Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.
|Chap. 158||Lac du Flambeau Band of Chippewas, Wis. Persons born prior hereto, to be added to final roll.|
|Chap. 158||Allotments to be made to enrolled members.|
|Chap. 158||24 Stat., 388, vol. 1, 33; 26 Stat., 794, vol. 1, 56; 36 Stat., 859, vol. 3, 479.|
|Chap. 158||Provisos. Prorating if acreage insufficient.|
|Chap. 158||Issue of trust patents after merchantable timber sold.|
|Chap. 158||Timber remaining to go to allottee.|
|Chap. 158||Intoxicants prohibited.|
|Sec. 2||Merchantable timber on allotments to be sold.|
|Sec. 2||Pro rata distribution of proceeds to competent Indians.|
|Sec. 2||To credit of incompetents.|
|Sec. 2||Proviso. Early distribution of funds on deposit, etc.|
|Sec. 3||Lands reserved from allotment, etc.|
|Sec. 4||Appropriation for preparing roll, etc.|
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 hereby is, authorized and directed to add to the existing rolls of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Chippewa Indians the names of all persons legally entitled to enrollment born prior to the approval of this Act, such roll to constitute the final roll of the Lac du Flambeau Band. In the preparation of this roll the said Secretary shall be assisted by a committee of two members of the said band, duly appointed at a general council of the Lac du Flambeau Band called for that purpose. As soon as practicable after the approval of the roll the Secretary of the Interior shall cause allotments of land within the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation to be made to the members of the band whose names appear on said additional roll (exclusive of the merchantable timber on such land) in conformity with the provisions of the General Allotment Act of February 8, 1887 (Twenty-fourth Statutes at Large, page 388), as amended, the trust patents to said allotments to contain the usual twenty-five year restriction clause as to alienation and taxation: Provided, That if there is not sufficient unappropriated land on the reservation to give each member the full acreage to which he or she is entitled, the Secretary of the Interior may prorate the lands as nearly as practicable among the members so enrolled. The patents for the allotments made hereunder shall issue to the allottees as early as practicable after the merchantable timber thereon has been removed, and the right is hereby reserved to the United States to cut and market the merchantable timber on the lands so allotted, the proceeds to be disposed of as herein provided. When the merchantable timber has been cut from the lands so allotted the title to such timber as remains on said lands shall thereupon pass to the respective allottees: Provided further, That the land allotted or reserved hereunder shall be subject to all the laws of the United States prohibiting the introduction of intoxicants into the Indian country until otherwise provided by Congress.
That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he hereby is, authorized to sell the merchantable timber on the lands allotted under the provisions of this Act, at the current market value at the time the sale is made, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, the net proceeds derived therefrom, together with any undistributed proceeds derived from the sale of timber heretofore cut and sold from such lands, shall be distributed per capita and paid to the members of the band enrolled under the provisions of this Act where such members are or may hereafter be adjudged by the Secretary of the Interior to be competent to manage their own affairs and care for their own business; and in cases where members have not been adjudged competent by
the Secretary of the Interior, their shares shall be deposited to their individual credit as individual Indian moneys are now deposited and paid to em or used for their benefit under the supervision of the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That of the amount now on deposit and hereafter derived from the sale of tribal timber, at least $50,000 shall be distributed among the members enrolled under the provisions of this Act as early as practicable after the approval of the roll as herein provided.
That there be reserved from allotment or other disposition the following lands: For the village of Lac du Flambeau the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter and lots 3 and 4 of section 5 and lots 3 and 4 of section 8, township 40 north, range 5 east; for the Indian village lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of section 1, lots 1 and 7 of section 2, and lots 1, 2, and 3 of section 12, township 40 north, range 4 east; and for the school and agency farm the unappropriated land in sections 6 and 7, township 40 north, range 5 east, that in the east half of section 31, and that in the west half of section 32, township 41 north, range 5 east.
That the sum of $5,000, or as much thereof as may be needed, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated for the purpose of preparing a tribal roll in accordance with the provisions of this Act and also for the surveys and other expenses necessary in making the allotments herein authorized.
Approved, May 19, 1924.