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March 2, 1899 Act to provide for acquiring rights of way by railroad companies through Indian reservations, Indian lands, and Indian allotments, and for other purposes.
The Act provided that a right of way for a railway, telegraph and telephone line through any Indian reservation or any lands held by an Indian tribe or nation in Indian Territory, or through any lands reserved for an Indian agency or for other purposes in connection with the Indian service, or through any lands which have been allotted in severalty to any individual Indian under any law or treaty, but which have not been conveyed to the allottee with full power of alienation, would be granted to any railroad company organized under laws of United States or State or Territory. Set for damages, appraisal and appeal process.
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