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To maintain at the city of Omaha, Nebraska, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, a warehouse for the receipt, storage, and shipping of goods for the Indian service, ten thousand dollars.
To maintain at the city of Saint Louis, Missouri, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, a warehouse for the receipt, storage, and shipping of goods for the Indian service, ten thousand dollars.
To maintain at the city of San Francisco, California, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, a warehouse for the receipt, storage, and shipping of goods for the Indian service, ten thousand dollars, to be immediately available.
The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to cause to be assembled, at the city of Saint Louis, in the State of Missouri, at such time and for such period as he may designate, and as a part of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, to be held at the city of Saint Louis, in the State of Missouri, pursuant to an Act of Congress entitled "An Act to provide for celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the purchase of the Louisiana territory by the United States by holding an international exhibition of arts, manufactures, and the products of the soil, mine, forest, and sea in the city of Saint Louis, in the State of Missouri," approved March third, nineteen hundred and one, such representatives of the different Indian tribes and such exhibits from Indian agencies, schools, and archives as he may deem advisable or necessary to illustrate the past and present conditions of the Indians and the Indian tribes of the United States, and progress made by such in education, art, and industry, and the methods of education and government, and such other matters and things as will fully illustrate Indian advancement in civilization, the details of which shall be in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior. And for the purpose of carrying into effect this provision the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated; but the Secretary of the Interior is prohibited from making, or causing to be made, any expenditure or creating any liability on behalf of the United States in excess of the sum hereby appropriated.
To enable the President to cause, under the provisions of the Act of March second, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, entitled "An Act to divide a portion of the reservation of the Sioux Nation of Indians in Dakota into separate reservations and to secure the relinquishment of the Indian title to the remainder, and for other purposes," to be allotted the lands in said separate reservations as provided in said Act, including the necessary resurveys, ten thousand dollars.
Saint Louis, Mo.
San Francisco, Cal.
Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
Vol. 31, p. 1442.
Limit to expenditures.
Sioux Indian Reser
Canton, S. Dak.
For the equipment and maintenance of the asylum for insane Indians at Canton, South Dakota, for incidental and all other expenses neces- Indians. sary for its proper conduct and management, including pay of employees, and for necessary expense of transporting insane Indians to and from said asylum, twenty-five thousand dollars.
Uintah Reservation, Utah.
For pay of one special attorney for the Pueblo Indians of New Pueblo Indians, New Mexico, one thousand five hundred dollars, and for necessary traveling and incidental expenses of said attorney for the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, five hundred dollars; in all, two thousand dollars. That the time for opening the unallotted lands to public entry on the Uintah Reservation, in Utah, as provided by the Acts of May Time of opening twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and two, and March third, nineteen unallotted lands exhundred and three, be, and the same is hereby extended to March tenth, nineteen hundred and five, and five thousand dollars is hereby appropriated to enable the Secretary of the Interior to do the necessary surveying, and otherwise carry out the purposes of so much of the Act of May twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and two, making appropriation for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and three, and for other
New York Indians. Deduction from appropriation to judgment of Court of Claims in favor of.
Vol. 31, p. 27.
ered by coal, etc., leases.
purposes, as provides for the allotment of the Indians of the Uintah and White River Utes in Utah.
The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to withhold pay from the amount appropriated by Act of February ninth, nineteen hundred, to the judgment of the Court of Claims in favor of the pay New York Indians, an additional sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, to be immediately available, and to apply it in the payment of expenses necessary in ascertaining the beneficiaries of said judgment. That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized Sale of lands cov and directed, upon the sale of lands in Indian Territory covered by coal and asphalt leases, to sell such lands subject to the right of the lessee to use so much of the surface as may be needed for coke ovens, miners' houses, store and supply buildings, and such other structures as are generally used in the production and shipment of coal and coke. Surrender of leases. Lessees may use the tipples and underground workings located on any lease in the production of coal and coke from adjoining leases, and are hereby authorized to surrender leased premises to the owner thereof on giving sixty days' notice in writing to such owner and paying all charges and royalties due to the date of surrender: Provided, Payment of royalty. however, That nothing herein contained shall release the lessee from the payment of the stipulated royalty so long as such lessee remains in possession of any of the surface of the lands included in his leaseRemoval, etc., of for any purpose whatever: And provided, That any lessee may remove or dispose of any machinery, tools or equipment the lessee may have the leased lands.
Shawnee and Delaware Indians.
Claims, etc., of in
of Claimsextended to.
That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized ing fund to licensed and directed to apply the funds derived from grazing now standing to the credit of the Osage Indians in the Treasury, together with such portion of the funds hereafter derived from such source as may be necessary, as a tribal or community fund, in the payment of the balance now remaining due on the claims of certain licensed Indian traders against individual members of the tribe: Provided, That after said debts are paid the proceeds from the rental of pastures (known as grass money) and the royalties from oil and gas shall be applied to the reimbursement of said tribal or community fund of the amount paid out under this provision. "An Act to refer to the Court of Claims cerThat the Act entitled tain claims of the Shawnee and Delaware Indians and the freedmen of Jurisdiction of Court the Cherokee Nation, and for other purposes," approved October first, Vol. 26, p. 636, eighteen hundred and ninety, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to confer upon the Court of Claims the same jurisdiction to determine the claims and rights of those alleged citizens of the Cherokee Nation known as intermarried whites as is therein conferred upon said court relative to the rights and claims of the Shawnee and Delaware Indians and the freedmen of said Cherokee Nation, and said case shall be advanced on the calendar of said Court of Claims and the calendar of the Supreme Court, if the same is appealed. Said court in said judgment shall fix the amount due the attorney or attorneys of record for their legal services, not exceeding the amount stipulated by the contracts between said claimants and said attorneys, and shall in said judgment direct that the accounting officers of the United States shall deduct from the amount due each claimant the attorney fee allowed in said judgment and pay the same directly to said attorneys and shall pay the balance to the claimants.
Post, p. 1071.
J. Hale Sypher.
That the claim of J. Hale Sypher against the Choctaw Nation, for legal and professional services rendered by him to said nation, under an agreement made and entered into between the legally authorized commissioners of said nation and said Sy her on the seventh day of November, eighteen hundred and ninety one, is hereby referred to the Court of Claims for adjudication; and jurisdiction is hereby conferred
upon said court to hear and determine said claim upon the principles of a quantum meruit and without regard to the provisions and requirements of section twenty-one hundred and three of the Revised Statutes; R. S., sec 2103, p. and the said court shall ascertain and determine the character, extent, and value of the services rendered by said Sypher to said nation under said agreement; and the court, having ascertained and determined the amount justly and equitably due and payable from said nation to said. Sypher for services rendered by him under said agreement, shall report their findings to the next session of Congress.
Choctaw and Chick
asa w Indians.
All unleased lands which are by section fifty-nine of an Act entitled "An Act to ratify and confirm an agreement with the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes of Indians, and for other purposes," approved July Vol. 32, p. 654, first, nineteen hundred and two, directed to be sold at public auction for cash," and all other unleased lands and deposits of like character in said nations segregated under any Act of Congress, shall, instead, be sold under direction of the Secretary of the Interior in tracts not exceeding nine hundred and sixty acres to each person, after due advertisement, upon sealed proposals, under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior and approved by the President, with authority to reject any or all proposals: Provided, Proviso. That the President shall appoint a commission of three persons, one on the recommendation of the principal chief of the Choctaw Nation who shall be a Choctaw by blood, and one upon the recommendation of the governor of the Chickasaw Nation, who shall be a Chickasaw by blood, which commission shall have a right to be present at the time of the opening of bids and be heard in relation to the acceptance or rejection thereof.
All expenses, inclusive of necessary clerical help in the Department Expenses of sale. of the Interior, connected with and incident to such sale shall be paid from the funds of the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes on deposit in the Treasury of the United States: Provided, That all leased lands shall be withheld from sale until the further direction of Congress. To pay the heirs of Darius B. Randall, deceased, for certain improvements situated on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation relinquished by the said deceased to the United States for the use of the Nez Perce tribe of Indians, two thousand four hundred dollars.
For the construction and installation of a telephone system from Devils Lake, North Dakota, o the Devils Lake Indian Agency, and to pay for the maintenance of the same for one year from the time of completion, one thousand two hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.
Darius B. Randall.
Devils Lake, N. Dak.
Fond du Lac Indi
Payment for supplies furnished.
For payment of the balance due various merchants of Cloquet and Fond du Lac, Minnesota, from certain Fond du Lac Indians for supplies furnished said Indians at the request of the Indian farmer, as ascertained by the Secretary of the Interior, under the provisions of the Indian appropriation Act approved June tenth, eighteen hundred Vol. 29, p. 341. and ninety-six, as follows: H. B. Allen, twenty-four dollars and fourteen cents; Charles Gasper, one thousand and forty-nine dollars and forty-six cents; J. A. Rene, forty-four dollars and ninety-one cents; James A. Wallace, two hundred and fifty-two dollars and sixty-eight cents; Kelly and Moses, forty dollars and forty-nine cents; Mrs. James Peacha, one hundred and sixteen dollars and ninety-five cents; James Peacha, one hundred and eighty-six dollars and twelve cents; Frank P. Thompson, nine hundred and sixty-four dollars and fifty-one cents; A. H. Simmons, one hundred and seventy-six dollars and eighty-five cents; in all, two thousand eight hundred and fifty-six dollars and eleven cents.
The Chippewa Indians of the State of Minnesota to whom allotments have been or shall hereafter be made, and trust or other patents, containing restrictions upon alienation issued or which shall hereafter be
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Disposal of timber
on allotments of.
issued therefor, are, with the consent of the Secretary of the Interior and under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, hereby authorized to dispose of the timber on their respective allotments. Allotments of mi- Timber on the allotments of minors may likewise be so sold by the father, mother, or Indian agent or other officer in charge, in the order named, and the Secretary of the Interior shall make such regulations for the disposition of the proceeds of said sales as may be necessary to protect the interest of said Indians, including such minors.
White Pine County,
Payment to executor of estate of.
To pay to the county of White Pine, State of Nevada, the sum of seven hundred and sixty-nine dollars and sixty-seven cents, to reimburse said county for money expended in caring for certain Indians who contracted smallpox during the smallpox epidemic from February twenty-sixth to July first, nineteen hundred and one.
That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury belonging to the Creek Nation, to Ruter W. Springer, executor of the estate of William M. Springer, deceased, the sum of three thousand six hundred and eightyseven dollars and forty-eight cents, in full for professional services to said nation, under an act of the national council of said nation approved The Secretary of the William M.Springer. May twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and one. Interior is also authorized and directed to pay to said executor, out of any money in the Treasury of the United States belonging to the Cherokee Nation, two Cherokee warrants issued to William M. Springer for one thousand five hundred dollars each, dated, respectively, July second, nineteen hundred, and January twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and one, and payable to him, or on his order, for professional services to said nation, under an act of the national council of said nation passed December ninth, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, together with interest on said warrants to the time of payment according to the tenor and effect of said warrants, said sums to be immediately available.
dians, Mich. Payment to.
That the Secretary of the Interior is further authorized and directed to pay to said executor, out of any money in the Treasury belonging to the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache tribes of Indians, in Oklahoma, the sum of five thousand dollars, in full for professional services rendered by the said William M. Springer to said Indians in the supreme court of the District of Columbia, in the case of Lone Wolf and others against the Secretary of the Interior and others, and two thousand dollars for professional services in said case on appeal in the Supreme Court of the United States, and four hundred and eighty-four dollars and ten cents for expenses incurred on behalf of said Indians in the prosecution of said suit; in all, seven thousand four hundred and eighty-four dollars and ten cents, under a contract with said Indians executed on the twenty-second day of June, anno Domini nineteen hundred and one, said sum to be immediately available.
To pay to the Pottawatomie Indians of Michigan whose names are set forth in Schedule A, annexed to claimants' requests for findings of fact, as stated and found by the Court of Claims in finding four, in the case of Phineas Pamtopee and others against the United States, reported in the Thirty-sixth Court of Claims Reports at page four hundred and thirty, there is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of seventy-eight thousand three hundred and twenty-nine dollars and twenty-five cents, the Secretary of the Interior to distribute and pay the same to the Indians, respectively, mentioned in said Schedule A, and if any of them have died, then the sum or share that would have been paid to such Indian or Indians, respectively, if living, the Secretary shall pay to the heirs or legal representatives of each of those dead; such payments, when made, to be in full for any and all claims which said Indians may have under or by virtue of the treaty and articles supplementary thereto, made
with the Pottawatomie Indians September twenty-sixth and twentyseventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, and duly proclaimed February twenty-first, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, said sum to be immediately available.
Vol. 7, pp. 431, 442.
Coeur d'Alene Indians, Idaho.
That there be, and is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of twenty-five thou-Survey of lands to sand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the survey be allotted to. and subdivision of a portion of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation
in the State of Idaho, and of lands to be allotted to the Indians thereon.
of settlers on.
To enable the Secretary of the Interior to purchase, in his discre- Camp McDowell Intion, at such price as he may deem reasonable and just, for the use Ariz. and occupancy of the Indians of Verde River Valley and Camp Purchase of claims McDowell, Arizona, and such other Indians as he may see fit to locate thereon, the claims of whatsoever nature to lands and permanent improvements placed upon said lands prior to November ninth, nineteen hundred and three, within the former Camp McDowell abandoned military reservation, Arizona, now the Camp McDowell Indian Reservation, of such of the settlers thereon as may, upon proper investigation, be found to have valid rights thereto under any laws of the United States; and also in his discretion to purchase the improvements located on said reservation of any or all of such settlers as may be found by such investigation not to have valid rights attaching to the lands, the sum of not to exceed fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, the same to be immediately available.
That any private land over which an Indian reservation has been extended by Executive order, may be exchanged at the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior and at the expense of the owner thereof and under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, for vacant, nonmineral, nontimbered, surveyed public lands of equal area and value and situated in the same State or Territory.
SUPPORT OF SCHOOLS.
Exchange of private lands.
For support of Indian day and industrial schools, and for other Support, etc. educational purposes not hereinafter provided for, one million two hundred and forty thousand dollars.
For construction, purchase, lease, and repair of school buildings, Buildings, etc. and sewerage, water supply, and lighting plants, and purchase of school sites, and improvement of buildings and grounds, three hundred and fifty thousand dollars; in all, one million five hundred and ninety thousand dollars: Provided, however, That the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, may, when in his judgment the good of the schools, etc. service will be promoted thereby, suspend or discontinue any reservation Indian school, and, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, may sell any reservation school building or plant, that is no longer desirable as an Indian school upon any reservation and invest the proceeds in other school buildings and plants, as the needs of the service may demand, under such rules and regulations as he may, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, prescribe.
Purchase of addi
For support and education of three hundred Indian pupils at Albuquerque, New Mexico, fifty thousand one hundred dollars; for pay of superintendent of said school, one thousand eight hundred dollars; for water system, five hundred dollars; general repairs and improvements, five thousand dollars; for the purchase of additional land for agricul- tional agricultural tural and other purposes adjoining or adjacent to said school, not to lands. exceed two hundred acres, and for the construction of new buildings and the furnishing and equipping thereof, and for the repair and equipment of the present buildings and plant, and the improvement of the grounds of said school, to be expended subject to the discretion and under the direction of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, fifty