Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 369||Menominee Indians, Wis. Employment of general attorneys, authorized.|
|Chap. 369||Compensation, etc. Term.|
|Chap. 369||Proviso. Additional allowance for expenses.|
|Chap. 369||Appropriation authorized.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Menominee Tribe of Indians in Wisconsin through its duly recognized tribal council or business committee, is hereby authorized to enter into contract, subject to approval by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and the Secretary of the Interior, with an attorney, or firm of attorneys, for the purpose of defending any suits that may be brought against said tribe and formulating any claims that the Indians might have against the Government of the United States. The attorney or firm of attorneys so employed shall be allowed not to exceed $6,000 per annum for compensation and all expenses, and the term of the contract shall not exceed two years: Provided, That, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, an additional amount, not exceeding $8,000, may be allowed said attorney or firm of attorneys for actual and necessary expenses in the prosecution of their services for said tribe.
For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to expend the sum of not exceeding $20,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, out of the tribal funds on deposit to the credit of the Menominee Indians.
Approved, March 2, 1931.