrepit or incapacitated member of the tribe, for support: Provided, That in the case of those who engage in farming upon the Menominee Reservation, that prior to authorization to make expenditures for farming purposes upon lands not heretofore entirely cleared of all merchantable timber, tire Forest Service of the Indian Bureau shall make a survey of same and shall certify that such lands have been cut over arid cleared of all merchantable timber, or that if there be merchantable timber on such lands that it is to the interest of the Menominee Indians, and not detrimental to the Menominee Forest that such timber be removed, and that such Forest Service of the Indian Bureau shall also certify that the lands proposed to be cleared are not necessary to the preservation of the Menominee Forest, and would be more valuable to the Menominee Indians if used for agricultural or grazing purposes; that any merchantable timber cut hereunder shall be disposed of in the manner provided by law for the disposition of timber cut upon the Menominee Reservation, and the authorization herein contained, in so far as it applies to the merchantable timber on said lands, shall not be construed so as to increase the total amount of said timber authorized to be cut in any one year: Provided further, That the funds herein authorized, together with the $300,000 authorized by the Indian appropriation Act, approved May eighteenth, nineteen hundred and sixteen (Public Numbered Eighty, page thirty-eight), may in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, be apportioned on a per capita basis among all enrolled members of the Menominee Tribe, a per capita payment of $50 to be made immediately after the passage of this Act to each member of said tribe, and the remainder of the share of each Indian to be deposited to his or her credit: Provided, That the per capita share of each minor under eighteen years of age in said sum so apportioned shall be deposited to the credit of the parent, guardian, or other person having the custody and care of said minor, the per capita share of such minors or the unexpended balance of same, when any such minors shall arrive at the age of eighteen years shall be withdrawn from the amount of the parent, guardian, or other person and deposited to the account of such minors. All deposits made to the credit of individual members of the Menominee Tribe, to parents, guardians, or other persons under the terms of this Act shall be subject to expenditure under the regulations governing the handling of individual Indian money.

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to convey to the public school authorities of district numbered one of the town of Oneida, Wisconsin, for district school purposes, the tract of land and buildings thereon now occupied by the district school and described as lot A of section one, township twenty-two north, range eighteen east of the fourth principal meridian, containing sixty-six one-hundredths acres, on condition that whites and Indians shall be admitted on equal terms in any school established thereon.

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to sell, at not less than an appraised value, lot Y of section thirty-four, township twenty-four north, range eighteen east of the fourth principal meridian, containing one acre, and lot X of section twenty-three, township twenty-three north, range nineteen east of the fourth principal meridian, containing one acre, heretofore reserved for schools: Provided, That the proceeds of the sale shall be expended for the benefit of the Oneida Indians under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior.

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WYOMING.

SEC. 25.

For support and civilization of Shoshone Indians in Wyoming, including pay of employees, $15,000.

For support and education of one hundred and seventy-five Indian pupils at the Indian school, Shoshone Reservation, Wyoming, including pay of superintendent, $31,475; for general repairs and improvements, $5,000; in all, $36,475.

For support of Shoshones in Wyoming: For pay of physician, teacher, carpenter, miller, engineer, farmer, and blacksmith (article ten, treaty of July third, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight), $5,000; for pay of second blacksmith, and such iron and steel and other materials as may be required, as per article eight, sane treaty, $1,000; in all, $6,000.

For continuing the work of constructing an irrigation system within the diminished Shoshone or Wind River Reservation, in Wyoming, including the Big Wind River and Dry Creek Canals, and including the maintenance and operation of completed canals, $150,000, and to enable the Secretary of the Interior to make such additional surveys and examinations as may be required for the purpose of preparing and submitting with the estimates to be submitted before the first regular session of the Sixty-fifth Congress of an estimate for the beginning of construction of a project for the watering of a portion of the conditionally ceded lands of the Wind River Reservation, in substantial accordance with the plan outlined in House Document Numbered Seventeen hundred and sixty-seven, of the Sixty-fourth Congress, second session, or such modification of such plan as the said Secretary may approve, $5,000, reimbursable in accordance with the provisions of the Act of March third, nineteen hundred and five, and to remain available until expended.

For continuing the work of constructing roads and bridges within the diminished Shoshone or Wind River Reservation, in Wyoming, $25,000, said sum to be reimbursed from any funds which are now or may hereafter be placed in the Treasury to the credit of said Indians.

SEC. 26.

That until the meeting of the Sixty-fifth Congress, those members of the Committee on Indian Affairs of the House of Representatives, not less than five in number, who are members elect to the Sixty-fifth Congress, are authorized to conduct hearings and investigate the conduct of the Indian Service, at Washington, District of Columbia, and elsewhere, and the sum of $15,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be immediately available and remain available until expended, is hereby appropriated for expenses incident thereto. The said committee is hereby authorized and empowered to examine into the conduct and management of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and all its branches and agencies, their organization and administration, to examine all books, documents, and papers in the said Bureau of Indian Affairs, its branches or agencies, relating to tile administration of the business of said bureau, and shall have and is hereby granted authority to subpoena witnesses, compel their attendance, administer oaths, and to demand any and all books, documents and papers of whatever nature relating to the affairs of Indians as conducted by said bureau, its branches and agencies. Said committee is hereby authorized to employ such clerical and other assistance, including stenographers, as said committee may deem necessary in the proper prosecution of its work Provided, That stenographers so employed shall not receive for their services exceeding $1 per printed page.

SEC. 27.

That to provide, during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and eighteen, for increased compensation at the rate of ten per centum per annum to employees who receive salaries at a rate per

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annum less than $1,200, and for increased compensation at the rate of five per centum per annum to employees who receive salaries at a rate not more than $1,800 per annum and not less than $1,200 per annum, so much as may be necessary is appropriated: Provided, That this section shall only apply to the employees who are appropriated for in this Act specifically and under lump sums or whose employ went is authorized herein: Provided further, That detailed reports shall be submitted to Congress on the first day of the next session showing the number of persons, the grades or character of positions, the original rates of compensation, and the increased rates of compensation provided for herein.

Approved, March 2, 1917.


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