Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.
|Chap. 400||Chippewa Indians, Mich.|
|Chap. 400||Claims of Saginaw, Swan Creek, and Black River Bands referred to Court of Claims.|
|Chap. 400||Advancement on docket.|
|Sec. 2||Attorneys fees.|
|Sec. 2||Proviso. Limit.|
|Sec. 3||Yuma Reservation, Cal.|
|Sec. 3||Religious organizations may select irrigable lands on.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
That jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon the Court of Claims, with the right of appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States, to consider and adjudicate any claim, arising under treaty stipulations or otherwise, which the Saginaw, Swan Creek, and Black River Band of Chippewa Indians, of the State of Michigan, have against the United States; and such suit or suits as may be instituted hereunder shall, upon notice, be advanced upon the docket of either of said courts for trial, and be determined at the earliest practicable time.
That upon the final determination of such suit or suits the Court of Claims shall decree such fees as the court shall find to be reasonable upon a quantum meruit for services performed, to be paid to the attorney or attorneys employed by the said band of Indians, and the same shall be paid out of the sum found to be due said band of Indians when an appropriation therefor shall have been made by
Congress: Provided, That in no case shall the fees decreed by the court amount in the aggregate to more than ten per centum of the amount of the judgment recovered, and in no event shall the aggregate exceed ten thousand dollars.
That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he hereby is authorized to permit any religious or missionary organization having lands reserved for mission and school purposes on the Yuma Reservation in California, to select irrigable lands on said reservation equal in area to, and in lieu of, lands so reserved, and to issue a patent in fee therefor.
Approved, June 25, 1910.