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Chapter 96

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Chap. 96 Indian reservation established in Montana.
Chap. 96 Boundaries.

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Chapter 96
    April 15, 1874. | 18 Stat., 28.
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An act to establish a reservation for certain Indians in the Territory of Montana.a

a   Piegan, Bloods, River Crow, Gros Ventre, and Blackfeet.—By the act of May 1, 1888, ch. 213, post, p. 261, the reservation was divided into separate reservations for the various tribes, a portion relinquished to the United States, and allotments in severalty on the various reservations authorized.
   By the agreement with the Gros Ventre, ratified by the act of March 3, 1891, ch. 543, post, p. 425, the relinquishment of a part of their reservation was made and the allotment of the remainder provided for.
   With respect to the Blackfeet, the act of June 10, 1896, ch. 398, post, p. 604, amended by June 7, 1897, ch. 3, sec. 10, 30 Stat., 93, ratifies an agreement providing for the relinquishment of a part of their reservation above referred to. As to their reservation in Nebraska, see the act of Feb 28, 1877, ch. 72, post, p. 168.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following described tract of country, in the Territory of Montana, be, and the same is hereby, set apart for the use and occupation of the Gros Ventre,

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Piegan, Blood, Blackfoot, River Crow, and such other Indians as the President may, from time to time, see fit to locate thereon, viz: Commencing at the northwest corner of the Territory of Dakota, being the intersection of the forty-ninth parallel of north latitude and the one hundred and fourth meridian of west longitude; thence south to the south bank of the Missouri River; thence up and along the south bank of said river, to a point opposite the mouth of the Maria’s River; thence along the main channel of the Maria’s River to Birch Creek; thence up the main channel of Birch Creek to its source; thence west to the summit of the main chain of the Rocky Mountains; thence along the summit of the Rocky Mountains to the northern boundary of Montana; thence along said northern boundary to the place of beginning.

Approved, April 15, 1874.

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