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|Chap. 311||Claims of Indian tribes in Washington.|
|Sec. 4||Quinaielt Tribe.|
|Sec. 5||Compensation of attorneys.|
|Sec. 5||Deposit of proceeds.|
|Sec. 5||60 Stat. 1049.
25 U.S.C. §§ 70-70a.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of Congress approved February 12, 1925 (43 Stat. 886), entitled "An Act authorizing certain Indian tribes, or any of them, residing in the State of Washington to submit to the Court of Claims certain claims growing out of treaties or otherwise", be, and the same is hereby, amended by adding thereto the following sections:
That in the action now pending before the Court of Claims entitled "The Quinaielt Tribe of Indians versus the United States", numbered L-23, instituted pursuant to the provisions of this Act, the Quinaielt Tribe is hereby declared to be the proper party plaintiff for the purpose of further proceedings in that action, and for the purpose of prosecuting the action to a final conclusion on behalf of all Indians having rights in the Quinaielt Reservation as established under the treaty of July 1, 1855, and January 25, 1856 (12 Stat. 971), the Executive order of November 4, 1873, and any subsequent acts of Congress.
That the Court of Claims is authorized and directed, notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, to ascertain what attorney or attorneys have performed services for the Indians of the Quinaielt Reservation in the aforesaid action, and in conformity with the contract of employment, approved by the Secretary of the Interior on November 30, 1937, to determine the compensation of the attorney or attorneys on the basis of quantum meruit but not exceeding in the aggregate 10 per centum of the amount of the judgment, if any, to be entered in said action. The proceeds of the judgment, less the amount deductible for attorneys' compensation and the amount deductible for necessary and proper expenses, shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Indians having rights in the Quinaielt Reservation as established under the treaty of July 1, 1885, and January 25, 1856 (12 Stat. 971), the Executive order of November 4, 1873, and any subsequent Acts of Congress: Provided, That the plaintiff in the aforesaid pending action may amend its petition to
conform to this Act and the Act of August 13, 1946 (Public, 726, Seventy-ninth Congress).
Approved, July 24, 1947.