Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.
|Chap. 282||Pueblo Indians, New Mexico. Lands of, may be condemned for public use under State laws.|
|Chap. 282||Proviso. Jurisdiction of Federal district in condemnation proceedings.|
|Chap. 282||Notice of suit to be served on superintendent, etc., of the pueblo.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That lands of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, the Indian title to which has not been extinguished, may be condemned for any public purpose and for any purpose for which lands may be condemned under the laws of the State of New Mexico, and the money awarded as damages shall be paid to the superintendent or officer in charge for the benefit of the particular tribe, community, or pueblo holding title to same: Provided, however, That the Federal courts of said State of the district within which such lands are located shall have and retain jurisdiction of all proceedings for the condemnation of such lands, and shall conform, as near as may be, to the practice, pleadings, forms, and proceedings existing at the time in like causes in the courts of record of the said State of New Mexico: Provided also, That notice of each suit shall at time of filing be served upon the superintendent or other officer in charge of the particular pueblo where the land is situated.
Approved, May 10, 1926.