Vol. IV, Laws     (Compiled to March 4, 1927)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.

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Chapter 376
March 3, 1927 | [H. R. 10976.] 44 Stat., 1401.

An Act To amend the Act entitled “An Act for the survey and allotment of lands now embraced within the limits of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, in the State of Montana, and the sale and disposal of all the surplus lands after allotment,” approved May 30, 1905, as amended, and for other purposes.

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Chap. 376 Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Mont.
Chap. 376 Oil and gas on undisposed of lands reserved to the Indians thereof.
35 Stat., 558, vol. 3, 377.
Chap. 376 Leases by tribal council authorized.
Sec. 2 Title to agency, etc., lands reinvested in Indians having tribal rights.
35 Stat., 560, 564, vol. 3, 379.
Sec. 2 Deduction from amount paid for the lands and credited as payment for revested title.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of May 30, 1908 (Thirty-fifth Statutes, page 558), providing for the allotment, sale, and disposal of lands on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana, is hereby amended by specifically reserving to the Indians having tribal rights on said reservation the oil and gas in the tribal lands undisposed of on the date of the approval of this Act; and leases covering such land for oil and gas may be made by the Indians of the Fort Peck Reservation through their tribal council, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior and under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe.

SEC. 2.

(a) That the title to certain lands on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana, reserved for agency, school, and other administrative purposes (embracing four thousand and ninety-four and one-hundredth acres), pursuant to the provisions of sections 3 and 16 of such Act, as amended, is hereby reinvested in the Indians having tribal rights on the Fort Peck Reservation, subject to the continued use of such lands for administrative purposes as long as needed for such purposes in the discretion of the Secretary of Interior.

(b) The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to deduct the sum of $5,117.52, representing the purchase price of such lands at the. rate of $1.25 per acre, from moneys in the Treasury arising from the proceeds of the sale of lands disposed of under the provisions of such Act, as amended, and to credit the same to the United States as payment for the lands title to which is reinvested in accordance with the provisions of this section.

Approved March 3, 1927.

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