Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap.76||Seminole Indians, Okla. Per capita payments to, from tribal funds.|
|Chap.76||Provisos. Rules etc., for.|
|Chap.76||Exempt from prior debts.|
|Chap.76||Expenses of distribution.|
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 pay to the enrolled members of the Seminole Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma entitled under existing law to share in the funds of said tribe, or to their lawful heirs, out of any money belonging to said tribe in the United States Treasury or deposited in any bank or held by an official under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior, not to exceed $35 per capita: Provided, That said payment shall be made under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe: Provided further, That in cases where such enrolled members, or their heirs, are Indians who belong to the restricted class, the Secretary of the Interior may, in his discretion, withhold such payments and use the same for the benefit of such restricted Indians: Provided further, That the money paid to the enrolled members or their heirs as provided herein shall be exempt from any lien for attorneys' fees or other debt contracted prior to the passage of this Act: And provided further, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to use not to exceed $2,000 out of said Seminole tribal funds for the payment of salaries of necessary employees and other expenses for the distribution of said per capita payments.
Approved, June 15, 1933.