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|Public Law 90-414||Lower Brule and Crow Creek Indian Reservations, S. Dak. Payment of claims. 76 Stat. 698, 704.|
|Public Law 90-414||397|
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior shall pay to the persons who owned unrestricted interests in the lands taken by the enactment of Public Law 87-734 and Public Law 87-735, or to their heirs, unless they previously have been compensated, from the funds appropriated pursuant to such public laws, the amounts apportioned by the Secretary to their respective interests. Payment shall be made only on the basis of a claim filed with the Secretary within one year from the date of this Act. The Secretary shall take such action as he deems feasible to notify the persons who he believes are entitled to file claims, but the failure to receive such notice shall not affect the provisions of this Act. Any sum not timely claimed and paid shall be credited to the account of the tribe occupying the reservation where the land is located, and no further claim with respect thereto shall be recognized by the United States. Acceptance of a payment pursuant to this Act shall be deemed to be a release of any further claim by such person against the United States based on such taking, unless the person accepting payment notifies the Secretary in writing at the time of payment that he regards the payment as less than just compensation, and that he intends to commence a judicial proceeding under other provisions of law to recover additional compensation. No such judicial proceeding shall be entertained by any court unless it is commenced within three months after tender of payment by the Secretary.
Approved, July 21, 1968.