To Purchase Coal and Asphalt Lands from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians: Hearings Before the Committee on Indian Affairs, House of Representatives, Seventy-eighth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 1859, a Bill to Authorize the Purchase of Certain Interests in Lands and Mineral Deposits by the United States from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians. July 7 and 8, 1943

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943 - Asphalt - 51 pages

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Page 49 - From their very weakness and helplessness, so largely due to the course of dealing of the federal government with them, and the treaties in which it has been promised, there arises the duty of protection, and with it the power. This has always been recognized by the executive, and by congress, and by this court, whenever the question has arisen.
Page 4 - States the right to lease, sell, or otherwise dispose of the surface of the lands embraced within such lease under existing law or laws hereafter enacted, in so far as said surface is not necessary for use of the lessee...
Page 27 - ... testimonies in this report on the hearings held in the State of Oklahoma by Senator Thomas, this committee has received many letters from individual members asking for the passage of this bill. I believe you are familiar with the wishes of all tribal members on this question. By an act of Congress of July 21, 1924, all Indians born within the territorial limits of the United States were declared American citizens, though why they were ever considered anything else is an unsolved mystery, since...
Page 39 - ... not less than $1 per acre for each and every year thereafter during the continuance of the lease, except that such rental for any year shall be credited against the royalties as they accrue for that year.
Page 28 - ... to be sold may be made at any time after the expiration of six months from the final ratification of this agreement, without awaiting the expiration of the period of two years, as hereinbefore provided. 61. No lease of any coal or asphalt lands shall be made after the final ratification of this agreement, the provisions of the Atoka agreement to the contrary notwithstanding.
Page 39 - Bernardino, shall be held subject to lease, and may be leased by the Secretary of the Interior through advertisement, competitive bidding, or such other methods as he may by general regulations adopt, and in such areas as he shall fix, not exceeding two thousand five hundred and sixty acres ; all leases to be conditioned upon the payment by the lessee of such royalty...
Page 39 - Leases shall be for a period of twenty years, with the preferential right in the lessee to renew the same for successive periods of ten years upon such reasonable terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, unless otherwise provided by law at the time of the expiration of such periods.
Page 1 - November 29, 1950 by the principal chief of the Choctaw Nation and the Governor of the Chickasaw Nation...
Page 2 - ... First Deficiency Appropriation Act of May 24, 1949 (63 Stat. 76. 84) . Such reconveyed lands are referred to in this Part as "Choctaw-Chickasaw lands" and the act of August 3, 1955 is referred to as "the act".
Page 19 - All lands segregated and reserved under the last preceding section, excepting those embraced within the limits of a town site, established as hereinbefore provided, shall, within three years from the final ratification of this agreement and before the dissolution of the tribal governments, be sold at public auction for cash, under the direction of the President...

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