INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. IV, Laws     (Compiled to March 4, 1927)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.


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Chapter 311
June 7, 1924. | [S.1309.] 43 Stat:, 596.

An Act For the relief of settlers and town-site occupants of certain lands in the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation, Nevada.
Section 2 | 3 | 4

Margin Notes
Chap. 311 Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation, Nevada. Sales to settlers on lands in, occupied, etc., by them 21 years or more.
Chap. 311 Provisos. Acreage limit.
Chap. 311 Private cash entry sales, etc.
Chap. 311 Proceeds to credit of Piute Indians on reservation.
Sec. 2 Wadsworth, Nevada. Survey, platting, and sales of town lots.
Sec. 2 R. S., sec. 2384, p. 436.
Sec. 2 Provisos. Reservations for Indians.
Sec. 2 Lots to Washoe County for school uses.
Sec. 2 Purchases by Indian residents allowed.
Sec. 2 Proceeds to credit of Piute Indians.
Sec. 2 Available for surveys, etc.
Sec. 3 Former titles to lands in the Reservation confirmed.
Sec. 4 Sales within 90 days after price fixed.
Sec. 4 Proviso. Possession for use of Indians if entry not made.

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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 is hereby authorized to sell to settlers or their transferees, under such terms, conditions, and price per acre as the said Secretary may prescribe, any lands in the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation, in the State of Nevada, that have been settled upon, occupied, and improved by said settlers and their transferees in good faith for a period of twenty-one years or more immediately

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preceding the passage of this Act: Provided, That no more than six hundred and forty acres shall be sold to any one person or corporation: Provided further, That said sales shall be by private cash entry after it has been shown to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Interior that the lands applied for have been settled upon, occupied, and improved as required by this Act, and in addition to such price per acre as may be fixed by the Secretary of the Interior all entrymen hereunder shall pay the same fees and commissions as provided by law where public lands are disposed of at $1.25 per acre. The proceeds of said sales shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States and be subject to appropriations by Congress for the Piute Indians of the said Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation.

SEC. 2.

That the Secretary of the Interior is also authorized to have a survey and plat made of the town of Wadsworth, in said Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation, and thereafter sell the unpatented lands embraced in the said town as provided for by section 2384 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, and on compliance with said statute the purchasers of the lots shall acquire title as provided for by the said statute: Provided, That any lands within the limits of said town used for Indian school purposes or for other public use for Indians shall be, and the same are hereby, reserved from said town site, and the Secretary of the Interior, upon payment to him of the sum of $100, is hereby authorized to convey by patent to the board of county commissioners of Washoe County, Nevada, or other proper school officials of the town of Wadsworth, Nevada, the lands now known as lots thirty-eight to forty-seven, inclusive, of block two in said town of Wadsworth, as surveyed in 1898 by T. K. Stewart: Provided further, That if there are any Indians residing in said town and in possession of and claiming any lots therein they shall have the same rights of purchase under the said statute as white citizens. The proceeds of the sale of lands in said town shall also be deposited in the Treasury of the United States and be used by the Secretary of the Interior for the Piute Indians of the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation, and the proceeds derived from the sale of lands under section 1 of this Act are hereby made available for use by the Secretary of the Interior in making such surveys or resurveys within the said town site of Wadsworth as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.

SEC. 3.

That titles to lands in said Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation acquired by patents heretofore issued by the United States to any railroad company, individual, or the State of Nevada, or by certification to the State of Nevada, are hereby confirmed.

SEC. 4.

All sales in accordance with section 1 of this Act shall be made through the local land office within ninety days after the price of the land shall have been fixed by the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That where entry is not made within the time specified, the United States shall enter upon the premises and take possession thereof for the use and benefit of the Piute Indians of the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation.

Approved, June 7, 1924.


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