Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.
|Chap. 187||Uintah Indian Reservation, Utah.
31 Stat., 1070, amended, vol. 3, 146.
|Chap. 187||Limit on sales of undisposed of lands in, repealed.|
|Chap. 187||Proviso. Confirmation of prior sales.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the Act of Congress approved March 3, 1905 (Public, Numbered 212), as limits the future sale of Indian lands in the former Uintah Indian Reservation, in Utah, remaining undisposed of five years from the taking effect of the Act to disposition in tracts of not more than six hundred and forty acres to any one person be, and the same is hereby, repealed, and such lands shall remain subject to disposition as provided by law, under rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That where the validity of purchases heretofore made under the Act of March 3, 1905, have been or may hereafter be questioned in any departmental or court proceeding on the ground that a larger area than six hundred and
forty acres has been directly or indirectly, acquired by one person or corporation, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to validate, ratify, and confirm such sales, or to examine and determine the present value of said lands and upon payment by the patentee or purchaser or his assigns of the difference between the amount heretofore paid and such ascertained value, to validate, ratify, and confirm such sales.
Approved, May 14, 1920.