Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 698||Walker River Indian Reservation, Nev. Certain public lands added to.|
|Chap. 698||Provisos. Prior rights not affected. Stock driveways.|
|Chap. 698||Executive order revoked.
48 Stat., 1269; ante, 390. U.S.C., p. 1851.
|Sec. 2||Mineral rights reserved.|
|Sec. 2||Provisos. Payments to Paiute Indians.|
|Sec. 2||Rental payments.|
|Sec. 2||Denial of patent if rent in arrears, etc.|
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 set aside not to exceed one hundred and seventy-one thousand two hundred acres, or so much thereof as he may deem advisable, of the public-domain lands in townships 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 north, ranges 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31 east, Mount Diablo meridian, Nevada, as an addition to the Walker River Indian Reservation: Provided, That the said withdrawal shall not affect any valid rights initiated prior to the approval hereof: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Interior shall arrange, either by the maintenance of existing stock driveways or otherwise, to permit stock owned by others than Indians to cross the reservation at designated points. Executive order of November 26, 1934, temporarily withdrawing public-domain lands for classification, and so forth, under the Taylor Grazing Act of June 28, 1934 (ch. 865, 48 Stat. L. 1269), is hereby revoked as to such of the above-described lands as may be designated by the Secretary of the Interior for addition to the said Walker River Indian Reservation.
Title to all minerals in said lands is hereby reserved to the United States and shall be subject to all forms of mineral entry or claim under the public land mining laws: Provided, That the Paiute Indians of the Walker River Reservation shall be paid by mineral claimants for the loss of any improvements on any lands located or withdrawn for mining purposes under rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior: And provided further, That an annual rental of not less than 5 cents per acre shall be paid to the superintendent of the reservation to be deposited to the credit of the tribe as compensation for loss of use or occupancy of any lands withdrawn for mining purposes or mineral entry. No mineral patent shall be granted to any applicant who is delinquent in the payment of rental or in the payment of any damages due the tribe under the provisions of this Act.
Approved, June 22, 1936.