1917 public local laws – Ch. 509 Sec. 5

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CHAPTER 509 AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR SEPARATE SCHOOLS FOR THE CROATAN INDIANS OF SAMPSON COUNTY. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

That all of the Croatan Indian children of school age residing in that territory or section in Sampson County designated and allotted to the Shiloh Indian School District shall be assigned to Shiloh Indian School of Dismal Township, and all Croatam children of school age residing in that territory or section in Sampson (County designated and allotted to New Bethel Indian School District shall be apportioned to New Bethel Indian School of Herrings Township; and the trustees of Shiloh Indian School shall annually, at the time provided by law for taking the census of the other school children of the county, take the census of all the Croatan Indian children between the ages of six and twenty-one years residing in said county in Shiloh district, and the trustees of New Bethel Indian School of Herrings Township shall annually at the time of taking the census of the other school children as provided by law, take the census of all the Indian school children between the ages of six and twentyone years residing in the New Bethel district in Sampson County; and there shall be excluded from such census and from said schools for the Croatan Indians of Sampson County all children of the negro race to the fourth generation, and the action of the trustees of these Indian schools as to who shall be admitted or excluded from said schools shall be final, and not appealable to the county board of education, but no one shall be precluded from instituting legal proceedings im the proper courts of the State.

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