Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.
|Chap. 644||Shoshone Reservation, Wyo.
Trust patents to unallotted children enrolled on.
|Chap. 644||24 Stat., 388, vol. 1, 33.|
|Chap. 644||Proviso. Mineral deposits reserved for the Indians.|
|Sec. 2||Sum authorized for surveys, etc.|
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, under such rules and regulations, as he may prescribe, to allot lands classified as nonirrigable, nontimbered grazing lands on the diminished Shoshone or Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, to all unallotted living children enrolled or entitled to be enrolled on said reservation, in areas not exceeding three hundred and twenty acres each, and to issue therefor trust patents of the form and legal effect authorized by the general allotment Act of February 8, 1887 (Twenty-fourth Statutes, page 388), as amended: Provided, That all minerals, including oil and gas, on any of the lands allotted hereunder are reserved in common for the benefit of the Indians having rights on the reservation, and may be leased for mining purposes under existing law.
That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $50,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the expenses for necessary surveys, classification of lands, and all other expenses in connection with the allotment work.
Approved, May 21, 1928.