Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 413||Crow Indians, Mont. Proceeding required for recognition of adopted heirs of deceased members.|
|Chap. 413||Proviso. Adoptions not affected.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter no person shall be recognized as an adopted heir of a deceased Indian of the Crow Tribe of Indians of Montana unless said adoption shall have been by a judgment or decree of a State court, or by a written adoption approved by the superintendent of the Crow Indian Agency and duly recorded in a book kept by him for such purpose: Provided, That adoption by Indian custom made prior to the date of approval hereof involving probate proceedings now in process of consummation, shall not be affected by this Act.
Approved, March 3, 1931.