INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

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

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


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ACTS OF FIFTY-THIRD CONGRESS—THIRD SESSION, 1895.
CHAP. 50 | CHAP. 145 | CHAP. 188

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Chapter 188
Section 11

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Chap. 188 Selection of school lands on reservations opened.
    [28 Stat., 899.]
    R. S., 2275, 2276, as amended by
    1891, Feb. 28, c. 384, 26 stat., 796.
Chap. 188 Consent of parents to send child out of State, etc.
    [28 Stat., 906.]     98 Fed. Rep., 429.
Sec. 11 Special agent to make payments.
    [28 Stat., 910.]
    R. S., 2089–2092.
    31 Ct. Cls., 140.
Sec. 11 compensation.
Sec. 11 bonds.
Sec. 11 regulations.

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Chapter 188
    Mar. 2, 1895. | 28 Stat., 876.
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An act making appropriations for current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department and fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted, etc., * * * That any State or Territory entitled to indemnity school lands or entitled to select lands for educational purposes under existing law may select such lands within the boundaries of any Indian reservation in such State or Territory from the surplus lands thereof, purchased by the United States after allotments have been made to the Indians of such reservation, and prior to the opening of such reservation to settlement.

That hereafter no Indian child shall be sent from any Indian reservation to a school beyond the State or Territory in which said reservation is situated without the voluntary consent of the father or mother of such child if either of them are living, and if neither of them are living without the voluntary consent of the next of kin of such child.

Such consent shall be made before the agent of the reservation, and he shall send to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs his certificate that such consent has been voluntarily given before such child shall be removed from such reservation.

And it shall be unlawful for any Indian agent or other employee of the Government to induce, or seek to induce, by withholding rations or by other improper means, the parents or next of kin of any Indian to consent to the removal of any Indian child beyond the limits of any reservation.

SEC. 11

That in all payments or disbursements of money to Indians individually the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to detail an officer from his Department or appoint a special agent to make or to superintend and inspect such payment;

and when made by special agent the Secretary shall fix a reasonable compensation for the services of such special agent and pay it out of the money to be disbursed.

In all cases the agent making such payment shall give bond to the United States in double the amount to be disbursed, with good and sufficient security, to be approved by the Secretary, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties.

All such payments to be made under such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe. [March 2, 1895.]


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