The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to negotiate, through any United States Indian inspector, agreements with any Indians for the cession to the United States of portions of their respective reservations or surplus unallotted lands, any agreements thus negotiated to be subject to subsequent ratification by Congress.
(Mar. 3, 1901, ch. 832, §1,
Section was formerly classified to section 1195 of Title 43, Public Lands, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section, where it had originally appeared prior to transfer to Title 43.