Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 871||Kickapoo Indians, Okla. Certain conveyances by, validated.|
|Sec. 2||Suit to partition in district court.|
|Sec. 2||Jurisdiction conferred. Proceedings.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all conveyances made to Ira L. Couch, A. J. Ownby , Fred L. Rooker, Wallace Estell, junior, J. D. Shepherd, or any of them, or to their grantors purporting to convey an inherited interest in Kickapoo lands allotted in Oklahoma in and to the following-described real estate, to wit: The northeast quarter of northwest quarter, and lot 1 of the northwest quarter section 19, township 12 north, range 2 east; lot 11, northeast quarter section 17l, and lot 3, northeast quarter section 18, and lot 3, northeast quarter section 20, and lot 2, northwest quarter section 20, and lot 2, northeast quarter section 18, township 12 north, range 1 east; the north half southeast quarter section 19, township 11 north, range 3 east; the northwest quarter southeast quarter and lot 2 of the southeast quarter section 8, township 12 north, range 1 east; lot 4 of section 16, lot 5 of section 17, and lot 1 of section 20, township 12 north,
range 1 east; lots 3 and 4 of the northeast quarter section 7, township 12 north, range 1 east; west half southeast quarter section 3, township 11 north, range 2 east; east half southeast quarter section 3, township 11 north, range 2 east; east half northeast quarter section 10, township 11 north, range 2 east; lots 7 and 8 of the southeast quarter section 13, township 11 north, range 2 east; the north half southeast quarter section 4, township 11 north, range 2 east, where such instrument or instruments were made after September 11, 1922, and recorded in the office of the registrar of deeds for the county in which said lands are located, prior to February 17 1933, are hereby ratified and confirmed as valid conveyances of an inherited interest.
SEC. 2. That any such grantee, his heirs or assigns, in any such deed conveying an undivided interest to any part of said land may maintain a suit to partition the same against any restricted Indian who is a part owner of said lands in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma in accordance with the law governing partitions in the State of Oklahoma. The United States shall be made a party to such action, and jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon such court to hear and determine such causes, and service may be had on the United States by serving one copy of the petition or bill in equity on the United States attorney for the western district of Oklahoma forty-one days before said cause is set for trial, and any conveyance ordered made by said court, in such proceedings, shall operate to remove all restrictions on the lands conveyed to the grantee therein, except where such grantee is a restricted Indian.
Approved, June 29, 1936.