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

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

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Chapter 689
March 4, 1929. | [S. 5127.] 45 Stat., 1550.

An Act To carry into effect the twelfth article of the treaty between the United States and the Loyal Shawnee Indians proclaimed October 14, 1868

Margin Notes
Chap. 689 Loyal Shawnee Indians.
Payment directed of award for war losses of, under treaty of 1868.
Chap. 689 15 Stat., 516, vol. 2, 960.
Chap. 689 45 Stat., 18; ante, 2.
Chap. 689 Allowances to attorneys.
Chap. 689 Receipt required.
Chap. 689 Committee of tribe to execute releases for beneficiaries without legal representatives.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America and Congress assembled, That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $109,746.25 and the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay said sum to the Indians of the Loyal Shawnee Tribe, their heirs, or legal representatives, in accordance with the official findings, arbitration award, and report of the Secretary of the Interior to Congress made in pursuance of the twelfth article of the treaty between the United States and the Loyal Shawnee Indians, proclaimed October 14, 1868 (Fifteenth Statutes at Large, page 513); which claims are similar to but not included with those of the Shawnee Indians for whom an appropriation was made by Act of December 22,1927 (Public, Numbered 2, Seventieth Congress, first session): Provided, That there shall be paid to the duly authorized attorneys of said respective Loyal Shawnee Indians, their duly proven and established heirs, or their attorneys in fact, 5 per centum of the amount due on the respective claims of said Indians against the Government, when said Indians’ right to receive payment is established: And provided further, That before payment of the amount due said Loyal Shawnee Indian or his heirs or assigns or to their duly authorized attorneys, receipt shall be executed by or on behalf of said Indian claimants, or their legal representative, acknowledging payment of their claim against the United States, which receipt shad be approved by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

A committee of five male adult members of the Loyal Shawnee Tribe, to be selected under direction of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with its headquarters, at Vinita, Oklahoma, shall execute a release on behalf of all beneficiaries having no legal representatives.

Approved, March 4, 1929.

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