Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 26||Chamberlain, S. Dak. Donation of American Island to.
Ante, p. 338.
|Chap. 26||Leases, etc., of island authorized.|
|Chap. 26||Proviso. Limit.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section twenty-one of an Act entitled An Act to divide a portion of the reservation of the Sioux Nation of Indians in Dakota into separate reservations, and to secure
the relinquishment of the Indian title to the remainder, and for other purposes, approved March second, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, be, and the same is hereby, amended by adding to said section the following:
That the said city of Chamberlain, by and through its regular city council, shall have authority to either by itself or under a system of leases, securing a revenue to the city, to use or lease said island for public assemblies of a religious, literary, political, or scientific character; to use or lease the same for fair grounds or driving park purposes; the right to improve, use, or lease to improve and use, the springs on said island for sanitarium and bathing purposes, together with the right to erect such buildings and make such improvements as may be necessary to provide for the comfort and convenience of those connected therewith or visiting said island for any of the purposes named, the said city council at all times having authority to control and regulate all the fees or charges made by any person or association thereon for any of the purposes herein enumerated, and full authority to construct roadways, and lay out said island into grounds, parks, or lots suitable for the uses herein allowed and provided for, said island always remaining free to the public for the ordinary uses of a public park: Provided, That such leases shall not be for a longer period than ten years, and shall not in the aggregate embrace or cover more than one-third the area of said island.
Approved, February 20, 1896.