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 228

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Chap. 228 Indian Bureau. Portion of proceeds of sale of Osage Indian lands to be transferred to pay for lands bought by the Osage from Cherokee, and placed to credit of Cherokee.
   [17 Stat., 538.]
   15 July, 1870,
   c. 296, s. 12, 16 Stat., 362.
   5 June, 1872,
   c. 310, 17 Stat., 228.
   Feb. 14, 1873, ante, p. 141.
Chap. 228 Purchase of land from Mississippi bands of Chippewa.
   See note to 1889, ch. 24, post, p. 301.

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Chapter 228
    March 3, 1873. | 17 Stat., 530.
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An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


Indian Bureau.That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to transfer from the proceeds of sale of the Osage Indian lands in Kansas, made in accordance with the twelfth section of the act of Congress approved July fifteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy, the sum of one million six hundred and fifty thousand six hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to pay for lands purchased by the Osages from the Cherokees, and to place the same on the books of his Department to the credit of the Cherokee Indians, the same shall bear interest at the rate of five per cent., in accordance with the act of Congress approved June fifth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, entitled “An act to confirm to the Great and Little Osage Indians a reservation in the Indian Territory,” and the acts of Congress and treaties therein mentioned and referred to, whenever the amount to be so transferred shall be certified to the said Secretary of the Treasury by the Secretary of the Interior. Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed as in any

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manner changing the provisions of section four of the act, “making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other purposes.”

For this amount, or so much thereof as may be required, for the purchase from the Mississippi bands of Chippewa Indians one township of landa in the White Earth reservation in Minnesota, for the use and benefit of the Pembina band of Chippewas, twenty-five thousand dollars.

aTownship 144, range 42 selected. See No. 3332 (1883).

Approved, March 3, 1873.

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