Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.
|Chap. 320||Rosebud Band of Sioux Indians, S. Dak. Payments to certain enrolled members.|
|Chap. 320||Proviso. Attorneys’ fees|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to pay, out of any funds in the Treasury to the credit of the Rosebud Band of Sioux Indians of the State of South Dakota, such sums as may be found by him to be due those Indians enrolled and allotted on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, under the decisions of the United States district and circuit courts for the district of South Dakota, in the cases entitled "Mary Sully and others against The United States and John H. Scriven, allotting agent," and "Narcissus Drapeau and others against The United States and John H. Scriven, allotting agent," and each Indian who was enrolled and allotted under said decisions shall be entitled to and receive a sum of money equal in amount to all per capita and other payments made to individual members of the Rosebud Band of Sioux Indians from December thirty-first, eighteen
hundred and ninety-six, or from the date of the birth of such Indian if subsequent to December thirty-first, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, to the date of the enrollment and allotment of said Indians under said decisions: Provided, That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to determine what attorney or attorneys have actually rendered services of value to the Indians hereinbefore described in connection with the payments herein provided for, and all compensation therefor on a basis of quantum meruit in such amounts as he may deem proper, and pay the amount so fixed and found to be due, less any counter claims, to such attorney or attorneys, and deduct the same from the amount paid to the Indians hereinbefore described, upon receipt in full by such attorney or attorneys of all claims and demands against said Indians.
Approved, August 11, 1916.