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posited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Indians of the reservations, respectively, to be reimbursed out of the funds arising from the sale of the lands.

IDAHO.

Cour d'Alène Indian Reserva

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Extract from the Indian appropriation act, approved June 21, 1906 (34

Stat., 337)–Ceur d'Alène Indian lands. That the Secretary of the Interior shall reserve from said lands, whether surveyed or unsurveyed, such tracts tion. for town-site purposes as in his opinion may be required reserved. . for the future public interests, and he may cause any such reservations, 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 seven of this Act:

MINNESOTA.

An Act To extend the provisions of chapter eight, title thirty-two, of the

Revised Statutes of the United States, entitled “ Reservation and sale of town sites on the public lands," to the ceded Indian lands in the State of Minnesota.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That chapter eight, title thirty-two, of the Revised

Town-site Statutes of the United States, entitled “Reservation to ceded Indiail and sale of town sites on the public lands,” be, and is lands, Minnesota, hereby, extended to and declared to be applicable to ceded Indian lands within the State of Minnesota. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved, February 9, 1903 (32 Stat., 820).

MONTANA.

An Act To ratify and amend an agreement with the Indians of the Crow

Reservation in Montana, and making appropriations to carry the same into effect.

lands.

SEC. 5.

That the lands not withdrawn for Non irrigable irrigation under said reservation act, which lands shall be determined under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior at the earliest practical date, shall be disposed of under the homestead, town-site, and mineral-land 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 tands 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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Town-site and mineral lands.

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Town sites authorized.

until after the expiration of sixty days from the time when the

are opened to settlement and entry:

That the price of said lands shall be four dollars per acre, when entered under the homestead laws, *

Lands entered under the town-site and mineral-land laws shall be paid for in amount and manner as provided by said laws, but in no event at a less price than that fixed herein for such lands, if entered under the homestead laws, *

Approved, April 27, 1904 (33 Stat., 360).
Extract from the Indian appropriation act, approved June 21, 1906 (34

Stat., 354)-Flathead Indian lands.
SEC. 17. That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby
authorized and directed to reserve and set aside for
townsite purposes, and to survey, lay out, and plat into
town lots, streets, alleys, and parks not less than forty
acres of said land at or near each of the present settie-
ments of Arlee, Dayton, Ravalli, Dixon, and Ronan, and
not less than eighty acres at the present settlements of
Saint Ignatius and Polson, and at such other places as
the Secretary of the Interior may deem necessary or con-
venient for town sites, in such manner as will best sub-
serve the present needs and the reasonable prospective

growth of said settlements. Surveys.

Such town sites shall be surveyed, appraised, and disposed of as provided in section twenty-three hundred and eighty-one of the United States Revised Statutes: Provided, That any person who, at the date when the appraisers commence their work upon the land, shall be an actual resident upon any one such lot and the owner of substantial and permanent improvements thereon, and who shall maintain his or her residence and improvements on such lot to the date of his or her application to enter, shall be entitled to enter, at any time prior to the day fixed for the public sale and at the appraised value thereof, such lot and any one additional lot of which he or she may also be in possession and upon which he or

she may have substantial and permanent improvements: Recoin og Provided further, That before making entry of any such

lot or lots the applicant shall make proof, to the satisfaction of the register and receiver of the land district in which the land lies, of such residence, possession, and ownership of improvements, under such regulations as to time, notice, manner, and character of proof as may be prescribed by the Commissioner of the General Land

Office, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior: Duties of ap Provided further, That in making their appraisal of the praisers.

lots so surveyed, it shall be the duty of the appraisers to ascertain the names of the residents

upon occupants of any such lots, the character and extent of the improvements thereon, and the name of the reputed owner thereof, and to report their findings in connection with their

Rights of occupants.

proof.

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report of appraisal, which report of findings shall be taken as prima facie evidence of the facts therein set out. All such lots not so entered prior to the day fixed for the public sale shall be offered at public outcry in their regular order, with the other unimproved and unoccupied lots. That no lot shall be sold for less than ten dollars: And provided further, That said lots when surveyed, shall approximate fifty by one hundred and fifty feet in size.

Act of June 21, 1906 (34 Stat., 354), amending acts April 23, 1904 (33 Stat., 302), and March 3, 1905 (33 Stat., 1048).

Size of lots.

TOWN SITES IN BLACKFEET AND FORT PECK LANDS.

The paragraph relating to "Town sites” in the act approved March 1, 1907 (34 Stat., 1039), relative to the town sites of Browning and Babb and such other town sites as may be reserved in the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, and section 14 of the act approved May 30, 1908 (35 Stat., 563), relative to the town site of Poplar and such other town sites as may be reserved in the “Fort Peck Indian Reservation," are in substance the same as section 17 in the Flathead act above quoted, except that the act concerning town sites in the Fort Peck Reservation grants a preference right of entry to five instead of two lots.

NEVADA.

Extract from the Indian appropriation act, approved May 27, 1902 (32

Stat., 261)-Walker River Indian lands. And when such allotments shall have been made, and the consent of the Indians obtained as aforesaid, the President shall, by proclamation, open the land so relinquished to settlement, to be disposed of under existing laws.

NORTH DAKOTA AND SOUTH DAKOTA.

An Act To authorize the sale and disposition of a portion of the surplus

and unallotted lands in the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Indian Reservations in the States of South Dakota and North Dakota, and making appropriation and provision to carry the same into effect.

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SEC. 2. That the lands shall be disposed of by procla- men det to settle

by proclamation under the general provisions of the homestead and mation 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 the 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:

Town sites reserved

SEC. 5. That 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 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 the sale of such lands shall be credited to the Indians as hereinafter provided:

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Approved, May 29, 1908 635 Stat., 461 and 463).

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An Act To authorize the survey and allotment of lands embraced within

the limits of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, in the State of North Dakota, and the sale and disposition of a portion of the surplus lands after allotment, and making appropriation and provision to carry the same into effect.

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SEC. 6. That before any of the land is disposed of, as pofore school se hereinafter provided, and before the State of North lections by North Dakota shall be permitted to select or locate any lands to

which it may be entitled by reason of the loss of sections sixteen and thirty-six, or any portions thereof, by reason of allotment thereof to any Indian or Indians, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to set aside and reserve 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 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 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 the construction of schoolhouses or other

public buildings or improvements in the town sites in Use of net pro- which such lots are located.' The net proceeds derived

from the sale of such lots, less the amounts expended in 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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SOUTH DAKOTA.

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- mopen to settlemation, under the general provisions of the homestead 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 reized 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 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 the sale of such lands shall be credited to the Indians as hereinafter provided. *

Approved, March 2, 1907 (34 Stat., 1230 and 1231).

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

lotted 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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SEC. 3. That before any of the land is disposed of, as hereinafter provided, and before the State of South before school se Dakota shall be permitted to select or locate any lands to Dakota. 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 may cause same to be surveyed into lots and blocks Survey. 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

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