INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

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Chapter 298
June 28, 1944 [H.R. 4679] |  [Public Law 369] 58 Stat. 463

AN ACT
Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1945, and for other purposes.

Margin Notes
Chap. 298 Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1945.
Post, pp. 545, 864, 876.
Chap. 298 465
Chap. 298 466
Purchase, of books, etc.
Chap. 298 Additional sums from specified appropriations.
Chap. 298 469
Chap. 298 Post, p. 865.
Chap. 298 470
Chap. 298 Purchase of goods and supplies.
Chap. 298 Maintenance of law and order.
Chap. 298 Lease, etc., of agency buildings.
Chap. 298 Report to Congress.
Chap. 298 Navajo Indians.
Chap. 298 Restricted lands, taxes, etc.
50 Stat. 573.
Chap. 298 25 U.S.C. § 412a.
Chap. 298 Havasupai Indian Reservation, Ariz.
Chap. 298 Ante, p. 110.
Chap. 298 471
Chap. 298 Colville Indians, Wash.
Chap. 298 Southern Ute Indians, Colo.
Chap. 298 Fort Peck Reservation, Mont.
Chap. 298 Flathead Indians, Mont.
Chap. 298 Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, N. C.
Chap. 298 Timber preservation, etc.
Chap. 298 Availability of funds.
Chap. 298 Timber sales, etc., expenses.
Chap. 298 41 Stat. 415.
Chap. 298 Rewards.
Chap. 298 472
Suppression, etc., of forest fires.
Chap. 298 Report to Congress.
Chap. 298 Geological Survey. Transfer of funds.
Chap. 298 26 Stat. 794; 35 Stat. 783.
Chap. 298 Development of agriculture and stock raising.
Chap. 298 Navajo Reservation, sheepbreeding station.
Chap. 298 Advances for home construction, etc.
Chap. 298 Funds continued available.
57 Stat. 459.
Chap. 298 Advances for educational purposes.
Chap. 298 Moneys reimbursed. availability.
Chap. 298 Tribal enterprises.
Chap. 298 48 Stat. 986.
25 U.S.C. Supp. III. §470a.
Advances.
Chap. 298 473
Chap. 298 Loans to Indians.
Chap. 298 25 U.S.C. §§ 461-479; Supp. III, § 470a.
25 U.S.C. §§ 501-509.
Chap. 298 Development of Indian arts and crafts.
Chap. 298 25 U.S.C. §§ 305-305e.
Chap. 298 Salary limitation.
Chap. 298 Funds continued available.
Chap. 298 55 Stat. 826.
Chap. 298 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U.S.C. § 725c.
Chap. 298 474
Chap. 298 Interchange of amounts.
Chap. 298 Apportionment of costs.
Chap. 298 San Carlos project, Ariz.
Chap. 298 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U.S.C. § 725c.
Chap. 298 Pima Indians, Ariz. Subjugation and cropping operations.
Chap. 298 Colorado River Indian Reservation, Ariz.
Chap. 298 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U.S.C. § 725c.
Chap. 298 Yuma Reservation, Calif.
Chap. 298 Fort Hall irrigation systems, Idaho.
Chap. 298 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U.S.C. § 725c.
Chap. 298 Fort Belknap Reservation, Mont.
Chap. 298 475
Chap. 298 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U.S.C. § 725c.
Chap. 298 Fort Peck project, Mont.
Chap. 298 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U.S.C. § 725c.
Chap. 298 Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Mont.
Chap. 298 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U.S.C. § 725c.
Chap. 298 Flathead Reservation, Mont.
Chap. 298 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U.S.C. § 725c.
Chap. 298 Crow Reservation. Mont.
Chap. 298 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U.S.C. §, 725c.
Chap. 298 Tongue River Water Users' Association. etc., Mont.
Chap. 298 Paiute Indian lands within Newlands, project. Nev.
Chap. 298 Drains to Truckee-Carson district.
Chap. 298 Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, N. Mex.
Chap. 298 Klamath Reservation, Oreg.
Chap. 298 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U.S.C. § 725c.
Chap. 298 Uncompahgre, etc., Utes, Utah.
Chap. 298 476
Chap. 298 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U.S.C. § 725c.
Uintah project, Utah.
25 U.S.C., Supp. III, § 389 note.
Chap. 298 Yakima Reservation, Wash. Wapato system.
Chap. 298 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U.S.C. § 725c.
Chap. 298 Reimbursement to reclamation fund.
Chap. 298 Wind River Reservation, Wyo.
Chap. 298 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U.S.C. § 725c.
Chap. 298 Protection against sabotage.
Chap. 298 Construction, repair, etc. of designated projects.
Chap. 298 Surveys, investigations, etc.
Chap. 298 Interchange of appropriations.
Chap. 298 477
Chap. 298 Support of Indian schools.
Chap. 298 Formal contracts not required.
Chap. 298 Printing and binding.
Chap. 298 Travel expenses, restriction.
Chap. 298 Expenditures from tribal funds.
Chap. 298 44 Stat. 560.
Chap. 298 Formal contracts not required.
Chap. 298 St. Louis Mission Boarding School, Okla.
Chap. 298 Loans for payment of tuition.
Chap. 298 Reimbursement.
Chap. 298 Buildings at Indian schools.
Chap. 298 Nonreservation boarding schools. Support, etc., of Indian pupils.
Chap. 298 478
Phoenix, Ariz.
Chap. 298 Sherman Institute, Riverside, Calif.
Chap. 298 Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kans.
Chap. 298 Pipestone, Minn.
Chap. 298 Carson City, Nev.
Chap. 298 Albuquerque, N. Mex.
Chap. 298 Santa Fe, N. Mex.
Chap. 298 Wahpeton, N. Dak.
Chap. 298 Chilocco, Okla.
Chap. 298 Sequoyah Orphan Training School, Tahlequah, Okla.
Chap. 298 Carter Seminary, Okla.
Chap. 298 Euchee, Okla.
Chap. 298 Eufaula, Okla.
Chap. 298 Jones Academy, Okla.
Chap. 298 Wheelock Academy, Okla.
Chap. 298 Chemawa, Oreg.
Chap. 298 Flandreau. S. Dak.
Chap. 298 479
Pierre, S. Dak.
Chap. 298 Interchange of amounts.
Chap. 298 Report to Congress.
Chap. 298 Tuition for Indian children at public schools. etc.
Chap. 298 Salaries of certain public-school teachers.
Chap. 298 Natives in Alaska. Support, relief. etc.
Chap. 298 Report to Congress.
Chap. 298 Clinical surveys and general medical research.
Chap. 298 Contributions from nonreservation boarding schools.
Chap. 298 Collection of fees.
Chap. 298 480
Medical relief in Alaska.
Post, p. 607.
Chap. 298 Collection of fees.
Chap. 298 Support, etc., of needy Indians.
Chap. 298 Reindeer service.
Chap. 298 481
Chap. 298 Salaries, etc., of Menominee tribal officers.
Chap. 298 Audit of accounts.
Chap. 298 Chippewa Indians, Minn.
Chap. 298 Relief of needy Indians.
Chap. 298 41 U.S.C. § 5.
18 U.S.C. §§ 744a-744h.
Chap. 298 Choctaw-Chickasaw lands, sale of timber.
Chap. 298 482
Chap. 298 Five Civilized Tribes, Okla. Expenses of tribal officers.
Chap. 298 Salary limitation.
Chap. 298 Osage Agency, Okla.
Chap. 298 Traveling, etc., expenses.
Chap. 298 Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes, Wyo.
Chap. 298 483
Chap. 298 25 U.S.C. § 155.
Chap. 298 Tribal councils, etc. Expenses.
Chap. 298 Choctaw-Chickasaw Nations. Fulfillment of Atoka Agreement.
30 Stat. 495.
Chap. 298 32 Stat. 654.
Chap. 298 Approval by Indians.
Chap. 298 Ratification by Congress.
Chap. 298 Credit of purchase price.
484
Chap. 298 Conveyance.
Chap. 298 Appropriations authorized.
Chap. 298 Land and mineral deposits.
Chap. 298 30 U.S.C. §§ 22, 48, 181 et seq.; Supp. III, § 188a.
Ante, p. 275.
Asphalt deposits.
Chap. 298 Leases.
Chap. 298 30 U.S.C. §§ 22, 48, 181, 182, 184, 186-190, 193, 194; Supp. III, § 188a.
Chap. 298 30 U.S.C. §§ 22, 48, 181, 182, 193.
Chap. 298 30 U.S.C. § 184; Supp. III, § 188a.
Chap. 298 485
Chap. 298 Gallup-Shiprock Highway, N. Mex.
Chap. 298 55 Stat. 207.
Chap. 298 Reservation roads.
45 Stat. 750.
Chap. 298 Senecas, N. Y.
Chap. 298 Six Nations, N. Y.
7 Stat.46.
Chap. 298 Choctaws, Okla.
7 Stat. 99.
11 Stat. 644.
7 Stat. 213.
Chap. 298 7 Stat. 212, 236.
Chap. 298 7 Stat. 235.
Chap. 298 Pawnees, Okla.
11 Stat. 729; 27 Stat. 644.
Chap. 298 Indians of Sioux reservations.
Chap. 298 Interest on trust funds, payments.
Chap. 298 Availability of funds for purchase of supplies, etc.
Chap. 298 Travel expenses, etc.
Chap. 298 486
Chap. 298 491
Chap. 298 Enemy aliens, etc. Utilization of labor and services.
Chap. 298 492
Mineral leasing.
38 Stat. 742; 40 Stat. 297; 41 Stat. 437, 1366.
Chap. 298 500
Chap. 298 Post, p. 865.
Chap. 298 Custer Battlefield National Cemetery, roads.
501
Chap. 298 Statue of Liberty National Monument, easements.
Chap. 298 502
Post, p. 896.
Chap. 298 507
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, 1945, 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, $2,500; 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, $798,175.

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, $41,800.

For advertising, inspection, storage, and all other expenses incident

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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, $321,000.

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, $182,000.

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 employees in the Indian field service, and the transportation of Indian school pupils, and not to exceed $200,000 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, $15,000, 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 purposes until June 30, 1945.

Purchase of improvements on lands, Havasupai Indian Reservation, Arizona: For the purchase of improvements on exchanged lands as authorized by and in accordance with the provisions of the Act of March 4, 1944 (Public Law 246), $11,000: Provided, That title to any improvements so purchased shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the Indians of the Havasupai Reservation.

Purchase of land, Colville Indians, Washington (tribal funds): For the purchase of land and improvements thereon, including the purchase of timber and expenses incidental to such acquisition, for the Indians of the Colville Reservation, Washington, $50,000, payable from funds on deposit to the credit of the Colville Indians: Provided, That

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title to any timber, land, and improvements so purchased shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the Colville Indians.

Purchase of land, Southern Ute Indians, Colorado (tribal funds): For the purchase of land for the Indians of the Southern Ute Reservation,

Colorado, $30,000, payable from funds on deposit to the credit of the Southern Ute Indians: Provided, That title to any land so purchased shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the Southern Ute Indians.

Purchase of land, Fort Peck Reservation, Montana (tribal funds): For the purchase of land and improvements thereon for the Indians of the Fort Peck Reservation, Montana, $25,000, payable from funds on deposit to the credit of the Fort Peck 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 Fort Peck Indians.

Purchase of land, Flathead Indians, Montana (tribal funds): For the purchase of land and improvements thereon for the Indians of the Flathead Reservation, Montana, $38,000, 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.

Purchase of land, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, North Carolina (tribal funds): For the purchase of land and improvements thereon for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, North Carolina, $2,500, payable from funds on deposit to the credit of said Indians: Provided, That title to any lands and improvements so purchased shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

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 and conviction of a person or persons setting forest fires, or taking or otherwise destroying timber, in contravention of law on Indian lands, $504,000: 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, $175,000, 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

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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 $10,000 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, $681,000, 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 $33,500 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, $77,000, payable from tribal funds as follows: Flathead, Montana, $27,000; Fort Peck, Montana, $50,000; and the unexpended balances of funds available under this head in the Interior Department Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1944 are hereby continued available during the fiscal year 1945 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 regulations as the Secretary may prescribe: Provided further, That all moneys reimbursed during the fiscal year 1945 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: Provided further, That enterprises operated under the authority contained in the foregoing proviso shall be governed by the 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 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).

Not to exceed $155,000 of the revolving fund established pursuant to the Acts of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 986), and June 26, 1936 (49 Stat. 1967), as amended, shall be available for all necessary expenses of administering loans to Indians from said fund and other funds; 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

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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, $29,000, of which not to exceed $12,500 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 until June 30, 1945, for the same purposes, and for suppressing contagious diseases among livestock of Indians under the jurisdiction of the Pima Agency, Arizona.

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, $100,000.

IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE

For the construction, repair, and maintenance of irrigation systems, 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, $302,130, 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, $42,730; Arizona: Ak Chin, $4,425; Chiu Chui, $4,520; Fort Apache, $5,425; San Carlos, $5,845; Navajo, miscellaneous projects, Arizona and New Mexico, $45,150, together with $21,500 (Fruitlands, $9,000; Ganado, $1,500; Hogback, $7,000; miscellaneous projects, $4,000), collections; Hopi, miscellaneous projects, $1,760; San Xavier, $2,435; Truxton Canon, $1,165; California: Mission, $8,325, together with $3,000 (Morongo, $1,000; Pala and Rincon, $1,000; miscellaneous projects, $1,000), collections; Colorado: Southern Ute, $10,545, together with $8,000, collections; Montana: Tongue River, $2,565, together with $1,000, collections; Nevada: Pyramid Lake, $3,725, together with $500, collections; Walker River, $5,490, together with $1,500, collections; Western Shoshone, $9,500, together with $2,000, collections; White Narrows, $25,000; New Mexico: Miscellaneous Pueblos, $28,180; Mescalero, $3,025; Oregon: Warm Springs, $3,925; Washington: Colville, $8,115, together with $5,000, collections; Lummi diking project, $620, 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, $79,960: 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

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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, $132,953 (operation and maintenance collections), and $212,827 (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 $132,953 and $212,827, 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, $345,780.

For continuing subjugation and for cropping operations on the lands of the Pima Indians in Arizona, there shall be available not to exceed $100,000 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 and power systems on the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona, $10,500, reimbursable, together with $39,900 (operation and maintenance collections) and $39,200 (power revenues), from which amounts of $39,900 and $39,200, 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, $89,600.

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, $28,900, together with $27,100, 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, $13,280, reimbursable, together with $4,900, 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, $8,640, reimbursable, together with $6,000, 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 the improvement, maintenance, and operation of the irrigation systems on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana, $12,955, reimbursable, together with $16,700, 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, $5,500, reimbursable, together with $144,175 (operation and maintenance collections) and $129,175 (power revenues), from which amounts of $144,175 and $129,175,

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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, $278,850.

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, $5,000, reimbursable, together with $48,900, 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, $2,881; 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, $8,446.

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.

For improvements, maintenance, and operation of miscellaneous irrigation projects on the Klamath Reservation, Oregon, $2,800, reimbursable, together with $4,890, 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), $23,500, reimbursable, together with $42,250, 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 $215,000 (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.

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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, $23,300, reimbursable, together with $33,500, 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, $35,000.

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:
Arizona: Navajo, Arizona and New Mexico, $25,000; Salt River, $30,000;
California: Sacramento, $10,000;
Idaho: Fort Hall, $50,000;
Montana: Fort Belknap, $6,250;
Nevada: Carson, $15,000; Western Shoshone, $20,000; Pyramid Lake, $50,000;
Miscellaneous garden tracts, $50,000;
For surveys, investigations, and administrative expenses, including departmental personal services, and not to exceed $2,500 for printing and binding, $100,000;

In all, $356,250, 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 regulations as the Secretary may prescribe; not exceeding $21,650 for construction and equipment of a dormitory building at the Denehotso Day School on the Navajo Indian Reservation; 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, and on the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona, $6,066,940: 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

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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 $377,810: 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 loans to Indians for the payment of tuition and other expenses in recognized high schools and vocational and trade schools, and colleges and universities offering recognized vocational, trade, liberal arts, and professional courses, and for apprentice training in Federal, manufacturing, and other establishments, $25,000: Provided, That advances made under this authorization shall be reimbursed in not to exceed eight years, under such 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, $320,000.

For support and education of Indian pupils at the following nonreservation boarding schools in not to exceed the following amounts respectively:
Phoenix, Arizona: For four hundred and twenty-five pupils, including not to exceed $2,500 for printing and issuing school paper, $163,475; for pay of superintendent or other officer in charge, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $25,000; in all, $188,475;
Sherman Institute, Riverside, California: For four hundred pupils, including not to exceed $2,000 for printing and issuing school paper, $169,705; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $23,700; in all, $193,405;
Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas: For five hundred and fifty pupils, including not to exceed $2,500 for printing and issuing school paper, $225,120; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, including necessary drainage work, $25,200; in all, $250,320;
Pipestone, Minnesota: For three hundred and twenty-five pupils, $123,475; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $15,200; in all, $138,675;
Carson City, Nevada: For five hundred pupils, $188,370; for pay of principal, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $20,000; in all, $208,370;
Albuquerque, New Mexico: For three hundred and seventy-five pupils, $157,340; for pay of superintendent or other officer in charge, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $25,200; in all, $182,540;
Santa Fe, New Mexico: For three hundred pupils, $126,555; for drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $15,000; in all, $141,555;

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Wahpeton, North Dakota: For three hundred pupils, $110,335; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $13,000; in all, $123,335;
Chilocco, Oklahoma: For five hundred and twenty-five pupils, including not to exceed $2,000 for printing and issuing school paper, $215,345; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $25,200; in all, $240,545;
Sequoyah Orphan Training School, near Tahlequah, Oklahoma: For three hundred and twenty-five orphan Indian children of the State of Oklahoma belonging to the restricted class, $125,735; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $15,000; in all, $140,735;
Carter Seminary, Oklahoma: For one hundred and sixty-five pupils, $66,935; for pay of principal, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $7,000; in all, $73,935;
Euchee, Oklahoma: For one hundred and fifteen pupils, $47,765; for pay of principal, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $7,000; in all, $54,765;
Eufaula, Oklahoma: For one hundred and forty pupils, $56,090; for pay of principal, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $7,000; in all, $63,090;
Jones Academy, Oklahoma: For one hundred and seventy-five pupils, $71,050; for pay of principal, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $7,000; in all, $78,050;
Wheelock Academy, Oklahoma: For one hundred and thirty pupils, $56,110; for pay of principal, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $7,000; in all, $63,110;
Chemawa, Oregon: For three hundred and seventy-five pupils, including not to exceed $1,000 for printing and issuing school paper, $159,475; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $20,200; in all, $179,675;
Flandreau, South Dakota: For three hundred and seventy-five pupils, $162,730; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $19,000; in all, $181,730;
Pierre, South Dakota: For three hundred pupils, $110,110; for pay of superintendent, drayage, and general repairs and improvements, $15,200; in all, $125,310;
In all, for above-named nonreservation boarding schools, not to exceed $2,627,620: 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, $375,000, to be expended in the discretion of the Secretary and under 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,

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maintenance, and operation of vessels; and all other necessary expenses which are not included under the above special heads, $1,444,250, to be immediately available and to remain available until June 30, 1946: 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; 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 infectious diseases, $5,734,135: Provided, 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 regulations as may be prescribed by 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 above special heads, $691,700, to be available immediately and to remain available until June 30, 1946.

GENERAL SUPPORT AND ADMINISTRATION

For general administration of Indian property, including pay of employees authorized by continuing or permanent treaty provisions, $3,202,700: Provided, That in the discretion of the Secretary, and under such 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, $500,000, of which amount not to exceed $35,000 shall be available for administrative expenses incident thereto, including departmental personal services (not to exceed $24,000), not to exceed $100,000 shall be available for the rehabilitation of needy Indians, and not to exceed $1,000 shall be available for expenses of Indians participating in folk festivals.

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, $85,650, to be immediately available, and to remain available until June 30, 1946.

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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, $1,970; 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), $450; San Carlos, $9,360; Truxton Canon, $14,600; in all, $76,280;
California: Mission, $26,000;
Colorado: Southern Ute, $2,000; Ute Mountain, $10,500; in all, $12, 500;
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, $1,500;
New Mexico: United Pueblos, $5,000;
North Carolina: Cherokee, $8,500, including not to exceed a $500 gift to the American Red Cross;
Oregon: Klamath, $223,670, of which not to exceed $1,200 shall be available until expended in units of $300 for standing rewards for information leading to the apprehension and conviction for the theft or killing of any Indian cattle (tribal or individual) on the Klamath Reservation, of any person or persons under rules and regulations adopted by the Klamath Cattle Committee and approved by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and, 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, and to include the purchase of cattle; Umatilla, $1,000; in all, $224,670;
Utah: Uintah and Ouray, $11,500, 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;
Washington: Colville, $8,800; Spokane, $8,000; Taholah (Makah), $6,600, including the purchase of land, title to which shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the Makah Indians; Yakima, $8,470 (Yakima, $7,470; Lummi, $1,000, including the purchase of land, title to which shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the Lummi Indians); Tulalip, $3,000 (Tulalip, $2,000,including the purchase of land, title to which shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the Tulalip Indians; Puyallup, $1,000 for upkeep of the Puyallup Indian cemetery); in all, $34,870;
Wisconsin: Menominee, $118,400, including $40,000, of which not exceeding $10,000 shall be available for general relief purposes and not exceeding $30,000 for monthly allowances to old and indigent members of the Menominee Tribe 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: Provided further, That not to exceed $10,000 shall be immediately available for an audit of the books, accounts, and operations of the Menominee Indian Mills by a certified public accountant or firm of accountants under a contract to be entered by said accountant or firm

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of accountants with the Menominee Tribe acting by its advisory council and approved by the Secretary of the Interior; In all, not to exceed $556,450.

Relief of Chippewa Indians in Minnesota (tribal funds): Not to exceed $43,375 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 Choctaw-Chickasaw tribal lands: Not to exceed $2,000 of the funds held by the United States in trust for the Choctaw and Chickasaw Tribes, together with the unexpended balance of the 1944 appropriation under this head, may be expended for expenses incidental to the sale of timber on Choctaw-Chickasaw tribal lands: 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, not to exceed $10,000 for repairs to the Choctaw Chapter House, and for salaries and contingent expenses of the governor of the Chickasaw Nation and chief of the Choctaw Nation, one mining trustee for the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, at salaries of $3,000 each for the said governor, said chief, and said mining trustee, chief of the Creek Nation at $1,200 and one attorney each for the Choctaw and Chickasaw Tribes employed under contract approved by the President under existing law: Provided, That the expenses of the above-named officials shall be determined and limited by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs at not to exceed $2,500 each.

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 agency and of necessary employees, and pay of tribal officers, including the employment of a tribal attorney at the rate of $4,500 per annum to be appointed with the approval of the Osage Tribal Council; 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, $200,000, 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.

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Expenses of tribal officers and other purposes, Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes, Wyoming (tribal funds): For the current fiscal year the Secretary of the Interior, or such official as may be designated by him, is hereby authorized to pay out of any joint tribal funds of the Shoshone and Arapaho Indians of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, in the Treasury of the United States the following salaries and expenses:

To the chairman, secretary, and interpreter of the Shoshone and Arapaho Joint General Council and members of the Shoshone and Arapaho Joint Business Committee, or other committees appointed by the Joint General Council, when engaged on joint business of the tribes, a sum of not to exceed $8 per diem for attendance to cover salary and all expenses; to such official delegates of the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes who may carry on the joint business of the tribes in Washington or Chicago a per diem of not to exceed $10 in lieu of salary and expenses: Provided, That the rate of per diem shall be fixed in advance by the Joint General Council or by the Joint Business Committee if authorized by said Joint General Council: Provided further, That the official delegates of said tribes carrying on business in Washington or Chicago shall also receive the usual railroad and sleeping-car transportation to and from Washington or Chicago: And provided further, That the length of stay of the official delegates in Washington or Chicago shall be determined by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The Secretary or his designate is also authorized and directed to expend from said joint tribal funds of the Shoshone and Arapaho Indians with the consent of the Joint Business Committee, not exceeding $1,500 per annum for pay of game and fish wardens to be appointed by the Joint Business Committee, for patrolling the lakes, streams, and hunting areas of the Wind River Reservation: Provided, That receipts derived from fishing and hunting licenses and permits and from fines shall be deposited into the Treasury of the

United States to the credit of the tribes pursuant to the provisions of the Act of May 17, 1926 (44 Stat. 560): Provided further, That all the aforesaid pay and expenses for all purposes shall not exceed in the aggregate $7,500 per annum.

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.

Fulfillment of Atoka Agreement with Choctaw-Chickasaw Nations of Indians: That pursuant to the provisions of the treaty between the United States and the Choctaw-Chickasaw Nations of Indians, known as the Atoka Agreement, and the supplemental agreements thereafter made and the laws enacted by the Congress, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to enter into a contract on behalf of the United States for the purchase from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians in Oklahoma for all the present right, title, and interest of said Indians in the land and mineral deposits reserved from allotment in accordance with the provisions of section 58 of the Act entitled "An Act to ratify and confirm an agreement with the Choctaw and Chickasaw Tribes of Indians, and for other

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purposes", approved July 1, 1902. The Secretary shall cause such contract to be executed on behalf of said Indians by the principal chief of the Choctaw Nation and the governor of the Chickasaw Nation, and shall then submit such contract to said Indians for their approval. If and when such contract has been approved by said Indians, the Secretary shall submit the contract to the Congress for its ratification: Provided, That the approval of such contract by the said Indians shall be through a special election called and held pursuant to rules and regulations to be promulgated by the said Secretary of the Interior: And provided further, That before the said rules and regulations are promulgated they must be submitted to and approved by both the principal chief of the Choctaw Nation and the governor of the Chickasaw Nation. Such contract shall not be binding upon any of the parties thereto until it shall have been ratified by the Congress.

Upon the approval of such contract by the Congress—

(a) The amount of the purchase price fixed in such contract when appropriated shall be placed to the credit of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians on the books of the Treasury of the United States, and thereafter such proceeds shall be distributed to such Indians in pursuance with the terms and provisions of such contract and shall be exempted from attorney fees and other debt contracted prior to the passage and approval of this Act; and

(b) The Secretary shall cause a proper conveyance to be executed by the principal chief of the Choctaw Nation and the governor of the Chickasaw Nation conveying all right, title, and interest of said Indians in such lands and mineral deposits to the United States, and thereupon, all such right, title, and interest shall vest in the United States.

The appropriation of such sum as may be necessary for making the payments to such Indians pursuant to section 2 (a) of this Act is hereby authorized. There is also authorized to be appropriated the sum of $20,000 to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, to defray the expenses of negotiating the contract and holding of the election authorized by section 1 hereof, including the making of such appraisal or appraisals as may be deemed necessary.

The land and mineral deposits when acquired hereunder shall become part of the public domain subject to the applicable public land mining and mineral leasing laws. The coal deposits acquired hereunder may be leased in accordance with the provisions relating to coal of the Mineral Leasing Act of February 25, 1920 (41 Stat. 437), as amended. The asphalt deposits acquired hereunder may be leased by the Secretary of the Interior through advertisement, competitive bidding, or such other methods as he may by general regulations prescribe, and in areas not exceeding six hundred and forty acres each. Leases for such asphalt deposits shall be conditioned upon the payment by the lessee of such royalty as may be fixed in the lease, not less than 25 cents per ton of two thousand pounds of marketable production, and upon payment in advance of a rental of 25 cents per acre for the first calendar year or fraction thereof; 50 cents per acre for the second, third, fourth, and fifth years, respectively; and $1 per acre per annum thereafter during the continuance of the lease, such rental for any lease year to be credited against royalties accruing for that year. Leases for such asphalt deposits shall be for a period of twenty years, with preferential right in the lessee to renew the same for successive periods of ten years upon such reasonable terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, unless otherwise provided by law at the expiration of such periods. All asphalt leases issued hereunder shall be subject to such further terms and conditions, not inconsistent herewith, as may be incorporated in each lease or prescribed by general regulations adopted by the Secretary of the Interior prior to the issuance of the lease, including

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covenants relative to mining methods, waste, period of preliminary development, initial investment, arid minimum production. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to modify or amend as to area any asphalt lease issued hereunder upon application of the lessee if he finds such modification or amendment to be to the best interests of the United States and of the lessee. The general provisions of sections 1, 27, 29 to 34, inclusive, 37, and 38 of the Mineral Leasing Act of February 25, 1920 (41 Stat. 437), as amended, shall apply to asphalt leases issued under the provisions of this Act, sections 1, 34, and 37 thereof being amended to include deposits of asphalt acquired hereunder, and section 27 hereof being amended to provide that no person association, or corporation shall take or hold more than two thousand five hundred and sixty acres under asphalt lease at any one time. The entire net income from coal and asphalt leases issued under this Act shall be deposited in the general fund of the Treasury of the United States.

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 $15,000 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, $150,000.

For payment of accrued and accruing 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

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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 1945 shall be available for travel expenses; the purchase of ice, and the purchase of rubber boots for official use of employees.

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION

WATER CONSERVATION AND UTILIZATION PROJECTS

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, $557,000, of which not to exceed $80,000 may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia;

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;

National military parks, battlefields, monuments, and cemeteries: For administration, protection, maintenance, and improvement, including maintenance, operation, and repair of motor-driven passenger-carrying vehicles, and including the maintenance and repair of the approach road to the Custer Battlefield National Cemetery and the road connecting the said cemetery with the Reno Monument site, Montana, and not exceeding $808 for right-of-way easements across privately owned railroad lands necessary for supplying water to the Statue of Liberty National Monument, $441,000.

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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, June 28, 1944.


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