Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.
|Chap. 3578||Menominee Indian Reservation, Wis. Cutting, sawing, and sale of timber on, authorized.
34 Stat., 548.
26 Stat., 116, vol. 1, 353.
|Chap. 3578||Maximum price.|
|Chap. 3578||Indian labor.|
|Chap. 3578||Sale of lumber.|
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 to permit the Business Committee of the Menominee Tribe of Indians in Wisconsin to cause to be cut into logs and hauled to suitable places for sawing and cause to be scaled, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, the dead and down timber on the north one-half of township numbered twentynine, range numbered thirteen east; the north half of township numbered twenty-nine, range numbered fourteen east, and in the south half of township numbered thirty, range numbered thirteen east, on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Wisconsin, as herein provided, such cutting of timber to be in addition to the amount authorized to be cut and sold annually by the act of June twelfth, eighteen hundred and ninety, Twenty-sixth Statutes at Large, page one hundred and forty-six.
The Secretary of the Interior shall make contracts with a sufficient number of portable-mill owners to come upon the reservation and saw into lumber the logs so cut from such dead and down timber, the compensation for such sawing to be fixed at a certain rate per thousand feet, which amount shall not exceed the sum of three dollars and fifty cents per thousand feet board measure, both hard and soft wood included. That in so far as possible the labor employed in sawing said timber into lumber shall be secured from among the members of said tribe.
That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to pay out of the funds of the said Menominee Tribe of Indians now on deposit in the United States Treasury all necessary expenses incurred in the cutting and sawing of the timber, as provided herein, which amount of money shall be reimbursed from the sale of the lumber as herein provided.
That said lumber shall be sold in such quantities as the Secretary of the Interior may direct, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, to the highest and best bidder for cash after due advertisement inviting proposals and in such manner and at such time and place as the Secretary may direct, and from the proceeds of the sales of such lumber there shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the said Menominee Tribe of Indians the amount of money paid out of said fund as the expense of cutting, sawing, piling, and grading said lumber; and there shall also be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of said Indians the one-fifth part of the net proceeds of the sales of said lumber, to be used under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior for the benefit of said Indians, and the residue of said proceeds shall be deposited in the United States Treasury to the credit of said tribe and shall bear interest at the rate of four per centum per annum, to be paid to the said tribe per capita in semiannual cash payments.
Approved, June 28, 1906.