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additional term of not to exceed twenty-five years, and all leases and renewals shall be made under such terms and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior. Income from leases on land in the southern reserve, as defined in ordinance numbered 5 of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, dated February 3, 1945, shall be segregated from income from leases on land in the northern reserve, as defined by such ordinance, and from leases on land on the California side of the Colorado River. All income received within two years after the date of this Act and prior to determination of the beneficial ownership of the lands, from leases on land in the northern reserve and land on the California side of the Colorado River may be expended by the Secretary for the benefit of the Colorado River Indian Tribes and their members. All income received within two years after the date of this Act and prior to determination of the beneficial ownership of the lands, from leases on land in the southern reserve may be expended by the Secretary for the development or improvement of any land in the southern reserve. All income received more than two years after the date of this act shall be held in a special account until the beneficial ownership of the land on the reservation has been determined. All income received after beneficial ownership has been determined shall be held in trust for the beneficial owners of the land from which the income was derived and shall be expended as otherwise authorized by law.

SEC. 2. Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed as recognizing any ownership in the Colorado River Indian Tribes or any other Indians or group of Indians, nor shall this Act be taken as creating any inference of liability or as impairing or affecting any of the defenses of the United States in any litigation now pending before the Court of Claims or the Indian Claims Commission.

Approved, August 14, 1955.

PRIVATE LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-FOURTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, 1955
PRIVATE LAW 325

CHAPTER 566
AN ACT

August 4, 1955

(H. R. 910) 69 Stat. A111

John Ekonomos.

To authorize and direct the sale of certain land in Alaska to John Ekonomos, of the

Fairbanks Precinct, Alaska.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That John Ekono-
mos, of the Fairbanks Precinct, Alaska, is hereby authorized, for a
period of one year from and after the effective date of this Act, to
apply for the purchase of all or any part of the unsurveyed public
lands in Alaska described in this section, and the Secretary of the
Interior is directed to convey the lands applied for. The area subject to
application and sale under this Act is that public land which when
surveyed will constitute the southwest quarter of the northwest
quarter, section 28, township 2 south, range 3 east, Fairbanks merid-
ian, Alaska, containing forty acres: Provided, That the purchase price
for the land shall be the reasonable value thereof without improve-
ments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, but not less
than $1.25 per acre: Provided further, That in the deed conveying said
lands there shall be reserved to the United States and/or the Territory
of Alaska the right to flood such lands intermittently in connection
with the operation and maintenance of the Tanana River and Chena
Slough flood control project.

Approved, August 4, 1955.
PRIVATE LAW 442

CHAPTER 813

AN ACT
Providing for the conveyance of certain lands to Saint Louis Church of Dunseith,

Dunseith, North Dakota.

August 11, 1955

(S. 1397)

69 Stat. A151

St. Louis Church of Dunseith, N. Dak.

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 authorized and directed to transfer, with the consent of the Turtle Mountain Advisory Committee, to Saint Louis Church of Dunseith, Dunseith, North Dakota, all right, title, and interest of the United States and of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in and to the following-described lands: The east half of the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter, and the west half of the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter, of section 18, township 162 north, range 72 west, fifth principal meridian, excepting and reserving therefrom one hundred feet along the section line for highway purposes.

Approved, August 11, 1955.

PUBLIC LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-FOURTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION, 1956

March 29, 1956

(H. R. 585) 70 Stat. 58

Lower Lake Rancheria. Lake County, California.

Conveyance.

159

PUBLIC LAW 443

CHAPTER 100

AN ACT
To authorize the conveyance to Lake County, California, of the Lower Lake

Rancheria, 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 is authorized to sell to the county of Lake, California, for
the purpose of establishing an airport, all right, title, and interest of
the United States in and to real property described as south half
northeast quarter, and lot 2, section 34, township 13 north, range 7
west, Mount Diablo meridian, containing 140.46 acres, known as the
Lower Lake Rancheria, except for a 41-acre tract described in section
2. The deed shall be made from the Secretary lof the Interior to the
Lake County Board of Supervisors, and the purchase price shall be
the fair market value of such property at the time of sale as
determined by the Secretary of the Interior. The proceeds of the sale
shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of
the Indians of California in their 4 per centum judgment fund
established under section 6 of the Act of May 18, 1928 (ch. 623, 45 Stat.
601, 603).

SEC. 2. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to issue a patent in fee or an unrestricted deed of conveyance to Harry Johnson for the following-described land, to wit: Beginning at a point on the east line of lot 2, of section 34, township 13 north, range 7 west, Mount Diablo base and meridian, that is north 48 degrees 21 minutes 45.5 seconds west, 2,561.46 feet from the southeast corner of section 34, said township and range; and from said point of beginning running thence north 48 degrees 17 minutes 30 seconds west, 1,714.81 feet to a point on the west line of lot 2, of said section 34, that is north 48 degrees 19 minutes 42.2 seconds west, 5,141.47 feet from the southeast corner of said section 34; thence south, along the west line of lot 2 of said section 34 to the meander line of Clear Lake; thence southeasterly, along said meander line of Clear Lake, to the east line of lot 2, said section 34; and thence north, along the east line of lot 2, said section 34, to the point of beginning, containing 41 acres more or less.

Approved, March 29, 1956.

25 U. S. C. 656.

Harry Johnson.
Post. p. 595.

PUBLIC LAW 444

CHAPTER 101

AN ACT

March 29, 1956

(H. R. 622)
70 Stat. 59

To provide for the release by the United States of its rights and interests in certain

land located in Saginaw County, Michigan.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the United
States hereby relinquishes to the owner or owners of certain land in

Saginaw County, Mich.

Release of U.S. interest, etc.

March 29, 1956

(H. R. 4802)

70 Stat. 62

Indians. Mortgages and deeds of trust.

Saginaw County all rights which it may have under article 7 of the treaty with the Chippewa Nation of Indians in 1819 (7 Stat. 205) to construct roads through such land. Such land, which was granted by the United States to James Riley in 1823 pursuant to such treaty contains approximately 640.0 acres and is more particularly described as follows:

Beginning at a post on the bank of the Saginaw River, the northwest corner of the fraction of section 25, east of the Saginaw River in township 12 north of range 4 east from which an Ash 10 inches in diameter bears south 24 degrees east distant 20 links and a Maple 7 inches in diameter bears north 18 degrees west distant 121/2 links, thence east 115 chains and 80 links to a post on the line between ranges 4 and 5 east from which an Elm 20 inches in diameter bears south 17 degrees west distant 6 links, and an Ironwood 8 inches in diameter bears north 17 degrees east distant 6 links; thence north 62 chains to a post from which a Sugartree 8 inches in diameter bears north 26 degrees east distant 15 links, and a White Oak 36 inches in diameter bears south 16 degrees 30 minutes east distant 44 links, thence west 72 chains and 46 links to a post on the east bank, Saginaw River, from which a Maple 12 inches in diameter bears south 62 degrees west distant 20 links, and an Ash 12 inches in diameter bears north 64 degrees east distant 113 links, thence up the said river with the meanders thereof to the place of beginning.

Approved, March 29, 1956.
PUBLIC LAW 450

CHAPTER 107

AN ACT
To authorize the execution of mortgages and deeds of trust on individual Indian

trust or restricted land.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, that the individual
Indian owners of any land which either is held by the United States in
trust for them or is subject to a restriction against alienation imposed
by the United States are authorized, subject to approval by the
I Secretary of the Interior, to execute a mortgage or deed of trust to
such land. Such land shall be subject to foreclosure or sale pursuant to
the terms of such mortgage or deed of trust in accordance with the
laws of the State or Territory in which the land is located. For the
purpose of any foreclosure or sale proceeding the Indian owners shall
be regarded as vested with an unrestricted fee simple title to the land,
the United States shall not be a necessary party to the proceeding,
and any conveyance of the land pursuant to the proceeding shall
divest the United States of title to the land. All mortgages and deeds
of trust to such land heretofore approved by the Secretary of the
Interior are ratified and confirmed.

Approved, March 29, 1956.
PUBLIC LAW 453

CHAPTER 110

AN ACT
To provide for the relocation of the Trenton Massacre Canyon Monument presently

located near Trenton, Nebraska.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Massacre United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of

the Interior shall relocate the Trenton Massacre Canyon Monument near Trenton, Nebraska, to a site near United States Highway Numbered 34 to be selected by the Chamber of Commerce of Trenton, Nebraska.

SEC. 2. This Act shall not be construed to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire real property.

Approved, March 29, 1956.

163

March 29, 1956 (H. R. 6022) 70 Stat. 64

Trenton
Canyon Monument,
Nebr.

PUBLIC LAW 480

CHAPTER 183

AN ACT

April 6, 1956 (H. R. 6625) 70 Stat. 103

Pueblo of San Lo. renzo.

Transfer of land title.

To provide for the transfer of title to certain land and the improvements thereon to

the Pueblo of San Lorenzo (Pueblo of Picuris), in New Mexico, 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 is authorized and directed to transfer by deed to the Pueblo of San Lorenzo (Pueblo of Picuris), in New Mexico, title to certain tracts of land, together with the improvements thereon, situate, lying, and being within the Pueblo of Picuris Grant heretofore confirmed to the said Pueblo of Picuris by the Act of December 22, 1858 (11 Stat. 374), and situate in section 30, township 23 north, range 12 east, New Mexico principal meridian, within the county of Taos and State of New Mexico, and more particularly described as follows:

PARCEL NUMBERED 1 Beginning at the northwest corner of parcel numbered 4, hereinbelow described, which point is located north 23 degrees 30 minutes east, 119.8 feet from a United States Land Office stake marked No. 8, and north 51 degrees 7 minutes east, 1,733.7 feet from the west quarter corner of section 30, township 23 north, range 12 east, New Mexico principal meridian; thence north 22 degrees 00 minutes east 32 feet to a stake; thence south 75 degrees 00 minutes east 186 feet to a stake; thence south 65 degrees 00 minutes east 42 feet; thence south 29 degrees 00 minutes west 44 feet; thence north 67 degrees 00 minutes west 218 feet to the point of beginning, containing 7.19 acre more or less.

PARCEL NUMBERED 2 Beginning at a point in the north line of parcel numbered 1 which also marks the southeast corner of parcel numbered 3 and is located north 55 degrees 15 minutes east, 1,876.5 feet from the west quarter corner of section 30, township 23 north, range 12 east, New Mexico principal meridian; thence north 24 degrees 00 minutes east 62 feet to a stake; thence north 77 degrees 00 minutes east 63 feet to a stake; thence south 29 degrees 00 minutes west 99.5 feet; thence north 65 degrees 00 minutes west 42 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.08 acre more or less.

PARCEL NUMBERED 3 Beginning at the northwest corner of parcel numbered 1 which point is located north 22 degrees 00 minutes east 32 feet from the northwest corner of parcel numbered 4 and north 50 degrees 38 minutes east 1,762.1 feet from the west quarter corner of section 30, township 23 north, range 12 east, New Mexico principal meridian; thence north 22 degrees 00 minutes east 157.8 feet; thence south 78 degrees 00 minutes east 255.5 feet; thence south 20 degrees 30 minutes west 191.8 feet; thence south 77 degrees 00 minutes west 63 feet to a stake; thence south 24 degrees 00 minutes west 62 feet to a stake; thence north 75 degrees 00 minutes west 186 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.87 acre more or less.

PARCEL NUMBERED 4 Beginning at the southwest corner whence the northwest corner of section 30, township 23 north, range 12 east, New Mexico principal meridian, bears north 40 degrees 11 minutes west 2,012 feet; thence south 69 degrees 45 minutes east 228 feet to corner No. 2, which is the southeast corner; thence north 23 degrees 32 minutes east 120 feet to corner No. 3, which is the northeast corner; thence south 69 degrees 45

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minutes west 228 feet to corner No. 4; thence south 23 degrees 32 minutes west 120 feet to corner No. 1, the place of beginning, containing 0.63 acre.

SEC. 2. Such deed shall vest in the said pueblo a title of the same nature and character as that which the said pueblo had before the United States acquired title to the premises and said land shall thereafter be subject to all the laws of the United States applicable to the lands of the said pueblo.

Approved, April 6, 1956.

PUBLIC LAW 485

CHAPTER 203

AN ACT

April 11, 1956

(S. 500) 70 Stat. 105

1106

63 Stat. 31.

Initial units.

Curecanti Dam.

and President.

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the
Colorado River storage project and participating projects, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Colorado River stor

United States of America in Congress assembled, That, in order to age project.

linitiate the comprehensive development of the water resources of the Upper Colorado River Basin, for the purposes, among others, of regulating the flow of the Colorado River, storing water for beneficial consumptive use, making it possible for the States of the Upper Basin to utilize, consistently with the provisions of the Colorado River Compact, the apportionments made to and among them in the Colorado River Compact and the Upper Colorado River Basin Compact, respectively, providing for the reclamation of arid and semiarid land, for the control of floods, and for the generation of hydroelectric power, as an incident of the foregoing purposes, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized (1) to construct, operate, and maintain the following initial units of the Colorado River storage project, consisting of dams, reservoirs, powerplants, transmission facilities and appurtenant works: Curecanti, Flaming Gorge, Navajo (dam and reservoir

only), and Glen Canyon: Provided, That the Curecanti Dam shall be Report to Congress constructed to a height which will impound not less than nine

hundred and forty thousand acre-feet of water or will create a reservoir of such greater capacity as can be obtained by a high waterline located at seven thousand five hundred and twenty feet above mean sea level, and that construction thereof shall not be undertaken until the Secretary has, on the basis of further engineering and economic investigations, reexamined the economic justification of such unit and, accompanied by appropriate documentation in the form of a supplemental report, has certified to the Congress and to

the President that, in his judgment, the benefits of such unit will Participating proj. exceed its costs; and (2) to construct, operate, and maintain the

following additional reclamation projects (including power-generating and transmission facilities related thereto), hereinafter referred to as participating projects: Central Utah (initial phase); Emery County, Florida, Hammond, La Barge, Lyman, Paonia (including the Minnesota unit, a dam and reservoir on Muddy Creek just above its confluence with the North Fork of the Gunnison River, and other necessary works), Pine River Extension, Seedskadee, Silt and Smith Fork: Provided further, That as part of the Glen Canyon Unit the Secretary of the Interior shall take adequate protective measures to

preclude impairment of the Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Planning reports.

SEC. 2. In carrying out further investigations of projects under the Priority.

Federal reclamation laws in the Upper Colorado River Basin, the
Secretary shall give priority to completion of planning reports on the
Gooseberry, San Juan-Chama, Navajo, Parshall, Troublesome, Rabbit
Ear, Eagle Divide, San Miguel, West Divide, Bluestone, Battlement
Mesa, Tomichi Creek, East River, Ohio Creek, Fruitland Mesa, Bost-
wick Park, Grand Mesa, Dallas Creek, Savery-Pot Hook, Dolores, Fruit
Growers Extension, Animas-La Plata, Yellow Jacket, and Sublette

ects.

Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

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