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|Chap. 139||Turtle Mountain Reservation, N. Dak.|
|Chap. 139||54 Stat. 219.|
|Chap. 139||Purchase of lands, etc., for benefit of Indians.|
|Chap. 139||25 U. S. C. § 465.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1 of the Act of May 24, 1940 (Public, Numbered 520, Seventy-sixth Congress), entitled "An Act to authorize the purchase of certain lands adjacent to the Turtle Mountain Indian Agency in the State of North Dakota" be, and the same is hereby, amended by inserting in the third line of said Act, after the words "authorized to purchase", the words "publicly or", so that as amended Section 1 of said Act, exclusive of its enacting clause, will read:
"That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to purchase publicly or privately owned lands and improvements within and adjacent to the Turtle Mountain Reservation, North Dakota, title to be taken in the United States of America in trust for the Indians of the Turtle Mountain Reservation. For the purpose of making the purchases herein authorized, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to use any available funds heretofore or hereafter appropriated pursuant to the authority contained in section 5 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984): Provided, That title to the land so purchased may, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, be taken for the surface only: Provided further, That lands purchased under this authority shall not be allotted in severalty."
Approved, May 28, 1941.