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December 5, 1942

(HR. 45781 (Public Law 789)

56 Stat. 1040

Puyallup Indians, Wash

Corrections in tribal membership roll.

25 U.S. C. $ 163.

Distribution of authorized sum.

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(CHAPTER 679)

AN ACT
To authorize certain corrections in the tribal membership roll of the Puyallup Tribe

of Indians in the State of Washington, 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 Secretary of
the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to correct
the tribal membership roll of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians approved
by the First Assistant Secretary of the Interior on May 12, 1930,
pursuant to the Act of June 30, 1919 (41 Stat. 9), by striking therefrom
the name of Grace Taylor, Roll Numbered 261, and by adding the
name of Annie Sloan and the name of Lawrence Charles Williams.
The said Secretary is further authorized and directed to cause to be
paid, respectively, to said Annie Sloan or her heirs, from any funds to
the credit of said Grace Taylor in the custody of the United States, or
from any tribal funds to the credit of the Puyallup Indian Tribe, her
distributive share of any payments made from the Puyallup tribal
funds since May 12, 1930.

SEC. 2. That when the corrections authorized in section 1 hereof shall have been made, the sum of $228,525, authorized to be appropriated by the Act of August 11, 1939 (53 Stat. 1405), for the acquisition of complete title to the Puyallup Indian Tribal School prop-Ierty at Tacoma, Washington, for Indian sanatorium purposes, shall be distributed by the Secretary of the Interior, under such rules and regula. tions as he may prescribe, to those persons, or their heirs, whose names appear on the said roll approved on May 12, 1930, as herein modified, and section 2 of said Act of August 11, 1939, is hereby amended accordingly.

Approved, December 5, 1942.
(CHAPTER 813)

AN ACT
To provide for the probate and distribution of restricted estates not exceeding $2,500

in value of deceased Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That exclusive
jurisdiction is hereby conferred on the Secretary of the Interior to
determine the heirs after notice and hearing under such rules and
regulations as he may prescribe, and to probate the estate of any
Ideceased restricted Indian enrolled or unenrolled, of the Five Civi-
lized Tribes of Oklahoma, whenever the restricted estate consists only
of funds or securities under the control of the Department of the
Interior of an aggregate value not exceeding $2,500: Provided, That
where such decedent died prior to the effective date of this Act, the
distribution of such funds and securities, including the decedent's
share of any tribal funds, shall be made in accordance with the statute
of descent and distribution applicable at the date of death: And
provided further, That where the decedent dies subsequently to the
effective date of this Act distribution of all such funds and securities,
including tribal funds aforesaid, shall be effected in accordance with
the statute of descent and distribution of the State of Oklahoma.

SEC. 2. Prior to distribution of the estate to the individuals found entitled thereto under the provisions of section 1 of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall collect out of the funds or other property involved and pay into the Treasury of the United States a fee of $20 in those cases where the value of the estate is $250 or more but does not exceed $1,000; a fee of $25 where the value of the estate is more than $1,000 but less than $2,000; and a fee of $30 where the value of the estate is $2,000 or more.

Approved, December 24, 1942.

December 24, 1942

(S. 23851 [Public Law 833)

56 Stat. 1080

Five Civilized Tribes, Okia.

Probate and distribution of restricted es. tates.

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Provisos.

Applicable statutes of descent and distribu. tion.

Fees.

December 24, 1942

IS, 27441 (Public Law 834)

56 Stat. 1081

Klamath River Reservation, Calif.

Trust on certain lands reimposed.

Proviso.

25 U. S. C. $$ 348, 391.

December 24, 1942

IS. 28291 (Public Law 835)

56 Stat. 1081

Wapato Indian irri. gation project, Wash.

25 U. S. C. $$ 389389e.

Elimination of cer. tain lands.

Cancelation or ad. justment of charges.

(CHAPTER 814]

AN ACT
To reimpose the trust on certain lands allotted to Indians of the Klamath River

Reservation, California.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the period of
trust on lands allotted to Indians of the Klamath River Reservation,
California, which expired July 31, 1919, and the legal title to which is
still in the United States, is hereby reimposed and extended for a
period of twenty-five years from July 31, 1919: Provided, That further
extension of the period of trust may be made by the President, in his
discretion, as provided by section 5 of the Act of February 8, 1887 (24
Stat. 388), and the Act of June 21, 1906 (34 Stat. 326).

Approved, December 24, 1942. [CHAPTER 815)

AN ACT
To eliminate certain lands from the Wapato Indian irrigation project, Yakima
Reservation, Washington, cancel and adjust certain charges, 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 action of the Secretary of the Interior taken on the 9th day of September 1942, pursuant to the Act of June 22, 1936 (49 Stat. 1803), affecting certain lands of the Wapato Indian irrigation project, Yakima Reservation, Washington, is hereby confirmed as follows: (a) The elimination from the project of three hundred and eighty-six and one one-hundredth acres of land described in the Secretary's order; (b) the cancelation of $14,512.03, representing unpaid assessments against the land for construction, operation, maintenance, and penalties; (c) the cancelation of $860.38 of accrued operation, maintenance, and penalties against land not eliminated from the project; (d) the credit of $58 on future operation and maintenance assessments against the southwest quarter northeast quarter, section 7, township 10 north, Irange 19 east, Washington meridian; (e) the cancelation, adjustment, or modification in proper cases of agreements previously executed; (f) the adjustments of project areas and the cancelations and adjustments dealt with in the Secretary's order, upon the condition, stated in the order, that the owners of the lands affected who retain any irrigable land within the Wapato project shall promptly settle any delinquent irrigation charges against the land retained in the project, either by cash payment or by the execution of contracts providing for the deferment of the amounts due.

SEC. 2. Any assessments made against the lands eliminated from the project pending the confirmation of the Secretary's order are canceled and all payments made on account of any such assessments shall be credited to the lands retained in the project by the respective owners.

SEC. 3. In order to prevent the accumulation of delinquent project assessments or other proper charges against the lands described in the said order of the Secretary of the Interior and to protect all sums due the Government by the project landowners, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to take such action as he may deem necessary, including the foreclosure of the Government's first lien for such unpaid charges created by the Act of May 18, 1916 (39 Stat. 154), or any other Act of Congress.

Approved, December 24, 1942.
CHAPTER 816)

AN ACT
To provide relief to the owners, of former Indian-owned land within the Oroville-

Tonasket Irrigation District, Washington, and for other purposes.

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Cancelation of assessments; credit of payments.

Delinquent charges.

December 24, 1942

IS. 28301 (Public Law 836)

56 Stat. 1082

Oroville-Tonasket Ir. rigation District, Wash.

25 U. S. C. $$ 389389e.

Cancelation, defer. ment, and adjustment of irrigation charges.

Proviso.

Repair and rehabilitation of certain irriga. tion canals.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the action of the Secretary of the Interior, by order dated May 19, 1942, taken pursuant to authority contained in the Act of June 22, 1936 (49 Stat. 1803), in the cancelation, deferment, and adjustment of irrigation charges due the United States against nine hundred and eight and forty-seven onehundredths acres of land formerly in individual Indian ownership, within the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District, Washington, is here. by confirmed as follows: (a) The cancelation of $11,963.76 of unpaid construction and operation charges; (b) the conditional cancelation of $28,045.31 of additional unpaid construction and operation charges to become effective upon the repayment, or upon the execution of contracts with individual landowners providing for the repayment in full, of the adjusted balance of $18,537.37 of unpaid like charges; (c) the continuation of the first lien against each allotment of land, notwithstanding any division or partition ment of such allotment resulting in separate ownership of different parts thereof, until the full amount due on the entire allotment has been paid and no refund or repay. ments shall be made to any landowner on account of any charges heretofore paid; and (d) the requiring of contracts with landowners, where necessary, covering the repayment over a period of years of their proper share of the adjusted balance of $18,537.37 of unpaid construction and operation charges: Provided, that the district may pay the said amount in one payment, in which event the lien of the Government shall be assigned to the district.

SEC. 2. The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to enter into a contract with the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District, providing for the repair and rehabilitation of certain irrigation canals, laterals, and sublaterals necessary for the delivery of water to irrigate Indian lands, the cost of such construction work not to exceed the sum of $15,000, such contract to require the said irrigation district (1) to Icancel all charges carried on its books as apportioned against the lands of the Indians up to and including the date of the contract; (2) to recognize the prior first lien of the United States for the repayment of the adjusted charges remaining against the former Indian-owned lands approved by section 1 of this Act; and (3) to provide for the transfer of water rights from one tract of Indian-owned land within the said irrigation district to another, where, in the opinion of the Secretary of the Interior, such transfer is desirable and economically advisable in the proper utilization of the Indian lands.

SEC. 3. In order to prevent the accumulation of delinquent project assessments or other charges against the former Indian-owned lands within the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to take such action as he may deem necessary to protect the adjusted sums due the Government as approved by section 1 of the Act, including the foreclosure of the Government's lien.

Approved, December 24, 1942.
PUBLIC LAWS OF THE SEVENTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, 1943

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Delinquent charges.

March 18, 1943

(H. R. 1975) [Public Law 11]

57 Stat. 21

CHAPTER 17]

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

year ending June 30, 1943, and for prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental
appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, 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

First Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1943.

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for prior fiscal-years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for other purposes.

TITLE I-GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS

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IDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

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56 Stat. 516.

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS General expenses: For an additional amount for advertising, inspection, storage, and all other expenses incident to the purchase of goods and supplies, and so forth, fiscal year 1941, $86,100.

Industrial assistance and advancement: For an additional amount for the purpose of encouraging industry and self-support among the Indians, and to aid them in the culture of fruits, grains, and other crops, fiscal year 1943, including the objects specified for the appropriation for this purpose in the Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1943, $50,000: Provided, That the limitation of $25,000 on the amount which may be expended on any one reservation is hereby waived.

For an additional amount for payment of interest on moneys held in trust for the several Indian tribes, as authorized by various acts of Congress, fiscal year 1942, $35,000.

To enable the Secretary of the Interior to make payment to Victoria Jessie Lodge Skin, now Standing Bear, in compliance with the Act of December 8, 1942 (Private Law 560, 77th Cong.), $664.

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ITITLE II_JUDGMENTS AND AUTHORIZED CLAIMS

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18 Stat. 110.

TAUDITED CLAIMS 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 1940 and prior years, unless otherwise stated, and which have been certified to Congress under section 2 of Ithe Act of July 7, 1884 (5 U. S. C. 266), as fully set forth in House Document Numbered 89, Seventy-eighth Congress, there is appropriated as follows:

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For administration of Indian forests, $340.15.
For agriculture and stock raising among Indians, $5.07.
For conservation of health among Indians, $391.85.

For construction of Sioux sanatorium and employees' quarters,
South Dakota, $4.54.

For education of natives of Alaska, $4.67.
For Indian boarding schools, 60 cents.
For Indian school support, $1,336.16.
For maintaining law and order on Indian reservations, $29.95.

For maintenance, San Carlos irrigation project, Gila River reservation, Arizona (receipt limitation), $1.38.

For purchase and transportation of Indian supplies, $144.06.

For support of Indians and administration of Indian property (certified claims), $88.04.

For Civilian Conservation Corps (transfer to Interior, Indians), $262.56.

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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 1940 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 Senate Document Numbered 16, Seventy-eighth Congress, there is appropriated as follows:

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May 26, 1943

IH R. 1896) (Public Law 59)

57 Stat. 85

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Tenn., Ky., and Va.

Establishment provi. sions.

To amend sections 1 and 2 of the Act approved June 11, 1940 (54 Stat. 262), relating to

the establishment of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia and to grant the consent of Congress to such States to enter into a compact providing for the acquisition of property for such park.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That sections 1 and 2 of the Act approved June 11, 1940 (54 Stat. 262; 16 U. S. C., 1940 edition, title 16, secs. 261, 262), relating to the establishment of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, are hereby amended to read as follows:

“That when title to such lands, structures, and other property in the Cumberland Gap-Cumberland Ford areas, being portions of the Warriors Path of the Indians and Wilderness Road of Daniel Boone, within Bell and Harlan Counties, Kentucky; Lee County, Virginia; and Claiborne County, Tennessee; as may be determined by the Secretary of the Interior as necessary or desirable for national historical park purposes, shall have been vested in the United States, such area or areas shall be, and they are hereby, established, dedicated, and set apart as a public park for the benefit and inspiration of the people and shall be known as the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park: Provided, That the United States shall not purchase by appropriation of public moneys any lands within the aforesaid areas.

"SEC. 2. The total area of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, as determined pursuant to this Act, shall comprise not less than six thousand acres and shall not exceed fifty thousand acres, and lands may be added to the park following its establishment within the aforesaid limitations. The park shall not include any land within the city limits of Middlesboro and Pineville, Kentucky; Cumberland Gap, Tennessee; which the proper officials thereof shall indicate to the Secretary of the Interior prior to the establishment of said park are required for expansion of said cities.

1“(a) The consent of Congress is hereby given to the States of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia to enter into a compact providing for (1) the acquisition of the lands, structures, and other property in the Cumberland Gap-Cumberland Ford areas referred to in section 1 of such Act of June 11, 1940, as amended by this Act, and (2) the transfer of title to such lands, structures, and other property to the United States.

“(b) The right to alter, amend, or repeal this section is hereby expressly reserved."

Approved May 26, 1943.

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