INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

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PUBLIC LAWS OF THE SEVENTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, 1943
Chap. 17 | Chap. 103 | Chap. 135 | Chap. 173 | Chap. 182 | Chap. 183 | Chap. 218 | Chap. 219 | Chap. 229 | Chap. 264 | Chap. 266 | Chap. 380

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Chapter 219
July 12, 1943 [H. R. 2719] |  [Public Law 133] 57 Stat. 451

AN ACT
Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and for other purposes.
Section 5

Margin Notes
Chap. 219 Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1944.
Post, p. 621.
Chap. 219 453
Chap. 219 Purchase of books, etc.
Chap. 219 Additional sums from specified appropriations.
Chap. 219 456
Chap. 219 457
Chap. 219 Purchase of goods and supplies.
Chap. 219 Maintenance of law and order.
Chap. 219 Lease, etc., of agency buildings.
Chap. 219 Report to Congress.
Chap. 219 Restricted lands, taxes, etc.
50 Stat. 573.
Chap. 219 25 U. S. C. § 412a.
Chap. 219 Reimbursement for taxes paid on allotted lands.
Chap. 219 458
Chap. 219 25 U. S. C. § 352c; Supp. II, § 352c.
Chap. 219 Indians of Blackfeet Reservation, Mont.
Chap. 219 Flathead Indians, Mont.
Chap. 219 Timber preservation, etc.
Chap. 219 Availability of funds.
Chap. 219 Timber sales, etc., expenses.
Chap. 219 41 Stat. 415.
Chap. 219 Rewards.
Chap. 219 Suppression, etc., of forest fires.
Chap. 219 Additional amount available.
Chap. 219 Report to Congress.
Chap. 219 Geological Survey. Transfer of funds.
Chap. 219 26 Stat. 794; 35 Stat. 783. 459
Chap. 219 Development of agriculture and stock raising.
Chap. 219 Navajo Reservation, sheep-breeding station.
Chap. 219 Advances for home construction, etc.
Chap. 219 Reappropriation.
56 Stat. 516.
Chap. 219 Advances for educational purposes.
Chap. 219 Moneys reimbursed, availability.
Chap. 219 Establishment, etc., of tribal enterprises.
Chap. 219 Operation and handling of revenues.
Chap. 219 48 Stat. 986.
Advances.
Chap. 219 Loans to encourage industry, etc.
Chap. 219 25 U. S. C. §§ 461-479; Supp, II, § 470a.
25 U. S. C. §§ 501-509.
Chap. 219 460
Chap. 219 Development of Indian arts and crafts.
Chap. 219 25 U. S. C. §§ 305-305e.
Chap. 219 Salary limitation.
Chap. 219 Reappropriation.
Chap. 219 55 Stat. 826.
Chap. 219 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U. S. C. § 725c.
Chap. 219 461
Chap. 219 Interchange of amounts.
Chap. 219 Apportionment of costs.
Chap. 219 San Carlos project, Ariz.
Chap. 219 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U. S. C. § 725c.
Chap. 219 Pima Indians, Ariz. Subjugation and cropping operations.
Chap. 219 Colorado River Indian Reservation, Ariz.
Chap. 219 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U. S. C. § 725c.
Yuma Reservation, Calif.
Chap. 219 Fort Hall irrigation systems, Idaho.
Chap. 219 48 Stat. 1227. 31 U. S. C. § 725c.
Chap. 219 Fort Belknap Reservation, Mont.
Chap. 219 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U. S. C. § 725c.
Chap. 219 Fort Peck project, Mont.
Chap. 219 462
Chap. 219 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U. S. C. § 725c.
Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Mont.
Chap. 219 Flathead Reservation, Mont.
Chap. 219 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U. S. C. § 725c.
Chap. 219 Crow Reservation, Mont.
Chap. 219 Tongue River Water Users' Association, etc., Mont.
Chap. 219 Paiute Indian lands within Newlands project, Nev.
Chap. 219 Drains to Truckee-Carson district.
Chap. 219 Albuquerque Indian School. N. Mex.
Chap. 219 Klamath Reservation, Oreg.
Chap. 219 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U. S. C. § 725c.
Chap. 219 Uncompahgre, etc., Utes, Utah.
Chap. 219 Uintah project, Utah.
25 U. S. C., Supp. II, § 389 note.
Chap. 219 463
Yakima Reservation, Wash. Wapato system.
Chap. 219 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U. S. C. § 725c.
Reimbursement to reclamation fund.
Chap. 219 Wind River Reservation, Wyo.
Chap. 219 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U. S. C. § 725c.
Chap. 219 Protection against sabotage.
Chap. 219 Construction, repair, etc., of designated projects.
Chap. 219 Surveys, investigations, etc.
Chap. 219 Interchange of amounts.
Chap. 219 Support of Indian schools.
Chap. 219 464
Chap. 219 Formal contracts not required.
Chap. 219 Printing and binding.
Chap. 219 Travel expenses, restriction.
Chap. 219 Expenditures from tribal funds.
Chap. 219 44 Stat. 560.
Chap. 219 Chippewa children attending schools in Minnesota.
Chap. 219 Formal contracts not required.
Chap. 219 St. Louis Mission Boarding School, Okla.
Chap. 219 Vocational and trade schools. Loans for payment of tuition.
Chap. 219 Liberal-arts courses.
Chap. 219 Buildings at Indian schools.
Chap. 219 465
Nonreservation boarding schools. Support etc., of Indian pupils.
Chap. 219 Phoenix, Ariz.
Chap. 219 Sherman Institute, Riverside, Calif.
Chap. 219 Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kans.
Chap. 219 Pipestone, Minn.
Chap. 219 Carson City, Nev.
Chap. 219 Albuquerque, N. Mex.
Chap. 219 Santa Fe, N. Mex.
Chap. 219 Wahpeton, N. Dak.
Chap. 219 Chilocco, Okla.
Chap. 219 Sequoyah Orphan Training School, Okla.
Chap. 219 Carter Seminary, Okla.
Chap. 219 Euchee, Okla.
Chap. 219 Eufaula, Okla.
Chap. 219 Jones Academy, Okla.
Chap. 219 Wheelock Academy, Okla.
Chap. 219 Chemawa, Oreg.
Chap. 219 466
Flandreau, S. Dak.
Chap. 219 Pierre, S. Dak.
Chap. 219 Interchange of amounts.
Chap. 219 Report to Congress.
Chap. 219 Tuition for Indian pupils attending public schools, etc.
Chap. 219 Salaries of certain public-school teachers.
Chap. 219 Natives in Alaska. Support, relief, etc.
Chap. 219 Report to Congress.
Chap. 219 Clinical surveys and general medical research.
Chap. 219 Allotments to specified hospitals and sanatoria.
Chap. 219 467
Chap. 219 Interchange of amounts.
Chap. 219 Report to Congress.
Chap. 219 Contributions by nonreservation boarding schools.
Chap. 219 Collection of fees.
Chap. 219 468
Medical relief in Alaska.
Chap. 219 Collection of fees.
Chap. 219 Support, etc., of needy Indians.
Chap. 219 Reindeer service.
Chap. 219 Support of Indians, etc., under specified agencies.
Chap. 219 469
Chap. 219 Salaries, etc., of Menominee tribal officers.
Chap. 219 Chippewa Indians, Minn.
Chap. 219 Relief of needy Indians.
Chap. 219 41 U. S. C. § 5.
18 U. S. C. §§ 744a-744h.
Choctaw-Chickasaw Sanatorium Reserve, sale of timber.
Chap. 219 Five Civilized Tribes, Okla. Expenses of tribal officers.
Chap. 219 Attorneys.
Chap. 219 470
Osage Agency, Okla.
Post, p. 622.
Chap. 219 Traveling expenses, etc.
Chap. 219 Collection of income due Osage tribe.
Chap. 219 Tribal councils, etc. Expenses.
Chap. 219 Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Mont.
Chap. 219 Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Mont.
Chap. 219 Shoshone Tribe of Wind River Reservation, Wyo. Purchase of War bonds.
Post, p. 623.
Chap. 219 471
Chap. 219 Gallup-Shiprock Highway, N. Mex.
Chap. 219 55 Stat. 207.
Reservation roads.
Chap. 219 45 Stat.750.
Chap. 219 Senecas, N. Y.
Chap. 219 Six Nations, N. Y.
Chap. 219 7 Stat. 46.
Chap. 219 Choctaws, Okla.
Chap. 219 7 Stat. 90.
Chap. 219 11 Stat. 614.
Chap. 219 7 Stat. 213.
Chap. 219 7 Stat. 212, 236.
Chap. 219 7 Stat. 235.
Chap. 219 Pawnees, Okla.
11 Stat. 729; 27 Stat. 644.
Chap. 219 Indians of Sioux reservations.
Chap. 219 Interest on trust funds, payments.
Chap. 219 472
Availability of funds for purchase of supplies, etc.
Chap. 219 Travel expenses, etc.
Chap. 219 477
Chap. 219 Post, p. 623.
Chap. 219 53 Stat. 1418.
16 U. S. C., Supp. II, § 590y.
Post, p. 566.
Chap. 219 Authority to incur certain obligations, etc., repealed.
Chap. 219 Enemy aliens, etc. Utilization of labor and services.
Chap. 219 478
38 Stat. 742; 40 Stat. 297; 41 Stat. 437, 1363.
Chap. 219 479
Cooperative work on scientific, etc., investigations. Transfer of funds.
Chap. 219 Expenditure.
Chap. 219 Utilization of funds.
Chap. 219 Interchange of amounts.
Chap. 219 Report to Congress.
Chap. 219 485
Chap. 219 486
Chap. 219 488
Post, p. 624.
Chap. 219 493
Attendance at meetings, etc.

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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 following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, namely:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
CONTINGENT EXPENSES, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

For the purchase or exchange of professional and scientific books, law and medical books, and books to complete broken sets, periodicals, directories, and other books of reference relating to the business of the Department, $500, and in addition there is hereby made available from any appropriations made for any of the following bureaus or offices of the Department not to exceed the following respective sums: Grazing Service, $250; Indian Service, $500; Bureau of Reclamation, $8,000; Geological Survey, $6,000; National Park Service, $3,000; General Land Office, $1,000; Bureau of Mines, $4,500.

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS

SALARIES AND GENERAL EXPENSES

For departmental personal services, including such services in the District of Columbia, $697,800.

For travel expenses of departmental employees of the Bureau of Indian Affairs; radio, telegraph, and telephone toll messages on business pertaining to the Indian Service sent and received by the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Washington, District of Columbia, and Chicago, Illinois; rental of office equipment and the purchase of necessary supplies therefor, and other necessary expenses of the Indian Service for which no other appropriation is available, $50,000.

For advertising, inspection, storage, and all other expenses incident to the purchase of goods and supplies for the Indian Service and for payment of railroad, pipe-line, and other transportation costs of such goods and supplies, $790,000, Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be used in payment for any services except bill therefor is rendered within one year from the time the service is performed.

For maintaining law and order on Indian reservations, including pay of judges of Indian courts, pay of Indian police, and pay of employees engaged in the suppression of the traffic in intoxicating liquors, marihuana, and deleterious drugs among Indians, and including traveling expenses, supplies, and equipment, $267,000.

For lease, purchase, construction (not to exceed $1,500 for any one building), repair, and improvement of agency buildings, exclusive of hospital buildings, including the installation, repair, and improvement of heating, lighting, power, and sewerage and water systems in connection therewith, $175,000.

Vehicles, Indian Service: Not to exceed $450,000 of applicable appropriations made herein for the Bureau of Indian Affairs shall be available for the maintenance, repair, and operation of motor-propelled and horse-drawn passenger-carrying vehicles for the use of

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employees in the Indian field service, and the transporation of Indian school pupils, and not to exceed $175,000 of applicable appropriations may be used for the purchase of motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles, and such vehicles may be used for the transportation of Indian school pupils.

Replacement of property destroyed by fire, flood, or storm: That to meet possible emergencies not exceeding $35,000 of the appropriations made by this Act for support of reservation and nonreservation schools, for school and agency buildings, and for conservation of health among Indians shall be available, upon approval of the Secretary, for replacing any buildings, equipment, supplies, livestock, or other property of those activities of the Indian Service above referred to which may be destroyed or rendered unserviceable by fire, flood, or storm: Provided, That any diversions of appropriations made hereunder shall be reported to Congress in the annual Budget.

INDIAN LANDS

Leasing of lands for Navajo Indians (tribal funds): For lease, pending purchase, of land and water rights for the use and benefit of Indians of the Navajo Tribe in Arizona and New Mexico, $12,000, payable from funds on deposit to the credit of the Navajo Tribe.

The unexpended balance of the appropriation of $25,000 contained in the Interior Department Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1938, for the payment of taxes, including penalties and interest, assessed against individually owned Indian land, title to which is held subject to restrictions against alienation or encumbrance except with the consent or approval of the Secretary, when such land was purchased with trust or restricted funds with the understanding that after purchase it would be nontaxable, as authorized by the Act of June 20, 1936 (49 Stat. 1542), is hereby continued available for the same purpose until June 30, 1944.

For payments to Indians, and to States, counties, or political subdivisions thereof, in accordance with the provisions of the Act of June 11, 1940, entitled “An Act for the relief of Indians who have paid taxes on allotted lands for which patents in fee were issued without application by or consent of the allottees and subsequently canceled, and for the reimbursement of public subdivisions by whom judgments for such claims have been paid” (54 Stat. 298), as amended by the Act of February 10, 1942 (56 Stat. 87-88), $45,000.

For the purchase of land and improvements thereon for the Indians of the Blackfeet Reservation, Montana, $25,000, payable from funds on deposit to the credit of said Indians: Provided, That title to any land and improvements so purchased shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the Indians of the Blackfeet Reservation.

Purchase of land, Flathead Indians, Montana (tribal funds): For the purchase of land and improvements thereon for the Indians of the Flathead Reservation, Montana, $25,000, payable from funds on deposit to the credit of said Indians: Provided, That title to any land and improvements so purchased shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the Indians of the Flathead Reservation: Provided further, That no funds shall be expended under this authorization without the consent of the tribal council of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation.

INDUSTRIAL ASSISTANCE AND ADVANCEMENT

For the preservation of timber on Indian reservations and allotments other than the Menominee Indian Reservation in Wisconsin, the education of Indians in the proper care of forests, and the general administration of forestry and grazing work, including fire prevention and payment of reasonable rewards for information leading to arrest

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and conviction of a person or persons setting forest fires, or taking or otherwise destroying timber, in contravention of law on Indian lands, $412,500: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for the expenses of administration of Indian forest lands from which timber is sold to the extent only that proceeds from the sales of timber from such lands are insufficient for that purpose.

For expenses incidental to the sale of timber, and for the expenses of administration, including fire prevention, of Indian forest lands only from which such timber is sold, 40,000, reimbursable to the United States as provided in the Act of February 14, 1920 (25 U. S. C. 413), from the proceeds of timber sales: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for the payment of reasonable rewards for information leading to arrest and conviction of a person or persons setting forest fires, or taking or otherwise destroying timber, in contravention of law.

For the suppression or emergency prevention of forest fires on or threatening Indian reservations, $12,000, together with $25,000 from funds held by the United States in trust for the respective tribes of Indians interested: Provided, That not to exceed $50,000 of appropriations herein made for timber operations shall be available upon the approval of the Secretary for fire-suppression or emergency prevention purposes: Provided further, That any diversions of appropriations made hereunder shall be reported to Congress in the annual Budget.

For transfer to the Geological Survey for expenditures to be made in inspecting mines and examining mineral deposits on Indian lands and in supervising mining operations on restricted, tribal, and allotted Indian lands leased under the provisions of the Acts of February 28, 1891 (25 U. S. C. 336, 371, 397), May 27, 1908 (35 Stat. 312), March 3, 1909 (25 U. S. C. 396), and other Acts authorizing the leasing of such lands for mining purposes, including purchase (not to exceed $2,000), maintenance, repair, and operation of passenger-carrying vehicles, and not to exceed $8,000 for personal services in the District of Columbia, $85,000.

For the purpose of developing agriculture and stock raising among the Indians, including necessary personnel, traveling and other expenses, and purchase of supplies and equipment, $600,000, of which not to exceed $10,000 may be used to conduct agricultural experiments and demonstrations on Indian school or agency farms and to maintain a supply of suitable plants or seed for issue to Indians, and not to exceed $30,000 may be used for the operation and maintenance of a sheepbreeding station on the Navajo Reservation, and not to exceed $5,000 may be used for defraying the expenses of Indian fairs, including premiums for exhibits.

Industrial assistance (tribal funds): For advances to individual members of the tribes for the construction of homes and for the purchase of land, seed, animals, machinery, tools, implements, building material, and other equipment and supplies; and for advances to old, disabled, or indigent Indians for their support and burial, and Indians having irrigable allotments to assist them in the development and cultivation thereof, to be immediately available, $180,000, payable from tribal funds as follows: Flathead, Montana, $130,000; Fort Peck, Montana, $25,000; Standing Rock, North Dakota, $25,000; and the unexpended balances of funds available under this head in the Interior Department Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1943 are hereby continued available during the fiscal year 1944 for the purposes for which they were appropriated: Provided, That advances may be made to worthy Indian youths to enable them to take educational courses, including courses in nursing, home economics, forestry, agriculture, and other industrial subjects in colleges, universities, or other institutions, and advances so made shall be reimbursed in not to exceed eight years under such rules and regulations as the Secretary

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may prescribe: Provided further, That all moneys reimbursed during the fiscal year 1944 shall be credited to the respective appropriations and be available for the purposes of this paragraph: Provided further, That funds available under this paragraph may be used for the establishment and operation of tribal enterprises when proposed by Indian tribes and approved under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, and revenues derived therefrom shall be covered into the Treasury to the credit of the respective tribes: Provided further, That upon the incorporation of a tribe operating an enterprise under the authority contained in the foregoing proviso, the operation of the enterprise and the handling of revenues therefrom may thereafter be governed by 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): Provided further, That the unexpended balances of prior appropriations under this head for any tribe, including reimbursements to such appropriations and the appropriations made herein, may be advanced to such tribe, if incorporated, for use under 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).

For the purpose of encouraging industry and self-support among Indians and promoting the economic development of tribes and of their members, not to exceed $600,000 of the revolving fund established pursuant to the Acts of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 986), and June 26, 1936 (49 Stat. 1967), may be loaned to individual Indians and Indian organizations otherwise ineligible to participate in said fund, under regulations prescribed pursuant to said Act or under other regulations prescribed by the Secretary and subject to the provisions of existing law relating to said revolving fund, except as otherwise provided herein; and not to exceed $135,000 of said revolving fund shall be available for all necessary expenses of administering such and other loans to Indians, including not to exceed $2,500 for printing and binding.

For the development, under the direction of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, of Indian arts and crafts, as authorized by the Act of August 27, 1935 (49 Stat. 891), including personal services, purchase and transportation of equipment and supplies, periodicals, directories, and books of reference, purchase and operation of motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles, telegraph and telephone services, expenses of exhibits and of attendance at meetings concerned with the development of Indian arts and crafts, traveling expenses, not to exceed $2,500 for printing and binding, and other necessary expenses, $25,000, of which not to exceed $9,000 shall be available for personal services in the District of Columbia: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be used to pay any salary at a rate exceeding $6,500 per annum.

The appropriation "Suppressing contagious diseases of livestock on Indian reservations" contained in the Third Supplemental National Defense Appropriation Act, 1942, is hereby continued available for the same purposes until June 30, 1944.

DEVELOPMENT OF WATER SUPPLY

For the development, rehabilitation, repair, maintenance, and operation of domestic and stock water facilities on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, the Hopi Reservation in Arizona, the Papago Reservation in Arizona, and the several Pueblos in New Mexico, including the purchase and installation of pumping and other equipment, $95,000.

IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE

For the construction, repair, and maintenance of irrigation systems,

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and for purchase or rental of irrigation tools and appliances, water rights, ditches, and lands necessary for irrigation purposes for Indian reservations and allotments; for operation of irrigation systems or appurtenances thereto when no other funds are applicable or available for the purpose; for drainage and protection of irrigable lands from damage by floods or loss of water rights, upon the Indian irrigation projects named below, $237,750, reimbursable, together with $44,500 operation and maintenance collections, from which latter amount expenditures for any one project shall not exceed the aggregate receipts from such project covered into the Treasury pursuant to section 4 of the Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934:

Miscellaneous projects, $40,415; Arizona: Ak Chin, $4,000; Chiu Chui, $4,000; Fort Apache, $4,500; San Carlos, $5,000; Navajo, miscellaneous projects, Arizona and New Mexico, $37,950, together with $21,500 (Fruitlands, $9,000; Ganado, $1,500; Hogback, $7,000; miscellaneous projects, $4,000), collections; Hopi, miscellaneous projects, $1,500; San Xavier, $2,000; Truxton Canon, $1,000; California: Mission, $7,000; together with $3,000 (Morongo, $1,000; Pala and Rincon, $1,000; miscellaneous projects, $1,000), collections; Colorado: Southern Ute, $8,000, together with $8,000, collections; Montana: Tongue River, $2,250, together with $1,000, collections: Nevada: Pyramid Lake, $3,000, together with $500, collections; Walker River, $4,500, together with $1,500, collections: Western Shoshone, $8,000, together with $2,000, collections; New Mexico: Miscellaneous Pueblos, $24,300; Mescalero, $2,500; Oregon: Warm Springs, $3,500; Washington: Colville, $5,000, together with $5,000, collections; Lummi diking project, $500, together with $2,000, collections; and for necessary miscellaneous expenses incident to the general administration of Indian irrigation projects, including pay of employees and their traveling and incidental expenses, $68,835: Provided, That the foregoing amounts shall be available interchangeably in the discretion of the Secretary, for necessary expenditures for damages by floods and other unforeseen exigencies, but the amounts so interchanged shall not exceed in the aggregate 10 per centum of all the amounts so appropriated: Provided further, That the cost of irrigation projects and of operating and maintaining such projects where reimbursement thereof is required by law shall be apportioned on a per-acre basis against the lands under the respective projects and shall be collected by the Secretary as required by such law, and any unpaid charges outstanding against such lands shall constitute a first lien thereon which shall be recited in any patent or instrument issued for such lands.

For operation and maintenance of the San Carlos project for the irrigation of lands in the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona, $125,000 (operation and maintenance collections), and $220,000 (power revenues), of which latter sum not to exceed $20,000 shall be available for major repairs in case of unforeseen emergencies caused by fire, flood, or storm, from which amounts, of $125,000 and $220,000, respectively, expenditures shall not exceed the aggregate receipts covered into the Treasury in accordance with section 4 of the Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934; in all, $345,000.

For continuing subjugation and for cropping operations on the lands of the Pima Indians in Arizona, there shall be available not to exceed $200,000 of the revenues derived from these operations and deposited into the Treasury of the United States to the credit of such Indians, and such revenues are hereby made available for payment of irrigation operation and maintenance charges assessed against tribal or allotted lands of said Pima Indians.

For improvement, operation, and maintenance of the irrigation system on the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona, as provided in the Act of April 4, 1910 (36 Stat. 273), $9,000, reimbursable, together with $18,495, from which amount expenditures shall not

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exceed the aggregate receipts covered into the Treasury in accordance with section 4 of the Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934.

For reclamation and maintenance charges on Indian lands within the Yuma Reservation, California, and on ten acres within each of the eleven Yuma homestead entries in Arizona under the Yuma reclamation project, $11,500, reimbursable.

For improvements, maintenance, and operation of the Fort Hall irrigation systems, Idaho, $24,825, together with $23,100, from which amount expenditures shall not exceed the aggregate receipts covered into the Treasury in accordance with section 4 of the Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934.

For maintenance and operation, repairs, and purchase of stored waters, irrigation systems, Fort Belknap Reservation, Montana, $11,625, reimbursable, together with $3,875, from which amount expenditures shall not exceed the aggregate receipts covered into the Treasury in accordance with section 4 of the Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934.

For maintenance and operation of the several units of the Fort Peck project, Montana, including not to exceed four thousand acres under the West Side Canal of the Poplar River Division, $7,500, reimbursable, together with $4,965, from which amount expenditures shall not exceed the aggregate receipts covered into the Treasury in accordance with section 4 of the Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934.

For the improvement, maintenance, and operation of the irrigation systems on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana, $11,350, reimbursable, together with $13,575, from which amount expenditures shall not exceed the aggregate receipts covered into the Treasury in accordance with section 4 of the Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934.

For operation and maintenance of the irrigation and power systems on the Flathead Reservation, Montana, $4,500, reimbursable, together with $114,750 (operation and maintenance collections) and $115,750 (power revenues), from which amounts of $114,750 and $115,750, respectively, expenditures shall not exceed the aggregate receipts covered into the Treasury in accordance with section 4 of the Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934; in all, $235,000.

For improvement, maintenance, and operation of the irrigation systems on the Crow Reservation, Montana, including maintenance assessments payable to the Two Leggins Water Users' Association and Bozeman Trail Ditch Company, Montana, properly assessable against lands allotted to the Indians and irrigable thereunder, $4,500, reimbursable, together with $42,000, from which amount expenditures shall not exceed the aggregate receipts covered into the Treasury in accordance with section 4 of the Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934.

For payment to the Tongue River Water Users' Association, Montana, or the State Water Conservation Board of Montana, in accordance with the provisions of the Act approved August 11, 1939 (53 Stat. 1411), $9,750, reimbursable as provided in said Act.

For payment of annual installment of reclamation charges against Paiute Indian lands within the Newlands reclamation project, Nevada, $5,385; and for payment in advance, as provided by district law, of operation and maintenance assessments, including assessments for the operation of drains to the Truckee-Carson irrigation district, $5,565, to be immediately available; in all, $10,950.

For operation and maintenance assessments on Indian lands, and the buildings and grounds of the Albuquerque Indian School, within the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, New Mexico, $5,086, of which amount $3,948 shall be reimbursed in accordance with existing law.

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For improvements, maintenance, and operation of miscellaneous irrigation projects on the Klamath Reservation, Oregon, $2,480, reimbursable, together with $4,000, from which amount expenditures shall not exceed the aggregate receipts from operation and maintenance collections on the Sand Creek and Modoc Point units covered into the Treasury in accordance with section 4 of the Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934.

For continuing operation and maintenance and betterment of the irrigation system to irrigate allotted lands of the Uncompahgre, Uintah, and White River Utes in Utah, authorized under the Act of June 21, 1906 (34 Stat. 375), $19,750, reimbursable, together with $36,250 from which amount expenditures shall not exceed the aggregate receipts covered into the Treasury in accordance with section 4 of the Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934.

For payment of operation and maintenance assessments on certain lands within the Uintah Indian irrigation project as authorized by section 4 (a) of the Act of May 28, 1941 (55 Stat. 209), $1,000.

For operation and maintenance of the Wapato irrigation and drainage system, and auxiliary units thereof, Yakima Indian Reservation, Washington, $1,000, reimbursable, together with $182,490 (collections from the water users on the Wapato-Satus, Toppenish-Simcoe, and Ahtanum units), from which amount expenditures shall not exceed the aggregate receipts covered into the Treasury in accordance with section 4 of the Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934.

For reimbursement to the reclamation fund for stored water to irrigate Indian lands on the Yakima Indian Reservation, Washington, pursuant to the Act of July 1, 1940 (54 Stat. 707), $20,000.

For reimbursement to the reclamation fund the proportionate expense of operation and maintenance of the reservoirs for furnishing stored water to lands in the Yakima Indian Reservation, Washington, in accordance with the provisions of section 22 of the Act of August 1, 1914 (38 Stat. 604), $11,000.

For operation and maintenance of irrigation systems within the ceded and diminished portions of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, including the Indians' pro rata share of the cost of operation and maintenance of the Riverton-Le Clair irrigation district and the Big Bend drainage district on the ceded reservation, $20,000, reimbursable, together with $28,000, from which amount expenditures shall not exceed the aggregate receipts covered into the Treasury in accordance with section 4 of the Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934.

Protection of project works (national defense): For all expenses necessary to provide protection against sabotage and other subversive depredations, of dams, powerhouses, or other structures of the irrigation systems of the Indian Service, including employment of civilian guards, floodlights, gates, barricades, firearms, and ammunition, $70,000.

For the construction, repair, and rehabilitation of irrigation systems on Indian reservations; for the purchase or rental of equipment, tools, and appliances; for the acquisition of rights-of-way, and payment of damages in connection with such irrigation systems; for the development of domestic and stock water and water for subsistence gardens; for the purchase of water rights, ditches, and lands needed for such projects; and for drainage and protection of irrigable lands from damage by floods or loss of water rights, as follows:
California: Mission, $7,500; Sacramento, $6,000;
Montana; Fort Belknap, $6,250;
Nevada: Carson, $11,000; Western Shoshone, $9,000;
Oregon: Warm Springs, $7,500;
Miscellaneous garden tracts, $60,000;
For surveys, investigations, and administrative expenses, including

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departmental personal services, and not to exceed $2,500 for printing and binding, $92,750;

In all, $200,000, to be reimbursable in accordance with law, and to remain available until completion of the projects: Provided, That the foregoing amounts may be used interchangeably in the discretion of the Secretary, but not more than 10 per centum of any specific amount shall be transferred to any other amount, and no appropriation shall be increased by more than 15 per centum.

EDUCATION

For the support of Indian schools not otherwise provided for, and for other Indian educational purposes, including apprentice teachers for reservation and nonreservation schools educational facilities authorized by treaty provisions, care of Indian children of school age attending public and private schools, support and education of deaf, dumb, blind, physically handicapped, delinquent, or mentally deficient Indian children; for subsistence of pupils in boarding schools during summer months, for the tuition (which may be paid in advance) of Indian pupils attending vocational or higher educational institutions, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe; and tuition and other assistance for Indian pupils attending public schools, and for the support of Indian museums at Rapid City, South Dakota, and Browning, Montana, $5,864,665; Provided, That formal contracts shall not be required for payment (which may be made from the date of admission) of such tuition and care of Indian pupils: Provided further, That not to exceed $10,000 of this appropriation may be used for printing and binding (including illustrations) in authorized Indian-school printing plants: Provided further, That no part of any appropriation in this Act for the Bureau of Indian Affairs shall be available for expenses of travel for the study of educational systems or practices outside the continental limits of the United States and the Territory of Alaska.

Support of Indian schools from tribal funds: For the support of Indian schools, and for other educational purposes, including care of Indian children of school age attending public and private schools, tuition and other assistance for Indian pupils attending public schools, and support and education of deaf and dumb or blind, physically handicapped, delinquent, or mentally deficient Indian children, there may be expended from Indian tribal funds and from school revenues arising under the Act of May 17, 1926 (25 U. S. C. 155), not more than $340,190, including not to exceed $22,190 for payment of tuition for Chippewa Indian children enrolled in public schools and care of children of school age attending private schools in the State of Minnesota, payable from the principal sum on deposit to the credit of the Chippewa Indians in the State of Minnesota arising under section 7 of the Act of January 14, 1889 (25 Stat. 645): Provided, That formal contracts shall not be required for payment (which may be made from the date of admission) of such tuition and care of Indian pupils.

Education, Osage Nation, Oklahoma (tribal funds): For the education of unallotted Osage Indian children in the Saint Louis Mission Boarding School, Oklahoma, $1,500, payable from funds held in trust by the United States for the Osage Tribe.

For reimbursable loans to Indians for the payment of tuition and other expenses in recognized vocational and trade schools, including colleges and universities offering recognized vocational, trade, and professional courses, and for apprentice training in Federal, manufacturing, and other establishments, $55,000: Provided, That not more than $37,500 of the amount available for the fiscal year 1944 shall be available for loans to Indian students pursuing liberal-arts courses in high schools and colleges: Provided further, That advances made under this authorization shall be reimbursed in not to exceed eight

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years, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe.

For lease, purchase, repair, and improvement of buildings at Indian schools not otherwise provided for, including the installation, repair, and improvement of heating, lighting, power, sewer, and water systems in connection therewith, and including the purchase of materials for the use of Indian pupils in the construction of buildings (not to exceed $1,500 for any one building) at Indian schools not otherwise provided for, $340,000.

For support and education of Indian pupils at the following nonreservation boarding schools in not to exceed the following amounts respectively:

Phoenix, Arizona: For five hundred pupils, including not to exceed $2,500 for printing and issuing school paper, $166,140; for pay of superintendent or other officer in charge, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $25,000; in all, $191,140;

Sherman Institute, Riverside, California: For six hundred and fifty pupils, including not to exceed $2,000 for printing and issuing school paper, $225,580; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $23,700; in all, $249,280;

Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas: For six hundred and twenty-five pupils, including not to exceed $2,500 for printing and issuing school paper, $217,360; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, including necessary drainage work, $25,200; in all, $242,560;

Pipestone, Minnesota: For three hundred pupils, $100,235; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $15,200; in all, $115,435;

Carson City, Nevada: For five hundred and twenty-five pupils, $172,620; for pay of principal, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $20,000; in all, $192,620;

Albuquerque, New Mexico: For five hundred pupils, $173,320; for pay of superintendent or other officer in charge, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $25,200; in all, $198,520;

Santa Fe, New Mexico: For three hundred and eighty pupils, $137,845; for drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $15,000; in all, $152,845;

Wahpeton, North Dakota: For two hundred and seventy pupils, $89,515; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $13,000; in all, $102,515;

Chilocco, Oklahoma: For six hundred and fifty pupils, including not to exceed $2,000 for printing and issuing school paper, $226,600; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $25,200; in all, $251,800;

Sequoyah Orphan Training School, near Tahlequah, Oklahoma: For three hundred and fifty orphan Indian children of the State of Oklahoma belonging to the restricted class, $117,545; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $15,000; in all, $132,545;

Carter Seminary, Oklahoma: For one hundred and sixty-five pupils, $58,850; for pay of principal, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $7,000; in all, $65,850;

Euchee, Oklahoma: For one hundred and fifteen pupils, $41,495; for pay of principal, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $7,000; in all, $48,495;

Eufaula, Oklahoma: For one hundred and forty pupils, $49,590; for pay of principal, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $7,000; in all, $56,590;

Jones Academy, Oklahoma: For one hundred and seventy-five pupils, $62,365; for pay of principal, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $7,000; in all, $69,365;

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Wheelock Academy, Oklahoma: For one hundred and thirty pupils, $46,835; for pay of principal, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $7,000; in all, $53,835;

Chemawa, Oregon: For four hundred and fifty pupils, including not to exceed $1,000 for printing and issuing school paper, $156,485; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $20,200; in all, $176,685;

Flandreau, South Dakota: For four hundred and fifty pupils, $164,140; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $19,000; in all, $183,140;

Pierre, South Dakota: For three hundred pupils, $99,020; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $15,200; in all, $114,220;

In all, for above-named nonreservation boarding schools, not to exceed $2,597,440: Provided, That 10 per centum of the foregoing amounts shall be available interchangeably for expenditures for similar purposes in the various boarding schools named, but not more than 10 per centum shall be added to the amount appropriated for any one of said boarding schools or for any particular item within any boarding school. Any such interchanges shall be reported to Congress in the annual Budget.

For tuition and for care and other assistance for Indian pupils attending public schools and special Indian day schools and for the repair of special Indian day schools in the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole Nations and the Quapaw Agency in Oklahoma, $378,745, to be expended in the discretion of the Secretary and under rules and regulations to be prescribed by him: Provided, That not to exceed $26,000 may be expended for the payment of salaries of public-school teachers, employed by the State, county, or district in special Indian day schools in full-blooded Indian communities, where there are not adequate white day schools available for their attendance.

Natives in Alaska: To enable the Secretary, in his discretion, to provide for support and education and relief of destitution of the Eskimos, Aleuts, Indians, and other natives of Alaska, including necessary traveling expenses of pupils to and from boarding schools in Alaska; repair and rental of school buildings; textbooks and industrial apparatus; pay and traveling expenses of employees; repair, equipment, maintenance, and operation of vessels; and all other necessary miscellaneous expenses which are not included under the above special heads, $1,238,800, to be immediately available and to remain available until June 30, 1945: Provided, That a report shall be made to Congress covering expenditures from the amount herein provided for relief of destitution.

CONSERVATION OF HEALTH

For conservation of health among Indians, including equipment, materials, and supplies; repairs and improvements to buildings and plants; compensation and traveling expenses of officers and employees and renting of quarters for them when necessary; transportation of patients and attendants to and from hospitals and sanitoria; returning to their former homes and interring the remains of deceased patients; and not exceeding $25,000 for clinical surveys and general medical research in connection with tuberculosis, trachoma, and venereal and other disease conditions among Indians, including cooperation with State and other organizations engaged in similar work and payment of traveling expenses and per diem of physicians, nurses, and other persons whose services are donated by such organizations, and including printing and binding circulars and pamphlets for use in preventing and suppressing trachoma and other contagious and infec-

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tious diseases, $5,657,300, including not to exceed $4,145,000 for the following-named hospitals and sanatoria:

Arizona: Indian Oasis Hospital, $32,975; Kayenta Sanatorium, $55,725; Navajo Medical Center, $303,615; Phoenix Sanatorium, $116,420; Pima Hospital, $38,490; Truxton Canyon Hospital, $15,395; Western Navajo Hospital, $37,810; Chin Lee Hospital, $22,390; Fort Apache Hospital, $30,885; Hopi Hospital, $46,135; San Carlos Hospital, $34,100; Tohatchi Hospital, $19,485; Colorado River Hospital, $24,175; San Xavier Sanatorium, $47,495; Phoenix Hospital, $49,000; Winslow Sanatorium, $65,900;
California: Hoopa Valley Hospital, $31,430; Soboba Hospital, $27,775; Fort Yuma Hospital, $23,895;
Colorado: Ute Mountain Hospital, $16,330; Edward T. Taylor Hospital, $30,000;
Idaho: Fort Lapwai Sanatorium, $103,250; Fort Hall Hospitals, $15,390;
Minnesota: Pipestone Hospital, $25,060; Cass Lake Hospital, $34,230; Fond du Lac Hospital, $27,315; Red Lake Hospital, $24,800; White Earth Hospital, $26,485;
Mississippi: Choctaw Hospital, $26,640;
Montana: Blackfeet Hospital, $52,515; Fort Peck Hospital, $29,530; Crow Hospital, $40,100; Fort Belknap Hospital, $36,675; Tongue River Hospital, $32,935;
Nebraska: Winnebago Hospital, $52,000;
Nevada: Carson Hospital, $29,595; Walker River Hospital, $27,785; Western Shoshone Hospital, $21,895;
New Mexico: Albuquerque Sanatorium, $115,130; Jicarilla Hospital and Sanatorium, $47,390; Mescalero Hospital, $25,745; Eastern Navajo Hospital, $73,050; Northern Navajo Hospital, $52,590; Taos Hospital, $17,645; Zuni Hospital, $34,250; Albuquerque Hospital, $55,070; Charles H. Burke Hospital, $34,065; Santa Fe Hospital, $46,580;
North Carolina: Cherokee Hospital, $25,545;
North Dakota: Turtle Mountain Hospital, $45,250; Fort Berthold Hospital, $21,600; Fort Totten Hospital, $25,410; Standing Rock Hospital, $37,715;
Oklahoma: Cheyenne and Arapahoe Hospital, $38,255; Talihina Sanatorium and Hospital, $211,085; Shawnee Sanatorium, $115,645; Claremore Hospital, $90,885; Clinton Hospital, $23,420; Pawnee and Ponca Hospital, $41,915; Kiowa Hospital, $157,820; William W. Hastings Hospital, $78,700;
Oregon: Warm Springs Hospital, $21,385;
South Dakota: Crow Creek Hospital, $23,755; Pine Ridge Hospitals, $66,750; Rosebud Hospital, $53,950; Yankton Hospital, $25,325; Cheyenne River Hospital, $42,085; Sioux Sanatorium, $154,045; Sisseton Hospital, $38,690;
Utah: Uintah Hospital, $32,700;
Washington: Yakima Sanatorium, $44,060; Tacoma Sanatorium, $382,270; Tulalip Hospital, $13,055; Colville Hospital, $42,480;
Wisconsin: Hayward Hospital, $43,550; Tomah Hospital, $37,190;
Wyoming: Wind River Hospital, $33,325;

Provided, That 10 per centum of the foregoing amounts shall be available interchangeably for expenditures in the various hospitals named, but not more than 10 per centum shall be added to the amount appropriated for any one of said hospitals or for any particular item within any hospital, and any interchange of appropriations hereunder shall be reported to Congress in the annual Budget: Provided further, That nonreservation boarding schools receiving specific appropriations shall contribute on a per diem basis for the hospitalization of pupils in hospitals located at such schools and supported from this appropriation: Provided further, That in the discretion of the Secretary and under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by

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him, fees may be collected from Indians for medical, hospital, and dental service and any fees so collected shall be covered into the Treasury of the United States.

Medical relief in Alaska: To enable the Secretary in his discretion through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, with the advice and cooperation of the Public Health Service, to provide for the medical and sanitary relief of the Eskimos, Aleuts, Indians, and other natives of Alaska; repair, rental, and equipment of hospital buildings; books and surgical apparatus; pay and traveling expenses of employees, and all other necessary miscellaneous expenses which are not included under the special heads, $575,000, to be available immediately and to remain available until June 30, 1945.

GENERAL SUPPORT AND ADMINISTRATION

For general administration of Indian property, including pay of employees, authorized by continuing or permanent treaty provisions, $2,785,000: Provided, That in the discretion of the Secretary, and under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by him, fees may be collected from individual Indians for services performed for them, and any fees so collected shall be covered into the Treasury of the United States.

For general support and rehabilitation of needy Indians in the United States, $700,000, of which amount not to exceed $1,000 shall be available for expenses of Indians participating in folk festivals, and not to exceed $40,000 shall be available for administrative expenses incident thereto, including departmental personal services (not to exceed $30,000).

Reindeer service: For supervision of reindeer in Alaska and instruction in the care and management thereof, including salaries and travel expenses of employees, purchase, rental, erection, and repair of range cabins, purchase and maintenance of communication and other equipment, and all other necessary miscellaneous expenses, $80,000, to be immediately available, and to remain available until June 30, 1945.

For general support of Indians and administration of Indian property under the jurisdiction of the following agencies, to be paid from the funds held by the United States in trust for the respective tribes, in not to exceed the following sums, respectively:

Arizona: Colorado River, $1,620; Fort Apache, $45,000; Navajo, $4,900, including all necessary expenses of holding a tribal fair, erection of structures, awards for exhibits and events, feeding of livestock, and labor and materials; Pima (Camp McDowell), $360; San Carlos, $4,240; Truxton Canon, $11,300; in all, $67,420;
California: Mission, $26,000;
Colorado: The appropriations under this head (Southern Ute and Ute Mountain) for the fiscal year 1943, including the purchase of land, the subjugation thereof, and the construction of improvements thereon, are hereby continued available until June 30, 1944, for the purposes hereof;
Iowa: Sac and Fox, $630;
Minnesota: Consolidated Chippewa, $1,600 for salary and incidental expenses of the secretary of the tribal executive committee;
Montana: Flathead, $35,000;
Nevada: Western Shoshone, $1,000;
North Carolina: Cherokee, $8,000;
Oregon: Klamath, $119,275, of which not to exceed $4,500 shall be available for fees and expenses of an attorney or firm of attorneys selected by the tribe and employed under a contract approved by the Secretary; Umatilla, $1,315; in all, $120,590;
Utah: Uintah and Ouray, $7,000;
Washington: Colville, $5,400; Puyallup, $1,000 for upkeep of the Puyallup Indian cemetery; Taholah (Makah), $6,000, including the

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purchase of land, title to which shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the Makah Indians; Yakima, $300; Tulalip, $1,000; in all, $14,300;
Wisconsin: Menominee, $99,025, including $40,000, of which not exceeding $10,000, shall be available for general relief purposes and not exceeding $30,000 for monthly allowances, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, to old and indigent members of the Menominee Tribe who reside with relatives or friends and $5,200 for the compensation and expenses of an attorney or firm of attorneys employed by the tribe under a contract approved by the Secretary: Provided, That not to exceed $6,000 shall be available from the funds of the Menominee Indians for the payment of salaries and expenses of the chairman, secretary, and interpreters of the Menominee general council and members of the Menominee advisory council and tribal delegates when engaged on business of the tribe at rates to be determined by the Menominee general council and approved by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs;
In all, not to exceed $380,565.

Relief of Chippewa Indians in Minnesota (tribal funds): Not to exceed $49,000 of the principal sum on deposit to the credit of the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota, arising under section 7 of the Act entitled "An Act for the relief and civilization of the Chippewa Indians in the State of Minnesota", approved January 14, 1889 (25 Stat. 645), may be expended, in the discretion of the Secretary, in aiding indigent Chippewa Indians including boarding home care of pupils attending public, private, or high schools.

Relief of needy Indians: For the relief of Indians in need of assistance, including cash grants; the purchase of subsistence supplies, clothing, and household goods; medical, burial, housing, transportation, and all other necessary expenses, $100,000, payable from funds on deposit to the credit of the particular tribe concerned: Provided, That expenditures hereunder may be made without regard to section 3709, Revised Statutes, or to the Act of May 27, 1930 (46 Stat. 391), as amended.

Expenses incidental to the sale of timber on the Choctaw-Chickasaw Sanatorium Reserve: Not to exceed $2,000 of the funds held by the United States in trust for the Choctaw and Chickasaw Tribes may be expended for expenses incidental to the sale of timber on the Choctaw-Chickasaw Sanatorium Reserve: Provided, That all payments from this appropriation shall be made in the same proportion as the interest of said tribes in such timber.

Expenses of tribal officers, Five Civilized Tribes, Oklahoma (tribal funds): For the current fiscal year money may be expended from the tribal funds of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole Tribes for equalization of allotments, per capita, and other payments authorized by law to individual members of the respective tribes, and for salaries and contingent expenses, as follows: Expenses of governor, Chickasaw Nation, not to exceed $2,500; expenses of chief, Choctaw Nation, not to exceed $2,500; expenses of chief, Creek Nation, not to exceed $2,500; expenses of mining trustee, Choctaw-Chickasaw Nation, not to exceed $2,500; expenses of Choctaw tribal attorney, not to exceed $2,500; salary of governor, Chickasaw Nation, $3,000; salary of chief, Choctaw Nation, $3,000; salary of mining trustee, Choctaw-Chickasaw Nation, $3,000; salary of chief, Creek Nation, $1,200: Provided, That the attorneys for each of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Tribes shall be employed under contract approved by the President under existing law.

Support of Osage Agency and pay of tribal officers, Oklahoma (tribal funds): For the support of the Osage Agency, and for necessary expenses in connection with oil and gas production on the Osage Reservation, Oklahoma, including pay of the superintendent of the

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agency and of necessary employees, and pay of tribal officers; payment of damages to individual allottees; repairs to buildings, rent of quarters for employees, traveling expenses, printing, telegraphing and telephoning, and repair and operation of automobiles, $170,000, payable from funds held by the United States in trust for the Osage Tribe of Indians in Oklahoma: Provided, That of the said sum herein appropriated $7,500 is hereby made available for traveling and other expenses of members of the Osage Tribal Council, business committees, or other tribal organizations, when engaged on business of the tribe, including supplies and equipment, not to exceed $6 per diem in lieu of subsistence, and not to exceed 5 cents per mile for use of personally owned automobiles, when duly authorized or approved in advance by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs: Provided further, That no part of the funds appropriated herein shall be available for the collection of any income due the Osage Tribe of Indians or the enrolled members thereof where such income is not deposited to the credit of the said Osage tribal funds account or to the credit of the proper member's account.

Expenses of tribal councils or committees thereof (tribal funds): For traveling and other expenses of members of tribal councils, business committees, or other tribal organizations, when engaged on business of the tribes, including supplies and equipment, not to exceed $6 per diem in lieu of subsistence, and not to exceed 5 cents per mile for use of personally owned automobiles, when duly authorized or approved in advance by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, $25,000, payable from funds on deposit to the credit of the particular tribe interested: Provided, That no part of this appropriation, or of any other appropriation contained in this Act, shall be available for expenses of members of tribal councils, business committees, or other tribal organizations, when in the District of Columbia or Chicago, Illinois, for more than an eight-day period, unless the Secretary shall in writing approve a longer period.

Compensation and expenses of attorneys, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Montana (tribal funds): For compensation and expenses of an attorney or attorneys employed by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana, under a contract approved by the Secretary on May 9, 1941, $24,000, payable from funds on deposit to the credit of such tribes.

Expenses of attorneys, Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Tongue River Reservation, Montana (tribal funds): For expenses of an attorney or attorneys employed by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Indians of the Tongue River Reservation under a contract approved by the Assistant Secretary of the Interior on March 15, 1941, $5,400, payable from funds on deposit in the Treasury to the credit of said tribe of Indians.

That the Secretary of the Interior be authorized and directed, with the consent of the business committee of the Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, to purchase one United States Treasury War bond of the denomination of $500 for each member of said Shoshone Tribe according to the official roll of said tribe on the date of the approval of this Act, and pay the total cost of the bonds so purchased out of the accrued interest in the judgment fund of said tribe in the Treasury. Said bonds shall be purchased and registered in the name of each enrolled member of the Shoshone Tribe and when issued shall be held in trust for such Shoshone Indian by the United States to the date of maturity, whereupon said bond shall be delivered to the owner thereof free from such trust. Said bond shall not be sold or encumbered in any manner by the Shoshone owner nor shall said bond become liable, payable, or subject to any debt or debts contracted by the Shoshone owner prior to the date of maturity. In the event of the death of the Shoshone owner prior to the date of maturity, said bond, if not devised or bequeathed by will, shall descend to his or her

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heirs or next of kin as provided by existing law, subject to the existing trust. The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to grant permission to the county chairman of the War bond purchase program of Freemont County, Wyoming, in which county the Shoshone Tribe resides, to include the total amount of bonds purchased for the members of said tribe in his quota of War bond sales.

ROADS AND BRIDGES

For maintenance and repair of that portion of the Gallup-Shiprock Highway within the Navajo Reservation, New Mexico, and that portion of the State highway in New Mexico between Gallup, New Mexico, and Window Rock, Arizona, serving the Navajo Reservation, $20,000, reimbursable, as authorized by the Act of May 28, 1941.

For construction, improvement, repair, and maintenance of Indian reservation roads under the provisions of the Act of May 26, 1928 (25 U. S. C. 318a), as supplemented and amended, $950,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That not to exceed $10,000 of the foregoing amount may be expended for departmental personal services: Provided further, That not to exceed $15,000 of this appropriation shall be available for repair of structures for housing road materials, supplies, equipment, and quarters for road crews.

ANNUITIES AND PER CAPITA PAYMENTS

For fulfilling treaties with Senecas of New York: For permanent annuity in lieu of interest on stock (Act of February 19, 1831, 4 Stat. 442), $6,000.

For fulfilling treaties with Six Nations of New York: For permanent annuity, in clothing and other useful articles (article 6, treaty of November 11, 1794), $4,500.

For fulfilling treaties with Choctaws, Oklahoma: For permanent annuity (article 2, treaty of November 16, 1805, and article 13, treaty of June 22, 1855), $3,000; for permanent annuity for support of light horsemen (article 13, treaty of October 18, 1820, and article 13, treaty of June 22, 1855), $600; for permanent annuity for support of blacksmith (article 6, treaty of October 18, 1820, and article 9, treaty of January 20, 1825, and article 13, treaty of June 22, 1855), $600; for permanent annuity for education (article 2, treaty of January 20, 1825, and article 13, treaty of June 22, 1855), $6,000; for permanent annuity for iron and steel (article 9, treaty of January 20, 1825, and article 13, treaty of June 22, 1855), $320; in all, $10,520.

For fulfilling treaties with Pawnees, Oklahoma: For permanent annuity (article 2, treaty of September 24, 1857, and article 3, agreement of November 23, 1892), $30,000.

For payment of Sioux benefits to Indians of the Sioux reservations, as authorized by the Act of March 2, 1889 (25 Stat. 895), as amended, $175,000.

For payment of interest on moneys held in trust for the several Indian tribes, as authorized by various Acts of Congress, $725,000.

Appropriations herein made for the support of Indians and administration of Indian property, the support of schools, including nonreservation boarding schools and for conservation of health among Indians shall be available for the purchase of supplies, materials, and repair parts, for storage in and distribution from central warehouses, garages, and shops, and for the maintenance and operation of such warehouses, garages, and shops, and said appropriations shall be reimbursed for services rendered or supplies furnished by such warehouses, garages, or shops to any activity of the Indian Service.

Appropriations made for the Indian Service for the fiscal year 1944 shall be available for travel expenses; the purchase of ice, and the purchase of rubber boots for official use of employees.

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BUREAU OF RECLAMATION

WATER CONSERVATION AND UTILIZATION PROJECTS

For the construction of water conservation and utilization projects and small reservoirs, including not to exceed $220,000 for surveys, investigations, and administrative expenses in connection therewith (of which not to exceed $20,000 shall be available for personal services in District of Columbia), all as authorized by the Act of August 11, 1939, as amended (16 U. S. C. 590y, 590z), $64,000.

The paragraph appearing in the Interior Department Appropriation Act 1942 (55 Stat. 337), under the caption "Bureau of Reclamation" under the heading "General Fund, Construction" authorizing the Secretary to incur obligations and enter into contracts for construction work within specified amounts, and without regard to appropriations made therein on the Gila project, Arizona, Colorado-Big Thompson project, Colorado, Boise project, Idaho, Tucumcari project, New Mexico, Lugert-Altus project, Oklahoma, Provo River project, Utah, and the Yakima project, Washington, Roza division, and the paragraph in the said Act (55 Stat. 338) authorizing the Bureau of Reclamation to enter into contracts for the procurement of materials and supplies and for the purchase of necessary interest in lands for the Fort Peck project, Montana, are hereby repealed.

Services or labor of prisoners of war, enemy aliens, and American-born Japanese who are in the control of the Federal Government may be utilized in connection with the construction, operation, and maintenance of Federal reclamation projects, water conservation and utilization projects, Indian irrigation projects, and related work, subject to the approval of, and regulations by, the War Department or other Federal agency having control of such persons.

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Mineral leasing: For the enforcement of the provisions of the Acts of October 20, 1914 (48 U. S. C. 435), October 2, 1917 (30 U. S. C. 141), February 25, 1920 (30 U. S. C. 181), as amended, and March 4, 1921 (48 U. S. C. 444), and other Acts relating to the mining and recovery of minerals on Indian and public lands and naval petroleum reserves, and for necessary related operations; and for every expense incident thereto, including supplies, equipment, expenses of travel, the construction, maintenance, and repair of necessary camp buildings and appurtenances thereto, $475,000, of which not to exceed $68,000 may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia;

During the fiscal year 1944 the head of any department or independent establishment of the Government having funds available for scientific and technical investigations within the scope of the functions of the Geological Survey may, with the approval of the Secretary, transfer to the Geological Survey such sums as may be necessary therefor, which sums so transferred may be expended for the same objects and in the same manner as sums appropriated herein may be expended: Provided, That any funds herein appropriated for the Geological Survey for cooperative work may be utilized prior to July 1, 1943, as required to enable the Geological Survey to continue its cooperative work pending reimbursement from cooperative agencies, the amount required for such cooperative work to be placed to the credit of the 1943 appropriation account of the Geological Survey and subsequently repaid to the appropriation from which advanced: Provided further, That not to exceed 10 per centum of any of the appropriations for the Geological Survey may be transferred to any other of such appropriations, but no appropriation shall be

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increased more than 10 per centum thereby. Any such transfers shall be reported to Congress in the annual Budget;
In all, salaries and expenses, United States Geological Survey, $5,143,495.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

National parks: For administration, protection, maintenance, and improvement of national parks, including maintenance and operation of passenger-carrying automobiles;

. . . necessary repairs to the roads from Glacier Park Station through the Blackfeet Indian Reservation to the various points in the boundary line of Glacier National Park, Montana, and the international boundary; repair and maintenance of approximately two and seventy-seven one-hundredths miles of road leading from United States Highway 187 to the north entrance of Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming;

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

For salaries and expenses, including the purchase of printed bags, tags, and labels, without regard to existing laws applicable to public printing, and traveling expenses, necessary in conducting investigations and carrying out the work of the Service, including cooperation with Federal, State, county, or other agencies or with farm bureaus, organizations, or individuals, as follows:

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Operation and maintenance of fish screens: For operation and maintenance, in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, or either, of fish screens and ladders on Federal irrigation projects, and for the conduct of investigations and surveys, the preparation of designs, and for determining the requirements for fishways and other fish protective devices at dams constructed under licenses issued by the Federal Power Commission, $11,350.

SEC. 5.

Appropriations herein made for the following bureaus and offices shall be available for expenses of attendance of officers and employees at meetings or conventions of members of societies or associations concerned with their work in not to exceed the amounts indicated: Office of the Secretary, $500; Grazing Service, $400; Petroleum Conservation Division, $150; General Land Office, $400; Bureau of Indian Affairs, $3,000; Bureau of Reclamation, $2,500; Geological Survey, $1,500; Bureau of Mines, $5,000; National Park Service, $1,500; Fish and Wildlife Service, $2,250; and Soil and Moisture Conservation Operations (all bureaus), $1,500.

Approved, July 12, 1943.


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