Vol. V, Laws     (Compiled from December 22, 1927 to June 29, 1938)

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Chapter 211
March 3, 1933. | [H.R. 12651.] 47 Stat., 1488.

An Act For the relief of the Uintah, White River, and Uncompahgre Bands of Ute Indians of Utah, and for other purposes
Section 2 | 3 | 4

Margin Notes
Chap. 211 Uintah, etc., bands of Ute Indians, Utah.
Chap. 211 Pro rata payments to members of, from tribal funds.
Chap. 211 46 Stat., 1092; ante, 196.
Chap. 211 Proviso. Deposit of shares.
Sec. 2 Use of such funds.
Sec. 2 Proviso. Maintenance of aged, etc., members.
Sec. 3 Investing funds of minors.
Sec. 3 Proviso. Consent required.
Sec. 4 Sums not subject to prior debts.

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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 be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to withdraw from the Treasury of the United States the total funds on deposit to the credit of the Uintah, White River, and Uncompahgre Bands of Ute Indians, arising under the provisions of the Act of February 13, 1931 (46 Stat. 1092), including the accrued interest thereon and cause the total sum to be paid in pro rata shares to all members of the said Uintah, White River, and Uncompahgre Bands of Ute Indians who were alive and entitled to enrollment with such Indians on February 13, 1931: Provided, That the said Secretary, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, shall cause the shares of all Indians, including minors, to be deposited as individual Indian money in banks bonded and designated as depositaries for individual Indian moneys, to remain subject to disbursement for the benefit of the Indians entitled thereto as are other individual Indian moneys under existing laws.

SEC. 2.

The funds when so deposited to the credit of each individual Indian shall become immediately available for the purpose of improving their lands, the erection of suitable homes, the purchasing of building material, farming equipment, livestock, feed, food, seed, grain, tools, machinery, implements, household goods, bedding, clothing, and any other equipment or supplies necessary to enable the Indians to fit themselves for or to engage in farming, livestock industry, or such other pursuits or avocations as will enable them to become self-supporting under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior for their actual benefit and welfare: Provided, That in cases of the aged, infirm, decrepit, or incapacitated members their shares may be used for their proper maintenance and support in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 3.

The funds deposited to the credit of minors, under authority of this Act, may be invested or expended in the same manner and for the same purposes as are herein provided for the adults: Provided, That where the funds of any minor are invested or expended it shall be done with the consent of the parents and the approval of the Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 4.

In no event shall any of this money become liable, payable, or subject to any debt or debts contracted prior to the passage of this Act.

Approved, March 3, 1933.

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