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October 25, 1949
(S. 76) (Private Law 338)
63 Stat. 1205
Lillian I. Anderson.
State of Arizona to Lillian I. Anderson.
Beginning at a heavy steel railroad rail embedded in the ground along the southeasterly two hundred foot right-of-way boundary line of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway, from which, the southeast corner of section 10, township 23 north, range 13 west, Gila and Salt River Meridian, Mohave County, Arizona, bears north thirtyfour degrees fifty-five minutes east four thousand two hundred and fifty feet more or less, and from which, the four inches by four inches wood marker for United States 66 Highway station 1406_45A on the northwesterly boundary of the State highway right-of-way bears south seventy-one degrees thirty-seven minutes west, a distance of three hundred seventy and two-tenths feet; thence south twenty-four degrees fifty-eight minutes west along the said southeasterly right-ofway boundary of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway, a distance of two hundred and ninety feet to a point marked by an iron pipe, and thence two hundred and ninety feet more along this same course being a total of five hundred and eighty feet from the place of beginning to the southwest corner of the parcel of land being described marked by an iron pipe; thence, at right angle to the first course, south sixty-five degrees two minutes east a distance of three hundred feet to the southeast corner of the parcel of land marked by an iron pipe; thence north twenty-four degrees fifty-eight minutes east, and parallel to the first course, a distance of seven hundred and thirty feet to the northeast corner of the parcel of land marked by an iron pipe; thence, north sixty-five degrees two minutes west, a distance of three hundred feet to the northwest corner of the parcel of land marked by an iron pipe, being a point of intersection with the southeasterly boundary of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway right-of-way; thence south twenty-four degrees fifty-eight minutes west, along the southeasterly right-of-way, a distance of one hundred and fifty feet to the place of beginning.
SEC. 2. The Hualapai Tribe of the Hualapai Reservation, Arizona, acting through its tribal council, is hereby authorized to release to the United States any claim which it may have to the above-described tract of land, or on account of the holding or disposition thereof by the United States. In the absence of such a release, the quitclaim deed provided for in this Act shall not convey any interest in said tract of land which is held by the United States in trust for said tribe, or the disposition of which would prejudice the rights of the United States or said tribe as against each other.
Approved, October 25, 1949.
October 26, 1949
(H. R. 5105) (Private Law 347]
63 Stat. 1210
Returns Warrior, estate.
Sale of land.
tion, South Dakota.
Approved, October 26, 1949.
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE EIGHTY-FIRST CONGRESS, FIRST SES
August 4, 1949 IS. Con. Res. 61)
63 Stat. 1246
Change in enrollment of bill (S. 1323).
Ante, p. 604.
CERTAIN INDIAN LANDS HELD IN TRUST BY UNITED STATES
March 16, 1950
(S. 576) (Public Law 457)
64 Stat. 19
Ute Indian Tribe, Utah.
Sale of lands.
To authorize the sale of certain Indian lands situated in Duchesne and Randlett,
Utah, and in and adjacent to Myton, Utah. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Uintah and Ouray Tribal Business Committee of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah for and on behalf of said tribe is hereby authorized, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior or his authorized representative, to sell and convey to any purchaser deemed satisfactory to said committee any of the lands of said tribe situated within the town-site limits of Duchesne, Randlett, and Myton, Utah, and any of the following-described lands situated adjacent to the town site of Myton, Utah, to wit, the north half of the northwest quarter of section 29; lot 1 and the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter and the northeast quarter of section 30; the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter or lot 4 of section 19, of township 3 south, range 1 west, of the Uintah special meridian. Title shall be conveyed by issuance of patent in fee to the purchaser where approved surveys have been made and, in the absence of such surveys, by deed signed by the chairman and the secretary of said committee and approved by the Secretary of the Interior or his authorized representative.
All such sales shall be made upon such terms as said committee shall deem satisfactory and may be made pursuant to bids or at private sale and all funds derived from such sales shall be subject to disposition of said tribe. Consent by the tribal business committee to
the sale or other disposal of the lands herein described shall relieve the United States of any claim or liability because of such sale or other disposition.
Approved, March 16, 1950.
March 21, 1950
(S. 3159) (Private Law 464)
64 Stat. 29
Snake River compact.
Consent and approval of Congress.
Granting the consent and approval of Congress to a compact entered into by the
States of Idaho and Wyoming relating to the waters of the Snake River. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent and approval of Congress is hereby given to an interstate compact relating to the waters of the Snake River, signed (after negotiations in which a representative of the United States duly appointed by the President participated) by the Commissioners for the States of Idaho and Wyoming on October 10, 1949, at Cheyenne, Wyoming, and thereafter ratified by the legislatures of each of the States aforesaid as provided for by Public Law 580, Eightieth Congress, approved June 3, 1948 (62 Stat. 294), which compact reads as follows:
SNAKE RIVER COMPACT The States of Idaho and Wyoming, parties signatory to this compact, have resolved to conclude a compact as authorized by the Act of June 3, 1948 (62 Stat. 294), and after negotiations participated in by the following named State commissioners:
Mark R. Kulp, Boise
L. C. Bishop, Cheyenne
Lloyd Van Deburg, Jackson
| ARTICLE XIV A. Nothing in this compact shall be deemed:
1. To affect adversely any rights to the use of the waters of the Snake River, including its tributaries entering downstream from the Wyoming-Idaho state line, owned by or for Indians, Indian tribes and their reservations. The water required to satisfy these
rights shall be charged against the allocation made to the State in which the Indians and their lands are located.
2. To impair or affect any rights or powers of the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, in and to the use of the waters of the Snake River nor its capacity to acquire rights in and to the use of said waters.
3. To apply to any waters within the Yellowstone National Park or Grand Teton National Park.
4. To subject any property of the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities to taxation by either State or subdivisions thereof, nor to create an obligation on the part of the United States, its agents or instrumentalities, by reason of the acquisition, construction or operation of any property or works of whatsoever kind, to make any payments to any State or political subdivisions thereof, State agency, municipality or entity whatsoever in reimbursement for the loss of taxes.
5. To subject any works of the United States used in connection with the control or use of waters which are the subject of this compact to the laws of any State to an extent other than the extent to which these laws would apply without regard to this
compact. B. Notwithstanding the provisions of A of this article, any beneficial uses hereafter made by the United States, or those acting by or under its authority, within either State, of the waters allocated by this compact shall be within the allocations hereinabove made for use in that State and shall be taken into account in determining the extent of use within that State.
March 27, 1950
H. R. 720) (Public Law 468]
64 Stat. 37
Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in certain appropriations for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1950, 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 supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1950, and for other purposes, namely:
Urgent Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1950.
For an additional amount for Welfare of Indians", $803,000.
Approved, March 27, 1950.
April 19, 1950
(S. 2734) (Public Law 4741
64 Stat. 44
utilization of the resources of the Navajo and Hopi Indian Reservations, and for
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to further the purposes of existing treaties with the Navajo Indians, to
Navajo and Hopi Tribes.
provide facilities, employment, and services essential in combating hunger, disease, proverty, and demoralization among the members of the Navajo and Hopi Tribes, to make available the resources of their reservations for use in promoting a self-supporting economy and selfreliant communities, and to lay a stable foundation on which these Indians can engage in diversified economic activities and utimately attain standards of living comparable with those enjoyed by other citizens, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to undertake within the limits of the funds from time to time appropriated pursuant to this Act, a program of basic improvements for the conservation and development of the resources of the Navajo and Hopi Indians, the more productive employment of their manpower, and the supplying of means to be used in their rehabilitation, whether on or off the Navajo and Hopi Indian Reservations. Such program shall include the following projects for which capital expenditures in the amount shown after each project listed in the I following subsections and totaling $88,570,000 are hereby authorized to be appropriated:
(1) Soil and water conservation and range improvement work, $10,000,000.
(2) Completion and extension of existing irrigation projects, and completion of the investigation to determine the feasibility of the proposed San Juan-Shiprock irrigation project, $9,000,000.
(3) Surveys and studies of timber, coal, mineral, and other physical and human resources, $500,000.
(4) Development of industrial and business enterprises, $1,000,000.
(5) Development of opportunities for off-reservation employment and resettlement and assistance in adjustments related thereto, $3,500,000.
(6) Relocation and resettlement of Navajo and Hopi Indians (Colorado River Indian Reservation), $5,750,000.
(7) Roads and trails, $20,000.000.
(11) Hospital buildings and equipment, and other health conservation measures, $4,750,000.
(12) School buildings and equipment, and other educational measures, $25,000,000.
(13) Housing and necessary facilities and equipment, $820,000. (14) Common service facilities, $500,000.
Funds so appropriated shall be available for administration, investigations, plans, construction, and all other objects necessary for or appropriate to the carrying out of the provisions of this Act. Such further sums as may be necessary for or appropriate to the annual operation and maintenance of the projects herein enumerated are hereby also authorized to be appropriated. Funds appropriated under these authorizations shall be in addition to funds made available for use on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations, or with respect to Indians of the Navajo Tribes, out of appropriations heretofore or hereafter granted for the benefit, care, or assistance of Indians in general, or made pursuant to other authorizations now in effect.
SEC. 2. The foregoing program shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of this Act and existing laws relating to Indian affairs, shall include such facilities and services as are requisite for or incidental to the effectuation of the projects herein enumerated, shall apply sustained-yield principles to the administration of all renewable resources, and shall be prosecuted in a manner which will provide for completion of the program, so far as practicable, within ten years from the date of the enactment of this Act. An account of the progress being had in the rehabilitation of the Navajo and Hopi Indians, and of
Additional sums authorized
Report to Congress.