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Submissions from 1871

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Petition of the Ottawa Indians of the United Bands of Blan-Chard's Fork and Roche de Boeuf, praying an investigation of the disposition made of lands granted them by Treaty of June 24, 1862, for the education of their children.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas asking Congress to grant the right of way to the Chicago, Kansas and Texas Railroad through the Indian Territory.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, asking that the government military post at Fort Harker, Kansas, be not abandoned.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Michigan, relative to Indian Reservations in that state.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Nebraska, asking relief for Captain James Murrie

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Resolution of the Legislature of Texas, asking the appointment of a joint committee to inquire into and report upon the outrages committed in that state during the past five years by bands of Indians living within the United States, and harbored within the Republic of Mexico

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Kansas, asking Congress to extinguish the Indian title to all Indian reservations in that state, and open the same to settlement.

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Kansas in favor of legislation to protect the rights of bona fide settlers in the Cherokee neutral lands, sold in accordance with the Treaty of August 11, 1866.

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of the passage of an act authorizing the issue of patents for the lands allotted to children of members of the Delaware tribe of Indians, in accordance with the Treaty of March 4, 1866.

Submissions from 1872

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Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing the operations, expenditures, and condition of the institution for the year 1871.

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Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Interior, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, in relation to the request of the Cherokee Nation in regard to the application of funds due or that may accrue to that nation from the sale of certain lands.

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Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Interior, transmitting copy of a communication from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, relative to a survey of the line dividing the Creek ceded lands from the Creek reservation, and recommending legislation to authorize negotiations with the Creek Indians for the cession of a portion of their reservation occupied by friendly Indians.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, addressed to Hon. James Harlan, Chairman of Committee on Indian Affairs, inclosing papers relating to the removal and subsistence of scattered bands of Chippewa Indians.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, addressed to Hon. James Harlan, Chairman of Committee on Indian Affairs, transmitting copy of a report from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in relation to certain selections of land made for members of the Shawnee tribe of Indians.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, addressed to Hon. James Harlan, Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, transmitting copy of a communication from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and copies of accompanying papers from the Committee of Friends, in relation to the disposition of portions of Indian reservations in the Northern Superintendency.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, addressed to Hon. James Harlman, Chairman of Committee on Indian Affairs, transmitting a report from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in regard to placing at the disposal of the department the balance of an unexpended appropriation for promoting education among Indian tribes.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, in relation to confirming to the Great and Little Osage Indians a reservation in the Indian Territory.

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Memorial of the chiefs and principal men of the Oneida Indians of Wisconsin, praying to have secured to them the quiet possession of their reservation.

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Memorial of the Choctaw Nation of Indians, remonstrating against the establishment of a territorial government over their country

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Memorial of William P. Ross, W. P. Adair, and C. N. Vann, in favor of the establishment of a separate court for the Indian Territory.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Iowa, in favor of sustaining the President of the United States in his present policy for the management of the various Indian tribes, and against the opening of the Indian country for settlement, corporate, or speculative purposes.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of the passage of such laws as will secure to bona-fide settlers upon the Cherokee neutral lands the full benefit of the homestead and pre-emption laws, and also to secure to the state the 16th and 36th sections of land in each township, for school purposes.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, in relation to the removal of settlers from the Indian Territory bordering upon Kansas, and also in favor of a change of boundary of said state.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, urging that the tract of land known as the Cherokee Strip be opened to entry by actual settlers, and that the Indian title thereto be extinguished.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Maine in favor of a faithful observance of treaties made with the Indian tribes

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Resolution of the Legislature of Minnesota, in favor of additional compensation to Richard G. Murphy, for the time he served as Indian agent for the Sioux of Minnesota

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Resolution of the Legislature of Rhode Island, in reference to the opening of the Indian Territory for settlemen

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of the formation of a new judicial district composed of Southern Kansas and the Indian Territory

Submissions from 1873

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Letter from the acting Secretary of the Interior, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, transmitting an estimate of appropriation required to pay for transportation furnished by the Memphis and Charleston Railroad Company to certain Cherokee Indians.

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Letter of Thomas Foster, of Minnesota, in relation to the proper management and civilization of the Indian tribes.

Submissions from 1874

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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing the operations, expenditures, and condition of the institution for the year 1873

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Letter from the acting Secretary of the Interior, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, accompanying a copy of a report of Inspector E. C. Kemble in relation to the condition of the Indians of the Siletz Agency in Oregon

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Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Interior, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, in relation to persons of African descent resident in the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations on the 28th day of April, 1866

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Letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, in relation to the expenditure of $100,000 for the support of the Great and Little Osage Indians

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, inclosing draught of a bill authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to make transfer of certain funds belonging to the Kaskaskia, Peoria, Wea, and Piankeshaw Indians to the United States

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, accompanying a copy of a memorial of the Indians of Cattaraugus and Allegany reservations, in the State of New York, protesting against the passage of the House bill 1053, entitled "An act to authorize the Cattaraugus and Allegany Indians in the State of New York to lease lands, confirm leases, and quiet titles to their lands"

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, accompanying information in relation to the condition of the Kansas Indians recently removed to the Indian Territory

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, transmitting a draught of "a bill conferring exclusive jurisdiction over Indian reservations upon the United States courts, and for the punishment of crimes committed by and against Indians"

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, relative to Senate bill no. 680, for the relief of certain persons of African descent resident in the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations.

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Memorial of chiefs and head-men of the Oneida Nation of Indians, asking the payment of certain sums of money claimed to be due the "Six Nations" of Indians under the treaties of 1838 and 1842

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Memorial of Indian delegates from the Indian Territory protesting against the adoption of the amendment proposed by the Senate to the bill (H. R. 2343) providing for the appointment of a superintendent of schools in that territory

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Memorial of John Beeson, asking the appointment of a delegation, composed in part of women, to visit the Indian tribes and devise means to improve their condition

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Memorial of the Shawnee chiefs and council in relation to the lands in the Black Bob Reservation in Kansas, and asking the repeal of the 14th section of the act of July 15, 1870, making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1871

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Protest of the president, councilors, and people of the Seneca Nation of Indians, made in their national council, against the passage of the bill (H. R. No. 3080) to authorize the Seneca Nation to lease their lands within the Cattaraugus and Allegany reservations, and to confirm existing leases

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of the transfer of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to the War Department

Submissions from 1875

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, addressed to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, calling attention to the provisions of the tenth section of the act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department for the year ending June 30, 1876, and suggesting an amendment thereto so as to include all Indian agents and subagents in its provisions.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, in relation to the removal of the Pawnee Indians from the State of Nebraska to the Indian Territory, and the sale of their lands in said state.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, transmitting a communication from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs giving an estimate of an appropriation required for the education and civilization of the Indians of the Central Superintendency.

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Memorial of citizens of the Cherokee Nation, remonstrating against the establishment of a territorial government over them.

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Memorial of citizens of the Chickasaw Nation, remonstrating against the organization of a territorial government for the Indian Territory.

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Memorial of citizens of the Creek Nation, remonstrating against the establishment of a territorial government for the Indian Territory.

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Memorial of members of the Cherokee Nation of Indians, praying for the appointment of a commission to inquire into alleged irregularities officers and agents intrusted with the management of certain funds belonging to that nation

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Memorial of Pottawatomie Indians, praying payment, as provided by treaty, for depredations committed upon their reservation in Kansas

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Memorial of P. P. Pitchlynn, Choctaw delegate, accompanying a memorial of the Choctaw Council, asking payment of the award made to the Choctaw Nation March 9, 1859.

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Memorial of the Legislature of Oregon, asking the passage of an act to extinguish the title to the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

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Protest of the Osage Nation of Indians, against the establishment by Congress of a territorial government of the United States over the Indian nations

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, asking a grant of sixty-nine sections of public lands to that state for school purposes, in lieu of the Cherokee neutral lands.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of the establishment of a United States district court for the Indian Territory.

Submissions from 1876

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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing the operations, expenditures, and condition of the institution for the year 1875.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, to Hon. William B. Allison, Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, transmitting a copy of a letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and draught of bill to authorize the use of a portion of the funds belonging to the Great and Little Osage Indians; also copies of letters in relation thereto.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, communicating information in relation to the present condition of the Apache Indians in New Mexico.

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Memorial of citizens of Arkansas, remonstrating against the establishment of a United States court in the Indian Territory.

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Memorial of Delegates of the Wyandotte Indians, praying that provision be made for the payment of all moneys due to said tribe under and by virtue of existing treaty; also, letter of the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs in relation to the amount due the said Wyandotte Indians.

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Memorial of the Chippewa Indians of Turtle Mountain, Dakota Territory, praying for the segregation and confirmation of a certain tract of their land to them, and that certain provisions be made for their protection

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Memorial of the Choctaw Nation, praying the settlement of its claim arising under the treaty of 1855.

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Memorial of the Creek Delegation, in relation to funds due the "Creek orphans," under the Creek Treaty of 1832 and the Act of March 3, 1837.

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Report of the Clerk of the Court of Claims, transmitting, in obedience to law, a statement of all judgments rendered by said court for the year ending December 4, 1876

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Resolution of condolence of the Legislature of Texas, in relation to the massacre of General G. A. Custor and his men.

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Resolution of Senator Clayton

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Resolution of Senator Maxey

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, asking the adjustment and settlement of certain claims arising from Indian depredations.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, asking the right of way through the Indian Territory for two certain lines of railroads.

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Statement of receipts and disbursements of the United States Government from January 1, 1834, to June 30, 1875.

Submissions from 1877

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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing the operations, expenditures, and condition of the institution for the year 1876

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Letter from the Commissioner of Pensions, addressed to the Chairman of the Committee on Pensions, in relation to the number of survivors of the Seminole, Black Hawk, and Florida Wars, and of the Mexican War.

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Memorial of delegates and agents of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians, remonstrating against the passage of Senate bill no. 107, to enable Indians to become citizens.

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Memorial of the Choctaw Nation, asking for the settlement of its claim arising under the Treaty of 1855

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Report of the Clerk of the Court of Claims, communicating, in obedience to law, a statement of all judgments rendered by said court for the year ending December 3, 1877.

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Resolution Of Senator Davis

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Resolution Of Senator Teller

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of an appropriation out of the Indian-civilization fund to pay attorneys' fees and expenses incurred by settlers on the Osage ceded lands in that state in defending their titles, and for the prosecution of certain suits against certain railroad companies in the United States Courts

Submissions from 1878

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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing, the operations, expenditures, and condition of the institution for the year 1877.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, in relation to a removal of Kickapoo Indians.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, transmitting a copy of a report of a commission appointed in pursuance of law to appraise certain lands in the Indian Territory lying west of the 96th degree of west longitude.

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Memorial of delegates from the Indian Territory, protesting against the passage of the bill to organize the Territory of Oklahoma.

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Memorial of the Choctaw Nation, asking for a settlement of their claims arising under the Treaty of 1855.

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Remonstrance of the Seminole and Creek delegates against the passage of Senate bill No. 107, to enable Indians to become citizens of the United States.

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Report of the Clerk of the Court of Claims, communicating, in obedience to law, a statement of judgments rendered by said court for the year ending December 2, 1878

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Resolution and Amendment of Senator Voorhees and Senator Dorsey

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Resolution and Amendment of Senator Voorhees and Senator Dorsey

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Resolution of Senator Mitchell

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Resolution of Senator Patterson

Submissions from 1879

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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing the operations, expenditures, and condition of the institution for the year 1878

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Letter from the Chief Clerk of the Court of Claims, transmitting, in obedience to law, a statement of all judgments rendered by said court for the year ending November 29, 1879

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Letter from the Secretary of War, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, communicating information in relation to the escape of the Cheyenne Indians from Fort Robinson

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Memorial of I. L. Garvin, Principal Chief of Choctaw Nation, remonstrating against the establishment of territorial governments in the Indian Nations, Indian Territory

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Memorial of the delegates of the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole Nation of Indians, remonstrating against the passage of Senate bill No. 1802 to establish a United States Court in the Indian Territory, and for other purposes

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Memorial of the "Old Settler," or "Western" Cherokee Indians, praying for a settlement and payment of the balance claimed to be due them from the United States under the treaties of 1835-'36 and 1846

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Memorial of the State Grange of Texas, praying that all treaty stipulations between the United States and the Indians in the Indian Territory may be strictly adhered to and observed in every particular

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Petition of B. F. Overton, Delegate from the Chickasaw Nation of Indians, praying that the Secretary of the Treasury be authorized to issue a United States Indian Trust-fund Registered Bond, bearing interest at the rate of a per centum per annum, and to fund the present Indian trust-fund stocks and bonds at their face value; and that the Secretary of the Interior be authorized to invest all money now held, or that may come into his possession on account of redemption of bonds or stocks belonging to the trust-funds of Indian nations, in like bonds of the United States