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General inci Dakota Territory. - For the general incidental expenses of the Indian dental expenses service in Dakota Territory, presents of goods, agricultural implements, of the Indian service in
and other useful articles, and to assist them to locate in permanent abodes, Dakota Terri- and sustain themselves by the pursuits of civilized life, to be expended tory;
under the [direction of the Secretary of the Interior, fifteen thousand dol
lars. Idaho Terri Idaho Territory. - For the general incidental expenses of the Jundian tory;
service in Idaho Territory, presents of goods, agricultural implements, and other useful articles, and to assist to locate in permanent abodes, and sustain themselves by the pursuits of civilized life, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, fifteen thousand dollars.
For amount found due to the United States, on the settlement of accounts of Caleb Lyon, late governor, and so forth, of Idaho, claimed by him to have been stolen, forty-six thousand four hundred and eighteen dollars and forty cents, to be appropriated to the Indians to whom the funds in
the hands of the said Lyon belonged at the time of the lo: Montana Ter Montana Territory. — For the general incidental expenses of the loritory; dian service in Montana Territory, presents of goods, agricultural imple
ments, and other useful articles, and to assist them to locate in permanent abodes, and sustain themselves by the pursuits of civilized life, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, fifteen thou
sand dollars. Nevada; Nevada. — For the general incidental expenses of the Indian service
in Nevada, presents of goods, agricultural implements, and other useful articles, and to assist them to locate in permanent abodes, and sustain themselves by the pursuits of civilized life, to be expended under the di
rection of the Secretary of the Interior, twenty thousand dollars. New Mexico; New Mexico. For the general incidental expenses of the Indian ser
vice in New Mexico, presents of goods, agricultural implements, and other useful articles, and to assist them to locate in permanent abodes, and sustain themselves by the pursuits of civilized life, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, forty thousand dol.
lars. Oregon and Oregon and Washington Territory. — For the general incidental exWashington Territory.
penses of the Indian service in Oregon and Washington Territory, including insurance and transportation of annuity goods and presents, (where no special provision therefor is made by treaties,) and office and travelling expenses of the superintendent, agents, and sub-agents, thirty
five thousand five hundred dollars. Utah Terri Utah Territory. — For the general incidental expenses of the Indian tory.
service in Utah Territory, presents of goods, agricultural implements, and other useful articles, and to assist them to locate in permanent abodes, and sustain themselves by the pursuits of civilized life, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, twenty thousand dollars.
For the transportation and necessary expenses of delivery of provisions to the Indians within the Utah superintendency, five thousand dollars.
For this amount to carry out the action contemplated by act of Con1864, ch. 77. gress, approved May fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, entitled Vol. xiii. p. 63. “ An act to vacate and sell the present Indian reservations in Utah Ter
ritory; and to settle said Indians in Uintah valley,” five thousand dollars. Miscellaneous. Miscellaneous. -- For the expenses of colonizing, supporting, and fur
nishing agricultural implements and stock, pay of necessary employees,
purchasing clothing, medicine, iron and steel, maintenance of schools for Texas Indians. Indians lately residing in Texas, but now residing on the Choctaw lease
hold, to be expended under direction of the Secretary of the Interior,
eleven thousand dollars. Wichitas and For the Wichitas and other Affiliated Bands.
For the expenses of
colonizing, supporting, and furnishing said bands with agricultural imple- other affiliated ments and stock, pay of necessary employees, purchase of clothing, medi-bands. cines, iron and steel, and maintenance of schools, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, fifteen thousand dollars.
California. - For the purchase of cattle for beef and milk, together California. with clothing and food, teams and farming tools for Indians in California, forty thousand dollars.
For pay of one physician, twelve hundred dollars; one blacksmith, seven hundred and fifty dollars ; one assistant blacksmith, five hundred dollars ; one farmer, seven hundred and twenty dollars ; one teacher, seven hundred and fifty dollars ; and one carpenter, seven hundred and twenty dollars, upon each of the reservations in California ; and one miller, at seven hundred and fifty dollars, upon each of the Round Valley and Hoopa Valley reservations.
For the purchase of a grist and saw mill, Round Valley reservation, California, five thousand dollars.
For expenses of removal and subsistence of Indians, not parties to any Removal and treaty, in Oregon and Washington Territory, and for pay of necessary
Indians in Oreemployees, twenty thousand dollars.
gon and WashFor an amount to pay the settlers of Hoopa Valley for their personal ington. property left upon the loopa Valley reservation at the time the
Settlers of govern
Hoopa Valley. ment took possession, four thousand two hundred and sixty-seven dollars. For removing the Indians from Smith's River reservation to Hoopa
Smith River Valley and Round Valley reservations, three thousand five hundred dol- reservation dislars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, and the Smith River reservation is hereby discontinued.
Navajo Indians of New Mexico. — For amount of deficiency expended Navajo Inin subsisting the Navajocs at the Bosque Redondo, according to the con- dians of New tract made by Theodore H. Dodd, from the twenty-second of May,
Mexico. eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, until their removal to their old homes, twenty-one thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, at eleven cents per ration.
For cost of removal of the Navajoes from the Bosque Redondo to their old home, and for sheep, cattle, and corn, as provided for in article twelve of the new treaty, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, or so Posl. p. 670. much thereof as may be needed.
For annuity goods, not exceeding five dollars per head, as provided in article eight of the new treaty, thirty-eight thousand five hundred dollars.
For seeds, farming implements, work cattle, and other stock, provided for in article seven of said treaty, two hundred thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction of Lieutenant-General Sherman, of the Indian peace commission.
For constructing warehouse, agency building, blacksmith and carpenter's shop, and school-house, per article three of said treaty, twelve thousand five hundred dollars, to be expended under the direction of Lieutenant-General Sherman, of the Indian peace commission.
To enable the Secretary of the Interior to take charge of certain stray Pottawatobands of Pottawatomie and Winnebago Indians, in the State of Wisconsin, mies and Winfive thousand dollars.
. For salary of a special agent to take charge of Winnebago and Pottawatomie Indians now in the State of Wisconsin, one thousand five hundred dollars. For subsistence, clothing, and general incidental expenses of the Sis
Santee Sious. seton, Wahpeton, Medawakanton, and Waupakoota bands of Sioux or Dakota Indians, known as the Santee Sioux, at their new homes near the mouth of the Niobrara, fifty thousand dollars. For payment of interest on one million six
nd ninety thousand
Interest on three hundred dollars, non-paying stock, held by the Secretary of the nou-paying
stock held in Interior in trust for various Indian tribes, up to and including the interest trust for Indian payable July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, one hundred thousand
one hundred and fifty-three dollars. Cherokees. To pay the expenses of a commissioner to be appointed to fix the cost
of property and improvements on farms confiscated and sold by Cherokee nation, under laws of said nation made during the late rebellion, two
thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars. Interest on For payment of interest on fifteen thousand dollars, abstracted bonds, abstracted bonds Cherokee
for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, school fund. for the Cherokee school fund, nine hundred dollars.
For payment of interest on sixty-eight thousand dollars, abstracted bonds, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, of the Cherokee national fund, four thousand and eighty
dollars. Delivery of For insurance, transportation, and necessary expenses of the delivery annuities to In- of annuities and provisions to the Indian tribes in Minnesota and Michisota and Michi. gan, ten thousand dollars. gan.
For insurance, transportation, and necessary expenses of the delivery Pawnees, Pon- to the Pawnee, Ponca, and Yancton Sioux Indians of annuity goods and cas, and Yancton Sioux. provisions, eight thousand dollars.
For this amount to pay the interest on certain non-paying stock held in trust by the Secretary of the Treasury for the Chickasaw Indians, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, fifty
nine thousand nine hundred and twenty-nine dollars and ninety-nine cents. Canal on Col- For completing the construction of irrigating canal on the Colorado orado reservation.
reservation in Arizona, fifty thousand dollars. Rescue of For actual necessary expenses incurred, and that may hereafter be prisoners from incurred by officers of the Indian department in the rescue of prisoners Indians, and arrest of persons
from Indian tribes and returning them to their homes, and for expenses charged with incident to the arrest and confinement within the territory of the United crimes aguinst States, by order of such officers, of persons charged with crimes against Indians.
the Indians, five thousand dollars. Settlement of
For this amount, or so much thereof as may be necessary to establish Shoshones and the Shoshones, Bannocks, and other strolling bands of Indians in the Fort Hall reser- southern portion of Idaho Territory, on the Fort Hall reservation, on vation. Snake river, Idaho Territory, including the transportation of all necessary
articles and the material and labor for the construction of the houses and
mills and pay of necessary employees for one year, thirty thousand dollars : Proviso.
Provided, That none of the payments herein provided for shall be made unless the Secretary of the Interior shall be satisfied that the tribes, bands, or individuals named have observed the treaty stipulations under which such payments have become due, and also the provisions of any other treaties with the government to which they may be parties; or in case of portions of said tribes or bands have observed all of said obligations, pay
ments shall be made to them pro rata. Under treaties For this amount for the purpose of carrying out the treaty stipulations, not yet ratified. making and preparing homes, furnishing provisions, tools and farming
utensils, and furnishing food for such bands of Indians with which treaties have been made by the Indian peace commission and not yet ratified, and defraying the expenses of the commission in making such treaties, and carrying their provisions into effect, five hundred thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction of Lieutenant-General Sherman of said commission, and drawn from the treasury upon his requisition upon the
Secretary of the Interior. Mode of de- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all goods and merchandise furlivery of goods, nished any tribe or band of Indians under the provisions of this act shall &c. to Indians.
be turned over by the agent or superintendent of such tribe or band to the chiets of the tribe or band, to be distributed to the tribe or band by the chiefs in such manuer as the chiefs may deem best, and the delivery of
all such goods and merchandise, or annuities of any character, shall be
Mode of deliv
ery of goods, &c. made in the presence of a military officer not below the rank of captain, to Indians. to be detailed for that purpose by the commander of the department in which the delivery shall be made, where such an officer shall be stationed within fifty miles of the place of delivery, which officer shall attest by his certificate the receipt thereof; and no receipt by Indians for goods or property to any superintendent or agent shall be valid to discharge such officer, unless the same be accompanied by the certificate of such military officer, showing that said goods were actually delivered, and are of the quantity and quality stated in the invoice or bill thereof, a copy of which shall be attached to the receipt. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the sum of three thousand five Appropriation
for toll bridge, to hundred dollars, provided for in the tenth article of the treaty of March be applied to sixth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, with the Sacs, Foxes, and lowas, purchase of agrito be expended by the Secretary of the Interior in the construction of a
ments, &c. for toll bridge across the Great Nemaha river, may be applied to the pur- the Sacs, Foxes, chase of oxen and agricultural implements, and so forth, for the use of and lowas. said Indians, in compliance with their request.
Vol. xii. p. 1174. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the sum of ten thousand three Expenses of hundred and fifty-six dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out Cherokee deleof any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to enable the nation at Wasb
. Secretary of the Interior to defray the expenses of the Cherokee delegation to Washington, District of Columbia, during the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven : Provided, That said sum be refunded to the treas Proviso. ury of the United States out of that portion of the proceeds of the sale of the Cherokee neutral lands in Kansas applicable to Cherokee national purposes.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the committees on Indian Claim of affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives shall examine the Choctaws and claim of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians for all matters of difference
be examined, between them and the government of the United States, and shall report &c. the result of said examination to their respective houses at the next session of Congress.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Mendocino Indian reserva Mendocino tion in California be restored to the public lands of the United States, and Indian resera. the Secretary of the Interior shall cause the same to be surveyed and ifornia to be offered for sale in legal subdivisions, at not less than one dollar and restored to pubtwenty-five cents per acre: Provided, That any improvement of the offered for sale. United States on said reservation shall be appraised by the register and Provisoes. receiver of the land office of the district, and be paid for by the pur
Improvements. chaser of the land on which they are located : Provided further, That all improvements made by any persons on said reservation before the passage of this act, shall be the sole property of the person making them, who shall have priority of purchase of six hundred and forty acres of land covering and adjoining said improvements, and all said lands shall be sold and disposed of for money only.
APPROVED, July 27, 1868.
CHAP. CCXLIX. - An Act concerning the Rights of American Citizens in foreign July 27, 1868.
States. WHEREAS the right of expatriation is a natural and inherent right of Rights of all people, indispensable to the enjoyment of the rights of life, liberty, and American citithe pursuit of happiness; and whereas in the recognition of this princi- states.
zons in foreign ple this government has freely received emigrants from all nations, and Preamble. invested them with the rights of citizenship ; and whereas it is claimed that such American citizens, with their descendents, are subjects of foreign states, owing allegiance to the governments thereof; and whereas it is necessary to the maintenance of public peace that this claim of foreign allegiance should be promptly and finally disavowed: Therefore,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Right of ex States of America in Congress assembled, That any declaration, instrucpatriation declared.
tion, opinion, order, or decision of any officers of this government which denies, restricts, impairs, or questions the right of expatriation, is hereby
declared inconsistent with the fundamental principles of this government. Protection to Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all naturalized citizens of the naturalized citizens in foreign
United States, while in foreign states, shall be entitled to, and shall states.
receive from this government, the same protection of persons and property that is accorded to native-born citizens in like situations and circum
stances. Release of citi Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That'whenever it shall be made zens imprisoned known to the President that any citizen of the United States has been ernments to be unjustly deprived of his liberty by or under the authority of any foreign demanded.
government, it shall be the duty of the President forthwith to demand of that government the reasons for such imprisonment, and if it appears to be wrongful and in'violation of the rights of American citizenship, the Presi dent shall forthwith demand the release of such citizen, and if the release so demanded is unreasonably delayed or refused, it shall be the duty of the President to use such means, not amounting to acts of war, as he may
think necessary and proper to obtain or effectuate such release, and all Facts to be the facts and proceedings relative thereto shall as soon as practicable be communicated communicated by the President to Congress. to Congress.
APPROVED, July 27, 1868.
July 27, 1868.
CHAP. CCL. An Act to establish a new Land District in the State of Nebraska.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Grand Island States of America in Congress assembled, That all that portion of the land district es- Omaha land district in the State of Nebraska included within the followtablished in Nebraska. ing limits, to wit: On the east by the line dividing ranges six and seven Boundaries, &c. east; on the north by the line dividing townships twenty and twenty-one
north ; on the south by the south bank of the Platte River; and on the west by the west boundary of the State, shall constitute an additional land district, to be called the “ Grand Island " district, the location of the office for which shall be designated by the President of the United States, and shall by him, from time to time, be changed as the public interest
may seem to require. Register and Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President be, and is receiver.
hereby, authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a register and a receiver for said "land district, who shall be required to reside at the site of their office, have the same powers, responsibilities, and emoluments, and be subject to the same acts and penalties which are or may be prescribed by law in relation to other land officers in
said State. Lands therein, Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President is hereby aunot reserved, to thorized to cause the public lands in said district, with the exception of be exposed to
such as may have been or may be reserved for other purposes, to be ex
posed to sale in the same manner and upon the same terms and conditions Proviso. as other public lands of the United States: Provided, That all sales and
locations made at the office of the old district of lands situated within the limits of the new district which shall be valid and right in other respects, up to the day on which the new office shall go into operation, be, and the same are hereby, confirmed.
APPROVED, July 27, 1868.