Washington : Government Printing Office
|Public Law 86-198||Indians. Quinault tribal lands.|
|Sec. 2||25 U. S. C. 70-70w.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That lands heretofore purchased for school purposes at Queets Village, within the Quinault Indian Reservation, State of Washington, and constituting 15.3 acres of land, more or less, in lot numbered 7, section 35, township 24 north, range 13 west, Willamette meridian, a portion of which has been subdivided into lots and occupied by certain Quinault Indians, and all of which are surplus to the needs of the Department of the Interior, shall, with the improvements thereon, be disposed of by the Secretary of the Interior as follows:
(a) Lots actually occupied and improved by individual Indians on February 1, 1958, shall be patented in trust to their occupants, as under sections 5 and 6 of the Act of February 8, 1887 (24 Stat. 389), as amended (25 U. S. C. 348, 349), but such lots may nevertheless be alienated to any member of the Quinault Tribe or, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, to another in which latter event they shall cease to be trust lands.
(b) All remaining lands of the said 15.3 acres shall be and the same are hereby set aside in trust for the Quinault Tribe of Indians.
Prior to disposition of the lands, as provided in section 1 of this Act, the Quinault Tribe of Indians shall have agreed to eliminate from their suit now pending before the Indian Claims Commission under the Act of August 13, 1946 (60 Stat. 1049), any claim based on alleged inadequate compensation for said lands and to renounce any other claim they may have with respect thereto. Neither the lands herein authorized to be disposed of, nor the cost or value of said lands, shall be considered by way of offset under section 2 of said Act. Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed as an admission of liability on the part of the United States with respect to these or any other lands.
Approved, August 25, 1959.