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Chapter 289

Margin Notes
Chap. 289 Sioux appropriations.
    [19 Stat., 192.]
    121 U. S., 393.
Chap. 289 Not to be paid while Indians are hostile.
Chap. 289 No appropriations until rights are relinquished.
    Vol. 2, p. 998.
Chap. 289 Right of way over reservation to be ceded.
Chap. 289 Appropriation for carrying provision into effect.
Chap. 289 No appropriation until arrangements are made for self-support.
Chap. 289 Removal of Ponca.
    1899, ch. 129, note, post, p. 676.
Chap. 289 Balance of fund of Eastern band Cherokee.
    [19 Stat., p. 197.]
Chap. 289 Interest.
    See note to act of May 11, 1872, ante, p. 131.
    Oct. 19, 1888, post, p. 299; Aug. 4, 1892. post, p. 457.

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Chapter 289
    Aug. 15, 1876. | 19 Stat., 176.
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An 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-seven, and for other purposes.

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


a   Sioux legislation: For Sisseton and Wahpeton bands, see note to act of 1891, chapter 543 (post, p. 428).
Agreements with Sioux: Acts ratifying agreements with the Sioux, or Dakota, Indians are those of February 28, 1877, chapter 72 (post, p. 168); March 3, 1891, chapter 543 (post, p. 428); and August 15, 1894, chapter 290 (post, p. 523).
Allotments: The allotment of Sioux lands is provided by the acts of April 20, 1888, 25 Stat., 94, repealed by the act of March 2, 1889, chapter 405 (post, p. 328). This latter act is amended by January 19, 1891, chapter 77 (post, p. 385); June 10, 1896, chapter 398 (post, p. 598); and July 1, 1898, chapter 545 (post, p. 666), the two lastmentioned acts also relating to the Lower Brulé and Santee.
Railroads: The construction and operation of railroads through Sioux reservations is authorized by the acts of March 2, 1889; chapter 421 (post, p. 343); March 2, 1889, chapter 378 (post, p. 325); February 12, 1895, chapter 81 (post, p. 553); and March 3, 1901, chapter 869 (post, p. 743).
Miscellaneous: Lands for the Mdewakanton band are provided for by the act of February 25, 1901, chapter 474 (post, p. 474). The disposition of funds of the Sioux on the Crow Creek Reservation in North Dakota is provided by the act of May 27, 1902, chapter 888 (post, p. 755).

For this amount, for subsistence, including the Yankton Sioux and Poncas, and for purposes of their civilization, one million dollars: Provided, That none of said sums appropriated for said Sioux Indians shall be paid to any band thereof while said band is engaged in hostilities against the white people; and hereafter there shall be no appropriation made for the subsistence of said Indians, unless they shall first agree to relinquishb all right and claim to any country outside the boundaries of the permanent reservation established by the treaty of eighteen hundred and sixty-eight for said Indians; and also so much of their said permanent reservation as lies west of the one hundred and third meridian of longitude, and shall also grant right of way over said reservation to the country thus ceded for wagon or other roads, from convenient and accessible points on the Missouri River, in all not more than three in number; and unless they will receive all such supplies herein provided for, and provided for by said treaty of eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, at such points and places on their said reservation, and in the vicinity of the Missouri River, as the President may designate; and the further sum of twenty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated to he expended under the direction of the President of the United States for the purpose of carrying into effect the

b   Relinquishment of rights under eleventh and sixteenth articles of treaty of 1868 by Sioux Indians, June 23, 1875. (See annual report, 1875, p. 179.)

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foregoing provision: And provided also, That no further appropriation for said Sioux Indians for subsistence shall hereafter be made until some stipulation, agreement, or arrangement shall have been entered into by said Indians with the President of the United States, which is calculated and designed to enable said Indians to become self-supporting: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Interior may use of the foregoing amounts the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars for the removal of the Poncas to the Indian Territory, and providing them a home therein,a with the consent of said band.

a   Location of Ponca in Indian Territory. (See annual report for 1882, p. 272.) Deed from Cherokee dated June 14, 1883. (See Indian Deeds, v. 6, p. 473.)

That the balance of the fund of the Eastern band of Cherokee Indians, appropriated by the act of March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, shall, upon the first day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, be placed to their credit upon the books of the Treasury Department, and shall bear interest at the rate of five per centum per annum; and the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to use annually for agricultural implements and for educational purposes among said Indians so much of the principal of said fund as, with the interest annually accruing thereon, shall amount to six thousand dollars.

Approved, August 15, 1876.

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