Grant of land in Indian Territory to a Cherokee during transition period of Indians gaining U.S. citizenship and their territory becoming the State of Oklahoma.
Partly Printed DS: "W.C. Rogers" as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, 1p, 8½x12¾. Indian Territory, 1905 January 25. Countersigned: "Oliver A. Phelps", Clerk, who also signed the name of U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ethan A. Hitchcock.
In part: "Whereas, By the Act of Congress approved July 1, 1902 (32 Stat., 716), ratified by the Cherokee Nation August 7, 1902, it is provided that there shall be allotted by the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, to each citizen of the Cherokee Tribe, land equal in value to one hundred and ten acres of the average allottable lands of the Cherokee Nation, and, Whereas, It was provided by said Act of Congress that each citizen shall designate and selected for him, at the time of his selection of allottment, out of his allotment, as a homestead, land equal in value to forty acres of the average allottable lands of the Cherokee Nation, as nearly as may be, for which he shall receive a separate certificate, and, Whereas, The said Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes has certified that the land hereinafter described has been selected by or on behalf of Mattie E. Archer, a citizen of said tribe, as an allotment, exclusive of land equal in value to forty acres of the average allottable lands of the Cherokee Nation, selected as a homestead as aforesaid, Now, Therefore, I, the undersigned Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by aforesaid Act of Congress of the United States, have granted and conveyed, and by these presents do grant and convey unto the said Mattie E. Archer all right, title and interest of the Cherokee Nation...according to the United States survey thereof, subject,...
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