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158 FORTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ou. 284. 1882. e a e three hundred and sixty-tive), the Northern ghtgdhaldrddgghggmy was authorized and empowered to lay out, locate, construct, furnish, maintain, and eupoy as oontmnous railroad and telegraph line, with the appurtenances, namely: liegmning at a. pom on Lake Superior in the State ot Mmnesota or Wxsconsm, ihencg weslg erly by the most eligible railroad route, as shall be determined y sm company, within the temtory of the UDlt6d St8t8S, on a hue ngrt ca the forty-fifth degree of latitude, io some pomt on Puget Soon , an “ Whereas by section two of said net Congress granted to s21d company the right of way for the construction of said and telegraph line to the extent of two hundred feet in width on each side ot said milroad where it' may pass through the public domam, including al1 necessary ground for stationbuildings, workshops, depots, machine-shops, switches, side-truckai turntables, and water-stations; and

  • • Whereas by said section two Congress provided that the United

States should extinguish as rapidly as mayhe consistent with public policy and the welfare of the Indians the Indian ntles to all lands falling under the oper5tion of this act and acquired in the donation to the road named in the act · and _ as su., M9. “W`hereas by treatyzbetweeu the United Slates and the Crow Indians concluded at Fort Laramie, May seventh, enghteen hundred and mxty- eight, and duly ratified and proclaimedlfifteenth Statutes at Large, page six hundred and forty-nine), a district of country m the Temtory of Montana was set apart as a reservation for the absolute and u11d1s- turbed use and occupation of said Indians; and “Whe¤ens there is no provision or stipulation in said treaty authorizing said company 03 recognizing its right to construct its road through . said re¤e¤ration· an “Whereas the said company did, on the twenty-fifth day of June, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, ille in the Department of the Interior a map showing the deiinitdloeation of its line of railroad Hom the one hundred and seventh degree of longitude west from Greenwich westwardly through said reservation and adjacent territory to the western boundary of the said reserve, as provided by said act of eighteen hundred and sixtyfour, the company having first obtained the permission

1110 Secretary of the Interior to survey its line in said reservation;

“Whe:eas the said company desires to construct its line of railroad npc; T designated route, and claims the right by virtue of said net N : upenn:. “1W0w, therefore, in order to fulfill the obligations of the government in thepremiees, this agreement., made this twenty-second day of August anno Domiui hundred and eigbtyone, between the Crow tribe _ of Indians resi t on the Crow Reservation, in the Territory of Montam;h: presented by when- chiefs, headmeu, and heads of a maiority of fun and being a majority of all the adult male Indians occupying or interested in the lands hereinafter described, the said Indians acting under the supervision and with the approval of the Secretary of the Inte11or of the United States, of the one part, and the United States of America, represented by Llewellyn A. Luce, William H. Walker, and Charles A. Maxwell, special agents duly appointed in this behalf by the Secretary of the Interior, of the other part, witnesseth. That for the consideration heremefier mentioned the Crow tribe of Indians do hereby surrender and relinquish to the United States all their right, title and interest m and to all that part of the Crow Reservation sitnate in the Temtorypf Montana and described as follows, namely: ypaieii or **4; stx}? of land not exeeedingfour hundred feet in width, that is to ”"*'°*l'¤***•d- saya Evo undred feet on each side of the lme laid down on the map o me mte location h erembei'ore mentioned, wherever said line runs through sand reservation between the one hundred and seventh degree {gt; lcéngniude west of Greenwich on the east and the mid·channel of the xg n der River on the west, containing tlve thousand three hundred