Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 377||Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, N. Dak.|
|Chap. 377||Pro rata distribution of funds to Indians of, authorized.|
|Chap. 377||Fees and expenses deducted.|
|Chap. 377||Provisos. Payments in cash to competents.|
|Chap. 377||Remainder deposited.|
|Chap. 377||Distribution in installments.|
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he hereby is, authorized and directed to withdraw from the Treasury of the United States funds on deposit arising from the final judgment rendered by the Court of Claims in Docket Numbered
B-449, entitled “The Indians of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in the State of North Dakota, comprising the tribes known as the Arickarees, the Gros Ventres, and the Mandans, and the individual members thereof, versus the United States,” and cause the total sum “less fees and expenses as fixed by the Court of Claims, which shall first be deducted and paid from the amount recovered” to be paid in pro rata shares to all members of the Arickaree, Gros Ventres, and Mandan Tribes of Indians who were alive and entitled to enrollment with such Indians on the date of said final judgment: Provided, That the said Secretary, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, shall cause to be paid, in cash, all shares due or belonging to competent Indians; and the shares of all other Indians, including minors, shall be deposited as individual Indian money in banks bonded and designated as depositaries for individual Indian moneys to remain subject to disbursement for the benefit of the Indians entitled thereto as are other individual Indian moneys under existing laws: Provided further,That the distribution herein authorized shall be made in two or more installments, in the discretion of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the first of which shall not exceed $200.
Approved, March 2, 1931.