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I. The Shosbone band or tribe of Indians (eastern band) hereby cede Cession to tho to the United States of America that portion of their reservation in United States of Wyoming Territory which is situated south of a line beginning at a part of reservapoint on the eastern boundary of the Shoshone and Bannock reservation, due east to the mouth of the Little Papo-Agie, at its junction with the Papo-Agie, and running from said point west to the mouth of the Little Papo-Agie; thence up the Papo-Agie to the North Fork, and up the North Fork to the mouth of the canyon; thence west to the western boundary of the reservation.
II. The United States agree to pay to the Shoshone (eastern band) or Consideration tribo the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars; said sum to be expended for cession of
. under the direction of the President for the benefit and use of said Indians in the following manner, viz: On or before the tenth day of August of each year, for the term of five years after the ratification of this agreement, five thousand dollars shall be expended in the purchase of stock-cattle, and said cattle delivered to the Shoshones on their reservation. Second. The salary of five hundred dollars per annum shall Salary of chief be paid by the United States for the term of five years to Wash-a-kie, of Shoshonos. chief of the Shoshones.
III. Within the term of six months, and as soon as practicable after Southern line the ratification of this agreement, the United States shall cause the of reservation to southern line of the Shoshone reservation, as herein designated, to be
be marked. surveyed, and marked at suitable points on the ground, and until said line has been so surveyed and marked, the United States binds itself not to permit the intrusion of any white persons upon any of the agricul- Intrusion of tural or other lands within the limit of the district proposed to be ceded. white persons.
IV. This convention or ageement is made subject to the approval of Agreement the President and the ratification or rejection of the Congress of the subject to ratifiUnited States. (a)
(a) See No. 1959.
No. 1963.-AN ACT to establish a new land district in the Territory of Wyoming. Aug. 9, 1876.
Vol. 19, p. 126. Be it enacted, fc., That all the public lands in the Territory of Wyoming lying west of the thirty-first meridian of longitude west from Evanston land Washington shall constitute a new land district, to be called the Evans- district estab
lished. ton district.
SEC. 2. That the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint, Register and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, or during the recess
receiver. thereof, and until the next session after such appointment, a register and a receiver for said district, who shall be required to reside in the Residence. town of Evanston, Wyoming Territory, until such time as the President may, in his discretion, remove the site of said land office from said town, be subject to the same laws and be entitled to the same compensation as is or may hereafter be provided by law in relation to the existing land offices and officers in said Territory. (a)
(a) See No. 1955,
No. 1964.-AN ACT to reduce
the area of the military reservation of Fort Laramie, Aug. 14, 1876, Wyoming Territory.
Vol. 19, p. 132. Be it enacted, fc., That the military reservation of Fort Laramie, in the Territory of Wyoming, is hereby reduced to an area of fifty-four reservation square miles; and the said reservation shall, after the passage of this duced. act, be limited and bounded as described and declared in executive order of Jupe twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine.
Sec. 2. That all that portion of land added to the said reservation of Fort Laramie, by Executive Order of April second, eighteen hundred tion restored to and seventy-two, is hereby eliminated therefrom and restored to the public lands. body of the public lands, and shall be held to be subject to all provisions of the laws of the United States relating to the public lands, in the same manner and to the same extent as if said lands had never constituted a portion of said military reservation. (a)
(a) See Nos. 1956, 1961.
Part of reserva
No. 1965.-AN ACT to authorize the board of trustees of the city of Cheyenne, March 2, 1877.
Wyoming Territory, to enter and purchase for the use of said city certain public Vol. 19, p. 269. lands. Be it enacted, foc., That the board of trustees of the city of Cheyenne,
Trustees of in the Territory of Wyoming, are hereby authorized and empowered to
City of Cheyenne
may enter enter and purchase, for the use of said city in maintaining a reservoir tain land.
of water, and for other purposes, the north half and the southeast quarter of section numbered thirty, in township numbered fourteen north, of range numbered sixty-six west of the sixth principal meridian, of lands in the district of Wyoming Territory; said lands being now
withdrawn from entry or sale and reserved for the use of said city. Patent to issue. SEC. 2. That upon the entry of said lands by said board of trustees of
the city of Cheyenne, and the payment therefor to the United States of the sum of two dollars and fifty cents per acre, patent shall issue to the said board of trustees of the city of Cheyenne, conveying tu said board of trustees, for the use and benefit of the said city of Cheyenne, in the Territory of Wyoming, the title of the United States in and to the said lands. (a)
(a) See Nos. 1958, 1960.
May 17, 1880. No. 1966.-AN ACT to anthorize the Wyoming. Montana and Pacific Railroad Vol. 21, p. 141 Company to build its road across the Fort Russell and Fort Laramie military res
Be it enacted, fc., That the Wyoming, Montana and Pacific Railroad Montana and Pa Company, a corporation organized under the laws of the Territory of Company author.
Wyoming, is hereby authorized to build its road across the Fort Russell ized to build and Fort Laramie military reservations, upon such line as may be apacross military proved by the Secretary of War: Provided, Such right of way shall not reservations. exceed one hundred feet in width. (a)
(a) See No. 1952.
No. 1967.-AN ACT to provide a temporary government for the Territory of May 26, 1864. Montana.
Vol. 13, p. 85. Be it enacted, fc., That all that part of the Territory of the United Territory of States included within the limits, to wit: commencing at a point formed Montana estab
lished. by the intersection of the twenty-seventh degree of longitude west
Boundaries. from Washington with the forty-fifth degree of north latitude ; thence due west on said forty-fifth degree of latitude to a point formed by its intersection with the thirty-fourth degree of longitude west from Washington; thence due south along said thirty-fourth degree of longitude to its intersection with the forty-fourth degree and thirty minutes of portb latitude; thence due west along said forty-fourth degree and thirty minutes of north latitude to a point formed by its intersection with the crest of the Rocky Mountains; thence following the crest of the Rocky Mountains northward till its intersection with the Bitter Root Mountains; thence northward along the crest of said Bitter Root Mountains to its intersection with the thirty-ninth degree of longitude west from Washington; thence along said thirty-ninth degree of longitude northward to the boundary line of the British possessions; thence eastward along said boundary line to the twenty-seventh degree of longitude west from Washington; thence southward along said twentyseventh degree of longitude to the place of beginning, be, and the same is hereby, created into a temporary government by the name of the Territory of Montana: Provided, That nothing in this act contained Territory may shall be construed to inhibit the Government of the United States from be divided, boun. dividing said Territory or changing its boundaries in such manner and daries changed, at such time as Congress shall deem convenient and proper, or from attaching any portion of said Territory to any other State or 'Territory of the United States: Provided, further, That nothing in this act con- Rights of In. tained shall be construed to impair the rights of person or property now
dians preserved. pertaining to the Indians in said Territory so long as such rights shall remain uvextinguished by treaty between the United States and such Indians, or to include any territory which, by treaty with any Indian tribes, is not, without the consent of said tribe, to be included within the territorial limits or jurisdiction of any State or Territory; but all such territory shall be excepted out of the boundaries, and constitute no part of the Territory of Montana, until said tribe shall signify their assent to the President of the United States to be included within said Territory, or to affect the anthority of the Government of the United States to make any regulations respecting such Indians, their lands, property, or other rights, by treaty, law, or otherwise, which it would have been competent for the Government to make if this act had never passed. (a)
SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the legislative power of the Extent and Territory shall extend to all rightful subjects of legislation consistent limits of logisla
tive power. with the Constitution of the United States and the provisions of this act; but no law shall be passed interfering with the primary disposal of the soil; no tax shall be imposed upon the property of the United States, nor shall the lands or other property of non-residents be taxed higher than the lands or other property of residents.
There shall also be appointed by the President Surveyor.gon. of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate,
eral. a surveyor-general for said Territory, who shall locate his office at such place as the Secretary of the Interior shall from time to time direct, and whose duties, powers, obligations, responsibilities, compensation, and Compensation allowances for clerk hire, office rent, fuel, and incidental expenses, shall and allowances. be the same as those of the surveyor-general of New Mexico, under the
direction of the Secretary of the Interior, and such instructions as he may from time to time deem it advisable to give. (b)
SEC. 14. And be it further enacted, That when the lands in the said Territory shall be surveyed under the direction of the Government of the United States, preparatory to bringing the same into market, sections numbered sixteen and thirty-six in each township in said Territory shall be, and the same are hereby, reserved for the purpose of being applied to schools in said Territory and in the States and Territories hereafter to be erected out of the same. (c)
(a) See No. 1974.
July 2, 1864.
No. 1968.-AN ACT making appropriations, &c. [Dakota and Montana to be one surveying district. See COLORADO, No. 2172.]
July 2, 1864.
No. 1969.-AN ACT granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and
telegraph line from Lake Superior to Puget's Sound, on the Pacific Coast, by the northern route.
[See MINNESOTA, No. 1873.]
March 2, 1867. No. 1970.-AN ACT to create the office of surveyor-general in the Territory of Vol. 14, p. 542 Montana, and establish a land oflice in the Territories of Montana and Arizona. Surveyor.gen.
Be it enacted, Sc., That the President, by the advice and consent of eral for Montana, the Senate, shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint a surveyor
Salary and du. general for Montana, whose annual salary shall be three thousand dolties.
lars, and whose power, authority, and duties shall be the same as those Clerk hire, of. provided by law for the surveyor-general of Oregon. He shall have fice rent, and fuel. proper allowances for clerk hire, office rent and fuel, what is now al
Iowed by law to the surveyor-general of Oregon. (a) Montana and SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the public lands within the Arizon a land Territories of Montana and Arizona, to which the Indian title is or shall districts estab. be extinguished, shall each respectively constitute a new land district to lished.
be called the Montana district and the Arizona district respectively,
and the President is hereby authorized to appoint, by and with the adRegisters and vice and consent of the Senate, a register and receiver of public moneys
for each of said districts respectively, who shall be required to reside
at the places at which said offices shall be located, and they shall have Their duties the same powers, perform the same duties, and be entitled to the same and compensa.compensation as are or may be prescribed by law in relation to land tion.
offices of the United States in other Territories. (b) Location of of. SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Interior is fices.
hereby authorized to locate said offices of surveyor-general and registers
and receivers of public moneys. Arizona at. SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, Tbat the Territory of Arizona is hereby tached to survey: attached so the surveying district of California. ing district of California.
(a) See Nos. 1967, 1968, 1973.
March 1, 1872. No. 1971.-AN ACT to set apart a certain tract of land lying near the head.waters Vol. 17, p. 32.
of the Yellowstone River as a public park. [See WYOMING, No. 1957.]
June 1, 1872.
No. 1972.-AN ACT granting a right of way to the Utah, Idaho, and Montana
Railroad Company. [ See Utah, No. 2207.]
June 5, 1872. No. 1973.-AN ACT to provide for the removal of the Flathead and other Indians Vol. 17, p. 226.
from the Bitter Root Valley, in the Territory of Montana. Flathead and
Be it enacted, Sc., That it shall be the duty of the President, as soon as other Indians to practicable, to remove the Flathead Indians, (whether of full or mixed be removed from bloods,) and all other Indians connected with said tribe, and recognized Bitter Root Val. as members thereof, from Bitter Root Valley, in the Territory of Monley to the Jocko reservation.
tana, to the general reservation in said Territory, (commonly known as the Jocko reservation,) which by a treaty concluded at Hell Gate, ii the Bitter Root Valley, July sixteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-five,
and ratified by the Senate March eighth, eighteen hundred and fiftynine, between the United States and the confederated tribes of Flathead, Kootenai, and Pend d'Oreille Indians, was set apart and reserved for the use and occupation of said confederated tribes.
SEC. 2. That as soon as practicable after the passage of this act, the Certain lands surveyor-general of Montana Territory shall cause to be surveyed, as other public lands of the United States are surveyed, the lands in the Valley, Montana
Territory, to be Bitter Root Valley lying above the Lo-Lo fork of the Bitter Root surveyed and River; (a) and said lands shall be open to settlement, and shall be sold open to settlein legal subdivisions to actual settlers only, the same being citizens of ment.
May be sold to the United States, or baving duly declared their intention to become whom, &c. such citizens, said settlers being heads of families, or over twenty-one years of age, in quantities not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres to Quantity and each settler, at the price of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, price. payment to be made in cash within twenty-one months from the date of settlement, or of the passage of this act. (6) The sixteenth and thirty- School soc. sixtb sections of said lands shall be reserved for school purposes in the tions. manner provided by law. (c) Town sites in said valley may be reserved
Town sites. and entered as provided by law: Provided, That no more than fifteen Provisos. townships of the lands so surveyed shall be deemed to be subject to the provisions of this act: And provided further, That none of the lands in said valley above the Lo-Lo fork shall be open to settlement under the homestead and pre-emption laws of the United States. An account Account of shall be kept by the Secretary of the Interior of the proceeds of said sales to be kept, lands, and out of the first moneys arising therefrom there shall be re
how applied. served and set apart for the use of said Indians the sum of fifty thousand dollars, to be by the President expended, in annual instalments, in such manner as in his judgment shall be for the best good of said Indians, but no more than five thousand dollars shall be expended in any one year.
Sec. 3. That any of said Indians, being the head of a family, or Certain Indians twenty-one years of age, who shall, at the passage of this act, be actually may remain in residing upon and cultivating any portion of said lands, shall be per
the valley and
pre-empt 160 mitted to remain in said valley and pre-empt without cost the land so acres. occupied and cultivated, not exceeding in amount one hundred and sixty acres for each of such Indians, for which he sball receive a patent without power of alienation: Provided, That such Indian shall, prior to Angast first, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, notify the superin- tent to be given tendent of Indian affairs for Montana Territory that he abandons his before, &c. tribal relations with said tribe, and intends to remain in said valley: And prorided further, That said superintendent shall have given such Indian Notice to In. at least one month's notice prior to the date last above mentioned of dians. the provisions of this act and of his right so to remain as provided in this section of this act.
SEC. 4. That in case John Owen, an actual settler in said valley, above John Owen the Lo-Lo fork, shall come within the provisions of the act of Congress may obtain title of September twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and fifty, entitled "An to certain lands, act to create the office of surveyor-general of the public lands in Oregon, and to provide for the survey, and to make donations to settlers of the said public lands," and the acts amendatory thereof, he shall be permitted to esta blish such fact in the land office in the said Territory of Montana, and, upon proof of compliance with the provisions of said act or acts, shall be permitted to obtain title, in the manner provided therein, to such quantity of land as he may be entitled to under the same. Al disputes as to title to any lands mentioned in this act shall be de- title; "how to be
Disputes as to cided according to the rules governing the decision of disputes in ordi- decided. pary cases under the pre-emption laws of the United States.
(a) See Nos. 1967, 1968, 1970. (b) See Nos. 1977, 1980, 1983. (c) See No. 1967.
No. 1974.-AN ACT to readjust the western boundary of Dakota Territory.
Feb. 17, 1873. Be it enacted, g'c., That all that portion of Dakota Territory lying
Vol. 17, p. 464. west of the one hundred and eleventh meridian of longitude which, by Certain portion an erroneous definition of the boundaries of said Territory by a former of Dakota Terri. act of Congress, remains detached and distant from Dakota proper Montanta
tory, attached to
Terrisome two hundred miles, be, and the same is hereby, attached to the tory. adjoining Territory of Montana. (a)
(a) See No. 1967.