Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.
Issue of deed to Indian or Eskimo native for tract in town site
occupied by him.
26 Stat., 1099.
|Chap. 379||Provisos. Free from taxation, etc.|
|Chap. 379||Unrestricted title to purchaser from.|
|Sec. 2||Streets and alleys may be extended to tract.|
|Sec. 3||Survey, etc., of non-mineral lands occupied by natives as town or village.|
|Sec. 3||Patents to occupants.|
|Sec. 3||Proviso. Limitations.|
|Sec. 3||26 Stat., 1099.|
|Sec. 4||Regulations to be prescribed.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That where, upon the survey of a town site pursuant to section 11 of the Act of March 3, 1891 (Twenty-sixth Statutes, page 1095), and the regulations of the Department of the Interior under said Act, a tract claimed and occupied by an Indian or Eskimo of full or mixed blood, native of Alaska, has been or may be set apart to such Indian or Eskimo, the town site trustee is authorized to issue to him a deed therefor which shall provide that the title conveyed is inalienable except upon approval of the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall subject such tract to taxation, to levy and sale in satisfaction of the debts, contracts, or liabilities of the patentee, or to any claims of adverse occupancy or law of prescription: Provided further, That the approval by the Secretary of the Interior of the sale by an Indian or Eskimo of a tract deeded to him under
this Act shall vest in the purchaser a complete and unrestricted title from the date of such approval.
That whenever the Secretary of the Interior shall determine that it would be to the interest of the Indian or Eskimo occupant of land described in the preceding paragraph, he is authorized to extend the established streets and alleys of the town site upon and across the tract, and the deed issued to such occupant under this Act shall reserve to the townsite the area, covered by such streets and alleys as extended.
That whenever he shall find nonmineral public lands in Alaska to be claimed and occupied by Indians or Eskimos of full or mixed blood, natives of Alaska, as a town or village., the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to have such lands surveyed into lots, blocks, streets, and alleys, and to issue a patent therefor to a trustee who shall convey to the individual Indian or Eskimo the land so claimed and occupied, exclusive of that embraced in streets or alleys: Provided, That any patent or deed to be issued under this section shall be subject to all the provisions, limitations, and restrictions of section 1 of this Act with respect to Indian and Eskimo claims to land occupied by them within the limits of town sites established or to be established under said Act of March 3, 1891.
That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe appropriate regulations for the administration of this Act.1
Approved, May 25, 1926.