Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.
|Chap. 95||Citizenship. American Indians serving in World War entitled to, on discharge.|
|Chap. 95||Tribal rights, etc., not impaired.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That every American Indian who served in the Military or Naval Establishments of the United States during the war against the Imperial German Government, and who has received or who shall hereafter receive an honorable discharge, if not now a citizen and if he so desires, shall, on proof of such discharge and after proper identification before a court of competent jurisdiction, and without other examination except as prescribed by said court, be granted full citizenship with all the privileges pertaining thereto, without in any manner impairing or otherwise affecting the property rights, individual or tribal, of any such Indian or his interst in tribal or other Indian property.
Received by the President, October 25, 1919.
[NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.—The foregoing act having been presented to the President of the United States for his approval, and not having been returned by him to the House of Congress in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, has become a law without his approval.]