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Chapter 419
September 24, 1941 [S. 1725] |  [Public Law 257] 55 Stat. 731

To authorize the sale of certain Indian lands to the city of Cut Bank, Montana.
Section 2 | 3

Margin Notes
Chap. 419 Cut Bank, Mont. Sale of certain Indian lands.
Chap. 419 Description.
Sec. 2 Deposit of proceeds.
Sec. 3 Reservation of minerals.
Sec. 3 Proviso.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

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United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior, under such regulations as he may prescribe, is authorized to sell to the city of Cut Bank, Montana, all right, title, and interest of the United States and of certain individual Indians of the Blackfeet Tribe of Indians, upon obtaining the consent of such individual Indians to such sale, in and to the following-described lands within the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana:

Southwest quarter southwest quarter section 14; southwest quarter and south half southeast quarter and northeast quarter southeast quarter section 15; southwest quarter northwest quarter, northeast quarter northwest quarter, northeast quarter, northwest quarter southeast quarter section 22; and the west half northwest quarter section 23, all in township 33 north, range 6 west, M. M., Montana.

SEC. 2.

Such portion of the proceeds derived from such sale as represents the value of the right, title, or interest of any such individual Indian in any such lands shall be paid to the Superintendent of the Blackfeet Indian Agency for deposit to the credit of such individual Indian.

SEC. 3.

Any patent or other instrument conveying to such city of Cut Bank any of the above-described land shall expressly exclude from such conveyance any oil, gas, or other mineral deposits therein: Provided, That the development of any mineral deposits so reserved, which would in any manner interfere with the use of such lands for airport purposes, shall not be permitted or indulged in so long as the lands herein described are needed for airport purposes.

Approved, September 24, 1941.

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