SIGNED WM. MCKINLEY LAND GRANT TO AMERICAN INDIAN WOMAN

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  • Sold Date: Aug 23, 2010
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This is a wonderful and rare presidential land grant to a Native American Indian woman named Al-i-werkt Tu-lah-leti-tsur, "an Indian residing on the Yakima Indian reservation." The document reads in its entirety:

The United States of America

To all to whom these presents shall come, GREETINGS:

Was T has been deposited in the General Land Office of the United States a schedule of allotments of land, dated May 10, 1897, from the Comissioner of Indian Affairs, approved by the Secretary of the Interior May 11, 1897, wby it appears that under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved February 8, 1887 (24 Stats., 388,) as amended by the Act of February 28, 1891 (26 Stats., 794) Al-i-werkt Tu-lah-leti-tsur, an Indian residing on the Yakima Indian reservation has been allotted the following described land, viz: The west half of the north west quarter of section thirty five in township ten north of range twenty East of the Willamette meridian in Washington, containing eighty acres

Now know ye, That the United States of America, in consideration of the premises and in accordance with the provisions of the fifth section of said Act of Congress of the 8th February, 1887, BY DECLARES that it does and will hold the land thus allotted (subject to all the restrictions and conditions contained in said fifth section) for the period of twenty five years, i
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