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-FIFTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, 1917.
Chap. 2  | Chap. 27 | Chap. 79

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Chapter 27
June 12, 1917.  | [H. R. 11.] 40 Stat., 105.

An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, and for other purposes.

Margin Notes
Chap. 27 Sundry civil expenses appropriations.
Chap. 27 Smithsonian Institution.
Chap. 27 American ethnology.
Chap. 27 Opening Indian reservations to entry.
Chap. 27 Proviso. Reimbursement.
Chap. 27 Yakima Indian Reservation, Wash.
Reimbursement to fund for furnishing water to lands in.
Chap. 27 33 Stat., 604; ante, 29.
Chap. 27 Miscellaneous.
Chap. 27 Defense, Indian depredation claims.
Chap. 27 Conveyances, Five Civilized Tribes. Suits to set aside.
Chap. 27 Seminole allotments. Expenses of suits affecting.
Chap. 27 Department of Agriculture.
Chap. 27 Cass Lake Indian Reservation, Minn.
Forest Service contribution to bridge on.
39 Stat., 978; ante, 18.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, namely:

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION.

American ethnology: For continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii, including the excavation and preservation of archaeologic remains, under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, including necessary employees and the purchase of necessary books send periodicals, $42,000.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.

PUBLIC LAND SERVICE.

Opening Indian reservations (reimbursable): For expenses pertaining to the opening to entry and settlement of such Indian reservation lands as may be opened during the fiscal year nineteen hundred rind eighteen: Provided, That, the expenses pertaining to the opening of each of said reservations and paid for out of this appropriation shall be reimbursed to the United States from the money received from the sale of the lands embraced in said reservations, respectively, $15,000.

RECLAMATION SERVICE.

For reimbursement to the reclamation fund the proportionate to expense of operation and maintenance of the reservoirs for furnishing stored water to the lands in Yakima Indian Reservation, Washing-

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ton, in accordance with the provisions of section twenty-two of the Act of August first, nineteen hundred and fourteen (Thirty-eighth Statutes, page six hundred and four), there is appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal years that follow:

Nineteen hundred and fifteen to nineteen hundred and seventeen, inclusive, $13,100;
Nineteen hundred and eighteen, $8,100;
In all, $21,210.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

MISCELLANEOUS OBJECTS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

Defense in Indian depredation claims: For salaries and expenses in defense of the Indian depredation claims, including not exceeding $6,000 for salaries of necessary employees in Washington, District of Columbia, to be expended under the direction of the Attorney General, $13,000.

Suits to set aside conveyances of allotted lands for removal of restrictions, allotted lands, Five Civilized Tribes: For necessary expenses incident to any suits brought at the request of the Secretary of the Interior in the eastern judicial district of Oklahoma, to be expended under the direction of the Attorney General, $30,000.

Suits affecting title to Seminole allotted lands in Oklahoma: For necessary expenses incident to any suits brought, including the salaries of attorneys specially employed to set aside illegal conveyances of Seminole allotments, to protect the possession of Seminole allottees in their allotted lands, or in the prosecution of any criminal proceedings based on frauds perpetuated upon Seminole allottees with respect to their allotted lands, to be expended under the direction of the Attorney General, $4,500.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

For contribution to the Forest Service for construction of a bridge across the Narrows over the waters between Cass Lake and Pike Bay, in the Minnesota National Forest, Minnesota, upon condition that the local authorities, State or county, contribute $10,000 toward the building of the same, $10,000.

Approved, June 12, 1917.


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