What exactly does "Stat." mean in law citations?
I am a student studying history who came across the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887. I noticed that the original law is referred to as follows:
Feb. 8, 1887, ch. 119, 24 Stat. 388
However, there is one things which I do not understand in this citation. What exactly does "24 Stat." mean? I looked up a record of this law online (http://uscode.house.gov/statviewer.htm?volume=24&page=388), and nowhere could I find "24 Stat.".