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Chapter 275
March 4, 1933. | [H.R. 6684.] 47 Stat., 1568.

An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to modify the terms of existing contracts for the sale of timber on Indian land when it is in the interest of the Indians so to do1
Section 2 | 3

Margin Notes
Chap. 275 Timber sales, Indian lands. Terms of existing contracts may be modified, with consent of Indians.
36 Stat., 857, amended, vol. 3, 477.
Chap. 275 Provisos. Reduction below basic price. Conditions of operation.
Chap. 275 Provision for increasing stumpage prices.
Chap. 275 Consent of Klamath Council to sale of its timber.
Sec. 2 Existing contracts between individual allottees, etc., may be modified.
Sec. 3 Indian labor.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior, with the consent of the Indians involved, expressed through a regularly called general council, and of the purchasers, is hereby authorized and directed to modify the terms of now existing and uncompleted contracts of sale of Indian tribal timber: Provided, That the prices are not reduced below the basic sale prices: Provided further, That any such modifications shall be upon the express condition that said purchaser shall forthwith proceed to operate under

154 I.D.D., 401, 547.

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all the terms of said contract as modified or suffer forfeiture of such contract and collection upon his bond: And provided further, That any modification of said contracts shall stipulate that in the event of sufficiently improved economic conditions the Secretary of the Interior with the consent of the said general council is authorized and directed, after consultation with the purchasers and the Indians involved and after ninety days' notice to them, to increase stumpage prices of timber reduced in any such modified contract: And provided further, That hereafter no contract of sale of Indian timber on the Klamath Indian Reservation in Oregon shall be entered into without the consent of the said general council.

SEC. 2.

The Secretary of the Interior may modify existing contracts between individual Indian allottees or their heirs and purchasers of their timber, under the terms and requirements of section 1 of this Act, with the consent of the allottee or his heirs.

SEC. 3.

In all such modified contracts the purchasers of Indian timber on tribal lands or on restricted or trust allotments in all operations pertaining to the logging and manufacturing of said timber shall be required to give preference to the employment of Indian labor.

Approved, March 4, 1933.

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