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 687
June 25, 1938.  | [H. R. 7868.] 52 Stat., 1173.

An Act To provide for conveying to the State of North Dakota certain lands within Burleigh County within that State for public use.
Section 2

Margin Notes
Chap. 687 State of North Dakota. Conveyance of lands to, for public use.
Chap. 687 Provisos. Conveyance of lands to United States in trust.
Chap. 687 Value of property conveyed.
Chap. 687 Protection of existing easements, etc., across Indian school property.
Chap. 687 Appraisal.

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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 grant and convey to the State of North Dakota, for public use, fee-simple title to the lands and improvements thereon comprising the Bismarck Indian School buildings and grounds: Provided, That in consideration of this conveyance the State of North Dakota shall convey to the United States in trust for such Indian tribes as may be designated at the time of conveyance by the Secretary of the Interior, lands (and improvements thereon, if any) situated convenient to existing Indian reservations and suitable for agricultural and stockraising purposes: Provided further, That the land and improvements conveyed to the United States shall in value be equal to the value of the property conveyed by the United States to the State of North Dakota: And provided further, That the conveyance by the United States to the State of North Dakota shall protect existing easements or rights-of-way across the Indian school property.

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SEC. 2.

Prior to the conveyance of any land or improvements, as herein authorized, the Secretary of the Interior shall cause an appraisal thereof, to be made by an appraisal committee consisting of a representative of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, a representative of the General Land Office, and a third person satisfactory to the Secretary of the Interior, to be appointed by the Governor of the State of North Dakota.

Approved, June 25, 1938.

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