Indian Affairs Laws and Treaties Vol. 3 (Laws)
I have the honor to present to the Congress, in compliance with its resolution, the third volume of my compilation of Indian Laws and Treaties. The former volumes were first published under a resolution of the Senate in 1902, and shortly thereafter a second edition was ordered by a concurrent resolution of the two Houses. This third volume brings down to date all laws relative to Indian affairs passed by Congress since 1902, together with all Executive proclamations, departmental orders, etc., relating to Indian reservations to date, a list of Indian trust funds standing to the credit of various tribes, and also several old Indian treaties which it was not possible to procure when the volume containing the treaties was prepared. It was the compiler's purpose when he began the work on the third volume to make it superior, if possible, to the first two volumes, and thinks he has succeeded at least in making it more comprehensjve and useful by inserting annotations and citations from the opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Federal and State Courts, the Court of Claims, the Interior Department, the Attorney General, and the Comptroller of the Treasury, wherever it was found that the laws had been construed. In addition, the compiler was successful in obtaining the consent of the publishers of the Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure (Cyc) to allow the reprinting in the third volume of the article on "Indians," which covers fully and completely the general law relating to Indians and will be found extremely useful as a ready reference. This, in connection with the annotations and the citations to court decisions and a thorough index will enable the freest investigation of any question relating to Indians and Indian affairs.