Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 400||Tulalip Reservation, Wash. Sale of lands.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any owner of an interest in any tract of land in the Tulalip Reservation, Washington, in which an undivided interest is now or hereafter held in trust by the United States for an Indian, or is now or hereafter owned by an Indian subject to restrictions against alienation or taxation imposed by the United States, may commence in a State court of competent
jurisdiction an action for the partition in kind or for the sale of such land in accordance with the laws of the State. For the purpose of any such action the Indian owners shall be regarded as vested with an unrestricted fee simple title to the land, the United States shall not be a necessary party to the proceeding, and any partition or conveyance of the land pursuant to the proceedings shall divest the United States of title to the land, terminate the Federal trust, and terminate all restrictions against alienation or taxation of the land imposed by the United States.
Notwithstanding the provisions of the constitution and charter of the Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, any lands that are held by the United States in trust for the Tulalip Tribes, or that are subject to a restriction against alienation or taxation imposed by the United States, or that are hereafter acquired by the Tulalip Tribes, may be sold by the Tulalip Board of Directors, with the consent of the Secretary of the Interior, on such terms and conditions as the Tulalip Board of Directors may prescribe, and such sale shall terminate the Federal trust or restrictions against alienation or taxation of the land: Provided, That the proceeds from the sale of any tribal lands acquired otherwise than by purchase shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Tulalip Tribes and shall not be expended until otherwise specifically provided by Congress.
Approved, June 18, 1956.