TBEATY WITH THE OTTOES AND MISSOURIAS. Linear: 15, 1854. 1039 east side of the Missouri river; Provided, That said confederate tribes shall receive the unexpended balances of former appropriations now in the United States Treasury, of which, four thousand dollars shall at once be applied for the purchase of provisions and to farming purposes. Anrronn 4. In consideration of, and payment for the country herein Payment to ceded, and the relinquishments herein made, the United States agree to ***6 I¤di*‘·¤¤· pay to the said confederate tribes of Ottoe and Missouria Indians, the several sums of money following, to wit: lst. Twenty thousand dollars, per annum, for the term of three years, commencing on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five. 2d. Thirteen thousand dollars, per annum, for the term of ten years, next succeeding the three years. 3d. Nine thousand dollars, per annum, for the term of fifteen years, next succeeding the ten years. 4th. Five thousand dollars, per annum, for the term of twelve years, » next. succeeding the fifteen years. All which several sums of money shall be paid to the said confederate tribes, or expended for their use and benefit under the direction of the President of the United States, who may, from time to time, determine, at his discretion, what proportion of the annual payments, in this article provided for, if any, shall be paid to them in money, and what proportion shall be applied to and expended, for their moral improvement and education ; for such beneficial objects as in his judgment will be calculated to advance them in civilization; for buildings, opening farms, fencing, breaking land, providing stock, agricultural implements, seeds, &c., for clothing, provisions and merchandise; for iron, steel, arms and ammunition ; for mechanics, and tools; and for medical purposes. ARTICLE 5. In order to enable the said confederate tribes to settle pmim- pay their affairs, and to remove, and subsist themselves for one year at their mmnew home, (and which they agree to do without further expense to the United States,) and to break up and fence one hundred and fifty acres of land at their new home, they shall receive from the United States the further sum of twenty thousand dollars, to be paid out and expended under the direction of the President, and in such manner as he shall approve. Anrroric 6. The President may, from time to time, at his discretion, Disposition oi tause the whole of the land herein reserved or appropriated west of the *}*8 Indian *‘°· Big Blue River, to be surveyed off into lots, and assign to such Indian or S°N°S` Indians of said eonfederate tribes, as are willing to avail of the privilege, . and who will locate on the same as a permanent home, ifa single person over twenty-one years of age, one eighth of a section; to each family of two, one quarter section; to each family of three and not exceeding five, one half section; to each mmily of six and not exceeding ten, one section; ~ and to each family exceeding ten in number, one quarter section for every additional five members. And he may prescribe such rules and regulations as will secure to the family, in case of the death of the head thereof, the possession and enjoyment of such permanent home and the improvements thereon. And the President may, at any time in his discretion, after such person or family has made a location on the land assigned for a permanent home, issue a patent to such person or family for such assigned land, conditioned that the tract shall not be aliened or leased for a longer term than two years ; and shall be exempt from levy, sale, or forfeiture, which conditions shall continue in force, until a State constitution embracing such land within its boundaries shall have been formed, and the le· , gislature of the State shall remove the restrictions. And if any such person or family shall at any time neglect or refuse to occupy and till a portion of the land assigned, and on which they have located, or shall rove from place to place, the President may, if the patent shall have been
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