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

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Chapter 650
June 20, 1936. | [S.J. Res. 245.] 49 Stat., 1569.

Joint Resolution Authorizing distribution to the Gros Ventre Indians of the Fort Belknap Reservation, Montana, of the judgment rendered by the Court of Claims in their favor
Section 2 | 3

Margin Notes
Chap. 650 Fort Belknap Reservation, Mont.
Chap. 650 Per capita distribution of court judgment to Gros Ventre Indians of, authorized.
Chap. 650 43 Stat., 21, vol. 4, 402.
Sec. 2 Roll of Indians to be prepared.
Sec. 2 41 Stat., 1355, vol. 4, 319.
Sec. 2 Provisos. Enrolling of children.
Sec. 2 Names of George Gambler and Josephine Gambler White added.
Sec. 2 Condition.
Sec. 3 Per capita share to be credited upon completion of roll.

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Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the

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Interior is hereby authorized and directed to withdraw from the Treasury and to distribute per capita, as provided herein, to the Gros Ventre Indians of the Fort Belknap Reservation, Montana, the sum arising from a judgment rendered in their favor by the Court of Claims in the case docketed as E-427, credited or to be credited to said Indians on the books of the Treasury under the Act of March 13, 1924 (43 Stat. 21).

SEC. 2.

That for the purpose of making the distribution herein authorized, the Secretary of the Interior shall cause a roll of said Indians to be prepared by a commission consisting of the Gros Ventre members of the Fort Belknap Community Council. In the preparation of said roll, those members of the Gros Ventre Tribe whose names appear on the allotment roll made pursuant to the Act of March 3, 1921 (41 Stat. 1355), and who are alive on the date of approval of this resolution shall first be enrolled, to which number shall be added the names of all children of one-fourth or more Gros Ventre Indian blood born to all allotted Indians of the Fort Belknap Reservation, regardless of place of residence of such children or their parents: Provided, That all such children so enrolled shall be alive and in being on the date of approval of this resolution: Provided further, That there shall be added to and included in the roll herein authorized the names of George Gambler and Josephine Gambler White, two Gros Ventre Indians omitted from the Fort Belknap allotment roll due to absence from the reservation: Provided, however, That said George Gambler and Josephine Gambler White have not been enrolled with or participated in the benefits of any other tribe.

SEC. 3.

When the roll herein provided for shall have been completed and approved by the Secretary of the Interior, he shall thereupon cause the per-capita share due each member of said Gros Ventre Tribe so enrolled to be credited to the individual Indian money account of such member for expenditure in accordance with the individual Indian money regulations.

Approved, June 20, 1936.

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