Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 869||Jamestown and Northern Railway granted right of way through Devils Lake Indian Reservation, N. Dak.
1876, ch. 287, note ante, p. 166.
|Chap. 869||Provisos. Deposit of Indians, compensation, etc.|
|Chap. 869||Reversion of right of way.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a right of way through the Devils Lake Indian Reservation, in the State of North Dakota, not exceeding two hundred feet in width, with grounds for station and depot purposes, according to the map and plat thereof, respectively, now on file in the office of the Secretary of the Interior, be, and is hereby, granted to the Jamestown and Northern Railway Company, a corporation duly organized under the laws of the then Territory and now State of North Dakota, upon the terms and conditions mentioned and set forth in a certain proposition in writing, dated July twenty- eighth, eighteen hundred and eighty-three, made and submitted to the United States Indian agent at Devils Lake Agency by F. R. Delano on behalf of the Northern Pacific Railway Company, as the same is modified by a memorandum of consent in writing thereto appended, signed by the majority of the chiefs and headmen of the Indians occupying the Devils Lake Reservation, now on file in the office of the Secretary of the Interior; which said terms and conditions, so modified, have been accepted by the said Jamestown and Northern Railway Company, by a resolution of the board of directors of said company adopted October fifth, eighteen hundred and eighty-three, a certified copy whereof is also on file in the said office: Provided, That the amount of compensation hereby agreed to be paid to said Indians shall be deposited by the said Jamestown and Northern Railway Company in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Sisseton, Wahpeton, and Cut-head Sioux Indians, occupying the Devils Lake Reservation, within sixty days after the passage of this Act, to be expended for the benefit of said Indians in such manner as the Secretary of the Interior may direct: Provided further, That whenever said right of way and station and depot grounds shall cease to be used for railroad purposes the same
shall revert to the United States; and that the right to repeal, alter, or amend this Act is reserved to Congress.
Approved, March 3, 1901.