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The book herewith presented is the result of a keenly felt want for a handy, pocket sized volume containing a compilation of all of the various Acts of Congress pertaining to the lands and affairs of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians and the Osage Nation. We have endeavored to supply this want, and have here compiled all of such Acts of Congress, commencing with the Act of 1889 establishing the first United States Court in the Indian Territory. We have then set forth all subsequent Acts, parts of Acts, Treaties and Agreements, of more than mere local, temporary or individual significance, pertaining to the affairs of the Five Civilized Tribes and the Osage Nation, which have been passed and approved up to and including the year 1912. We have also set forth the laws of descent of the various Indian Tribes. Each Act of Congress, construed, cited or referred to, has been carefully annotated, the annotations covering the following reports: All of the decisions of the Court of Appeals for the Indian Territory; The decisions of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, up to and including Volume 33 of the Oklahoma Reports, and Volume 129 of the Pacific Reporter; The decisions of the United States Courts for the Eastern District of Oklahoma and of the Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, up to and including Volume 200 of the Federal Reporter; the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States up to and including-Volume 225 of the United States Reports. We have had inserted at the conclusion of various Acts, blank pages to permit of further annotations by one sufficiently interested. We be lieve that this book will prove to be a time and labor saver, and trust that it will meet with the approval of the profession. RAMSEY and THOMAS.

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