Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 70||Osage Indians, Okla. Attorney for, in oil, etc., suits authorized.|
|Chap. 70||41 Stat., 1249, vol. 4; 316; 45 Stat., 1478. Ante, 87.|
|Chap. 70||Payment, from royalties, etc.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Osage Tribal Council is hereby authorized to employ an attorney or attorneys, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, to represent the interests of the Osage Tribe in any suits or actions to be brought by the Osage Tribe or to defend any suit or actions to be brought by anyone against the Osage Tribe or any oil or gas or other mineral lessee in any court having jurisdiction of such suits or actions, involving the validity of that part or portion of the Acts of March 3, 1921 (41 Stat. 1249), and March 2, 1929 (45 Stat. 1478), extending the period of ownership in the Osage Tribe of the oil, gas, and mineral rights in and under the lands in Osage County belonging to the Osage Tribe; and there is hereby authorized to be appropriated from the oil and gas royalties and bonuses accruing and to accrue to the Osage Tribe of Indians not to exceed the sum of $100,000 to pay attorneys’ fees and all other expenses in the prosecution or defense of said litigation. Said fund shall be disbursed by the Secretary of the Interior on bills approved by the Osage Tribal Council and the superintendent of the Osage Agency.
Approved, January 31, 1931.