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Public Law 470 | Chapter 597
July 9, 1952 | [H. R. 7176] 66 Stat. 445

Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1953, and for other purposes.

Margin Notes
Chap. 597 Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1953.
Chap. 597 448
Chap. 597 49 Stat. 891.
Chap. 597 Restrictions.
Chap. 597 449 Roads and trails.
Chap. 597 School facilities, Minn.
Chap. 597 48 Stat. 986.
64 Stat. 44.
25 U. S. C. 631.
Chap. 597 60 Stat. 810.
Chap. 597 18 U. S. C. 4124.
Chap. 597 450 Recreational director. Curator.

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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 Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1953, namely:


For expenses necessary to provide health, education, and welfare services for Indians, either directly or in cooperation with States and other organizations, including payment (in advance or from date of admission), of care, tuition, assistance, and other expenses of Indians in boarding homes, institutions, or schools; grants and other assistance to needy Indians; maintenance of law and order, and payment of rewards for information or evidence concerning violations of law on Indian reservations or lands; and operation of Indian arts and crafts shops and museums; $51,801,000.


For expenses necessary for management, development, improvement, and protection of resources and appurtenant facilities under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including payment of irrigation assessments and charges; acquisition of water rights; conducting agricultural experiments and demonstrations; advances for Indian industrial and business enterprises; and development of Indian arts and crafts as authorized by law (25 U. S. C. 305), including expenses of exhibits; $13,253,760.


For construction, major repair, and improvement of irrigation and power systems, buildings, utilities, roads and trails, and other facilities; acquisition of lands and interests in lands; preparation of lands for farming; and architectural and engineering services by contract; to remain available until expended; $17,500,000, of which $1,380,000 is for liquidation of obligations incurred pursuant to authority previously granted: Provided, That no part of the sum herein appropriated shall be used for the acquisition of land within the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming outside of the boundaries of existing Indian reservations: Provided further, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for the acquisition of land or water rights within the States of Nevada, Oregon, and Washington either inside or outside the boundaries of existing reservations: Provided further, That of the amount included herein for the construction of roads and trails, such part of the amount as determined by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall be available only for roads and trails which State and local governments agree to take over and maintain when the improvement is completed: Provided further, That the amount of $24,000 heretofore appropriated and now available under this heading for school facilities at Squaw Point Unorganized Territory, Minnesota, may be expended for school facilities for the Prairie Island Indian Community or for cooperation

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with Burnside Consolidated School District Numbered 3, Goodhue County, Minnesota, in the construction, extension, eqiupment, or improvement of public-school facilities as may be agreed upon by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and the State Department of Education of Minnesota, under such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe.


For expenses necessary for the general administration of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including such expenses in field offices, $3,525,647.


For an additional amount for loans as authorized by sections 10 and 11 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (25 U. S. C. 470, 471), as amended and supplemented, and section 1 of the Act of April 19, 1950 (Public Law 474), $1,000,000.


Appropriations for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (except the revolving fund for loans) shall be available for purchase of not to exceed two hundred and sixty passenger motor vehicles (of which two hundred and fifty shall be for replacement only), which may be used for the transportation of Indians; purchase of ice for official use of employees; services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a), including not to exceed $5,000 for expenditure at rates for individuals not in excess of $100 per diem on irrigation and power matters, when authorized by the Secretary; and expenses required by continuing or permanent treaty provisions.


In addition to the tribal funds authorized to be expended by existing law, there is hereby appropriated $2,920,000 from tribal funds not otherwise available for expenditure for the benefit of Indians and Indian tribes, including pay and travel expenses of employees; care, tuition and other assistance to Indian children attending public and private schools (which may be paid in advance or from date of admission); purchase of land and improvements on land, title to which shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the tribe for which purchased; lease of lands and water rights; compensation and expenses of attorneys and other persons employed by Indian tribes under approved contracts; pay, travel and other expenses of tribal officers, councils, and committees thereof, or other tribal organizations, including mileage for use of privately owned automobiles and per diem in lieu of subsistence at rates established administratively but not to exceed those applicable to civilian employees of the Government; relief of Indians, without regard to section 7 of the Act of May 27, 1930 (46 Stat. 391), including cash grants; and employment of a recreational director for the Menominee Reservation and a curator for the Osage Museum, each of whom shall be appointed with the approval of the respective tribal councils and without regard to the classification laws: Provided, That in addition to the amount appropriated herein, tribal funds may be advanced to Indian tribes during the current fiscal year for such purposes as may be designated by the governing body of the particular tribe involved and approved by the Secretary: Provided, however, That no part of this appropriation or other tribal funds shall be used for the acquisition of land or water rights within the States of Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and

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Wyoming, either inside or outside the boundaries of existing Indian reservations.

Approved, July 9, 1952.

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