Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.
|Chap. 2929||Alaska. Certain civic rights conferred on the Metlakahtla Indians of.|
|Chap. 2929||May be licensed as masters, pilots, etc.
34 Stat., 194.
34 Stat., 1412.
R. S., sec. 4426.
|Chap. 2929||May own motor boats, etc.|
|Sec. 2||Certificate of eligibility.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all Indians of the Tsimpsean or Haida tribe of the full or mixed blood who emigrated from British Columbia and settled at Metlakahtla on Annette Island, in southeastern Alaska, in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-seven and subsequent years, as well as all descendants of such Indians, and all other Indians who have since become and remained bona fide residents of said Metlakahtla, Alaska, shall, if otherwise qualified, be entitled to receive and obtain licenses as masters, pilots, and engineers, as the case may be, of any and all steamboats and other craft, and also licenses as operators of motor boats and other craft, subject to the provisions of the act of Congress approved May sixteenth, nineteen hundred and six, entitled An act to amend section forty-four hundred and twenty-six of the Revised Statutes of the United States, regulation of motor boats, with the same force and effect as if they had been citizens of the United States; any such Indian may be the owner of any such motor boat or other craft, subject to the provisions of the said act of May sixteenth, nineteen hundred and six, although such Indian be not a citizen of the United States, without depriving said motor boat or other craft of the benefits and privileges of a vessel of the United States.
That a certificate under the hand of any officer of the customs in Alaska, to the effect that the applicant for one of the different licenses mentioned in the foregoing section comes within one of the provisions of said first section of this act, shall, together with the affidavit of the applicant to that effect, be sufficient evidence of the fact that said applicant is entitled to the privileges conferred upon said Indians by the first section of this act.
That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved, March 4, 1907, 11 a. m.