INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

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

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.


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Chapter 527
July 28, 1937.  | [S. 1806.] 50 Stat., 536.

An Act To extend the boundaries of the Papago Indian Reservation in Arizona
Section 2 | 3

Margin Notes
Chap. 527 Papago Indian Reservation, Ariz. Area enlarged.
Chap. 527 Lands added.
Chap. 527 Prior rights not affected.
Chap. 527 Mexican boundary strip.
Chap. 527 35 Stat., 2136; vol. 4, 1008.
Chap. 527 Proviso. Acquisitions to remain tribal lands, etc.
Sec. 2 Purchase of lands for use of Indians.
Sec. 2 48 Stat., 984; ante, 378.
Sec. 2 Menager Dam property.
Sec. 3 Tracts relinquished by State; lieu selections.
Sec. 3 36 stat., 557, vol. 3, 467. 48 Stat., 1272; ante, 392; 49 Stat., 1976 ante, 499. 43 U.S.C., § 315g; Supp. II, § 315g.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever all privately owned lands except mining claims within the following-described area have been purchased and acquired as hereinafter authorized, the boundary of the Papago Indian Reservation in Arizona shall be extended to include the west half of section 4; west half of section 9, township 17 south, range 8 east; all of township 18 south, range 2 west, all of fractional township 19 south, range 2

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west; and all of fractional townships 18 and 19 south, range 3 west, except sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30, and 31 in township 18 south, range 3 west, Gila and Salt River meridian. This extension shall not affect any valid rights initiated prior to the approval hereof nor the reservation of a strip of land sixty feet wide along the United States-Mexico boundary made by proclamation of the President dated May 27, 1907 (35 Stat.2136). The lands herein described when added to the Papago Indian Reservation as provided in this Act shall become a part of said reservation in all respects and upon all the same terms as if said lands had been included in the Executive order issued by the President on February 1, 1917: Provided, That lands acquired hereunder shall remain tribal lands and shall not be subject to allotment to individual Indians.

SEC. 2.

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to purchase for the use and benefit of the Papago Indians with any available funds heretofore or hereafter appropriated pursuant to authority contained in section 5 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), all privately owned lands, water rights, and reservoir site reserves within townships 18 and 19 south, ranges 2 and 3 west, together with all grazing privileges and including improvements upon public lands appurtenant to the so-called Menager Dam property, at the appraised value of $40,016.37.

SEC. 3.

The State of Arizona may relinquish in favor of the Papago Indians such tracts within the townships referred to in section 1 of this Act as it may see fit and shall have the right to select other unreserved and nonmineral public lands within the State of Arizona equal in area to those relinquished, said lieu selections to be made in the same manner as is provided for in the Enabling Act of June 20, 1910 (36 Stat. 558), or in the discretion of the State of Arizona under the provisions of section 8 of the Act of June 28, 1934 (48 Stat. 1269), as amended and supplemented by the Act of June 26, 1936 (49 Stat. 842). The payment of fees or commissions is hereby waived in all lieu selections made pursuant to this section.

Approved, July 28, 1937.


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