200 ronrxsixrn coneanss. sms. 11. ou. 223. 1880. agree to and sign said agreement, upon presentation of the same to them, Promo- in open council, in the manner hereinafter provided: Provided further, That nothing in this act contained, or in the agreement herein set forth, or in the amendments herein proposed to said agreement, shall be so construed as to compel any Ute Indian to remove from any lands that he or she claims in severalty. Said agreement is in words and figures as follows, namely : Agreement. The chiefs and headmcn of the confederate bands of the Utes now present in Washington, hereby promise and agree to procure the surrender, to the United States, for trial and punishment, if found guilty, of those members of their nation, not yet in the custody of the United States, who were implicated in the murder of United States Indian Agent N. C. Meeker and the murder of and outrages upon the employees at the VVhite River Agency on the twenty-ninth day of September, eighteen hundred and seventyrine, and in case they do not themselves succeed in apprehending the said parties, presumably guilty of the above-mentioned crime, that they will not in any manner obstruct, but faithfully aid, any officers of the United States, directed by the proper authorities, to apprehend such presumably guilty parties. The said chiefs and headmcn of the confederated bands of Utes also agree and promise to use their best endeavors with their people to procure their consent to cede to the United States all the territory of the present Ute Reservation in Colorado, except as hereinafter provided for their settlement. The Southern Utes agree to remove to and settle upon the unoccupied agricultural lands on the La Plata River, in Colorado; and if there should not be a sufficiency of such lands on the La Plata River and in its vicinity in Colorado, then upon such other unoccupied agricultural lands as may be found on the La Plata River or in its vicinity in New Mexico. The Uncompahgre Utes agree to remove to and settle upon agricultural lands on Grand River, near the mouth of the Gunnison River, in Colorado, if a sufficient quantity of agricultural land shall be found there, if not then upon such other unoccupied agricultural lands as may be found in that vicinity and in the Territory of Utah. The White River Utes agree to remove to and settle upon agricultural lands on the Uintah Reservation in Utah. Allotment. Allotments in severalty of said lands shall be made as follows: To each head of a family one-quarter of a section, with an additional quantity of grazing land not exceeding one-quarter of a section. To each single person over eighteen years of age one-eighth of a section, with an additional quantity of grazing land not exceeding oneeighth of a section. _ To each orphan child under eighteen years of age one-eighth of a section, with an additional quantity of grazing land not exceeding on e-eighth ‘ of a section ; and to each other person, under eighteen years, now living, or who may be born prior to said allotments, one—eighth of a section, with . a like quantity of grazing land. All allotments to be made with the advice of the commission hereinafter provided, upon the selection of the Indians, heads of families selecting for their minor children, and the agents making the allotment for each orphan child. , The said chiefs and headmcn of the confederated bands of Utes further promise that they will not obstruct or in anywise interfere with travel upon any of the highways now open or hereafter to be opened by lawful authority in or upon any of the lands to be set apart for their use by virtue of this agreement. Conditions o £ The said chiefs and headmcn of the confederated bands of Utes promise ¤gr¤¤m¤¤¢- to obtain the consent of their people to the eession of the territorv of their reservation as above on the following express conditions: L _ First. First. That the Government of the United States cause the lands so set apart to be properly surveyed and to be divided among the said
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