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FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 398. 1896. 357 1-he parties by making their mark; that the same was done by them ireely and voluntarily, and the names appearing thereon are Indians, both full bloods and mixed bloods, belonging upon and attached to the Blackfect Indian Reservation. i Given under my hand at the Blackfeet Agency this the 28th day of September, 1895. J. W. Sonmxrz. Brsoxrnnr Aonncr, Monrr., September 28, 1895. VVe, Charles Simon, James Perrine, and Richard Sanderville, do certify that the annexed and foregoing agreement by and between the United States and Indians, both full bloods and mixed bioods, residing upon and attached to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, in Montana, was fully interpreted to said Indians and they made to understand the same; that after said interpretation the said Indians whose names appear subscribed to said agreement signed the same in our presence. We further certify that said Indians are members of said tribe and reside upon said reservation, set apart for said Indians in Montana, and that said subscribers are male adults over the age of 21 years. Given under our hands at the Blackfeet Indian Agency this 28th day of September, 1895. Ciunmzs Simon, Special Interpreter. JAMES Pennine, Indian Interpreter. Rronsnp SANDERVILLE, United States Agency Interpreter. BLAcKrmrr Aenncr, Monr., September 28, 1895. I, George Steel}, United States Indian agent at Blackfeet Agency, Mont., hereby certify that the male adult population of the Indians belonging to the Blackfeet Reservation, both full bloods and mixed bioods, is 381. This certificate is made upon my best knowledge, information, and belief, derived from the records of my office and fortitied by all other sources of reliable information as to ages. Given under my hand at the Blackteet Agency this 28th day of September, 1895. Gnonon STEELL, United States indian Agent. Therefore, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States q/'Ameriea in Congress assembled, That said agreement be, and H Agd¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¢ ¤<>¤- the same is hereby, accepted, ratified, and connrmed. "” ' That for the purpose of paying one-half of the expense of making the S¤rv¤y<>fb<>¤¤d¤ry· survey of the boundary line described in article one, as provided by article six of said agreement, there be, and hereby is, appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, the same to be immediately available; and the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to use so much of any appropriation hererofore or hereafter made for the benefit of the Indians of the Blackfeet Reservation as may be necessary to pay onehalf of the expense of the survey of the said boundary line by the said article six of the agreement to be borne by the Indians. That upon the tiling in the United States local land office for the dis- “§i¤;·2;¤r¤¤; rv mi¤— trict in which the lands surrendered by article one of the foregoing y°” y' agreement are situated, of the approved plat or survey authorized by this section, the lands so surrendered shall be opened to occupation, location, and purchase under the provisions of the minerailand laws _ only, subject to the several articles of the foregoing agreement: Pro- §f,°f,f,‘[§’,§i,mcy Prim, vided, That the terms of this section shall not be construed to author- *0 ¤1>¤¤i¤z· ize occupancy of said lands for mining purposes prior to the date of