Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.
|Chap. 289||Sioux Indians, S. Dak. Claims of, for horses killed by Government employees, to be investigated and reported to Congress.|
|Chap. 289||Proviso. Determination of allowance for services of attorneys.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to investigate, and report to Congress the facts in regard to the claims of members of the Sioux Nation of Indians residing in the State of South Dakota for horses killed on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in the years 1895, 1896, and 1897, which horses are alleged to have been erroneously suspected of being infected with glanders, and killed by, or by order of, employees of the United States Government, and for which no compensation has been paid: Provided, That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to determine what attorney or attorneys have actually rendered services of value to any of the Indians who may be found to be entitled to reimbursement in accordance with the provisions of this Act, and what compensation such attorney or attorneys may be entitled to receive therefor on a basis of quantum meruit and report the amounts so ascertained and determined to be due the various claimants and attorneys to Congress not later than December 3, 1924.
Approved, June 7, 1924.