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994 FIFTIETH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 41:2. 1889. eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, volume twenty-five, United States Statutes at Large, page five hundred and twenty eight, is hereby . made payable per capita to said Indians in manner as follows; To adults in person; to parents for their minor children, when such parent ‘ or parents are competent, competency to be determined by the chief of the respective tribes and the Indian agent; to guardians for their orphan wards, if any; and in case no guardians have been legally appointed, the money due such orphan children shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to their credit, and shall be payable thereafter to properly appointed guardians, or the individual Indian upon his or her becoming of lawful age, and in case of death, then to G¤¤i*¤¤¤» his or her le al heirs; guardians to be appointed by the probate court in and for Cdxerokee Country, Kansas, in manner and form as provided by the act of March third, eighteen hundred and eighty one, von. 21, p. 4:+4. volume twenty one, United States Statutes at Large, page our hundred and thirty-three. providing for the appointment of guardians - for minor children of the Miami Indians of Indiana, then residing in the Indian Territory. cmmkeen-eeameu. CHEROKEE FREEDMAN. msemmuon. To enable the Secretary of the Interior to ascertain who are entitled to share in the per capita distribution of the sum of seventy- A¤¢¢»1>-60¤- five thousand dollars appropriated by the act approved October nineteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, entitled "An act to secure to the Cherokee freedmen and others their proportion of certain proceeds of land under the act of March third, eighteen hundred and eighty-three," and to make payment thereof the sum of five thousand dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary and to comtpensate in such sum as he may deem reasonable any duly authorize agent or agents acting for said freedmen and rendering them aid in obtain- E¤v¤¤¤¤& ing the allowance of said seventy-five thousan dollars, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary; · and the amount so expended in ascertaining to whom said money shall be paid shall be charged against the Cherokee Nation on account_ of its lands west of the Arkansas River, and shall be a lien on said lands, and shall be deducted from any payment hereafter made on account of said lands. And said Secretary is hereby authorized and directed to make in<.}uiry and report to the next session of Congress what other sums o money, if any, have been appropriated by the Cherokee Nation in violation of their treaty obli ations in reference to freedmen in said nation, and what sum would be required to secure to said freedmen those treaty rights in respect to the same. s p0np;¤e1me¤¤u sup MISCELLANEOUS SUPPORTS. -*’*P*b°°¤~ 0*** t; For subsistence and civilization of the Ara ahoes, Che ennes,

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"”· °"’· have been collected iépon the reservations set apart for their use and occupation, two hun red and fifty thousand do lars. V:;:$*;¤}r§3» gy: For subsistence and civilization of Arickarees, Gros Ventres, and .;..,8, °’ Mandans; For this amount, to be expended in such goods, provisions. and other articles as the President may from time to time determine, in instructing in agricultural and mechanical pursuits, in providing employees, educating children, rocuriug medicine and medical atten ance, care for and su port of the aged, sick and infirm, for the helpless orphans of said Indians. and in any other respect to promote their civilization, confort, and improvement, thirty thousagd dollars. Ch €‘hix;v<>w¤s <>f me _ up ort of ippewas of Lake Superior; For sup ort and civiliza- S°’°"°r' tion of) the Chippewas of Lake Superior, to be experided for a 'cultural and educational purposes, pay of employees, purchase oflgoods