Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 779||Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, N. C. Sale of certain lands authorized.|
|Chap. 779||Proviso. Separate approval by Indians as to each tract. Deposit of funds received to credit of Indians; use of.|
|Chap. 779||Status of lands purchased.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United State of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized, in his discretion, with the approval of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians expressed through its duly constituted tribal authorities or by a majority vote of the qualified members of the said band voting at an election called by the Secretary of the Interior in which at least 30 per centum of those entitled to vote shall vote, to sell and to convey to the purchasers any lands held by the United States in trust for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians lying outside of the Qualla boundary: Provided, That a separate approval by the Indians as herein provided must be had as to each tract proposed to be sold. Funds received from sales herein authorized shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the Eastern Band of
Cherokee Indians and shall be available for future appropriation for such purposes as the tribal council may approve, including the purchase of other lands for said Indians. Title to any land purchased under this authority shall be taken in the name of the United States of America in trust for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Any lands so purchased shall have the same status as other tribal lands of the said Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
Approved, June 28, 1938.