INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. III, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1913)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.


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ACTS OF FIFTY–EIGHTH CONGRESS—THIRD SESSION, 1904–5.
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Chapter 556
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Margin Notes
Chap. 556 Red Lake Indian Reservation, Mont. Minneapolis, Red Lake & Manitoba Railway Co. granted lands in.
    1899, ch. 374, 30 Stat., 990, vol 1, p. 103.
Chap. 556 Limit of acreage.
Sec. 2 Compensation to Indians, etc.
Sec. 3 Maps.
Sec. 4 Forfeiture.
Sec. 5 Sale of intoxicants.
    33 Stat., 709.
Sec. 6 Amendment, post, 481.

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Chapter 556
    Feb. 8, 1905. [S. 5888.] | [Public, No. 58.] 33 Stat., 708.
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An act to allow the Minneapolis, Red Lake and Manitoba Railway Company to acquire certain lands in the Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby granted to the Minneapolis, Red Lake and Manitoba Railway Company, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Minnesota, its successors and assigns, owning and operating, as successor of the Red Lake Transportation Company, a line of railroad in the State of Minnesota, having its northern terminus at a point on the shore of Lower Red Lake, Minnesota, in section nineteen, township one hundred and fifty-one north, range thirty-three west, in the Red Lake Indian Reservation, as more particularly shown upon a map of definite location approved by the Secretary of the Interior February eighteenth, nineteen hundred and three, pursuant to the provisions of the act of Congress approved March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, entitled “An act to provide for the acquiring of rights of way by railroad companies through Indian reservations, Indian lands, and Indian allotments, and for other purposes” (Thirtieth Statutes, nine hundred and ninety), the right to select and take from the lands of the Red Lake Indian Reservation grounds adjacent to its northern terminus, conforming to legal subdivisions and not to exceed in extent three hundred and twenty acres.

SEC. 2

That before title to said lands shall vest in the said railway company, and before said company shall occupy or use said lands, compensation therefore shall be made to the tribes of Indians residing upon the said reservation and to any individual occupant of any of said lands. The amount of compensation for said lands shall be ascertained and determined in such manner as the Secretary of the Interior may direct and be subject to his final approval.

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SEC. 3

That said company shall file maps, in duplicate, showing the definite location of the grounds so selected and taken, which said maps shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior; but no right of any kind shall vest in said railway company in or to any part of the grounds herein authorized to be selected and taken until the maps showing the same shall have been approved by the Secretary of the Interior and until compensation aforesaid shall have been fixed and paid.

SEC. 4

That the right herein granted shall be forfeited by said company unless the maps showing the grounds authorized to be taken, as herein provided, shall be filed and compensation aforesaid made within one year after the passage of this act.

SEC. 5

The laws of the United States now in force, or that may hereafter be enacted, prohibiting the introduction and sale of intoxicating liquors in the Indian country, shall be in full force and effect throughout the territory hereby granted, until otherwise directed by Congress or the President of the United States, and for that purpose said tract shall be held to be and to remain a part of the diminished Red Lake Indian Reservation.

SEC. 6

That Congress reserves the right to alter, amend, or repeal this act or any part thereof.

Approved, February 8, 1905.


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