Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.
|Chap. 156||Flathead Indian Reservation, Mont. Opening, to entry.
33 Stat., 302, amended.
34 Stat., 354.
35 Stat., 448.
|Sec. 23||Flathead Lake. Subdivision and sale of land adjoining.
36 Stat., 297.
33 Stat., 305.
35 Stat., 450, ante, 361.
|Sec. 24||Irrigable lands. Sale of allotments on.|
|Sec. 25||Reservations, to exchange for relinquished allotments on power, etc., sites.
35 Stat., 760, ante, 403.
|Sec. 25||Condemnation of allotments on reservoir sites.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act of April twenty-third, nineteen hundred and four (Thirty-third Statutes at Large, page three hundred and two), entitled An act for the survey and allotment of lands now embraced within the limits of the Flathead Indian Reservation, in the State of Montana, and all amendments thereto, be amended by adding thereto the following sections:
That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be surveyed and subdivided into lots of not
less than two acres or more than five acres in area all of the unallotted lands fronting on Flathead Lake in the State of Montana, that are embraced within the limits of the Flathead Indian Reservation, whether classified as grazing, agricultural, or timber lands, and may sell same to the highest bidder at public sale subject to the right to reject any and all bids. The proceeds from the sale of said lands, after deducting the expense of the survey and sale thereof, shall be paid into the Treasury and expended as heretofore provided in section fourteen as amended by the act of May twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and eight.
That where allotments of land have been made in severalty to said Indians from the lands embraced within the area of said Flathead Indian Reservation, which are or may be irrigable lands, the Secretary of the Interior may, upon application of the Indian allottee, sell and dispose of, not to exceed sixty acres of such individual allotment of land under such terms and conditions of sale as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, one-half of the proceeds of the sale of said individual allotment to be paid to the Indian allottee and the remaining half of the proceeds of sale to be held in trust for the said Indian allottee, upon which he shall be paid annually not less than three per centum interest, the remaining principal sum to be paid to said allottee or his heirs when the full period of his trust patent for the remaining lands covered by his allotment shall have expired, or sooner, should the Secretary of the Interior, in his judgment, deem it best for said Indian allottee.
That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to set aside and reserve so much of the surplus unallotted and otherwise unreserved lands of the Flathead Indian Reservation as may be necessary to provide an allotment to each Indian having an allotment on any of the lands set aside and reserved for power or reservoir sites, as authorized by section twenty-two of the act of March third, nineteen hundred and nine (Thirty-fifth Statutes at Large, page seven hundred and ninety-six), who may relinquish his allotment within such power or reservoir sites.
And in the event of the failure, neglect, or refusal of any such allottee to relinquish any allotment made to him on any land reserved or necessary for reservoir sites, as aforesaid, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to bring action under the provision of the laws of the State of Montana to condemn and acquire title to any and all lands necessary or useful for said reservoir sites that have heretofore been allotted on said Flathead Indian Reservation lands.
Approved, April 12, 1910.