Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 545||Indian agents.|
|Chap. 545||detail of army officers.|
|Chap. 545||appropriation not available for.
71 Fed. Rep., 682.
|Chap. 545||Appeals from United States courts, Indian Territory.
[30 Stat., 591.]
|Chap. 545||direct to Supreme Court.|
|Chap. 545||time for perfecting.|
|Chap. 545||work of Commission not to be enjoined.|
|Chap. 545||entitled to precedence.|
|Chap. 545||Indian agents to account for funds.
[30 Stat., 595.]
R. S., 2057, 2075.
|Sec. 6||Property not required for use.
[30 Stat., 596.]
|Sec. 6||to be removed or sold.
R. S., 3618.
|Sec. 7||Commutation of rations to civilized Indians.|
Be it enacted,&c. * * * For pay of fifty-six agents of Indian affairs at the following-named agencies, at the rates respectively indicated, namely: * * * That hereafter the President may detail officers of the United States Army to act as Indian agents at such agencies as in the opinion of the President may require the presence of an army officer, and while acting as Indian agents such officers shall be under the orders and direction of the Secretary of the Interior:a
Provided further, That the foregoing appropriations shall not take effect nor become available in any case for or during the time in which any officer of the Army of the United States shall be engaged in the
performance of the duties of Indian agent at any of the agencies above named.a
Appeals shall be allowed from the United States courts in the Indian Territory direct to the Supreme Court of the United States to either party, in all citizenship cases, and in all cases between either of the Five Civilized Tribes and the United States involving the constitutionality or validity of any legislation affecting citizenship, or the allotment of lands, in the Indian Territory, under the rules and regulations governing appeals to said court in other cases:b
Provided, That appeals in cases decided prior to this Act must be perfected in one hundred and twenty days from its passage; and in cases decided subsequent thereto, within sixty days from final judgment;
but in no such case shall the work of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes be enjoined or suspended by any proceeding in, or order of, any court, or of any judge, until after final judgment in the Supreme Court of the United States.
In case of appeals, as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the Supreme Court to advance such cases on the docket and dispose of the same as early as possible.
That hereafter Indian agents shall account for all funds coming into their hands as custodians from any source whatever, and be responsible therefor under their official bonds.c
That hereafter at any of the Indian reservations where there is now on hand Government property not required for the use and benefit of the Indians at said reservation, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to move such property to other Indian reservations where it may be required, or to sell it and apply the proceeds of same in the purchase of such articles as may be needed for the use of the Indians for whom such said property was purchased; and he shall make report of his action hereunder to the next session of Congress thereafter.d
That hereafter when, in the judgment of the Secretary of the Interior, any Indian tribe, or part thereof, who are receiving rations and clothing and other supplies under this Act, are sufficiently advanced in civilization to purchase such rations and clothing and other supplies judiciously, they may commute the same and pay the value thereof in money per capita to such tribe or part thereof, the manner of such payment to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior.e [July 1, 1898.]