Washington : Government Printing Office
|Public Law 85-878||Indians. Pine Ridge Sioux tribe. Payments.|
|Public Law 85-878||Tax exemption.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1 of the Act of July 24, 1956 (70 Stat. 625), is hereby amended to read as follows:
"That (a) the Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to pay the sum of $3,500 to each of the following Indians or their estates: Edith Apple Bear, Ephriam Brafford, Catherine Jones Brewer, Lamont Cook, Eloise Ruff Garnett, Jake Harvey, Ambrose Hernandez, Floyd F. Hernandez, Thomas Hollow Horn, Steven L. Hunter, Edward Janis, Junior, Norman Janis, George Jensen, William Jones, Carrie Knee, Clency Kocer, Seth P. Martinez, Walter Martinez, George Mountain Sheep, Jack O'Rourke, Wilbur Pourier, Josephine Thunder Bull, Gilbert Twiss, Martha E. Clifford Whiting, Patrick O'Rourke, William Clifford, Bertha Huebner Darling, and Loren Pourier.
"(b) The Secretary is further authorized and directed to pay the sum of $1,750 to Stephen Red Elk (or his estate) and $1,750 to Emma Old Horse (or her estate).
"(c) The payment of such sums shall be in full satisfaction of all claims of the aforementioned Indians against the United States for compensation for damages sustained by them as a result of the taking by the Department of the Army in 1942 of certain land owned by the Pine Ridge Sioux Tribe of Indians, South Dakota, for use as an aerial gunnery range.
"(d) Sums paid pursuant to this Act shall not be taxable and shall not be subject to any liens except for debts owned to the United States or to Indian organizations indebted to the United States."
Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1 of the Act of July 24, 1956, as amended by section 1 of this Act, no person to whom had been paid the compensation provided for in said Act of July 24, 1956, as it existed prior to its amendment, shall be entitled to receive compensation under said Act as amended.
Approved, September 2, 1958.