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Chapter 23
February 6, 1932. |  [S. 2407.] 47 Stat., 39.

An Act To authorize the sale of parts of a cemetery reserve made for the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indians in Oklahoma
Section 2 | 3

Margin Notes
Chap. 23 Cache Creek Indian Cemetery, Okla. Patent to issue for part of.
Chap. 23 Provisos. Condition.
Chap. 23 Mineral rights reserved.
Sec. 2 Sale of additional portions authorized.
Sec. 2 Proviso. Mineral rights reserved.
Sec. 3 Management of tribal cemetery.

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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 cause to be issued a patent in fee for not to exceed two and one-half acres of land lying in the northwest corner of the south half of southwest quarter of section 23, township 5 north, range 12 west, Indian meridian, in Caddo County, Oklahoma, said area being within the tract set apart and reserved as a tribal burial ground for the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indians, but long used with their knowledge

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and assent as a burial place for white residents of the vicinity: Provided, That no patent shall issue until a cemetery association has been legally organized to hold title and until payment for the area involved has been made to the superintendent of the reservation in an amount not less than the appraised value of the land: Provided further, That there is hereby reserved for the use and benefit of the present Indian owners in common all oil, gas, coal, or other minerals in the lands set aside hereunder.

SEC. 2.

The Secretary of the Interior is further authorized, in his discretion, to offer for sale on competitive bids, at not less than their appraised value, and to convey to the purchasers, such other parts of the said eighty acres heretofore set apart and known as the Cache Creek Indian Cemetery, as may be found not longer needed for Indian burial or administrative purposes; with the understanding that the net proceeds received from such sale or sales and from the cultivation or leasing of any part prior to sale, shall be set apart and constitute a fund for the beautifying, improvement, and management of the portion retained as a tribal cemetery: Provided, That there is hereby reserved for the use and benefit of the present Indian owners in common all oil, gas, coal, or other minerals in the lands set aside hereunder.

SEC. 3.

It is further provided that each of the three tribes interested may select one of its full-blood members, the three to function as trustees and custodians of the tribal cemetery, signing leases and otherwise assisting in the management of the property, subject to advice and approval of the superintendent.

Approved, February 6, 1932.

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