Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 414||Wild Rice Lake Indian Reserve, Minn.
44 Stat., 763, amended, vol. 4, 560.
|Chap. 414||Permanent reserve created.|
|Chap. 414||Undisposed-of lands within, made part of reserve.|
|Chap. 414||Acquisition of other lands. By gift.|
|Chap. 414||By purchase.|
|Chap. 414||By condemnation.|
|Chap. 414||Additional wild rice reserves convenient to Chippewa settlements to be established.|
|Chap. 414||Proviso. Areas excluded.|
|Chap. 414||Necessary lands to be acquired, on same terms.|
|Chap. 414||Supervision of maintenance, etc.|
|Chap. 414||State administration.|
|Chap. 414||Payment of costs, etc., from Indian trust funds.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act entitled "An Act setting aside Rice Lake and contiguous lands in Minnesota for the exclusive use and benefit of the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota", approved June 23, 1926 (44 Stat. L. 763), be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:
"That there be, and is hereby, created within the county of Clearwater, State of Minnesota, a permanent reserve to be known as 'Wild Rice Lake Indian Reserve', which reserve shall include Rice Lake and the following-described contiguous lands: Beginning at the northwest corner of the northeast quarter southeast quarter section 8, township 145 north, range 38 west, and running due east to the northeast corner of southeast quarter section 9; thence south to northeast corner of northeast quarter section 16; thence due east to northeast corner of northeast quarter section 14, township 145 north, range 38 west; thence due south to southeast corner of northeast quarter section 2, township 144 north, range 38 west; thence due west to southwest corner of northwest quarter section 3 of said township and range; thence due north to southwest corner of northwest quarter
section 15, township 145 north, range 38 west; thence due west to southwest corner of northwest quarter section 16; thence due north to northwest corner of northwest quarter said section 16; thence west to southwest corner of southeast quarter southeast quarter section 8; thence north to point of beginning, which, excluding the lake bed contains approximately four thousand five hundred acres.
"SEC. 2. All unallotted and undisposed-of public or Indian land held in trust by the United States within the area described in section 1 hereof are hereby permanently withdrawn from sale or other disposition and are made a part of said reserve; and the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to (a) accept in the name of the United States voluntary conditional grants, conditioned only upon the continued permanent use of said lands for the purpose hereinafter stated, and none other, of any lands within said reserved area now held in public, private, State, or Indian ownership; (b) acquire by purchase any of said lands not so conditionally granted at such price as he may deem fair and equitable; or (c) acquire by condemnation any of said lands not acquired by conditional grants or by purchase, so as to vest in the United States for the purposes of this Act good title to all land included in any such reserve.
"SEC. 3. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to establish not to exceed three additional wild-rice reserves in the State of Minnesota, which shall include wild-rice-bearing lakes situated convenient to Chippewa Indian communities or settlements, including all lands which, in the judgment of said Secretary, are necessary to the proper establishment and maintenance of said reserves and the control of the water levels of the lakes: Provided, however, That there shall be and hereby is excluded from said reserves any and all areas, whether of land or water, necessary or useful for the development to the maximum of water power or the improvement of navigation in the Pigeon River, an international boundary stream, and tributary lakes and stream. The Secretary is authorized to withdraw and acquire, on the same terms provided in section 2 hereof, all lands which, in his judgment, may be necessary for the proper establishment, control, maintenance, and operation of any reserve established under this section.
"SEC. 4. Any reserves established under this Act, including the water levels therein, shall be maintained and operated under the supervision and control of the Secretary of the Interior, in conformity with such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, for the primary purpose of conserving wild rice beds for the exclusive use and benefit of the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota. The said Secretary, upon such terms and conditions as he may deem proper, may enter into an agreement in writing with the State of Minnesota, through its department of conservation, or other proper State agency, for the administration of any reserve created under this Act, and for its use for other or different purposes, conditioned only that such other and different uses shall not impair the primary purpose for which said reserve was created and its administration in strict conformity with said rules and regulations prescribed by said Secretary.
"SEC. 5. All costs of establishing the reserves herein authorized, including the acquisition of the lands, and the construction of dams or other structures to regulate the water levels, are hereby authorized to be paid by the Secretary of the Interior out of the trust funds of the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota in the Treasury of the United States."
Approved, July 24, 1935.