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FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 398. 1896. 353 Given under our hand at the Fort Belkna A enc his 9 h October, ieee P g Y t t day °f CHARLES PERRY. CHARLIE BUGKMAN. JAMES MATT. JAMES PEERY. Fontr BELKNAP AGEMJY, Morwr., October 9, 1895. I hereby certify that there are 181 male adult Assinniboine and 153 male adult Gros Ventre Indians, making a total of 334 male adult Indians residing on this reservation and drawing rations and annuities at this agency, as shown by the records of the agency onice. LUKE C. HAYS, United States Indian Agent. Therefore, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States o_/'America in Congress assembled, That said agreement be, and ,;,§§,f°°"‘°“° °°"‘ the same is hereby, accepted, ratified, and confirmed. That for the purpose of making the survey of the boundary lines S“"'°Y°“’°'““’“'Y· described in article one as provided for by article six of said agree ment, there be, and hereby is, appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, the same to be immediately available. That upo11 the filing in the United States local land office for the 9,f,§f,‘;5j’l;f_}‘y*° mi"` district in which the lands surrendered by article one of the foregoing ` agreement are situated, of the approved plat of survey authorized by this section, the lands so surrendered shall be open to occupation, location, and purchase, under the provisions of the mineral-land laws only, subject to the several articles of the foregoing agreement: Provided, Provisos. That said lands shall be sold at ten dollars per acre: And provided §‘Qff,'Qcup,nc),pr, or further, That the terms of this section shall not be construed to *0 <>1>¤¤m.z- authorize the occupancy of said lands for mining purposes prior to the date of filing said approved plat of survey: Provided, however, That _I’¤•=,Q¤*<*¤t¢¤ tv gmany person who in good faith prior to the passage of this Act had dis- °°v°r " ° °°“ ‘ ° °' covered and opened, or located, a mine of coal or other mineral, shall have a preference right of purchase for ninety days from and after the official filing in the local land office of the approved plat of survey provided for by this section. AGREEMENT WITH THE INDIANS OF THE BLACKFEET INDIAN RESERVATION IN MONTANA. Sec. 9. WVhereas \Vil1iam C. Pollock, George Bird Grinnell, and B,jc§{c:Q;,;:jv,j{Q;*; \Valter M. Clements, commissioners on the part of the United States, iuums. did on the twenty-sixth day of September, anno Domini eighteen hundred and ninety-five. conclude an agreement with the Indians of the Blackfeet Reservation, in the State of Montana, which said agreement is in words and figures as follows (Senate Document Numbered One hundred and eighteen, Fifty-fourth Congress, first session), to wit: Agreement concluded September twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and ninetyfive, with the Indians of the Blackfeet Reservation, in Montana, by William C. Pollock, George Bird Grinnell, and WValter M. Clements, commissioners. _ This agreement, made and entered into the twenty-sixth day of Sep- Commissioners. tember, anno Domini eighteen hundred and ninety-five, by and between William C. Pollock, George Bird Grinnell, and Walter M. Clements, commissioners on the part of the United States, and the undersigned Indians, both full bloods and mixed bloods, residing upon and attached to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, in the State of Montana, the same · constituting a maiority of the male adult Indians belonging upon said reservation, both full bloods and mixed bloods, the latter’s dghts to STAT L——VOL 29---23