Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.
|Chap. 3298||Sac and Fox Indians of the Missouri. Payment to, in Richardson County, Nebr.
7 Stat., 543, vol. 2, 495.
34 Stat., 263, amended, post, 455.
|Chap. 3298||Proviso. Drainage assessment.|
|Sec. 2||Appropriation for drainage assessment.|
|Sec. 2||Proviso. Reimbursement.|
|Sec. 3||Appropriation for assessments on lands of Iowas.|
|Sec. 4||Assessment on tribal lands.|
|Sec. 4||Proviso. Payments.|
|Sec. 5||Fee simple patents.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized, in his discretion, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, to pay per capita to the Indians of the Sac and Fox Tribe, of Missouri, allotted lands in severalty within the boundaries of drainage district numbered one, in Richardson County, Nebraska, the proportionate share of such Indians in the one hundred and fifty-seven thousand dollars paper principal remaining to the credit of said tribe under the second article of the treaty of October twenty-first, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven: Provided, That sufficient of the amount due said Indians shall be retained and expended by the Secretary of the Interior in paying the assessments that may be made by the said drainage district on the allotments of said Indians for the purpose of protecting the lands embraced in the drainage district from overflow, not exceeding seven dollars per acre, and there is hereby appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to enable the Secretary of the Interior to make the per capita payments herein provided. If any surplus remain it shall be credited to the remainder of the tribe.
That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized, in his discretion, to pay the assessments that may be made on the Sac and Fox tribal lands by said drainage district, not exceeding seven dollars per acre, and there is hereby appropriated for this purpose seven thousand dollars to be deducted from the paper principal of one hundred and fifty-seven thousand dollars: Provided, That the amount disbursed under the provisions of this section shall be reimbursed from the proceeds derived from the sale of said tribal lands.
That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized, in his discretion, to pay the assessments on lands allotted to the Iowa Indians that may be made by said drainage district, not exceeding seven dollars per acre, and there is hereby appropriated for such purpose two thousand six hundred dollars.
That the said drainage district be, and it is hereby, authorized to assess the cost of reclaiming the tribal lands of the Sac and Fox Indians, and all lands allotted to the Indians in severalty and held by patents containing restrictions as to sale, taxation, and alienation within said district, and to condemn any of said lands necessary for the purpose of reclamation in the same manner as said district may condemn other lands: Provided, That the payments to be made or the taking of lands under the provisions of this section shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior.
That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized, in his discretion, upon application, to issue a fee simple patent to any Indian for the lands allotted to him within said drainage district, and the issuance of such patent shall operate as a removal of
all restrictions as to the sale, encumbrance, or taxation of the lands covered thereby.
Approved, June 14, 1906.