Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 244||Yankton Sioux Indians, S. Dak. Payment to, for services, etc., in prosecution of pipestone claim, from tribal funds.|
Resolved 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 and directed to use not to exceed $4,000 of the tribal funds standing to the credit of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of Indians, in the State of South Dakota, in the Treasury of the United States arising from a judgment of the Court of Claims on claim numbered D-546, known as the pipestone claim, decided April 16, 1928, to pay the expenses and compensation of the members of their tribal business committee or their heirs on a quantum meruit basis for service rendered the tribe and expenses in connection with the prosecution of said claim numbered D-546 in pursuance of the action taken by the general tribal council held by the tribe at Greenwood, South Dakota, on August 23, 1924, by authority of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, whereby the said tribal business committee was created and members duly appointed to serve thereon to carry out the wishes of the tribe.
Approved, May 12, 1930.