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 61

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Chap. 61 Patents to Santee Sioux Indians authorized by treaty.
    [22 Stat., 444.]
    Vol. 2. p. 998.
Chap. 61 Laws of descent.
Chap. 61 Appropriation to enable the Secretary of the Interior to execute Ute agreement, etc.
    [22 Stat., 449.]
    See 1880, c. 233, ante, p. 180, and note to 1874, c. 136, ante, p. 151.
Chap. 61 Ute Commission abolished.
Chap. 61 Stock in lieu of money.

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Chapter 61
    Mar. 1, 1883. | 22 Stat., 433.
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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 eighty-four, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.


That the patents authorized to be issued to certain individual Indians by the concluding paragraph of article six of the treaty with the Sioux Indians, proclaimed, the twenty-fourth day of February, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine shall be of the legal effect and declare that the United States does and will hold the land thus allotted for the period of twenty-five years in trust for the sole use and benefit of the Indian to whom such allotment shall have been made, or in case of his decease, of his heirs, according to the laws of the State or Territory where such land is located, and that at the expiration of said period the United States will convey the same by patent to said Indian or his heirs as

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aforesaid in fee discharged of said trust and free of all charge or incumbrance whatsoever, and no contract by any such Indian creating any charge or incumbrance thereon or liability of said land for payment thereof shall be valid.

For the purpose of enabling the Secretary of the Interior to continue to carry out the provisions of the act of June fifteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty, “ratifying the agreement submitted by the confederated bands of Ute Indians in Colorado, for the sale of their reservation in said State, and for other purposes, and to make the necessary appropriations for carrying out the same” five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be taken from moneys appropriated by said act and remaining unexpended; and the commission appointed under said act, and known as the Ute Commission, is hereby abolished to take effect March fifteenth eighteen hundred and eighty three, And the Secretary of the Interior, with the consent of the Ute Indians, may instead of paying to said Indians the fifty thousand dollars provided by the agreement incorporated in the above named act in cash, per capita, pay the same in stock, or such other property as the Secretary of the Interior and said Indians may agree upon,

Approved, March 1, 1883.

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