Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 267||Public lands. Reservation of, for use of Papago Indians, Ariz.|
|Chap. 267||44 Stat., 775, vol. 4, 562.|
|Chap. 267||Requisition of privately owned lands.|
|Chap. 267||Provisos. Valid rights and claims unaffected.|
|Chap. 267||Lands not subject to allotment.|
|Chap. 267||Subject to disposition under mining laws.|
|Sec. 2||Sum authorized for acquisition, etc., of certain private lands.|
|Sec. 2||44 Stat., 775, vol. 4, 562.|
|Sec. 2||Provisos. To be part of Papago Indian Reservation, Ariz.|
|Sec. 2||Option by Arizona.|
|Sec. 2||36 Stat., 558, vol. 3, 467.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all vacant, unreserved, and undisposed of public lands within townships 11, 12, and 13 south, range 1 east; townships 11 and 12 south, range 2 east; township 11 south, range 3 east; township 11 south, range 4 east; townships 11 and 12 south, range 5 east; townships 12 and 13 south, range 1 west; townships 12, 13, and 14 south, range 2 west; townships 13 and 14 south, range 3 west; and townships 14 south, range 4 west; townships 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 south, range 7 east; townships 14, 15, and 16 south, range 6 east; and townships 14 and 15 south, range 8 east, of the Gila and Salt River meridian, in Arizona, be, and they
are, exclusive of a tribal right to the minerals therein, hereby reserved for the use and occupancy of the Papago Indians as an addition to the Papago Indian Reservation, Arizona, whenever all privately owned lands except mining claims within said addition have been purchased and acquired as hereinafter authorized: Provided, That all valid rights and claims which have attached to the lands prior to approval hereof shall not be affected by this Act: Provided further, That lands acquired hereunder shall remain tribal lands and shall not be subject to allotment to individual. Indians under the General Allotment Act: And provided further, That all such lands shall be subject to disposition under the mining laws as provided in the Executive order of February 1, 1917, creating the Papago Indian Reservation.
There is hereby authorized to be appropriated, from any funds in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $165,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be used by the Secretary of the Interior in his discretion in the purchase and acquiring of title to certain privately owned lands, improvements, and equipment located within the area described in section 1 hereof; and also in sections 25, 35, and 36, townships 17 south, range 4 east, of the Gila and Salt River Meridian, in Arizona, no part of said amount to be available unless all the privately owned lands except mining claims within said addition shall be acquired for not more than said amount together with the $9,500 authorized to be appropriated to purchase lands for an addition to the Papago Indian Reservation, Arizona, by the Act of June 28, 1926 (44 Stat. 775): Provided, That in the event title to any privately owned land is acquired, by purchase, the land so purchased shall become part of the Papago Indian Reservation: And provided further, That the State of Arizona may relinquish such tracts within the townships referred to in section 1 of this Act as it may see fit in favor of the Papago Indians, and shall have the right to select other unreserved and nonmineral public lands within the State of Arizona equal in area to that relinquished, said lieu selections to be made in the same manner as is provided for in the Enabling Act of June 20, 1910 (36 Stat. L. 558).1
Approved, February 21, 1931.