Vol. V, Laws     (Compiled from December 22, 1927 to June 29, 1938)

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Chapter 407
June 6, 1934. | [H.R. 8494.] 48 Stat., 910.

An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to modify the terms of existing contracts for the sale of timber on the Quinault Indian Reservation when it is in the interest of the Indians so to do
Section 2 | 3 | 4

Margin Notes
Chap. 407 Quinault Indian Reservation, Wash., timber sales. Modification of existing contracts with consent of Indians.
Chap. 407 Provisos. Condition of operation.
Chap. 407 Increasing stumpage prices.
Chap. 407 Consent of Quinault council to sale of timber.
Sec. 2 Existing contracts between individual allottees, etc., may be modified.
Sec. 3 Indian labor.
Sec. 4 Ozette Railway Company. Contracts for hauling logs.

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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 to modify the terms of now-existing and uncompleted contracts of sale of Indian tribal timber on the Quinault Indian Reservation in the State of Washington: Provided, That any such modifications shall be upon the express condition that said purchaser shall forthwith proceed to operate under all the terms of said contract as modified or suffer forfeiture of such contract and collection upon 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, 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 tribal timber on the Quinault Indian Reservation in Washington 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.

SEC. 4.

That any modification of the contract with the Ozette Railway Company shall stipulate that that company shall haul logs of other timber owners on its railroad line, as freight, for such other owners with its ordinary equipment and at reasonable charges when such logs are tendered to it at places on its railroad line designated by such company; and its railroad shall be, and become, a common-carrier railroad and be extended to the Hoh River and be a common-carrier railroad for its entire length.

Approved, June 6, 1934.

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