Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 418||Minnesota. Time extended for filing certain Indian claims.|
|Sec. 2||Amounts due deceased claimants.|
|Sec. 3||Consolidated Chippewa Agency. Unlocated claimants.|
|Sec. 4||Filing of claims; oaths.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of August 27, 1935 (49 Stat. 2194), be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to allow the submission of claims by Indians thereunder at any time prior to June 30, 1941. The Comptroller General of the United States is directed to receive and settle any additional claims filed by Indians before said date and to reconsider all such claims which have been heretofore disallowed on account of failure to file them within the period of two years imposed by the Act.
Irrespective of the date of death or the sum involved or any contrary rule or practice with respect to payment of the claims, all amounts found due deceased Indians whose heirs have been determined by the Secretary of the Interior shall be paid to the appropriate superintendent or other bonded officer of the Indian Service for the benefit of the heirs, to be handled and accounted for by him with other moneys under this control in accordance with existing law and regulations. The amounts due deceased claimants whose heirs have not been thus determined shall be so paid upon applications therefore filed by the superintendent, for credit to the estates.
The superintendent of the Consolidated Chippewa Agency is hereby authorized to file claims for any and all claimants or heirs of claimants whose whereabouts cannot be determined after due and diligent search, and a verified certificate filed by the superintendent that such due and diligent search has been made, shall be sufficient condition precedent to the right to file any such claim.
Claims filed hereunder may be sworn to before a local postmaster or a superintendent or other officer of the Indian Service authorized to administer oaths.
Approved, June 24, 1940.