INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. VI, Laws     (Compiled from February 10, 1939 to January 13, 1971)

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PUBLIC LAWS OF THE EIGHTIETH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION, 1948
Chap. 3 | Chap. 44 | Chap. 45 | Chap. 46 | Chap. 68 | Chap. 72 | Chap. 73 | Chap. 74 | Chap. 75 | Chap. 82 | Chap. 108 | Chap. 120 | Chap. 142 | Chap. 160 | Chap. 167 | Chap. 185 | Chap. 219 | Chap. 237 | Chap. 238 | Chap. 244 | Chap. 258 | Chap. 266 | Chap. 270 | Chap. 293 | Chap. 325 | Chap. 326 | Chap. 340 | Chap. 400 | Chap. 516 | Chap. 591 | Chap. 618 | Chap. 645 | Chap. 646 | Chap. 658 | Chap. 732 | Chap. 754 | Chap. 759 | Chap. 765 | Chap. 767 | Chap. 771 | Chap. 790 | Chap. 793 | Chap. 809 | Chap. 812 | Chap. 822

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Chapter 72
February 26, 1948 [H.R. 3503] |  [Public Law 417] 62 Stat. 35

AN ACT
To permit the issuance of unrestricted deeds for town-site lands held by Alaska natives, and for other purposes.

Margin Notes
Chap. 72 Alaska. Townsite lands.
Chap. 72 48 U.S.C. § 355.
Chap. 72 48 U.S.C. § 355c.

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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 trustee or trustees to whom a patent has been issued for a townsite surveyed pursuant to section 11 of the Act of March 3, 1891 (26 Stat. 1095), or section 3 of the Act of May 25, 1926 (44 Stat. 629), upon a finding by the Secretary of the Interior or his authorized representative that any Alaska native who claims and occupies a tract of land within such townsite is competent to manage his own affairs and has petitioned the Secretary or his authorized representative for an unrestricted deed, or shall issue to such native an unrestricted deed, and thereafter all restrictions as to sale, encumbrance, or taxation of said lands shall be removed, but said land shall not be liable to the satisfaction of any debt, except obligations owed the Federal Government, contracted prior to the issuing of such deed.

Approved, February 26, 1948.


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