Enrollement of Robert Fix and Others, Mississippi Choctaw Indians: Hearings...on S. 998...and S. 2268...May 17, June 10, 21, 1937

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1937 - 34 pages
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Page 28 - In testimony, whereof I, Rutherford B. Hayes, President of the United States of America, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the Seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed.
Page 32 - The United States under a grant specially to be made by the President of the US shall cause to be conveyed to the Choctaw Nation a tract of country west of the Mississippi River, in fee simple to them and their descendants, to inure to them while they shall exist as a nation and live on it...
Page 3 - That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, on account of services rendered in connection with said claim.
Page 4 - Commission, but this direction or provision shall be deemed to be only a rule of evidence and shall not be invoked by or operate to the advantage of any applicant who is not a Mississippi Choctaw of the full blood, or who is not the descendant of a Mississippi Choctaw who received a patent to land...
Page 32 - In consideration of the provisions contained in the several articles of this Treaty, the Choctaw nation of Indians consent and hereby cede to the United States, the entire country they own and possess, east of the Mississippi River ; and they agree to remove beyond the Mississippi River...
Page 32 - President solemnly to assure the tribe or nation with which the exchange is made, that the United States will forever secure and guarantee to them, and their heirs or successors, the country so exchanged with them; and if they prefer it, that the United States will cause a patent or grant to be made and executed to them for the same: Provided always, That such lands shall revert to the United States, if the Indians become extinct, or abandon the same.
Page 15 - We are continuing to do it, because our people do not think it is right, our attorneys do not think it is right, and I do not think it is right.
Page 2 - Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Vnited States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of, each House concurring therein), That the following article is hereby proposed as an amendment to the constitution of the United States...
Page 31 - Provided, that the rolls of the tribes affected by this act shall be fully completed on or before the fourth day of March, nineteen hundred and seven, and the Secretary of the Interior shall have no jurisdiction to approve the enrollment of any person after said date...
Page 32 - States, to promote the civilization of the Choctaw Indians, by the establishment of schools amongst them; and to perpetuate them as a nation, by exchanging, for a small part of their land here, a country beyond the Mississippi River, where all, who live by hunting and will not work, may be collected and settled together.

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