Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 93||Five Civilized Tribes, etc. Certain records of, to be placed with the Oklahoma Historical Society.|
|Chap. 93||Society to receive, as Federal custodian.|
|Chap. 93||Provisos. Certified copies may issue.|
|Chap. 93||Government use.|
|Chap. 93||Return of, on request.|
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 is authorized, under rules and regulations to be prescribed by him, to place with the Oklahoma Historical Society of the State of Oklahoma any records of the Five Civilized Tribes, including the Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Seminoles, which may be in the custody or control of the Secretary of the Interior and the Superintendent for the Five Civilized Tribes; also of the Wichita, Kiowa, Comanche, Caddo, and Apache Indians that may be within his custody or control or of the agent at Anadarko, Oklahoma; also of the Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians that may be within his custody or control or of the agent at Concho, Oklahoma; also of the Sac and Fox, Pottawatomie, Kickapoo, and Iowa Indians that may be within his custody or control or of the agent at Shawnee, Oklahoma; also of the Wyandotte, Seneca, Quapaw, Peoria, Modoc, and Miami Indians that may be within his custody or control or of the agent at Miami, Oklahoma; also of the Tonkawa, Ponca, Pawnee, Otoe, and Kaw Indians that may be within his custody or control or of the agent at Pawnee, Oklahoma; and of the Osage Indians that may be within his custody or control or of the agent at Pawhuska, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Historical Society in receiving the custody of such papers, records, and matters of historical interest to receive same as custodian for the United States of America and the Secretary of the Interior, and to hold same under rules and regulations as may be prescribed by him: Provided, That copies of any documents, records, books, or papers in the office of and custody of the Oklahoma Historical Society when certified by the secretary or chief clerk of said society under its seal, or when such office or position is vacant by the officer or person acting as secretary or chief clerk for the time, shall be evidence equally with the original, and in making such certified copies such secretary or acting secretary and such chief clerk or acting chief clerk shall be acting as a Federal agent, and such certified copies shall have the same force and effect as if made by the Secretary , of the Interior when such documents, records, books, or papers were in his office as Secretary of the Interior and certified by him under seal of his office: Provided further, That wherever such certified copies are desired by the Government to be used for the benefit of the Government they shall be furnished without cost: Provided, further, That any of the records placed with the Historical Society shall be promptly returned to the Government official designated by the said Secretary upon his request therefor.
Approved, March 27, 1934.