N.Y. Indian Law Section 23
Consent of agent to certain contracts

Every contract which shall be made without the written consent of the agent of the Onondaga Indians, by any person other than an Indian, with any Indian of the Onondaga tribe, or with any Indian of any other nation or tribe residing or living with such Indians, for or concerning any stone, or any wood, timber or bark on the tribal lands of such nation, or that has been taken or removed from such lands, shall be void; and any person who, without such consent, shall receive from any such Indian or other person, any such stone, wood, timber or bark, on such reservation, or removed therefrom, knowing the same to have been taken or removed therefrom, shall be liable to a penalty of five times the value of such property, recoverable by the agent of such tribe, in the name of the people of the state, and payable upon recovery, after he has deducted his fees and the reasonable costs and expenses of collection, to the chiefs of such tribe for the benefit of the tribe.

Source: Section 23 — Consent of agent to certain contracts, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/IND/23 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

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Sep. 22, 2014

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