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DERIVATION Act June 30, 1834, ch. 161, $ 17, 4 Stat. 731; act Feb. 28, 1859, ch. 66, § 8, 11 Stat. 401.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS All functions of all other officers of the Department of the Interior and all functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with two exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of the Interior, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 3, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out in note under section 481 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

CROSS REFERENCES Indian agents abolished, see note under section 64 of this title.

$ 230. Depositions by agents touching depredations.

The superintendents, agents, and subagents within their respective districts are authorized and empowered to take depositions of witnesses touching any depredations, within the purview of sections 227, 228 and 229 of this title, and to administer oaths to the deponents. (R. S. 2157.)

DERIVATION
Act June 30, 1834, ch. 161, $ 18, 4 Stat. 732.

REFERENCES IN TEXT Sections 227 and 228 of this title, referred to in the text, were repealed by act June 25, 1948, ch. 645, $ 21, 62 Stat. 862, and are now covered by section 1160 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS All functions of all other officers of the Department of the Interior and all functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with two exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of the Interior, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 3, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out in note under section 481, of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

CROSS REFERENCES Indian agents abolished, see note under section 64 of this title.

8 232. Jurisdiction of New York State over offenses

committed on reservations within State. The State of New York shall have jurisdiction over offenses committed by or against Indians on Indian reservations within the State of New York to the same extent as the courts of the State have jurisdiction over offenses committed elsewhere within the State as defined by the laws of the State: Provided, That nothing contained in this section shall be construed to deprive any Indian tribe, band, or community, or members thereof, hunting and fishing rights as guaranteed them by agreement, treaty, or custom, nor require them to obtain State fish and game licenses for the exercise of such rights. (July 2, 1948, ch. 809, 62 Stat. 1224.) 8233. Jurisdiction of New York State courts in civil

actions. The courts of the State of New York under the laws of such state shall have jurisdiction in civil actions and proceedings between Indians or between one or more Indians and any other person or persons to the same extent as the courts of the State shall have jurisdiction in other civil actions and proceedings, as now or hereafter defined by the laws of such State: Provided, That the governing body of any recognized tribe of Indians in the State of New York shall have the right to declare, by appropriate enactment prior to September 13, 1952, those tribal laws and customs which they desire to preserve, which, on certification to the Secretary of the Interior by the governing body of such tribe shall be published in the Federal Register and thereafter shall govern in all civil cases involving reservation Indians when the subject matter of such tribal laws and customs is involved or at issue, but nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent such courts from recognizing and giving effect to any tribal law or custom which may be proven to the satisfaction of such courts: Provided further, That nothing in this section shall be construed to require any such tribe or the members thereof to obtain fish and game licenses from the State of New York for the exercise of any hunting and fishing rights provided for such Indians under any agreement, treaty, or custom: Provided further, That nothing herein contained shall be construed as subjecting the lands within any Indian reservation in the State of New York to taxation for State or local purposes, nor as subjecting any such lands, or any Federal or State annuity in favor of Indians or Indian tribes, to execution on any judgment rendered in the State courts, except in the enforcement of a judgment in a suit by one tribal member against another in the matter of the use or possession of land: And provided further, That nothing herein contained shall be construed as authorizing the alienation from any Indian nation, tribe, or band of Indians of any lands within any Indian reservation in the State of New York: Provided further, That nothing herein contained shall be construed as conferring jurisdiction on the courts of the State of New York or making applicable the laws of the State of New York in civil actions involving Indian lands or claims with respect

$ 231. Enforcement of State laws affecting health and

education; entry of State employees on Indian

lands. The Secretary of the Interior, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, shall permit the agents and employees of any State to enter upon Indian tribal lands, reservations, or allotments therein (1) for the purpose of making inspection of health and educational conditions and enforcing sanitation and quarantine regulations or (2) to enforce the penalties of State compulsory school attendance laws against Indian children, and parents, or other persons in loco parentis except that this subparagraph (2) shall not apply to Indians of any tribe in which a duly constituted governing body exists until such body has adopted a resolution consenting to such application. (Feb. 15, 1929, ch. 216, 45 Stat. 1185; Aug. 9, 1946, ch. 930, 60 Stat. 962.)

AMENDMENTS 1946-Act Aug. 9, 1946, amended section to permit the proper State officers to invoke the penalties of State compulsory school attendance against Indian children, their parents, or other persons in loco parentis.

thereto which relate to transactions or events transpiring prior to September 13, 1952. (Sept. 13, 1950, ch. 947, § 1, 64 Stat. 947.)

EFFECTIVE DATE Section 2 of act Sept. 13, 1950, provided: “This Act shall take effect two years after the date of its passage (September 13, 1950]”.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS All functions of all other officers of the Department of the Interior and all functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with two exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of the Interior, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 3, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out in note under section 481, of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

CROSS REFERENCES Indian agents abolished, see note under section 64 of this title.

§ 252. Repealed. June 25, 1948, ch. 645, § 21, 62 Stat.

862, eff. Sept. 1, 1948. Section, act May 18, 1916, ch. 125, § 1, 39 Stat. 124, related to application of former section 246 and section 251 of this title to search and seizure and setting up a distillery, and is now covered by sections 3113 and 3488 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

8 253. Wines for sacramental purposes.

It shall not be unlawful to introduce and use wines solely for sacramental purposes, under church authority, at any place within the Indian country or any Indian reservation, including the Pueblo Reservations in New Mexico. (Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 388, § 1, 37 Stat. 519.)

TRAFFIC IN INTOXICATING LIQUORS SS 241–250. Repealed. June 25, 1948, ch. 645, § 21, 62

Stat. 862, eff. Sept. 1, 1948. Section 241, R. S. & 2139; acts Feb. 27, 1877, ch. 69, $ 1, 19 Stat. 244; July 23, 1892, ch. 234, 27 Stat. 260; June 15, 1938, ch.435, 1, 52 Stat. 696, related to the sale of intoxicating liquor, and is now covered by sections 1154 and 1156 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

Section 241a, act Mar. 1, 1895, ch. 145, $ 8, 28 Stat. 697, related to the punishment for sale of Intoxicating liquors, and is now covered by section 1155 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

Section 242, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 146, $ 17, 39 Stat. 983; June 13, 1932, ch. 245, 47 Stat. 302, related to the manufacture and sale of alcohol in Osage County, Oklahoma, and is now covered by section 1154 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

Section 243, act July 23, 1892, ch. 234, 27 Stat. 261, related to complaints, arrests, and convictions, and is now covered by sections 1154 and 1156 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

Section 244, acts May 25, 1918, ch. 86, § 1, 40 Stat. 563; June 30, 1919, ch. 4, § 1, 41 Stat. 4, related to possession of intoxicating liquor in Indian country, and is now covered by section 1156 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

Section 244a, act Mar. 5, 1934, ch. 43, 48 Stat. 396, related to repeal of certain liquor laws affecting former Indian Territory now a part of Oklahoma, and is now covered by sections 1154—1156 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

Section 245, act May 18, 1916, ch. 125, § 1, 39 Stat. 124, related to possession of intoxicating liquor as prima facie evidence of unlawful production, and is now covered by sections 3113 and 3488 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

Section 246, R. S. $ 2140, related to searches and seizures, and is now covered by section 3113 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

Section 247, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 146, § 1, 39 Stat. 970, related to seizure of vehicles, and is now covered by section 3618 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

Section 248, act Mar. 1, 1907, ch. 2285, 34 Stat. 1017, related to powers of special agents and deputies to suppress liquor traffic, and is now covered by section 3055 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

Section 249, act July 4, 1884, ch. 180, § 1, 23 Stat. 94, related to officers and soldiers of the Army furnishing liquor to Indians, and is now covered by section 1154 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

Section 250, act Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 388, § 1, 37 Stat. 519, related to powers of chief special officer and deputies to suppress liquor traffic, and is now covered by section 3055 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

$ 254. Repealed. June 25, 1948, ch. 645, $ 21, 62 Stat.

862, eff. Sept. 1, 1948. Section, act June 27, 1934, ch. 846, 48 Stat. 1245, related to inapplicability of liquor laws to lands outside reservations free from restrictions against alienation, and is now covered by sections 1154 and 1156 of Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

TRADERS WITH INDIANS

§ 261. Power to appoint traders with Indians,

The Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall have the sole power and authority to appoint traders to the Indian tribes and to make such rules and regulations as he may deem just and proper specifying the kind and quantity of goods and the prices at which such goods shall be sold to the Indians. (Aug. 15, 1876, ch. 289, § 5, 19 Stat. 200.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS All functions of all other officers of the Department of the Interior and all functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with two exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of the Interior, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 3, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out in note under section 481 of Title 5, Executive Depart. ments and Government Officers and Employees.

8 251. Setting up distillery.

Every person who shall, within the Indian country, set up or continue any distillery for manufacturing ardent spirits, shall be liable to a penalty of $1,000; and the superintendent of Indian affairs, Indian agent, or subagent, within the limits of whose agency any distillery of ardent spirits is set up or continued, shall forthwith destroy and break up the same. (R. S. $ 2141.)

DERIVATION
Act June 30, 1834, ch. 161, $ 21, 4 Stát. 732.

§ 262. Persons permitted to trade with Indians.

Any person desiring to trade with the Indians on any Indian reservation shall, upon establishing the fact, to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, that he is a proper person to engage in such trade, be permitted to do so under such rules and regulations as the Commissioner of Indian Affairs may prescribe for the protection of said Indians. (Mar. 3, 1901, ch. 832, § 1, 31 Stat. 1066; Mar. 3, 1903, ch. 994, $ 10, 32 Stat. 1009.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS All functions of all other officers of the Department of the Interior and all functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with two exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of the Interior, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 3, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out in note under section 481 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

8 265. Prohibited purchases and sales.

Every person, other than an Indian, who, within the Indian country, purchases or receives of any Indian, in the way of barter, trade, or pledge, a gun, trap, or other article commonly used in hunting, any instrument of husbandry, or cooking utensils of the kind commonly obtained by the Indians in their intercourse with the white people, or any article of clothing, except skins or furs, shall be liable to a penalty of $50. (R. S. $ 2135.)

DERIVATION Act June 30, 1834, ch. 161, § 7, 4 Stat. 730.

$ 263. Prohibition of trade by President.

The President is authorized, whenever in his opinion the public interest may require the same, to prohibit the introduction of goods, or of any particular article, into the country belonging to any Indian tribe, and to direct all licenses to trade with such tribe to be revoked, and all applications therefor to be rejected. No trader to any other tribe shall, so long as such prohibition may continue, trade with any Indians of or for the tribe against which such prohibition is issued. (R. S. $ 2132.)

DERIVATION
Act June 30, 1834, ch. 161, § 3, 4 Stat. 729.

CROSS REFERENCES Persons permitted to trade with Indians, see section 262 of this title.

266. Sale of arms in district occupied by uncivilized

or hostile Indians, The Secretary of the Interior shall adopt such rules as may be necessary to prohibit the sale of arms or ammunition within any district or country occupied by uncivilized or hostile Indians, and shall enforce the same. If any trader, his agent, or any person acting for or under him, shall sell any arms or ammunition at his trading post or other place within any district or country occupied by uncivilized or hostile Indians, contrary to the rules and l'egulations of the Secretary of the Interior, such trader shall forfeit his right to trade with the Indians, and the Secretary shall exclude such trader, and the agent, or other person so offending, from the district or country so occupied. (R. S. $$ 467, 2136.)

DERIVATION R. S. $ 467 from act Feb. 14, 1873, ch. 138, 1, 17 Stat. 457. 459.

$ 264. Trading without license; white persons as

clerks. Any person other than an Indian of the full blood who shall attempt to reside in the Indian country, or on any Indian reservation, as a trader, or to introduce goods, or to trade therein, without such license, shall forfeit all merchandise offered for sale to the Indians or found in his possession, and shall moreover be liable to a penalty of $500: Provided, That this section shall not apply to any person residing among or trading with the Choctaws, Cherokees, Chickasaws, Creeks, or Seminoles, commonly called the Five Civilized Tribes, residing in said Indian country, and belonging to the Union Agency therein: And provided further, That no white person shall be employed as a clerk by any Indian trader, except such as trade with said Five Civilized Tribes, unless first licensed so to do by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, under and in conformity to regulations to be established by the Secretary of the Interior. (R. S. § 2133; July 31, 1882, ch. 360, 22 Stat. 179.)

DERIVATION
Act June 30, 1834, ch. 161, 84, 4 Stat. 729.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS All functions of all other officers of the Department of the Interior and all functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with two exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of the Interior, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 3, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out in note under section 481 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

CROSS REFERENCES Persons permitted to trade with Indians, see section 262 of this title.

Chapter 7.-EDUCATION OF INDIANS Sec. 271

Employment of instructors for Indians. 272. Superintendent of Indian schools. 272a. Same; other duties. 273. Detail of Army officer. 274. Employment of Indian girls and boys as assistants. 275. Leaves of absence to employees. 276. Vacant military posts or barracks for schools; detall

of Army officers. 277. Former Apache military post established as TheoSec. 294. Sale of certain abandoned buildings on lands be

dore Roosevelt Indian School. 278. No appropriation for sectarian school. 279. Rations to mission schools. 280. Patents of lands to missionary boards of religious

organizations. 281. Children taking lands in severalty not excluded. 282. Regulations by Secretary of Interior to secure at

tendance at school. 283. Regulations for withholding rations for nonat

tendance at schools. 284. Regulations by Commissioner of Indian Affairs for

attendance at schools. 285. Withholding annuities from. Osage Indians for non

attendance at schools. 286. Sending child to school out of State without con

sent. 287. Taking child to school in another State without

written consent. 288. White children in Indian day schools. 289. White children in Indian boarding schools. 290. Transportation of pupils under 14 at Government

expense. 291. Removal of Government property at schools. 292. Suspension or discontinuance of schools. 292a. Discontinuance of boarding and day schools having

small attendance. 293. Sale of lands purchased for day school or other

Indian administrative uses.

longing to Indian tribes. 295. Supervision of expenditure of appropriations for

school purposes. 296. Repealed. 297. Expenditure for children with less than one-fourth

Indian blood. 298. Census of Indians and report of numbers of school

children. 299-301. Repealed. 802. Indian Reform School; rules and regulations; con

sent of parents to placing youth in reform school. 303. Educational loans to worthy youths. 304. South Dakota Indians; State course of study.

8 271. Employment of instructors for Indians.

The President may, in every case where he shall judge improvement in the habits and condition of such Indians practicable, and that the means of instruction can be introduced with their own consent, employ capable persons of good moral character to instruct them in the mode of agriculture suited to their situation; and for teaching their children in reading, writing, and arithmetic, and performing such other duties as may be enjoined according to such instructions and rules as the President may give and prescribe for the regulation of their conduct, in the discharge of their duties. A report of the proceedings adopted in the execution of this provision shall be annually laid before Congress. (R. S. § 2071.)

DERIVATION Act Mar. 3, 1819, ch. 85, 3 Stat. 516.

CROSS REFERENCES Education of Indians, provisions for, see sections 452 455 and 471 of this title. 8 272. Superintendent of Indian schools.

There shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a person of knowledge and experience in the management, training, and practical education of children, to be Superintendent of Indian Schools, whose duty it shall be to visit and inspect the schools in which Indians are taught in whole or in part from appropriations from the United States Treasury, and report to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, what, in his judgment, are the defects, if any, in any of them in system, in administration, or in means for the most effective advancement of the pupils therein toward civilization and self-support, and what changes are needed to remedy such defects as may exist, and to perform such other duties in connection with Indian schools as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior. (Mar. 2, 1889, ch. 412, § 10, 25 Stat. 1003.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS All functions of all other officers of the Department of the Interior and all functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with two exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of the Interior, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 3, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out in note under section 481 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

8 272a. Same; other duties.

The Superintendent of Indian schools shall perform such other duties as may be imposed upon him by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior. (Mar. 3, 1905, ch. 1479, § 1, 33 Stat. 1049.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS All functions of all other officers of the Department of the Interior and all functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with two exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of the Interior, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 3, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out in note under section 481 of Title 5, Executive Departe ments and Government Officers and Employees. § 273. Detail of Army officer.

The Secretary of the Army shall be authorized to detail an officer of the Army, not above the rank of captain, for special duty with reference to Indian education. (June 23, 1879, ch. 35, $ 7, 21 Stat. 35; July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title II, § 205 (a), 61 Stat. 501.)

CHANGE OF NAME The Department of War was designated the Department of the Army and the title of the Secretary of War was changed to Secretary of the Army by act July 26, 1947.

CROSS REFERENCES Vacant military posts or barracks to be used as schools Army officer to be detailed for duty at each school so established, see section 276 of this title. $ 274. Employment of Indian girls and boys as assist

ants. The Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall employ Indian girls as assistant matrons and Indian boys as farmers and industrial teachers in all Indian schools when it is practicable to do so. (June 7, 1897, ch. 3, § 1, 30 Stat. 83.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS All functions of all other otcers of the Department a the Interior and all functions of all agencies and enployees of such Department were, with two exceptions transferred to the Secretary of the Interior, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 2 $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out in note under section 481 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

CROSS REFERENCES Standards for Indian employees, see section 472 of this title.

8 275. Leaves of absence to employees.

Teachers of the Indian schools and physicians of the Indian Service may be allowed, in addition to annual leave, educational leave not to exceed thirty days per calendar year, or sixty days in every alternate year, for attendance at educational gatherings, conventions, institutions, or training schools, if the interest of the service require, and under such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, and no additional salary or expense on account of this leave of absence shall be incurred. (Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 388, § 1, 37 Stat. 519; Aug. 24, 1922, ch. 286, 42 Stat. 829; May 8, 1928, ch. 510, 45 Stat. 493.)

missioner of Indian Affairs, receive for such Indian children duly enrolled therein, the rations of food and clothing to which said children would be entitled under treaty stipulations if such children were living with their parents. (June 21, 1906, ch. 3504, 34 Stat. 326.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS All functions of all other officers of the Department of the Interior and all functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with two exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of the Interior, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 3, $s 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out in note under section 481 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS All functions of all other officers of the Department of the Interior and all functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with two exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of the Interior, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 3, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out in note under section 481 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

CROSS REFERENCES Reduction in leaves of absence of Government employees, see chapter 28 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees. $ 276. Vacant military posts or barracks for schools;

detail of Army officers. The Secretary of the Army is authorized to set aside, for use in the establishment of normal and industrial training schools for Indian youth from the nomadic tribes having educational treaty claims upon the United States, any vacant posts or barracks, so long as they may not be required for military occupation, and to detail one or more officers of the Army for duty in connection with Indian education, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, at each such school so established: Provided, That moneys appropriated or to be appropriated for general purposes of education among the Indians may be expended, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, for the education of Indian youth at such posts, institutions, and schools as he may consider advantageous, or as Congress from time to time may authorize and provide. (July 31, 1882, ch. 363, 22 Stat. 181; July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title II, $ 205 (a), 61 Stat. 501.)

CHANGE OF NAME The Department of War was designated the Department of the Army and the title of the Secretary of War was changed to Secretary of the Army by act July 26, 1947.

CROSS REFERENCES Detail of Army officer, see section 273 of this title. $ 277. Former Apache military post established as

Theodore Roosevelt Indian School. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to establish and maintain the former Fort Apache military post as an Indian boarding school for the purpose of carrying out treaty obligations, to be known as the Theodore Roosevelt Indian School: Provided, That the Fort Apache military post, and land appurtenant thereto, shall remain in the possession and custody of the Secretary of the Interior so long as they shall be required for Indian school purposes. (Jan. 24, 1923, ch. 42, 42 Stat. 1187.)

$ 280. Patents of lands to missionary boards of reli

gious organizations. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to issue a patent to the duly authorized missionary board, or other proper authority, of any religious organization engaged in mission or school work on any Indian reservation for such lands thereon as were prior to September 21, 1922, set apart to and were on that date being actually and beneficially used and occupied by such organization solely for mission or school purposes, the area so patented to not exceed one hundred and sixty acres to any one organization at any station: Provided, That such patent shall provide that when no longer used for mission or school purposes said lands shall revert to the Indian owners. (Sept. 21, 1922, ch. 367, § 3, 42 Stat. 995.)

8 281. Children taking lands in severalty not excluded.

In th expenditure of money appropriated for any of the purposes of education of Indian children, those children of Indians who have taken or may take lands in severalty under any existing law shall not, by reason thereof, be excluded from the benefits of such appropriation. (Aug. 15, 1894, ch. 290, § 1, 28 Stat. 311.)

8 282. Regulations by Secretary of Interior to secure

attendance at school. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make and enforce such rules and regulations as may be necessary to secure the enrollment and regular attendance of eligible Indian children who are wards of the Government in schools maintained for their benefit by the United States or in public schools. (Feb. 14, 1920, ch. 75, § 1, 41 Stat. 410.)

$ 278. No appropriation for sectarian school.

It is declared to be the settled policy of the Government to make no appropriation whatever out of the Treasury of the United States for education of Indian children in any sectarian school. (June 7, 1897, ch. 3, § 1, 30 Stat. 79; Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 146, § 21, 39 Stat. 988. ) 8 279. Rations to mission schools.

Mission schools on an Indian reservation may, under rules and regulations prescribed by the Com

8 283. Regulations for withholding rations for non

attendance at schools. The Secretary of the Interior may in his discretion, establish such regulations as will prevent the issuing of rations or the furnishing of subsistence either in money or in kind to the head of any Indian family for or on account of any Indian child or children between the ages of eight and twenty-one years who shall not have attended school during the preceding year in accordance with such regulations. This provision shall not apply to reservations or part of reservations where sufficient school facilities have

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