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It is believed that this request of the Red Lake Indians is meritorious and should be approved. The expenditure of tribal funds on a reimbursable basis for educational purposes constitutes a sound investment of such funds and one that should return dividends to the tribe through the development of its young members as leaders in social, economic, industrial, and other fields.

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Summary of tribal authorizations, expenditures, and repayments-Continued

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Of the total of $2,217,756.55 shown as expended (loaned) in the foregoing table, $134.901.06 was advanced to chartered corporations, and $65,081.43 was placed in the Klamath revolving loan fund which was created by the act of August 28, 1937 (50 Stat. 872). The former sum was advanced to 10 tribes that are organized under the act of June 18, 1934 (25 U. S. C. 470). These advances from their funds were authorized for use in accordance with the rules and regulations established for the making of loans from the revolving loan fund authorized by the act of June 18, 1934 (25 U. S. C. 470). The funds so established become a part of the tribes' revolving credit loan funds. Repayments of loans made from the funds will continue to be available for reloaning to members of the tribes.

Collections during the year were $158,243.04 as compared with $133,869.04 during the previous year.

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Jurisdiction:

Allotments for the establishment of tribal enterprises

Cheyenne River, $1,000--

Fort Apache, $20,000‒‒‒‒

Jicarilla, $1,400.
Navajo, $25,000.

Truxton Canon:

$10,000_
$3,000

Enterprise

Production of arts and crafts for San
Francisco Exposition.

Buying and selling enterprise for handling
commodities needed by members of the
tribe in their agricultural and livestock
industries.

Tribal cattle and sheep herds.

Planting, cultivation, and operation of
4,000 acres of irrigable land in the
Chinle Valley adjacent to "Many Farms."
Sawmill enterprise.
Tribal cattle herd.

Loans for specific purposes.-The appropriation act specifically authorizes loans for indigent relief, the development of irrigable allotments, and for higher education. Loans under these authorizations were made in 1939 as follows:

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Jurisdiction and allottee, Rosebud, John Colombe, Sr----

$100

There were no loans for the development of irrigable allotments.

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Language changes. (a) Omits tribes and amounts specifically provided for 1940, including the proviso applicable to the authorization for the use of Menominee funds, and the paragraph contained in the Third Deficiency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1939.

(b) Inserts text to provide new appropriations from the trust funds of the Hoopa Valley Indians.

(c) Inserts text to bring the funds appropriated in the Third Deficiency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1939, under the operation of this paragraph. (d) Advances the years from 1940 to 1941.

(e) Omits the words "making loans to members of the tribal corporation" and substitutes the word "use" to make funds advanced to chartered corporations available for the same purposes as loans made to such corporations from the loand fund established under the act of June 18, 1934 (25 U. S. C. 470).

(f) New language is inserted to provide for the use of $10,000 of the tribal funds of the Red Lake Indians to make educational loans. At the request of the tribe, the item is so worded as to make the funds available for no other purpose. The Indian stockgrowers on the Tongue River Reservation formed an association known as the Northern Cheyenne Indian Stockgrowers Association. This association took out a permit on several contiguous grazing units. The association was obligated to pay each allottee owning land within the combined unit, the prorated price per acre for that unit. It would also have been obligated to pay the tribal authorities the prorated rate per acre on all tribal lands within its permit area, were it not for the fact that the tribal council prorated the free tribal grazing privileges at the rate of 125 acres per person, which gave the association as a whole the right to free use of the tribal land within the association unit.

During 1935 and 1936 excessive drought and grasshopper infestations combined against the stockgrowers' association with such telling effect that it found itself unable to meet its obligations to the allottees within is range units. It owed them a balance of $671.13 for 1935 and a balance of $4,894.88 for 1936. To meet this deficit, the tribal council, by resolution passed on January 13, 1937, requested that sufficient tribal funds be authorized by Congress to pay the balance due to the allottees for the grazing of 1935 and 1936.

This item was included in the Second Deficiency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1938, but before it became available the tribe concluded to use a sufficient amount of funds in their tribal treasury to discharge the obligation of the association, making unnecessary any expenditure from the appropriated funds.

NEW LANGUAGE REQUESTED

Mr. SCRUGHAM. On page 140 of the bill you have some new language.

Mr. GREENWOOD. The new language makes available $2,000 of the funds of the Hoopa Valley Indians in California for loans.

Mr. SCRUGHAM. What kind of loans?

Mr. GREENWOOD. Industrial loans.

Mr. SCRUGHAM. That is their own money?

Mr. GREENWOOD. That is their money; and $10,000 is made available for the Red Lake Indians of Minnesota, from funds held in trust by the United States for those Indians pursuant to the act of June 15, 1938. This sum is to be used only for educational loans to Indian youth of the Red Lake Band, possessing one-fourth degree or more of Indian blood.

Mr. SCRUGHAM. Over what period of years are those loans made? Mr. GREENWOOD. Educational loans run for a period of 8 years. Mr. SCRUGHAM. How are those loans repaid? You have made some loans?

Mr. GREENWOOD. Yes.

Mr. SCRUGHAM. Have you had any experience as to repayments on educational loans?

Mr. GREENWOOD. They have been fairly satisfactory.

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