Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 1380||Umatilla Indian Reservation. Private sale of unsold portion of certain lands.
See note to 1882, ch. 392, ante, p. 209.
|Chap. 1380||Proviso. Preference right.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all the lands of the Umatilla Indian Reservation not included within the new boundaries of the reservation and not allotted or required for allotment to the Indians, and which were not sold at the public sale of said lands heretofore held at the price for which they had been appraised, and upon the conditions provided in an Act entitled An Act providing for allotment of lands in severalty to the Indians residing upon the Umatilla Reservation, in the State of Oregon, and granting patents therefor, and for other purposes, shall be sold at private sale by the register of the land office in the district within which they are situated, at not less
than the appraised value thereof, and in conformity with the provisions of said Act: Provided, That any bona fide settler upon any of said lands who is the owner of substantial improvements thereon, and who has so settled and improved any subdivision of said lands, with the intent of permanently residing on the same as a homestead, shall have a preference right to buy the lands so settled upon by him at any time within ninety days after the passage of this Act, upon making satisfactory proof in the local land office as to settlement, intent, and improvements.
Approved, July 1, 1902.