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Act of March 2, 1907 (34 Stat. 1221)

Relevant Provisions: 
Trust funds

Applies the principles of dividing land in severalty found in the General Allotment Act to the realm of funds.

Section 1: Authorizes the secretary of the interior to designate which Indian people are capable of managing their affairs and cause a pro rata (or fixed proportional) share of tribal or trust funds to be allotted to them.  The Indian landowner must make an application for this.

Section 2: Authorizes the payment of the pro rata share of tribal funds to tribal members who are “blind, crippled, decrepit, or helpless from old age, disease, or accident.”

Click here for full text in Charles J. Kappler’s Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, produced by Oklahoma State University Library

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