Vol. III, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1913)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.

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Chapter 126

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Chap. 126 Mille Lac Indian Reservation, Minn. Claims of Indians for losses on opening of, referred to Court of Claims.
Chap. 126 Appeal.
Chap. 126 Proviso. Attorney’s fees.

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Chapter 126
    Feb. 15, 1909. [S. 5330.] | [Public, No. 226.] 35 Stat., 619.
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An act for the relief of the Mille Lac band of Chippewa Indians in the State of Minnesota, 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 Court of Claims be, and it is hereby, given jurisdiction to hear and determine a suit or suits to be brought by and on behalf of the Mille Lac band of Chippewa Indians in the State of Minnesota against the United States on account of losses sustained by them or the Chippewas of Minnesota by reason of the opening of the Mille Lac Reservation in the State of Minnesota, embracing about sixty-one thousand acres of land, to public settlement under the general land laws of the United States; and from any final judgment or decree of the Court of Claims either party shall have the right to appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States, and the said cause shall be advanced on the docket of the Court of Claims and of the Supreme Court of the United States if the same shall be appealed: Provided, That upon the final determination of such suit or suits the Court of Claims shall have jurisdiction to decree the fees to be paid to the attorney or attorneys employed by the said Mille Lac band of Indians, and the same shall be paid out of any sum or sums found due said band or to the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota.1

Approved, February 15, 1909.

1U.S. v Mille Lac Band, 229 U. s., 498.

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