Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 390||Confederated Bands of Ute Indians. Payment for certain land authorized.|
|Chap. 390||21 Stat., 199, vol. 1, 180.
|Sec. 2||Attorneys’, etc., fees.|
Be at enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of $161,400 be, and the same is hereby, authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for payment to the Confederated Bands of Ute Indians in full compensation as to claim for principal sum for sixty-four thousand five hundred and sixty acres of land in western Colorado, taken from the said Indians by the United States and set aside as a naval oil reserve by Executive orders, dated December 6, 1916, and September 27, 1924; said sum to be placed on the books of the Treasury Department to the credit of the Confederated Bands of Ute Indians in the proportions specified by the Act of June 15, 1880 (21 Stat. L. 199), to bear interest at 4 per centum per annum and from the date of the passage of this Act.
The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to pay, out of said appropriation when made, such fees and expenses as
the Secretary of the Interior may deem reasonable, on a quantum meruit basis, for services rendered by attorneys or agents
having approved or heretofore approved contracts with said Indians, or approved assignments thereof, not to exceed, however,
a total of 10 per centum of the amount appropriated hereunder, as follows:
(1) A contract with Southern Ute Band and the Ute Mountain Band approved July 7, 1928, a partial assignment of which was approved on May 28, 1929.
(2) A contract with the Uintah and White River Bands, approved on October 8, 1932, an assignment of which was approved on February 13, 1935.
(3) A contract with the Uncompahgre Band approved October 8, 1932, an assignment of which was approved on February 13, 1935.
Approved, May 15, 1936.