FOBTY-SIXTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 223. 1880. 201 Indians in severalty in the proportion hereinbefore mentioned, and to C<>¤<liti<>¤¤—O<>¤- issue patents in fee simple to them respectively therefor, so soon as the “““°‘1· necessary laws are passed by Congress. The title to be acquired by the Indians shall not be subject to alienation, lease, or incumbrance, either by voluntary conveyance of the grantee or by the judgment, order, or decree of any court, or subject to taxation of any character, but shall be and remain inalienable and not subject to taxation for the period of twenty-nve years, and until such time thereafter as the President of the United States may see tit to remove the restriction, which shall be incorporated in the patents when issued, and any contract made prior to the removal of such restriction shall be void. Second. That so soon as the consent of the several tribes of the Ute S¤><=<>¤d· Nation shall have been obtained to the provisions of this agreement, the President of the United States shall cause to be distributed among them in cash the sum of sixty thousand dollars of annuities now due and provided for, and so much more as Congress may appropriate for that purpose; and that a commission shall be sent to superintend the removal and settlement of the Utes, and to see that they are well provided with agricultural and pastoral lands sufficient for their future support, and upon such settlement being duly effected, that they are furnished with houses, wagons, agricultural implements, and stock cattle sufficient for their reasonable wants, and also such saw and grist mills as may be necessary to enable them to commence iarmin g operations, and that the money to be appropriated by Congress for that purpose shall be apportioned among the different bands of Utes in the following manner: Ouethird to those who settle on the La Plata River and vicinity, one~half to those settling on Grand River and vicinity, and one-sixth to those settlin g on the Uintah Reservation. Third. That in consideration of the cession of territory to be made by Third. the said confederated bands of the Ute Nation, the United States, in addition to the annuities and sums for provisions and clothing stipulated and provided for in existing treaties and laws, agrees to set apart and hold, as a perpetual trust for the said Ute Indians, a sum of money, or its equivalent in bonds of the United States, which shall be sufdcient to produce the sum of fifty thousand dollars per annum, which sum of fifty thousand dollars shall be distributed per capita to them annually forever. Fourth. That as soon as the President of the United States may deem F<>¤¤h· it necessary or expedient, the agencies for the Uncompahgres and Southern Utes be removed to and established at suitable points, to be hereafter selected, upon the lands to be set apart, and to aid in the support of the said Utes until such time as they shall be able to support themselves, and that in the mean time the United States Government will establish and maintain schools in the settlements of the Utes, and make all necessary provision for the education of their children. Fifth. All provisions of the treaty of March second, eighteen hundred Fifth. and sixty-eight, and the act of Congress approved April twentyminth, Mlggga li¥°£°5' °f eighteen hundred and seventy-four, not altered by this agreement, shall @$4 éhT11§§°°' continue in force, and the iollowin g words from article three of said act, Smf, 18, 35,] namely, "The United States agrees to set apart and hold, as a perpetual Reauimied. trust for the Ute Indians, a sum of money or its equivalent in bonds, which shall be sufficient to produce the sum of twenty-nve thousand dollars per annum, which sum of twenty-tive thousand dollars per annum shall be disbursed or invested at the discretion of the President, or as he may direct, for the use and benefit of the Ute Indians forever", are hereby expressly reaffirmed. Sixth. That the commissioners above mentioned shall ascertain what Sixth. improvements have been made by any member or members of the Ute Nation upon any part of the reservation in Colorado to be ceded to the United States as above, and that payment in cash shall be made to the individuals having made and owning such improvements, upon a fair and liberal valuation of the same by the said commission, taking into consideration the labor bestowed upon the land.
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