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Chapter 2580
Sections 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

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Chap. 2580 Oklahoma. Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indian Reservations pasture, etc., lands opened for settlement.
    31 Stat., 677, repealed.
    Vol. 1, p. 709.
Sec. 2 Land to be opened for entry.
    Post, pp. 259, 314, 511, 521.
Sec. 2 Proclamation.
Sec. 2 Public sale.
Sec. 2 Provisos. Disposal of proceeds.
Sec. 2 Sales subject to prior leases, etc.
Sec. 3 Price and terms of sale.
    34 Stat., 214.
Sec. 3 Forfeiture.
Sec. 3 Title.
Sec. 4 Regulations.
Sec. 5 Sale of undisposed lands.
Sec. 6 Allotments to children born since June 6, 1900.
    31 Stat., 677.
    Vol. 1, p. 709.

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Chapter 2580
    June 5, 1906. [H. R. 17507.] | [Public, No. 197.] 34 Stat., 213.
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An act to open for settlement five hundred and five thousand acres of land in the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indian Reservations, in Oklahoma Territory.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all of that part of article three of section six of the act of Congress of date June sixth, nineteen hundred, entitled “An act to ratify and confirm an agreement with the Indians of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, in Idaho,” and making appropriations to carry the same into effect, which reads as follows, to wit: “That in addition to the allotment of lands to said Indians as provided for in this agreement the Secretary of the Interior shall set aside for the use in common for said Indian tribes four hundred and eighty thousand acres of grazing land to be selected by the Secretary of the Interior either in one or more tracts, as will best subserve the interests of said Indians,” be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

SEC. 2

That the four hundred and eighty thousand acres of land set apart in the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indian Reservations, in Oklahoma Territory, by the Secretary of the Interior, referred to and mentioned in section one of this act, and the twenty-five thousand acres of land set apart as a wood reservation in the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indian Reservations, in Oklahoma Territory, by the Secretary of the Interior, shall be opened to settlement by proclamation of the President of the United States within six months from the passage of this act and be disposed of upon sealed bids or at public auction, at the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, to the highest bidder under the provisions of the homestead laws of the United States and under the rules and regulations adopted by the Secretary of the Interior, and such purchaser must be duly qualified to make entry under the general homestead laws: Provided, That the money arising from the sale of said lands shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States and placed to the credit of said tribes of Indians, and said deposit of money shall draw four per centum interest per annum; and the principal and interest of said deposit shall be expended for the benefit of said Indians in such manner as Congress may direct: Provided further, That such sales shall be subject to any leases made for agricultural purposes prior to this act, the rentals accruing after such sale to belong to the purchasers under this act.

SEC. 3

That said lands shall be sold for not less than five dollars per acre, and shall be sold upon the following terms: One-fifth of the price bid therefor to be paid at the time the bid is made and the balance of the purchase price of said land to be paid in four equal annual installments; and in case any purchaser fails to make such annual payment when due all rights in and to the land covered by his or her purchase shall at once cease and any payments theretofore made shall be forfeited and his or her entry shall be canceled. And no title to said land shall inure to the purchaser, nor any patent of the United States issue to the purchaser, until the purchaser shall have in all respects complied with the terms and provisions of the homestead laws of the United States.

SEC. 4

That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby vested with full power and authority to make such rules and regulations as to the time of notice, manner of sale, and other matters incident to the carrying out of the provisions of this act as he may deem necessary.

SEC. 5

That all lands remaining undisposed of at the expiration of five years from the taking effect of this act shall be disposed of for cash, under rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 6

That prior to the said proclamation the Secretary of the Interior shall allot one hundred and sixty acres of land to each child

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of Indian parentage born since June sixth, nineteen hundred, whose father or mother was a duly enrolled member of either the Kiowa, Comanche, or Apache Tribes of Indians and entitled to an allotment of land under the act of June sixth, nineteen hundred, opening said Kiowa, Comanche, or Apache Reservations to settlement, said allotments to be made out of the lands known as the pasture reserves in said reservations.1

1   35 L. D., 145.

Approved, June 5, 1906.

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