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se: ve from said lands such tracts for town-site purposes
as in his opinion may be required for the future public
interests, and he may cause the same to be surveyed into

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lots and blocks and disposed of under such regulations as
he may prescribe; and he is hereby authorized to set apart
and reserve for school, park, and other public purposes
not more than ten acres in any town site; and patents shall
be issued for the lands so set apart and reserved for school,
park, and other public purposes, to the municipality
legally charged with the care and custody of lands do-
nated for such purposes. The purchase price of all town Payment.
lots sold in town sites, as hereinafter provided, shall be
paid at such time and in such installments as the Secre-
tary of the Interior may direct; and he shall cause not
more than twenty per centum of the net proceeds arising
from such sales to be set apart and expended under his
direction in the construction of schoolhouses or other
public buildings or improvements in the town sites in
which such lots are located. The net proceeds derived Use of net pro-
from the sale of such lots, less the amounts expended in ceeda.
the construction of schoolhouses or other public buildings
or improvements, as hereinbefore provided, within the
town sites aforesaid, shall be credited to the Indians as
hereinafter provided.

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An Act To authorize the sale and disposition of a portion of the
surplus or unallotted lands in the Rosebud Indian Reservation, in
the State of South Dakota, and making appropriation and provision
to carry the same into effect.

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Sec. 2. That the land shall be disposed of by procla- Open to settlemation, under the general provisions of the homestead ment. and town-site laws of the United States, and shall be opened to settlement and entry by proclamation of the President, which proclamation shall prescribe the manner in which these lands may be settled upon, occupied, and entered by persons entitled to make entry thereof, and no person shall be permitted to settle upon, occupy, or enter any of said lands except as prescribed in such proclamation.

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Sec. 4. That the Secretary of the Interior is author- Town sites no ized to reserve from said lands such tracts for town-site served. purposes as in his opinion may be required for the future public interests, and he may cause the same to be surveyed into blocks and lots and disposed of under such regulations as he may prescribe, in accordance with section twenty-three hundred and eighty-one of the United States Revised Statutes. The net proceeds derived from

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the sale of such lands shall be credited to the Indians as hereinafter provided.

Approved, March 2, 1907 (34 Stat. 1230).

An Act To authorize the sale and disposition of the surplus and un

allotted lands in Bennett County, in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, in the State of South Dakota, and making appropriation to carry the same into effect.

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Town sites. Sec. 3. That before any of the land is disposed of, as before school se hereinafter provided, and before the State of South lections by South Dakota shall be permitted to select or locate any lands to

which it may be entitled by reason of the loss of sections sixteen or thirty-six, or any portions thereof, by reason of allotments thereof to any Indian or Indians, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to reserve from said lands such tracts for town-site purposes as in his opinion

may be required for the future public interests, and he Survey. may cause same to be surveyed into lots and blocks and

disposed of under such regulations as he may prescribe, in accordance with section twenty-three hundred and eighty-one of the Revised Statutes of the United States; and he is hereby authorized to set apart and reserve for school, park, and other public purposes not more than ten acres in any town-site, and patents shall be issued for the lands so set apart and reserved for school, park, and other public purposes to the municipality legally charged with the care and custody of lands donated for such purposes. The purchase price of all town lots sold in town-sites, as hereinafter provided, shall be paid at such time and in such installments as the Secretary of the Interior may direct, and he shall cause not more than twenty per centum of the net proceeds arising from such sales to be set apart and expended under his direction in aiding the construction of schoolhouses or other public build

ings or in improvements within the town-sites in which Use of net pro- such lots are located. The net proceeds derived from the cceds.

sale of such lots and lands within the town-sites as aforesaid, less the amount set aside to aid in the construction of schoolhouses or other public buildings or improvements, shall be credited to the Indians as hereinafter provided.

Payment.

Approved, May 27, 1910 (36 Stat. 440).

UTAH.

Extract from the Indian appropriation Act, approved March 3, 1905

(33 Stat. 1048-1069)—Uintah Indian lands.

That the said unallotted lands, excepting such tracts as may have been set aside as national forest reserve, and such mineral lands as were disposed of by the Act of Congress of May twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and two, shall be disposed of under the general provisions of the homestead and town-site laws of the United States, and Homestead and

town-site laws. shall be opened to settlement and entry by proclamation of the President, which proclamation shall prescribe the manner in which these lands may be settled upon, occupied, and entered by persons entitled to make entry thereof; and no person shall be permitted to settle upon, occupy, or enter any of said lands, except as prescribed in said proclamation, until after the expiration of sixty days from the time when the same are thereby opened to settlement and entry.

WASHINGTON.

An Act To authorize the sale and disposition of surplus or unallotted

lands of the diminished Colville Indian Reservation, in the State of Washington, and for other purposes.

Lands reserved

Sec. 11. That nothing contained in this Act shall prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from reserving from said lands, whether surveyed or unsurveyed, such tracts for town-site purposes, as in his opinion may be required for town sites. for the future public interests, and he may cause any such reservation, or parts thereof, to be surveyed into blocks and lots of suitable size, and to be appraised and disposed of under such regulations as he may prescribe, and the net proceeds derived from the sale of such lands shall be paid to said Indians, as provided in section six of this Act:

Approved, March 22, 1906 (34 Stat. 80).

An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to sell and dispose

of the surplus unallotted agricultural lands of the Spokane Indian Reservation, Washington, and for other purposes.

Town sites.

SEC. 4. That the Secretary of the Interior is further authorized and directed to reserve and set aside such tracts as he may deem necessary or convenient for town-site purposes, and he may cause any such reservations to be surveyed into lots and blocks of suitable size and to be appraised and disposed of under such regulations as he may prescribe, and the net proceeds derived from the sale of such lands shall be deposited Deposit of pro. in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of ceeds. the Indians of the Spokane Reservation.

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WYOMING.

An Act To ratify and amend an agreement with the Indians residing

on the Shoshone or Wind River Indian Reservation in the State of Wyoming and to make appropriations for carrying the same into effect.

SEO. 2. That the lands ceded to the United States under the said agreement shall be disposed of under the

provisions of the homestead, town-site, coal and mineral Opening of

land laws of the United States and shall be opened to lands to entry. settlement and entry by proclamation of the President

of the United States on June fifteenth, nineteen hundred and six, which proclamation shall prescribe the manner in which these lands may be settled upon, occupied, and entered by persons entitled to make entry thereof, and no person shall be permitted to settle upon, occupy, and enter said lands except as prescribed in said proclamation until after the expiration of sixty days from the time when the same are opened to settlement and

entry. Town-site, coal, Lands entered under the town-site, coal, and mineraland mineral en land laws shall be paid for in amount and manner as pro

vided by said laws.

Approved, March 3, 1905 (33 Stat. 1016-1021).

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UNLAWFUL OCCUPANY OF PUBLIC LANDS.

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An Act To prevent unlawful occupancy of the public lands.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all inclosures of any public lands in any State inclosure of or Territory of the United States, heretofore or to be out title declared hereafter made, erected, or constructed by any person, unlawful. party, association, or corporation, to any of which land included within the inclosure the person, party, association, or corporation making or controlling the inclosure had no claim or color of title made or acquired in good faith, or an asserted right thereto, by or under claim, made in good faith with a view to entry thereof at the proper land office under the general laws of the United States at the time any such inclosure was or shall be made, are hereby declared to be unlawful, and the main- Maintenance of tenance, erection, construction, or control of any such in-Greclosure forbidclosure is hereby forbidden and prohibited; and the assertion of a right to the exclusive use and occupancy of any part of the public lands of the United States in any State or any of the Territories of the United States, without claim, color of title, or asserted right as above specified as to inclosure, is likewise declared unlawful, Assertion of and hereby prohibited.

title prohibited. Sec. 2. That it shall be the duty of the District Attor- United States ney of the United States for the proper district, on affi- to institute civi davit filed with him by any citizen of the United States suits. that section one of this Act is being violated, showing + description of the land inclosed with reasonable certainty, not necessarily by metes and bounds, nor by Governmental sub-divisions of surveyed lands, but only so that the inclosure may be identified, and the persons guilty of the violation as nearly as may be, and by description, if the name can not on reasonable inquiry be ascertained, to institute a civil suit in the proper United States district or circuit court, or territorial district court, in the name of the United States, and against the parties named or described who shall be in charge of or controlling the inclosure complained of as defendants; and jurisdiction is also hereby conferred on any United States district or circuit court or territorial district court having jurisdic Jurisdiction of tion over the locality where the land inclosed, or any part thereof, shall be sitúated, to hear and determine proceedings in equity, by writ of injunction, to restrain violations

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