Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 188||Ottawa and Chippewa tribes, certain members to have patents.
See note to 1889, ch. 24, post p. 301.
See note to 1873, ch. 319, ante p. 143.
17 Stat., p. 381.
R. S., §§ 2313-2317.
1876, c. 105, 19 Stat., p. 55.
|Chap. 188||Residue of lands, disposal of.|
|Sec. 2||Indians settled on certain sections in Michigan to enter lands in lieu, etc.|
|Sec. 3||Settlers on lands reserved by treaty with Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.
Vol. 2. p. 725.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, entitled An act for the restoration to market of certain lands in Michigan, be, and hereby is, amended so as to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to cause patents to be issued to three hundred and twenty members of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan, for the selections found to have been made by them, but which were not, prior to the passage of said act, regularly reported and recognized by the Secretary of the Interior and Commissioner of Indian Affairs; and the remainder of said lands not disposed of, and not valuable mainly for pine-timber, shall be subject to entry under the homestead-laws, for one year from the passage of this act; and the lands remaining thereafter undisposed of shall be offered for sale at a price not less than two dollars and fifty cents per acre.
That all Indians who have settled upon and made improvements on section ten, in township forty-seven north, of range two east, and section twenty-four in township forty-seven north, of range three west, Michigan, shall be permitted to enter not exceeding eighty acres each, at the minimum price of land, upon making proof of such settlement and improvement before the register of the land-office at Mar
quette, Michigan; and when said entires shall have been completed in accordance herewith, the remaining lands embraced within the limits of said sections shall be restored to market.
That all actual, permanent, bona-fide settlers on any of the lands reserved for Indian purposes under the treaty with the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan of July thirty-first, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, shall be entitled to enter not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres of land, either under the homestead laws or to pay the minimum price of land, on making proof of his or her settlement and continued residence before the expiration of ninety days from the passage of this act: Provided, That such settlers do not claim any of the lands heretofore patented to Indians, or in conflict with the selections found to have been made by Indians referred to in the first section of this act, and shall have settled upon said lands prior to the first day of January, eighteen hundred and seventy-four.
Approved, March 3, 1875.