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632 FORTY—SECOND CONGRESS. Sess. HI. Ch. 332. 1873. Ifpsymsnt is may prescribe. And on failure to make payment within one year from ”°* Mdé "’i°hl¤ date of said approval of appraisement the right of such settler to purchase aye:"' as aforesaid shall cease, and it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior to sell the same, either at public sale or on sealed bids, for cash, to the highest bidder, at not less than the appraised value, nor less than one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, after due notice by public advertisement. Lands notcccu- And all lands referred to in this and the foregoing sections not so occupied Phd ““d im' and improved by settlers at the date of the approval of this act shall be proved by settlers . . . . . . _ to bg appmscd appraased by said appraisers, including all impiovements thereon of every Md §<>ld¢¤ l¤igh· character, and sold by direction of the Secretary of the Interior to the °s° b'dd°" highest bidder, for cash, after due advertisement, either at public sale or on lliinfmum sealed bids, at not less than the appraised value, nor less than one dollar l’"“°· and twenty-five cents per acre as aforesaid, in quantities not exceeding one hundred and sikty acres aforesaid. Adult members Sec. 3. That if-any adult member of said tribe shall desire to become

E;l’i)**il’°· mfg? a citizen of the United States, shall prove by at least two competent wit-

2mg_ €°°m° cl l` ncsses, to the satisntction of the circuit court of the United States for the State of Kansas, that he or she is sufficiently intelligent and prudent t0 manage his or her own affairs, and has, for the period of five years, been able to maintain himself or herself and family, and has adopted the habits of civilized life, and shall take an oath of allegiance to the United States, as provided by law for the naturalization of aliens, he or she shall be declared by said court to be a citizen of the United States, which shall be entered of record and·a certificate thereof given to said party. On the Lands may bg presentation of said certincate to the Secretary of the Interior, with satis- 90¤"€Y€<l *¤*l¤¤¤¤ factory proof of identity, he may, at the request of such person or persons, {1 gialsg gilt t° cause the lands severally held by them and their minor children to be con- &c. i veyed to them by patent_ in fee-simple, without the power of alienation, and may, at his discretion, cause to be paid to them, from time to time, their proportion of all the moneys and effects of said tribe held for them by the United States, or which may be received as the net proceeds of the sale Indignsthento of lands under the provisions of this act; after which said Indians and cease to be mem- their minor children shall cease to be members of any Indian tribe; but bm °m’° mm the lands so patented to them shall not be subject to levy, taxation, or sale during the natural lives of said Indians or of their minor children. Census of me Sec. 4. That the Secretary of the Interior shall, in ninety days from the Miami Indians to passage of this act, cause to be taken a census of all the Miami Indians b° *“k°"‘ entitled to a share in the reserved lands and the moneys set apart by the treaty between the United States and the Miami Indians, dated June the fifth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, for that part of the tribe known as Who to bein. l1Vestern Miamies, including in said census those persons of Miami blood ¢l¤d¢d ¤¤¢¤‘¢i¤· or descent for whom provision was made by the third section of the act of June twelfth, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, if in the opinion of the Secretary of the Interior the said Indians are entitled to be so included under treaty stipulations ; but in such census none shall be included unless justly entitled according to the provisions of said treaty; and with said Two lists to be census there shall also be made two lists, one containing the names of all ¤‘“d"’· the Indians so entitled who may elect to become citizens of the United States, and their minor children (heads of families choosing) the other the names of all who elect to remain under the care of the United States, and to unite with the Wea, Peoria, Kaskaskia, and Piankeshaw lndians in the Indian Territory, according to the provisions of a contract dated January the fifteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, between the Western Miami Indians, of Kansas, of one part, and said Wea, Peoria, Kaskaskia, and Piankeshaw Indians, of the other part, and their minor children; Census and which census and lists shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the um t° b° mm' Interior, and which census and lists, when properly taken and filed as aforesaid, shall be approved by the Secretary of the Interior, and thenceforward, those whose names are on the citizens’ list shall be treated and