Annual Report of the Board of Indian Commissioners to the Secretary of the Interior ..., Volume 31

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Page 77 - Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they? Think not of them, thou hast thy music too...
Page 15 - ... the United States does and will hold the land thus allotted, for the period of twenty-five years, in trust for the sole use and benefit of the Indian to whom such allotment shall have been made, or, in case of his decease, of his heirs according to the laws of the State or Territory where Opinion of the Court. such land is located...
Page 123 - In this task, the strongest, victorious, nations must be combined, and also those who have borne the burden and heat of the day and suffered under the flail of adversity.
Page 15 - Indian to whom such allotment shall have been made, or, in case of his decease, of his heirs according to the laws of the state or territory where such land is located, and that at the expiration of said period the United States will convey the same by patent to said Indian, or his heirs as aforcsnid, in fee, discharged of said trust and free of all charge or incumbrance whatsoever: Provided, that the President of the United States may in any case in his discretion extend the period.
Page 15 - ... States should represent the Indians in this class of cases, but the great majority of the requests for attorneys for Indians originate in the desire of the Indians to obtain certain legislation. The law requires that no attorney shall act for a tribe or for a noncitizen Indian without the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and in the case of the Five Civilized Tribes, the approval of the President. In refusing, generally, to sanction such contracts,...
Page 54 - SIR: In compliance with your request I have the honor to submit the following report...
Page 6 - From the foundation of the Government to the present the management of the original inhabitants of this continent — the Indians — has been a subject of embarrassment and expense, and has been attended with continuous robberies, murders, and wars.
Page 15 - And if any conveyance shall be made of the lands set apart and allotted as herein provided, or any contract made touching the same, before the expiration of the time above mentioned, such conveyance or contract shall be absolutely null and void...
Page 125 - DD, 281 Fourth avenue, New York. Friends' Yearly Meeting: Levi K. Brown, Goshen, Lancaster County, Pa. Friends' Orthodox: EM Wistar 705 Provident Building, Philadelphia, Pa. Methodist Missionary Society: Rev. AB Leonard, Rev.
Page 5 - Some of the figures in this table as printed prior to 1896 were taken from reports of the superintendent of Indian schools. As revised, they are all taken from the reports of the commissioner of Indian affairs. Prior to i88a the figures include the New York schools.

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