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-FOURTH CONGRESS—SECOND SESSION, 1897.
CHAP. 29 | CHAP. 70 | CHAP. 109 | CHAP. 136 | CHAP. 265

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Chapter 29
Section 5

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Sec. 5 Murder and rape.
Sec. 5 Indian committing rape, how punished.
    1885, Mar. 3, c. 341, s. 9, ante, p. 32.

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Chapter 29
    Jan. 15, 1897. | 29 Stat., 487.
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An act to reduce the cases in which the penalty of death may be inflicted.

Be it enacted, &c., SEC. 5. That any Indian who shall commit the offense of rape within the limits of any Indian reservation shall be punished by imprisonment at the discretion of the court.

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So much of the ninth section of chapter three hundred and forty-one of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-five as is inconsistent herewith is herewith repealed. [January 15, 1897.]


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