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Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer; and (4), in his discretion, to accept such other historical relics as he may deem appropriate for exhibit therein.

SEC. 2. The Secretary of War is authorized and directed, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, to do all things ties of Secretary of necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act, by contract or otherwise, with or without advertising, under such conditions as he may prescribe, including the engagement by contract of services of such architects, sculptors, artists, or firms, and such other technical nical services. and professional personnel as he may deem necessary, without regard to civil-service requirements and restrictions of law governing the employment and compensation of employees of the United States.

SEC. 3. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $25,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to carry out the provisions of this Act.

Approved, August 10, 1939.

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August 10, 1939

(H. R. 45401 (Public, No. 375)

53 Stat. 1351

Umatilla Indian Res. ervation, Oreg.

Restoration of cer.

Basis of exchanges.

Authorizing the restoration to tribal ownership of certain lands upon the Umatilla

Indian Reservation, Oregon, 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 in his discretion to restore to tribal ownership the undisposed of surplus lands of the tain lands to tribal Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon, heretofore opened to entry or other form of disposal under the public-land laws: Provided, That Proviso.

Existing valid rights. restoration shall be subject to any existing valid rights. SEC. 2. For the purpose of effecting land consolidations between Consolidations

through purchase, exindians and non-Indians within the reservation, the Secretary of the

change, or relinquishInterior is hereby authorized, under such rules and regulations as he ment. may prescribe, to acquire through purchase, exchange, or relinquishment, any interest in lands, water rights, or surface rights to lands within said reservation. Exchanges of lands hereunder shall be made on the basis of equal value and the value of improvements on lands to be relinquished to the Indians or by Indians to non-Indians shall be given due consideration and allowance made therefor in the valuation of lieu lands. This section shall apply to tribal, trust, or otherwise restricted Indian allotments whether the allottee be living or deceased.

SEC. 3. Title to lands or any interest therein acquired pursuant to this Act for Indian use shall be taken in the name of the United States of America in trust for the tribe or individual Indian for which acquired.

SEC. 4. For the purpose of carrying into effect the land-purchase provision of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby author- expenses. ized to use so much as may be necessary of any funds heretofore or hereafter appropriated pursuant to section 5 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984).

Approved, August 10, 1939.

Restricted allotments included.

Title to be taken in name of United States.

Funds available for

48 Stat. 985.
25 U.S.C. $ 465.

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August 11, 1939

(S. 2141] (Public, No. 384)

53 Stat. 1405

To authorize acquisition of complete title to the Puyallup Indian Tribal School

property at Tacoma, Washington, for Indian sanatorium 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 to acquire, from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians of Washington, for Indian sanatorium

Puyallup Indians, Wash.

Acquisition of land from, for Indian sanatorium purposes.

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purposes, tracts numbered 6 and 7, containing thirty-eight and fifty one-hundredths acres, including all tribal-owned improvements thereon, of the Indian addition to the city of Tacoma, Washington, established under the Act of March 3, 1893 (27 Stat. 633); title to be conveyed to the United States by such tribal officials as the Puyallup Tribal Council shall authorize by resolution and by such form of relinquishment or deed as the Secretary of the Interior may designate.

SEC. 2. In order to carry out the provisions of section 1 hereof there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $228,525, which sum shall be distributed by the Secretary of the Interior in equal shares to the members of the Puyallup Indian Tribe, determined in accordance with the constitution and bylaws of the tribe approved May 13, 1936, as of the date of the passage of this Act, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe: Provided, That acceptance by each individual, or by his or her natural or legal guardian or heirs, of the pro rata share of the amount hereby authorized to be appropriated shall be recognized as completely extinguishing any and all right or interest such member of the tribe might have had in said property.

SEC. 3. The fulfillment of the provisions of section 2 hereof shall not bar the hospitalization of or medical attention to members of the Puyallup Tribe at the Indian sanatorium referred to in section 1.

Approved, August 11, 1939.

Proviso.

Acceptance an extinguishment of interest.

Payment not a bar to hospitalization, etc.

[CHAPTER 695)

AN ACT

August 11, 1939

(H. R. 55061 (Public, No. 392)

53 Stat. 1411

Tongue River Indian Reservation. Mont.

Execution of contract for water for irrigating lands on, authorized.

Payment; computa. tion.

Provisos.
Cost limit: tion.

Appropriation authorized

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to contract with the State Water

Conservation Board of Montana and the Tongue River Water Users' Association for participation in the costs and benefits of the Tongue River Storage Reservoir project for the benefit of lands on the Tongue River Indian Reservation, Montana.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to execute a contract with the Tongue River Water Users' Association, a Montana corporation, and the State Water Conservation Board of the State of Montana, providing for the acquiring of a right to the use annually of seven thousand five hundred acre-feet of water from the Tongue River Reservoir project for the irrigation of lands on the Tongue River Indian Reservation, Montana, now without an adequate supply of water, and for the payment therefor of a proper proportionate share of the construction costs of the project: Provided, that the cost to the United States shall not exceed a total amount of $360,750, which amount, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be paid in not to exceed thirty-seven annual installments beginning on December 15, 1939, and continuing thereafter until the entire construction costs properly assessable against the Indian lands benefited shall have been paid: Provided further, That said contract shall also make provision for payment of the annual operation and maintenance charges properly assessable against the United States on account of its participation in the benefits of said project, and the necessary money to pay such operation and maintenance charges is hereby authorized to be appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

SEC. 2. Appropriations made for the purpose of this Act shall be reimbursed to the United States under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior.

Approved, August 11, 1939.

Operation and maintenance charges, etc.

Reimbursement.

SEVENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION, 1939.
No statutes relating to Indians.
PUBLIC LAWSOF THE SEVENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS, THIRD SESSION, 1940–1941.

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March 9, 1940

(S. 643) [Public, No. 430]

54 Stat. 48

Indians on Quinaielt Reservation, Wash.

Payment to certain attorneys for services rendered and expenses incurred.

Authorizing the payment of necessary expenses incurred by certain Indians allotted

on the Quinaielt Reservation, State of Washington. 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 pay the attorneys of record for those Quinaielt Indians who received their allotments on the Quinaielt Reservation, State of Washington, pursuant to judgments or decrees of a United States district or appellate court in a case wherein they were named parties plaintiff, the reasonable and fair value of the services rendered and expenses incurred, as heretofore fixed and determined by said Secretary; and the sum of $28,400.10, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, to make said payments, the amount so paid for the account of each allottee to be reimbursed to the United States out of any funds now or hereafter accruing to the account of each such Indian allottee from the sale of his or her allotment, or the timber thereon.

Approved, March 9, 1940.

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CHAPTER 51]

AN ACT
Granting easements on Indian lands of the Wind River or Shoshone Indian Reserva-

tion, Wyoming, for dam site and reservoir purposes in connection with the
Riverton reclamation project.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby granted to the United States and its assigns, including its successors in control of the operation and maintenance of the Riverton reclamation project, Wyoming, a flowage easement and an easement for a dam site, together with all rights and privileges incident to the use and enjoyment of said easements, over tribal and allotted lands of the Wind River or Shoshone Indian Reservation within that part of said reservation required for the construction of the Bull Lake Dam and Reservoir on Bull Lake Creek, a tributary of the Wind River, in connection with the Riverton reclamation project, Wyoming, and for the impounding of approximately one hundred and fifty-five thousand acre-feet of water, including a ten-foot freeboard: Provided, That in consideration of the said rights insofar as they affect tribal lands there shall be deposited into the Treasury of the United States pursuant to the provisions of the Act of May 17, 1926 (44 Stat. 560), for credit to the Shoshone and Arapaho Indians of the Wind River Reservation the sum of_$6,500, from moneys appropriated for the construction of the said Bull Lake Dam and Reservoir, and the said sum when so credited shall draw interest at the rate of 4 per centum per annum.

SEC. 2. That compensation to the individual Indian owners of the allotted lands within the area described in section 1 shall be made from moneys appropriated for the construction of the Bull Lake Dam and Reservoir at the appraised value of the easements: Provided, That should any individual Indian not agree to accept the appraised value of the easement as it affects his land, the Secretary of the Interior be,

Proviso.

Amount to credit of Indians.

25 U.S. C. $ 155.

Compensation

Promiso,

Condemnation proceedings.

Use of lands, etc., by Indians.

and he is hereby, authorized to acquire such easement by condemnation proceedings.

SEC. 3. The easements herein granted shall not interfere with the use by the Indians of the Wind River or Shoshone Indian Reservation of the lands herein dealt with and the waters of Bull Lake Creek and the reservoir insofar as the use by the Indians shall not be inconsistent with the use of said lands for reservoir purposes.

SEC. 4. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to perform any and all acts and to prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.

Approved, March 14, 1940.

Administrative provisions.

April 6, 1940

H. R. 86411 (Public, No. 447]

54 Stat 82

(CHAPTER 77]

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

year ending June 30, 1940, to provide supplemental appropriations for such fiscal
year, 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, 1940, to provide supplemental appropriations for such fiscal year, and for other purposes, namely:

First Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1940.

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I FIRST INTER-AMERICAN CONGRESS ON INDIAN LIFE For the expenses of participation by the United States in the first Inter-American Congress on Indian Life, to be held at Patzcuaro, Mexico, in 1940, including personal services in the District of Columbia or elsewhere; stenographic reporting, translating, and other services by contract if deemed necessary; rent; travel expense; local transportation; transportation of things; purchase of necessary books, documents, newspapers, and periodicals; stationery; equipment; official cards; printing and binding; official entertainment; costs of assembling, installing, packing, transporting, safekeeping, demonstrating, and renovating a suitable exhibit, and the purchase of supplies incident thereto; and such other expenses as may be authorized by the Secretary of State, including the reimbursement of other appropriations from which payments may have been made for any of the purposes herein specified, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of State, fiscal year 1940, to remain available until June 30, 1941 (convention on the Pan American Union, adopted at Havana, Cuba, February 1928, ratified by the President March 6, 1931; resolution XCIII, adopted at Montevideo, December 24, 1933; resolution XIII, adopted at Lima, Peru, December 31, 1938), $2,000.

Reimbursement

of other appropriations.

Availability.

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Payment.

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

18 Stat. 110.

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 1937 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 627, Seventy-sixth Congress, there is appropriated as follows:

23 Stat. 254.

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Department of the Interior.

49 Stat. 1601.

50 Stat. 10.

For emergency conservation work (transfer to Interior, Indians, Act June 22, 1936), $423.83.

For construction, and so forth, irrigation systems, Indian reservations (reimbursable), $71.01.

For emergency conservation work (transfer to Interior, Indians, Act February 9, 1937), $4,469.87.

For support of Indians and administration of Indian property, $1,407.07.

For agriculture and stock raising among Indians, $123.20.

For fulfilling treaties with Sioux of different tribes, including Santee Sioux of Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota, $28.

For conservation of health among Indians, $898.92.

For loans and relief in stricken agricultural areas (transfer from
Agriculture to Interior, Indians), $62.61.
For suppressing liquor traffic among Indians, $6.95.
For clinical survey of disease conditions among Indians, $179.98.
For Indian boarding schools, $13.65.
For purchase and transportation of Indian supplies, $2.64.
1 For irrigation, Indian reservations (reimbursable), $31.01.

For expenses of organizing Indian corporations, and so forth, $114.34.

For administration of Indian forests, $8.20.
For Indian school support, $518.83.
For pay of Indian police, $2.60.

For emergency conservation fund (transfer from War to Interior,
Indians, Act March 31, 1933), $138.95.

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I For emergency relief, Interior, Indians, loans and grants to Indians for rehabilitation, $15.25.

For emergency relief, Emergency Conservation Work, Interior, Indians, miscellaneous projects, Indian reservations, $601.21.

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Additional audited claims.

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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 I 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 1937 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 157, Seventy-sixth Congress, there is appropriated as follows:

23 Stat. 254.

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