Congressional Serial Set Volume a 6762

Congressional Serial Set Volume a 6762

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...the following REPORT. To accompany S. 4602. The Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 4602) to pay the balance due the loyal Creek Indians on the award made them by. the Senate on the 16th day of February, 1903, beg leave to submit the following report thereon: By the terms of articles 3 and 4 of a treaty between the United States and the Creek Nation of Indians concluded June 14, 1866, ratified by a resolution of the Senate with amendments July 19, 1866, which amendments were agreed to by the Creek Nation July 23, 1866, and said treaty as amended proclaimed by the President August 11, 1866 (14 Stats., pp. 785-792), the Creek Nation ceded and conveyed to the United States the west half of their entire domain, the east half being retained as a permanent home for themselves. The land thus conveyed was estimated to contain over 3,250,000 acres, for which the Government agreed to pay $795,168, being at the rate of 30 cents per acre. The treaty provides for the distribution of this sum, and, among other things, that--One hundred thousand dollars shall be paid to soldiers that enlisted in the Federal Army and the loyal refugee Indians and freedmen who were driven from their homes by the rebel forces to reimburse them in proportion to their respective losses, etc. (Art. 3, 14 Stats., p. 786.) The treaty further provides that immediately after the ratification thereof the United States should ascertain the amount due the respective soldiers who enlisted in the Federal Army, loyal refugee Indians, and freedmen in proportion to their losses and pay the amount awarded each; also that the Indian agent should prepare a roll of such Indians and freedmen, that the superintendent of Indian affairs for the southern superintendency and more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236588304
  • 9781236588302