Vol. I, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1902)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.

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Chapter 382

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Chap. 382 Punishment of Indians for crimes against United States officers. etc., in Indian Territory.
    1889. Mar. 1. ch. 333, s. 1, 2, 5, and note (b), post, pp. 39. 40.
    1890, May 2, ch. 182, s. 30, post, p. 48.
Chap. 382 Jurisdiction of district court.

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Chapter 382
    June 9. 1888. | 25 Stat., 178.
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An act for the protection of the officials of the United States in the Indian Territory.a

aThis act appears to supersede the act of March 2, 1887, ch. 320, par. 2 (ante, p. 36).

Be it enacted, &c.,

That any Indian hereafter committing against the person of any Indian agent or policeman appointed under the laws of the United States, or against any Indian United States deputy marshal, posse comitatus, or guard, while lawfully engaged in the execution of any of the United States process, or lawfully engaged in other duty imposed upon such agent, policeman, deputy marshal, posse comitatus, or guard by the laws of the United States, any of the following crimes, namely, murder, manslaughter, or assault with intent to murder, assault, or assault and battery, or who shall in any manner obstruct by threats or violence any person who is engaged in the service of the United States in the discharge of any of his duties as agent, policeman, or other officer aforesaid, within the Indian Territory, or who shall hereafter commit either of the crimes aforesaid, in said Indian Territory, against any person who, at the time of the commission of said crime, or at any time previous thereto, belonged to either of the classes of officials hereinbefore named, shall be subject to the laws of

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the United States relating to such crimes, and shall be tried by the district court of the United States exercising criminal jurisdiction where such offense was committed, and shall be subject to the same penalties as are all other persons charged with the commission of said crimes, respectively; and the said courts are hereby given jurisdiction in all such cases. [June 9, 1888.]

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