INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. IV, Laws     (Compiled to March 4, 1927)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.


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PUBLIC ACTS OF THE SIXTY-FOURTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION, 1918-17.
Chap. 10  | Chap. 12 | Chap. 16 | Chap. 21 | Chap. 87 | Chap. 100 | Chap. 101 | Chap. 117 | Chap. 133 | Chap. 146 | Chap. 148 | Chap. 163 | Chap. 168 | Chap. 181 | Chap. 189

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Chapter 10
December 30, 1916. | [S.6116.] 39 Stat., 865.

An Act Providing for the taxation of the lands of the Winnebago Indians and the Omaha Indians in the State of Nebraska.
Section 2

Margin Notes
Chap. 10 Nebraska. Winnebago Indian trust patent lands in, subject to State, etc., taxes.
Sec. 2 Omaha Indian trust patent lands in, subject to State, etc., taxes.
Sec. 2 Proviso. Not subject to sale, etc.
Sec. 2 Payment from Indian funds.
Sec. 2 Release if no funds available.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all of the lands in the State of Nebraska belonging to the members of the tribe of Winnebago Indians held under trust patents of allotments, and upon which the twenty-five-year trust period shall have expired, or shall expire, and which trust period shall have been or shall be extended as provided by law, shall be, and the same are hereby, made subject to appraisement and assessment for the purposes of taxation and subject to taxation for local, school district, road district, county, and State purposes, as provided by the laws of the State of Nebraska now in force or to be hereafter enacted.

SEC. 2.

That all of the lands in the State of Nebraska belonging to the members of the tribe of Omaha Indians now held under trust patents of allotments issued in eighteen hundred and eighty-five or subsequent thereto, and upon which the twenty-five-year trust period shall have expired, and which trust period shall have been extended, as provided by law, shall be, and the same are hereby, made subject to appraisement and assessment for the purposes of taxation and subject to taxation for local, school district, road district, county, and State purposes, as provided by the laws of the State of Nebraska now in force or to be hereafter enacted: Provided, That any of the lands described in section one and section two of this Act, so long as the same shall be held under trust patents, shall not be subject to levy and tax sale, as provided under the laws of the State of Nebraska for the collection of such taxes; but if such tax shall not be paid within one year after the same shall become due and payable, as provided by the laws of the State of Nebraska, then the list of such unpaid and delinquent taxes on the lands of the Winnebago Indians and Omaha Indians, as above provided, shall be certified by the county treasurer of the county in which such lands are situated to the Secretary of the Interior, who shall be authorized to pay the same from any funds belonging to the Indian allottees owning such lands so taxed and arising from the rentals thereof or under his control; and in the event that no such funds shall be in the possession or under tile control of the Secretary of the Interior, he shall certify that fact to the said county treasurer, which certificate shall operate as a full release and discharge of the tax assessed against the land of the Indian so without funds.

Approved, December 30, 1916.


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