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Nationals and citi. zens of U. S. at birth.

I CHAPTER II—NATIONALITY AT BIRTH
SEC. 201. The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United
States at birth:

(a) A person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof;

(b) A person born in the United States to a member of an Indian, Eskimo, Aleutian, or other aboriginal tribe: Provided, That the granting of citizenship under this subsection shall not in any manner impair or otherwise affect the right of such person to tribal or other property;

(c) A person born outside of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents both of whom are citizens of the United States and one of whom has resided in the United States or one of its outlying possessions, prior to the birth of such person;

(d) A person born outside of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is a citizen of the United States who resided in the United States or one of its outlying possessions prior to the birth of such person, and the other of whom is a national, but not a citizen of the United States;

(e) A person born in an outlying possession of the United States of parents one of whom is a citizen of the United States who resided in the United States or one of its outlying possessions prior to the birth of such person;

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Approved, October 14, 1940.

October 17, 1940

(H. R. 99721 [Public, No. 868]

54 Stat. 1198

[CHAPTER 895)

AN ACT
Authorizing the improvement of certain rivers and harbors in the interest of the

national defense, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following
works of improvement of rivers, harbors, and other waterways are
hereby adopted and authorized, to be prosecuted in the interest of the
national defense under the direction of the Secretary of War and
supervision of the Chief of Engineers, in accordance with the plans
recommended in the respective reports hereinafter designated and
subject to conditions set forth therein:

Rivers and harbors.

Improvements in interest of national de. fense.

Ante, p. 506.

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| SEC. 2. The following modifications of projects, involving no cost to the United States, in addition to that heretofore authorized, are hereby adopted and authorized to be prosecuted:

Modification of designated projects.

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Central Valley proj. ect, Calif., reauthorization.

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The second proviso in section 2 of the Act of August 26, 1937 (50 Stat. 844, 850), authorizing the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes, Iis hereby amended to read as follows: "Provided further, That the entire Central Valley project, California, heretofore authorized and established under the provisions of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 (49 Stat. 115) and the First Deficiency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1936 (49 Stat. 1622), is hereby reauthorized and declared to be for the purposes of improving navigation, regulating the flow of the San Joaquin River and the Sacramento River, controlling floods, providing for storage and for the delivery of the stored waters thereof, for construction under the provisions of the Federal reclamation laws of such distribution systems as the Secretary of the Interior deems necessary in connection with lands for which said stored waters are to be delivered, for the reclamation of arid and

Purposes declared.

semiarid lands and lands of Indian reservations, and other beneficial uses, and for the generation and sale of electric energy as a means of financially aiding and assisting such undertakings, and in order to permit the full utilization of the works constructed to accomplish the aforesaid purposes."

Approved, October 17, 1940.

October 21, 1940

(S. 43381 (Public. No. 875)

54 Stat. 1206

Civilian Conservation Corps.

50 Stat. 320.

[CHAPTER 906)

AN ACT
To amend the Act entitled "An Act to establish a Civilian Conservation Corps, and

for other purposes”, approved June 28, 1937, as amended.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 8 of the

Act entitled "An Act to establish a Civilian Conservation Corps, and 59.4. S. C., Supp. V, for other purposes”, approved June 28, 1937 (50 Stat. 319), as amended Terms of enrollment by the Act of May 12, 1938 (52 Stat. 349), is further amended by adding

after the words "War veterans" in the second proviso of said section the following: "and Indians”.

Approved, October 21, 1940.

of Indians.

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November 27, 1940

(S. 3133) [Public, No. 882)

54 Stat. 1218

For the relief of the Cherokee Indian Nation or Tribe, and for other purposes.

tion or Tribe.

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thoized.

Credit to Cherokee school fund.

Reimbursement of attorneys.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Cherokee Indian Na United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby Appropriation

authorized to be appropriated, the sum of $2,185.72 with interest at 5 per centum from June 30, 1919, to the date of the appropriation of the said sum herein authorized, which sum was appropriated by the Act of June 30, 1919 (41 Stat. pp. 21, 22), and by the terms of said Act was required to be "credited to the principal of the Cherokee school fund", a trust fund bearing interest at 5 per centum, but which said sum was erroneously deposited in the general fund of the Treasury as miscellaneous receipt, by miscellaneous receipt covering warrant Numbered 122, as of August 14, 1919.

When appropriated said money shall be credited to the Cherokee school fund and the Secretary of the Treasury shall pay the said money to the surviving attorneys of the Cherokee Indian Nation or Tribe selected by them

in pursuance to the Act of March 19, 1924 (43 Stat. p. 27), to reimburse in part said attorneys for expenses heretofore incurred in the preparation and prosecution of the claims of the said Cherokee Indian Nation or Tribe, brought under said Act of March 19, 1924, in the name of “The Cherokee Nation against the United States". Approved, November 27, 1940. PRIVATE LAWS OF THE SEVENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS,

THIRD SESSION, 1940–1941 [CHAPTER 68]

AN ACT

March 18, 1940

(S. 22991 (Private, No. 287)

54 Stat. 1250

For the relief of Hubert Richardson.

Hubert Richardson.
Land patent to.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to issue patent on Western Navajo Indian Reservation Exchange selection 078942 filed on October 18, 1938, by Hubert Richardson in the district land office at Phoenix, Arizona, under the Act of May 23, 1930 (46 Stat. 378), as amended by the Act of February 21, 1931 (46 Stat. 1204), for lots 2, 3, and 4 of

section 22, township 29 north, range 9 east, Gila and Salt River base and meridian, upon the submission of satisfactory proofs covering both the offered and the selected lands, as required by section 2 of the Act of May 23, 1930, cited above, notwithstanding that the selected lands are within the boundaries of the Western Navajo Indian Reservation, and notwithstanding the provisions of the Act of June 14, 1934 (48 Stat. 960). The patent hereby authorized to be issued shall be subject to the provisions and conditions of section 24 of the Federal Power Act of June 10, 1920 (41 Stat. 1063), as amended.

Approved, March 18, 1940.

Provisions and conditions.

41 Stat. 1075.

16 U. S. C. $ 818; Supp. V., $ 818.

June 24, 1940

IS. 33521 (Private, No. 393)

54 Stat. 1291

Minnesota.

Time extended for fil. ing certain Indian claims.

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Amounts due ceased claimants.

(CHAPTER 418]

AN ACT To amend the Act of August 27, 1935 (49 Stat. 2194), and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of August 27, 1935 (49 Stat. 2194), be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to allow the submission of claims by Indians thereunder at any Itime prior to June 30, 1941. The Comptroller General of the United States is directed to receive and settle any additional claims filed by Indians before said date and to reconsider all such claims which have been heretofore disallowed on account of failure to file them within the period of two years imposed by the Act.

SEC. 2. Irrespective of the date of death or the sum involved or any contrary rule or practice with respect to payment of the claims, all amounts found due deceased Indians whose heirs have been determined by the Secretary of the Interior shall be paid to the appropriate superintendent or other bonded officer of the Indian Service for the benefit of the heirs, to be handled and accounted for by him with other moneys under this control in accordance with existing law and regulations. The amounts due deceased claimants whose heirs have not been thus determined shall be so paid upon applications therefore filed by the superintendent, for credit to the estates.

SEC. 3. The superintendent of the Consolidated Chippewa Agency is hereby authorized to file claims for any and all claimants or heirs of pewa Agency: claimants whose whereabouts cannot be determined after due and diligent search, and a verified certificate filed by the superintendent that such due and diligent search has been made, shall be sufficient condition precedent to the right to file any such claim.

SEC. 4. Claims filed hereunder may be sworn to before a local postmaster or a superintendent or other officer of the Indian Service oaths. authorized to administer oaths.

Approved, June 24, 1940.

Consolidated Chip

Unlocated claimants.

Filing

of

claims;

July 11, 1940

(S. 31011 (Private, No. 497)

54 Stat. 1336

[CHAPTER 616)

AN ACT
For the relief of certain purchasers of, and entrymen upon, opened lands of certain

Indian reservations.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of
the Interior is hereby authorized to reinstate any entry or purchase,
in existence December 31, 1936, on the opened lands within the ceded
areas of the Cheyenne River, Coeur d'Alene, Colville, Fort Berthold,
Fort Peck, Pine Ridge, Rosebud, or Standing Rock Indian Reserva-
tions, or any of the Chippewa lands in Minnesota opened in accord-
ance with the Act of January 14, 1889 (25 Stat. 642), that has been
canceled in toto for failure of the claimant thereof to make payment of
the purchase money and interest due, or any such entry canceled in
part by relinquishment, upon the filing by the claimant in the proper

Indian reservations.

Reinstatement of certain entries or pur. chases.

Filing of application for reinstatement.

district land office within sixty days from the date of the enactment of Proviso,

this Act, an application for reinstatement accompanied by the full Legal requirements. amount of money due under governing laws: Provided, That all other

requirements of the laws under which the entry or purchase was made have been complied with.

Approved, July 11, 1940.

PUBLIC LAWS OF THE SEVENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS,

FIRST SESSION, 1941-1942
(CHAPTER 32]

AN ACT
Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the

fiscal year ending June 30, 1941, and prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental
appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941, and prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941.

April 1, 1941

(H.R. 3836) (Public Law 25)

55 Stat. 62

TITLE I-GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS

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IBUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS Payment to Cherokee Indians: For payment to the Cherokee Indian Nation or Tribe, as authorized by the Act of November 27, 1940 (51 Stat. 1218), entitled "An Act for relief of the Cherokee Indian Nation or Tribe, and for other purposes”, $2,185.72, with interest at 5 per centum from June 30, 1919, to the date of this Act.

Purchase and transportation of Indian supplies: For additional amounts for expenses of purchase and transportation of goods and supplies for the Indian Service for the following fiscal years:

For 1937, $674.89;
For 1940, $120,000.

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18 Stat. 110.

SEC. 204. (a) For the payment of the following claims, certified to be due by the General Accounting Office under appropriations the balances of which have been carried to the surplus fund under the provisions of section 5 of the Act of June 20, 1874 (31 U.S. C. 713), and under appropriations heretofore treated as permanent, being for the service of the fiscal year 1938 and prior years, unless otherwise stated, and which have been certified to Congress under section 2 of the Act of July 7, 1884 (5 U. S. C. 266), as fully set forth in House Document Numbered 113, Seventy-seventh Congress, there is appropriated as follows:

23 Stat. 254.

I Department of the Interior:

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1For pay of Indian police, $205.
For maintaining law and order on Indian reservations, $60.

For construction, and so forth, irrigation systems, Indian reservations (reimbursable), $4.

For support of Indians and administration of Indian property, $649.16.

For conservation of health among Indians, $435.56.
For Indian agency buildings, $1.60.
For Indian boarding schools, $75.22.
For agricultural and stock raising among Indians, $19.96.

For Civilian Conservation Corps (transfer to Interior, Indians), $69.62.

For Indian school support, $84.62.
For expenses of organizing corporations, $71.11.

For loans and relief in stricken agricultural areas (transfer from
Agriculture to Interior, Indians), $14.62.
For Indian Service supply fund, $459.32.

For emergency conservation work (transfer to Interior, Indians, Act
June 22, 1936), $68.

For emergency conservation work (transfer to Interior, Indians, Act February 9, 1937), $339.40.

49 Stat. 1601.

50 Stat. 10.

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Additional claims.

18 Stat. 110.

1(b) For the payment of the following claims, certified to be due by the General Accounting Office under appropriations the balances of which have been carried to the surplus fund under the provisions of section 5 of the Act of June 20, 1874 (31 U. S. C. 713), and under appropriations heretofore treated as permanent, being for the service of the fiscal year 1938 and prior years, unless otherwise stated, and which have been certified to Congress under section 2 of the Act of 1 July 7, 1884 (5 U. S. C. 266), as fully set forth in Senate Document Numbered 30, Seventy-seventh Congress, there is appropriated as follows:

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23 Stat. 264.

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For support of Indians and administration of Indian property, $270.82.

For conservation of health among Indians. $3.40.

For emergency conservation work (transfer to Interior, Indians, Act February 9, 1937), $7.18.

For emergency conservation work (transfer to Interior, Indians, Act June 22, 1936), $7.34.

50 Stat. 10.

49 Stat. 1601.

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Approved, April 1, 1941.

April 5, 1941

H. R. 27881 (Public Law 28]

55 Stat. 92

[CHAPTER 40)

AN ACT
Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive

bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1942,
and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1942, namely:

Independent Offices Appropriation Act. 1942.

Post, pp. 396, 540, 683, 748.

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