Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 148||Funds of stray bands of Winnebago and Pottawatomi.
[13 Stat., 172.]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
For deficiencies in subsistence and expenses of removal and support of the Sioux and Winnebago Indians of Minnesota, during the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, one hundred thirty-seven thousand two hundred and ninety-three dollars and forty cents: Provided, That the portion expended on behalf of the Winnebagoes shall be reimbursed to the treasury upon the sale of their lands in Minnesota, to enable the Secretary of the Interior to take charge of certain stray bands of Winnebago and Pottawatomie Indians, now in the State of Wisconsin, with a view to prevent any further depredations by them upon the citizens of that State, and for provisions and subsistence, ten thousand dollars: Provided, That the proportion of annuities to which said stray bands of Pottawatomies and Winnebagoes would be entitled if they were settled upon their reservations with the respective tribes shall be retained in the treasury to their credit, from year to year, to be paid to them when they shall unite with their said tribes, or to be used by the Secretary of the Interior in defraying the expenses of their removal, or in settling or subsisting them on any other reservation which may hereafter be provided for them.
Approved, June 25, 1864.