Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 264||Flathead Reservation. Cutting of timber.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the second proviso of the Act entitled "An Act for the relief of certain members of the Flathead Nation of Indians, and for other purposes", approved February 25, 1920 (41 Stat. 452), is amended by striking out "when the merchantable timber has been cut from any lands allotted hereunder" and substituting in lieu thereof "when the first cutting of merchantable timber from any lands allotted hereunder has been completed".
The right heretofore reserved to the United States in any of the patents for allotments issued under the provisions of said Act of February 25, 1920 (41 Stat. 452), to cut and market timber for the benefit of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation shall be limited to the cutting of so much of the merchantable timber on such allotments as may be cut during the first cutting operations on such allotments, and when such cutting operations have been completed, the title to the residual timber on such allotments shall thereupon pass to the respective allottees or their heirs or devisees.
Approved, June 16, 1950.