INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. VI, Laws     (Compiled from February 10, 1939 to January 13, 1971)

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PUBLIC LAWS OF THE SEVENTY-NINTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION, 1946
Chap. 84 | Chap. 110 | Chap. 143 | Chap. 199 | Chap. 210 | Chap. 247 | Chap. 263 | Chap. 279 | Chap. 378 | Chap. 460 | Chap. 467 | Chap. 475 | Chap. 515 | Chap. 516 | Chap. 529 | Chap. 530 | Chap. 544 | Chap. 591 | Chap. 701 | Chap. 753 | Chap. 754 | Chap. 770 | Chap. 788 | Chap. 802 | Chap. 874 | Chap. 907 | Chap. 917 | Chap. 929 | Chap. 930 | Chap. 933 | Chap. 944 | Chap. 947 | Chap. 959 | Chap. 965

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Chapter 929
August 9, 1946 [H.R. 2586] |  [Public Law 702] 60 Stat. 962

AN ACT
To authorize the leasing of Indian lands situated within the State of Washington for business and other purposes.
Section 2

Margin Notes
Chap. 929 Washington. Leasing of Indian lands.
Chap. 929 Restriction.
Sec. 2 Leases by Indian owner, etc.
Sec. 2 25 U.S.C. § 380.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstanding any other provisions of law, with the consent in writing of the individual Indian, association of Indians, or Indian tribe concerned, any restricted Indian lands situated within the State of Washington may be leased for religious, educational, recreational, business, or public purposes, including, but not limited to, airports, experimental station, stockyards, warehouses, and grain elevators, for periods not to exceed twenty-five years under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe: Provided, That nothing in this Act shall be deemed to authorize such leases for the exploitation of any natural resources.

SEC. 2.

Such leases may be made only by the individual Indian owner of the land or by the authorized representatives of the tribe or group of Indians to whom the land belongs, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior or his authorized representative. Restricted allotments of deceased Indians, when the heirs or devisees cannot agree on a lease, may be leased for them in the manner prescribed by the Act of July 8, 1940 (54 Stat. 745, ch. 554). No lease shall be made by or on behalf of any tribe for a longer period than is or may be authorized by the tribal constitution, charter, or ordinances. Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed to repeal any authority to lease restricted lands which any Indian, Indian tribe, or official of the Department of the Interior would have in the absence of this Act.

Approved, August 9, 1946.


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