Development of Oil and Gas Mining Leases on Indian Reservations: Hearings...on S. 3159 and S. 4152...April 21, May 3, and 4, 1926

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Halaman 3 - That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, to grant to any qualified applicant a prospecting permit which shall give the exclusive right...
Halaman 3 - The area to be selected by the applicant shall be in compact form and, if surveyed, to be described by the legal subdivisions of the public land surveyed ; if unsurveyed, to be surveyed by the Government at the expense of the applicant for lease in accordance with rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, and the lands leased shall be conformed to and taken in accordance with the legal subdivisions of such surveys...
Halaman 76 - ... shall be paid by the Secretary of the Treasury after the expiration of each fiscal year to the State within the boundaries of which the leased lands or deposits are or were located, said moneys to be used by such State or subdivisions thereof (or the construction and maintenance of public roads or for the support of public schools or other public educational institutions, as the legislature of the State may direct...
Halaman 7 - The permittee shall also be entitled to a preference right to a lease for the remainder of the land in his prospecting permit...
Halaman 53 - On the discovery of this immense continent, the great nations of Europe were eager to appropriate to themselves so much of it as they could respectively acquire. Its vast extent offered an ample field to the ambition and enterprise of all; and the character and religion...
Halaman 54 - But, as they were all in pursuit of nearly the same object, it was necessary, in order to avoid conflicting settlements, and consequent war with each other, to establish a principle which all should acknowledge as the law by which the right of acquisition, which they all asserted, should be regulated as between themselves. This principle was that discovery gave title to the government by whose subjects, or by whose authority, it was made, against all other European governments, which title might...
Halaman 54 - In the establishment of these relations, the Rights of the original Inhabitants were in no instance entirely disregarded, but were necessarily, to a considerable extent, impaired. They were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as a just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion...
Halaman 55 - ... thereof may be advantageously utilized for agricultural or grazing purposes by such Indians, and to cause allotment to each Indian located thereon to be made in such areas as in his opinion may be for their best interest not to exceed eighty acres of agricultural or one hundred and sixty acres of grazing land to any one Indian.
Halaman 55 - That each and every person claiming lands in California by virtue of any right or title derived from the Spanish or Mexican government...
Halaman 7 - An act to promote the mining of coal, phosphate, oil, oil shale, gas, and sodium on the public domain...

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