Washington : Government Printing Office
Settlement of claims.
Post, p. 359.
|Chap. 515||Deposit of appropriated amount.|
|Chap. 515||Attorneys' fees and expenses.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $400,000 in full and final settlement of all claims and demands of the Indians of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, composed of the Arickarees, Gros Ventres, and Mandans, which claims are based upon stipulations of an unratified treaty dated July 27, 1866 (Kappler's Laws and Treaties, vol. 2, p. 1052): Provided, That the amount when appropriated shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Indians of the Fort Berthold Reservation and shall draw interest in accordance with existing laws: Provided further, That not to exceed 5 per centum of the amount herein authorized may be used
by the Secretary of the Interior for payment of fees and expenses of attorneys employed under contract approved in accordance with existing law.
Approved, June 28, 1946.