Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 1080||Ute Indian Reservation, Colo. Homestead laws extended over former.
See note to 1874, ch. 136, ante, p. 151.
|Chap. 1080||Proviso. Entries prohibited.|
|Sec. 2||Reimbursement of Ute Indians.|
|Sec. 3||Government improved lands excepted.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of the homestead laws be, and are hereby, extended over and shall apply to the lands included within the limits of the former Ute Indian Reservation in Colorado not included in any forest reservation, in addition to the provisions of existing laws relating to cash entries thereon: Provided, That no selection or entry of lands in lieu of land included within a forest reservation or of soldiers or sailors additional homesteads shall be allowed within said limits.
That all sums of money that may be lost to the Ute Indian fund by reason of the passage of this Act shall be paid into the fund by the United States, and all moneys received by reason of the commutation of any homestead entry shall be credited to said Ute Indian fund.
That no lands shall be included in any location or settlement under the provisions of this Act on which the United States Government has valuable improvements.
Approved, June 13, 1902.