Topic: Dawes Commission

Decision Digest – J – O

Judicial Notice 1. Of Department records. (See RECORDS, par. 4.) Judgment 1. Of United States court, effect of. Although judgments of the United States court in Indian Territory are not binding upon the Commission, the fact that a judgment was rendered in such a court by agreement of the parties is confirmatory evidence of the facts upon which the judgment was predicated. (Cherokee No. 26, Barlow v. Brown.) 2. Same. Judgment of United States court not binding on contestant where contestant was not made a party to the suit in said court. (Creek No. 131, Beams v. Taylor.) 3. When

Creek Agreement, March 8, 1900

An Act To ratify and confirm an agreement with the Muscogee or Creek tribe of Indians, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the agreement negotiated between the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes and the Muskogee or Creek tribe of Indians at the city of Washington on the eighth day of March, nineteen hundred, as herein amended, is hereby accepted, ratified, and confirmed, and the same shall be of full force and effect when ratified by the Creek national council. The principal

Choctaw and Chickasaw Enrollment Cases

Regulations of Commissioner of January 2, 1906, Relative to Petitions for Rehearing Under the Loula West, Mary Elizabeth Martin, and Joe and Dillard Perry Enrollment Cases. Numerous inquiries have been made of this office as to the procedure to be followed by the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes relative to the right to enrollment of persons as citizens of the Choctaw or Chickasaw Nation under the opinions of the Assistant Attorney-General for the Department of the Interior rendered November 11, 1905, in the matter of the application for the transfer of the names of Joe and Dillard Perry from

Choctaw and Chickasaw Agreement, July 1, 1902

AN ACT To ratify and confirm an agreement with the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes of Indians, and for other purposes.” Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following agreement, made by the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes with the commissions representing the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes of Indians on the twenty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and two, be, and the same is hereby, ratified and confirmed, to wit: Agreement Between the United States and the Choctaws and Chickasaws This agreement, by and between the

Appropriation Act of March 3, 1903

32 Stat. L., 982 For salaries of four commissioners appointed under acts of Congress approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, and March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, to negotiate with the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory, twenty thousand dollars : Provided, That said Commission shall exercise all the powers heretofore conferred upon it by Congress. Expenses of commissioners and necessary expenses of employees, and three dollars per diem for expenses of a clerk detailed as special disbursing agent by the Interior Department while on duty with the Commission, shall be paid therefrom; for clerical help, including secretary

Appropriation Act of May 27, 1902

32 Stat. L. 245 For salaries of four commissioners appointed under acts of Congress, approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, and March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, to negotiate with the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory, twenty thousand dollars: Provided, That said Commission shall exercise all the powers heretofore conferred upon it by Congress: Provided further, That all children born to duly enrolled and recognized citizens of the Creek Nation up to and including the twenty-fifth day of May, nineteen hundred and one, and then living, shall be added to the rolls of citizenship of said nation

Act of May 31, 1900

31 Stat. L. 221 For salaries of four commissioners, appointed under acts of Congress approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, and March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, to negotiate with the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory, twenty thousand dollars: Provided, That the number of said commissioners is hereby fixed at four. For expenses of commissioners and necessary expenses of employees, and three dollars per diem for expenses of a clerk detailed as special disbursing agent by Interior Department, while on duty with the Commission, shall be paid there from; for clerical help, including secretary of the Commission

Agreement with Cherokee, July 1, 1902

AN ACT To provide for the allotment of the lands of the Cherokee Nation, for the disposition of town sites therein, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. Definition of Words Employed Herein SEC. 1. The words “nation” and “tribe” shall each be held to refer to the Cherokee Nation or tribe of Indians in Indian Territory. SEC. 2. The words “principal chief” or “chief executive” shall be held to mean the principal chief of said tribe. SEC. 3. The words “Dawes Commission” or

Act of March 1, 1899

30 Stat. L. 939 For salaries of four commissioners, appointed under acts of Congress approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, and March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, to negotiate with the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory, twenty thousand dollars: Provided, That the number of said com missioners is hereby fixed at four. For expenses of commissioners and necessary expenses of employees, sixty thousand dollars: And provided further, That three dollars per diem for expenses of a clerk detailed as special disbursing agent by Interior Department, while on duty with the Commission, shall be paid there from; for

Act of March 2, 1895,

28 Stat. L. 939 For continuing the work of the Commission appointed under section sixteen of the act entitled “An act making appropriations for current and contingent expenses and fulfilling treaty stipulations with Indian tribes for fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four,” approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, including the unexpended balance of the present appropriation, thirty thousand dollars, to be immediately available; and the President is hereby authorized to appoint two additional members of said Commission, who shall receive the compensation and expenses provided in said act for members of said Commission: Provided, That so