PUBLIC ACT OF FIFTY–EIGHTH CONGRESS—SECOND SESSION, 1904
An act to authorize the Absentee Wyandotte Indians to select certain lands, and for other purposes.
Apr. 28, 1904. [S. 2268.] | [Public, No. 199.] 33 Stat., 519.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That each living adult Absentee Wyandotte Indian whose name appears upon a census roll of Absentee Wyandotte Indians made by Special Agent Joel T. Olive, as approved by the Secretary of the Interior December seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, may select in person, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, from the surveyed public nonmineral domain, eighty acres of agricultural land wherever there may be such lands subject to entry; and the heirs of any deceased Absentee Wyandotte Indian so enrolled may in like manner select a like quantity of land in the name of their deceased ancestor, and the natural or legal guardian of any minor Absentee Wyandotte so enrolled may in like manner select eighty acres of agricultural land for his ward, and when lands shall have been so selected by any person entitled to make such selection and such selection is approved by the Secretary of the Interior, he shall cause a patent to issue in the name of the enrolled Absentee Wyandotte by or for whom such selection has been made, which patent shall contain the condition that the lands covered thereby shall not be aliened without the consent of the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That as soon as any such selection has been made and approved the pro rata share of the Indian by or for whom such selection was made in the funds provided in the acts of August fifteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, and March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, shall thereby become relinquished to the United States and shall be covered into the Treasury as proceeds of the sales of public lands: And provided further, That the Secretary of the Interior may add to the said census roll the names of such persons, not exceeding seventeen in number, as he may find properly to have been entitled to enrollment by said special agent, Joel T. Olive.
Approved, April 28, 1904.