Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 902||Mission Indians, Calif. Patents in fee.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) The provisions of the Act approved February Eighth, Eighteen Hundred and Eighty Seven (24 Stat. 388), entitled "An Act to provide for the allotment of lands in severalty to Indians on the various reservations, and to extend the protection of the laws of the United States and the Territories over the Indians, and for other purposes", and all Acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto, insofar as they have not hitherto been applicable, shall apply to patents in fee simple heretofore issued or hereafter to be issued under the Act for the relief of the Mission Indians in the State of California, approved January 12, 1891 (26 Stat. 712), as amended or supplemented.
(b) All patents in fee simple heretofore issued covering lands allotted under said Act approved January 12, 1891, as amended or supplemented, are hereby ratified, confirmed and declared valid from the respective dates of such issuance, even though such patents might have been issued prior to the expiration of the trust period existing with respect to a trust patent.
(c) All conveyances heretofore made by patentees of lands included in fee simple patents heretofore issued covering lands allotted under said Act approved January 12, 1891, as amended or supplemented, are hereby ratified, confirmed, approved, and declared valid, to the same extent as though this Act had been in full force and effect at the time of the issuance of such patents.
Approved, August 24, 1954.