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Chapter 411
July 31, 1947 [H. R. 4002] | [Public Law 296] 61 Stat. 686 citation

Making appropriations for civil functions administered by the War Department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1948, and for other purposes.

Margin Notes
Chap. 411 War Department Civil Appropriation Act, 1918.
Ante, pp. 71, 118, 187, 188, 245, 361, 608, 609, 625; post, p. 779.
Chap. 411 689
Chap. 411 690
Acquisition of lands in Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
Chap. 411 Deposit to credit of Three Affiliated Tribes.
Chap. 411 Availability.
Chap. 411 60 Stat. 1055.
28 U.S.C. § 259a.

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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 following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1948, for civil functions administered by the War Department, and for other purposes, namely:


Garrison (North Dakota) Reservoir: For acquisition of the lands and rights therein within the taking line of Garrison Reservoir which lands lie within the area now established as the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, North Dakota, including all elements of value above or below the surface thereof and including all improvements, severance damages and reestablishment and relocation costs the sum of $5,105,625, which said sum is included in the total allocated under this Act for the said Garrison Reservoir and which shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold Reservation, to be subject to withdrawal and disbursement as herein provided. This amount is made available subject to the following conditions subsequent and in the event the

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said conditions are not complied with then this amount shall lapse and be thereby null and void. Said conditions subsequent are:

That a contract between the United States and the said Three Affiliated Tribes shall be negotiated and approved by a majority of the adult members of said tribes and enacted into law by the Congress, providing for the conveyance of said lands and interests and the use and distribution of said fund and that disbursements from said fund shall be made forthwith in accordance with said approved contract and Act of Congress.

That said contract shall be submitted to the Congress on or before the first day of June 1948: Provided, however, That, notwithstanding said contract or the provisions of this Act, the said Three Affiliated Tribes may bring suit in the Court of Claims as provided in section 24 of the Act of August 13, 1946, on account of additional damages, if any, alleged to have been sustained by said tribes by reason of the taking of the said lands and rights in the said Fort Berthold Indian Reservation on account of any treaty obligation of the Government or any intangible cost of reestablishment or relocation, for which the said tribes are not compensated by the said $5,105,625.

Approved, July 31, 1947.

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