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An act for the relief of certain Alabama and Wyandot Indians, .
An act graisting and securing to Anthony Shane, the right of the

United States to a tract of land in the state of Onio,
An act for the relief of Young King, a chief of the Seneca tribe of In-

dians, • . . An act supplementary 'to the act passed the thirteenth of March, one

thousand eight hundred and two, to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers,

44 An act making provision for the location of the lands reserved by the

first article of the treaty of ninth of August, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, between the United States and the Creek nation,

to certain chiefs and warriors of that nation, and for other purposes, 46 An act to provide for the punishment of crimes and offences committed

within the Indian boundaries, An act directing the manner of appointing Indian agents, and continu

ing the “Act for establishing trading houses with the Indian tribes." An act fixing the compensation of Indian agents and factors, . . An act authorizing the President of the United States to purchase the

lands reserved by the act of the third of March, eighteen hundred · and seventeen, to certain chiefs, warriors, or other Indians of the Creek nation,

- - - - - - An act supplementary to the act, entitled “An act to provide for the prompt settlement of public accounts, ó

.. . 51 An act making provision for the civilization of the Indian tribes adjoin.

ing the frontier settlements, - - An act making appropriations to carry into effect treaties concluded

with several Indian tribes therein mentioned, 'An act to continue in forve, for a further term, the act, entitled "An act

for establishing trading houses with the Indian tribes," and for other
purposes, -

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- 53 An act to abolish the United States' trading establishment with the In

dian tribes, . An act to amend an act, to regulate trade and intercourse with the In

dian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers, approved thirtieth

March, eighteen hundred and two, - - - An act concerning the disbursement of public money,

- 57 An act providing for the appointment of an agent for the Osage Indians,

west of the state of Missouri, and territory of Arkansas, and for oth

er purposes, An act to enable the President to hold treaties with certain Indian tribes,

and for other purposes, An act providing for the disposition of three several tracts of lands in

Tuscarawas county, in the state of Ohio; and for other purposes, An act reserving to the Wyandot tribe of Indians a certain tract of land, in lieu of a reservation made to them by treaty,

An act to authorize the President of the United States to cause a road

to be marked out from the western frontier of Missiouri, to the confines of New Mexico,

- 63 An act supplementary “to an act providing for the disposition of three

several tracts of land in Tuscarawas county, in the state of Ohio, and for other purposes,” passed the twenty-sixth day of May, one thou

sand eight hundred and twenty-four, - - - - An act to enable the President to hold treaties with certain Indian tribes, 64 An act to enable the President of the United States to hold a treaty with

the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations of Indians, ' . An act making appropriations to defray the expense of negotiating and

carrying into effect certain Indian treaties, .. An act to aid certain Indians of the Creek nation, in their removal to

the west of the Mississippi, .

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An act making appropriations to carry into effect the treaty concluded

between the United States and the Creek nation, ratified the twenty

second of April, eighieen hundred and twenty-six, - - . An act for the relief of Florida Indians, An act to provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in

any of the states or territories, and for their removal west of the river Mississippi,

LAWS

OF THE

COLONIAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS,

RELATING TO

TELE INDIANS AND INDIAN AFFAIRS.

MASSACHUSETTS.-1633-1672.

For settling the Indians' title to lands in this jurisdiction. It is declared and ordered by this Court, and authority Massachuset thereof, That what lands any of the Indians in this jurisdiction 1633-1672. have possessed and improved, by subduing the same, they have just right unto, according to that in Gen. T. 28, and Chap. 9. 1, and Psal. 115, 16.

And for the further encouragement of the hopeful work amongst them, for the civilizing and helping them forward to Christianity, if any of the Indians shall be brought to civility, and shall come among the English to inhabit, in any of their plantations, and shall there live civily and orderly, that such İndians shall have allotments amongst the English, according to the custom of the English in like case.

Further it is ordered, That if, upon good experience, there shall be a competent number of the Indians brought on to civility, so as to be capable of a township upon their request to the General Court, they shall have grant of lands undisposed of, for a plantation, as the English have.

And further it is ordered by this Court, That if any plantation or person of the English, shall offer injuriously to put any of the Indians from their planting grounds, or fishing places, upon their complaint, and proof thereof, they shall have relief in any of the Courts of Justice amongst the English, as the English have.

And further it is ordered by this Court and the authority thereof, and be it hereby enacted, That all the tract of land within this jurisdiction, whether already granted to any English plantations or persons, or to be granted by this Court (not

Massachusetts being under the qualifications of right to the Indians) is, and 1633–1672. shall be accounted the just right of such English as already

have, or hereafter shall have grant of lands from this Court, and the authority thereof, from that of Gen. 1. 28, and the invitation of the Indians.

Sec. 2. And it is ordered, That no person whatsoever shall henceforth buy land of any Iudian, without license first had and obtained of the General Court; and if any offend herein, such land so bought shall be forfeited to the country.

Nor shall any person sell, give, or barter, directly or indi1633–37.

rectly, any gun or guns, powder, bullets, shot, lead, to any Indian whatsoever, or to any person inhabiting out of this jurisdiction : Nor shall any amend or repair any gun belonging to any Indian, nor shall sell any armour or weapons, upon penalty of ten pounds for every gun, armour, or weapons, so sold, given, or bartered, five pounds for every pound of powder, forly shillings for every pound of shot or lead, and proportionably for any greater or lesser quantity. [1633–37.]

For explaining the law, tit. “ Indians." 1665.

This Court doth declare the prohibition there exprest, referring to the purchase of Indian land without license from this Court, is to be understood, as well grants for term of years, as forever, and that under the same penalty as in the said law is exprest. [1665.]

3. Whereas, the French and Dutch and other foreign nations, do ordinarily trade guns, powder, and shot, with Indiáns, to our great prejudice, and strengthening and animating the Indians against us: and the aforesaid French, Dutch, &c. do prohibit all trade with the Indians within their respective jurisdictions, under penalty of confiscation, &c.

It is therefore ordered, That it shall not be lawful for any Frenchman, Dutchman, or any person of any other foreign nation whatsoever, or any English dwelling amongst them, or under them, or any of them, to trade with any Indian or Indians within the limits of our jurisdiction, directly or indirectly, by themselves or others, under penalty of confiscation of all such goods and vessels as shall be found so trading, or the due value thereof, upon just proof of any goods or vessels so trading or traded. :

. And it shall be lawful for any person or persons, inhabiting 1650.

within this jurisdiction, to make seizure of any such goods or vessels trading with the Indians; une half whereof shall be for the proper use and benefit of the party seizing, and the other half to the country. [1650.]

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