INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. I, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1902)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.


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ACTS OF FIFTY-SIXTH CONGRESS—FIRST SESSION, 1900.
CHAP. 111 | CHAP. 156 | CHAP. 193 | CHAP. 546 | CHAP. 598 | CHAP. 610 | CHAP. 798 | CHAP. 799 | CHAP. 813

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Chapter 598
Section 7

Margin Notes
Chap. 598 Indian Department appropriations.
    See general provisions of this act, ante, p. 105.
    [31 Stat., 229.]
Chap. 598 Recording chattel mortgages in Quapaw Agency.
    See note to 1872, c. 309, ante, p. 136.
Chap. 598 Seminole Indians. Payment of balance of awards.
    [31 Stat., 240.]
    Vol. 2, p. 910. Ante, p. 662.
Chap. 598 Proviso.
—payment to heirs of deceased Seminole.
Chap. 598 Proviso. Push-e-ten-neke-que. Annuity.
    [31 Stat., 245.]
Chap. 598 Sauk and Foxes of the Mississippi.
    Vol. 2, p. 546.
Chap. 598 Yakima Reservation, Wash. Leases authorized.
    [31 Stat., 246.]
Chap. 598 Proviso. Crow Reservation, Mont. Use of annuity money of Indians for irrigation.
    [31 Stat., 247.]
Sec. 7 Citizen Band of Potawatomi Indians and Absentee Shawnee Indians of Oklahoma. Adult heirs of deceased allottee may sell inherited lands, etc.
    Ante, p. 520.
    [31 Stat., 248.]
    Ante, p. 414.
Sec. 7 Further extension of act.
    Ante, p. 520.
Sec. 7 Purchasers may sell, etc.
Sec. 7 Act extended to heirs of allottees of Peoria and Miami Indians.
    See note to 1872, c. 262, ante, p. 133.

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Chapter 598
    May 31, 1900.| 31 Stat., 221.
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An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and one, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


That hereafter all chattel mortgages executed in the Quapaw Agency in the northern district of the Indian Territory shall be recorded in the town of Miami by the clerk of the said northern district of the Indian Territory, or his duly appointed deputy, in a book or books kept for the purpose.


That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to pay the balance of awards made to the loyal Seminole Indians under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, with interest thereon, as

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per articles three and four of the treaty of March twenty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and paragraph fourteen of the agreement of December sixteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, such payment to be in full settlement and satisfaction of all claims under said articles and paragraph; and the sum of one hundred and eighty-six thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for the purpose: Provided, That if any of the said loyal Seminoles whose names are on the lists of awards as made up in pursuance of said treaty of eighteen hundred and sixty-six shall have died, then the amount due such deceased persons, respectively, shall be paid to their legal heirs, and the acceptance of the sum hereby appropriated shall be in full settlement of said awards.


That the Secretary of the Interior is directed to pay to Push-e-ten-neke-que, head chief of the Sac and Fox of the Mississippi Indians located in the State of Iowa, five hundred dollars per annum during the remainder of his natural life, beginning with and including the fiscal year nineteen hundred, in accordance with the terms of article four of the treaty proclaimed March twenty-third, eighteen hundred and forty-three.


2.  *  *  *  That the Indians to whom lands have been allotted on the Yakima Reservation in the State of Washington shall be permitted to lease unimproved allotted lands, for agricultural purposes, for any term not exceeding ten years upon such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior.


4.  *  *  *  That with the consent of the Crow Indians in Montana, to be obtained in the usual way, the Secretary of the Interior, in his discretion, may use the annuity money due or to become due said Indians to complete the irrigation system heretofore commenced on said Crow Indian Reservation.


SEC. 7

That the proviso to the Act approved August fifteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, permitting the sale of allotted lands by members of the Citizen Band of Pottawatomie Indians and of the Absentee Shawnee Indians of Oklahoma is hereby extended so as to permit the adult heirs of a deceased allottee to sell and convey the lands inherited from such decedent; and if there be both adult and minor owners of such inherited lands, then such minors may join in a sale thereof by a guardian, duly appointed by the proper court, upon an order of such court made upon petition filed by such guardian, all conveyances made under this provision to be subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior; and any Citizen Pottawatomie or Absentee Shawnee not residing upon his allotment, but being an actual resident of another State or Territory, may in like manner sell and convey all the land allotted to him.

That such proviso of the Act approved August fifteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, as herein enlarged, is hereby extended to those members of the Citizen Band of Pottawatomie Indians and the Absentee Shawnee Indians who were given allotments under the Act approved the twenty-third day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and to their heirs; and any purchasers of Indian blood of lands sold under the provisions of the Act last named, or their heirs, who may own other allotted lands under any Act of Congress, may sell

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all the lands so owned by them in excess of eighty acres, the restrictions against sales by allottees under the Act last named to others than the United States or persons of Indian blood being hereby removed; and all such conveyances shall hereafter be subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior.

That the provisions hereof as to the sale of inherited lands by heirs of deceased allottees of the Citizen Band of Pottawatomie Indians and Absentee Shawnee Indians are hereby extended and made applicable to the heirs of allottees of the Peoria and Miami Indians, who were authorized by the Act approved June seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, to sell a portion of their lands, and all sales and conveyances of lands of deceased allottees by their heirs, which have been duly made and executed by such heirs and duly approved by the Secretary of the Interior, are hereby ratified and confirmed.

Approved, May 31, 1900.


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