Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 101||Indians in Montana, Idaho,and Washington. Limitation on certain attorneys’ fees, land claims of, removed.
43 Stat., 22, amended, vol. 4, 402.
|Chap. 101||Provisos. Maximum fees, designated Nez Perces.|
|Chap. 101||Findings of Court of Claims.|
|Chap. 101||Applicable to Nez Perces only with their consent.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That an Act approved March 13, 1924, for the relief of certain tribes of Indians in Montana, Idaho, and Washington (Forty-third Statutes at Large, Part I, pages 21 and 22; Public, Numbered 42, Sixty-eighth Congress, first session, chapter 54) be, and the same is hereby, amended by striking out in said Act the words, wherever they appear, “in accordance with the terms of said approved contracts”; and by striking out in said Act the words, wherever they appear, “nor exceed $25,000 for the Indians residing on each respective reservation: Provided, however, That said compensation shall not exceed $25,000 for the Nez Perce Nation or Tribe of Indians residing on both the Lapwai and Colville Indian Reservations, nor exceed 10 per centum of the amount of any judgments rendered in favor of said Nez Perce Nation or Tribe,” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “as determined by the Court of Claims”: That the removal of the limitation on the attorneys’ fees herein contained shall apply to the Nez Perces only when they shall have given their formal consent thereto.1
Approved, February 3, 1931.