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Act of August 15, 1894 (28 Stat. 286)

Relevant Provisions: 
Leasing; pursuit of claims

A portion of this act allows for the surplus lands of any tribe to be leased for farming purposes by the tribal council for three years. This act also allows anyone of Indian descent who claims to be entitled to land under any allotment act or claims to have been unlawfully denied from any allotment to prosecute or defend any action or suit in circuit court. The act gives the circuit courts jurisdiction to try these sorts of suits.

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