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Chapter 785
August 25, 1950 [S. 816] |  [Private Law 846] 64 Stat. A183

To authorize the sale of inherited interests in certain allotted land under the jurisdiction of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota.
Section 2

Margin Notes
Chap. 785 Heirs of James Richard.
Chap. 785 A184

Page 539

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 is authorized and directed to sell the trust allotment numbered 2109 of James Richard, deceased, described as the south half section 2, township 38 north, range 36 west, sixth principal meridian, South Dakota, conveyance to be made by the issuance of a patent in fee to the purchaser, and to distribute the proceeds of such sale among the heirs of the said James Richard in accordance with their respective interests.

SEC. 2.

(a) The lands herein described shall not be sold after the date of enactment of this Act to any purchaser, other than the Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux Tribe of Indians of the Pine Reservation of South Dakota or a member thereof, unless (1) at least sixty days prior to such sale the superintendent of the Pine Ridge Agency shall have been served with notice of the terms thereof, and a copy of such notice, together with a description of the lands, shall have been posted by the superintendent in a conspicuous public place at such agency and have remained posted for a period of sixty days, and (2) prior to the expiration of such sixty days no bona fide offer in writing to purchase such land upon the terms specified in such notice, or upon terms more favorable to the owner, shall have been made by the Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux Tribe or any member thereof and a copy thereof served upon the superintendent of the Pine Ridge Agency.

(b) A certificate of the superintendent of the Pine Ridge Agency stating that notice of the proposed sale was served upon him and was posted by him for a period of sixty days in accordance with the provisions of clause (1) of subsection (a) and that no offer was received in accordance with clause of such subsection, when filed and recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the county in which such lands are situated, shall be conclusive evidence of compliance with this section. The superintendent shall furnish the certificate to the purchaser for filing and recording.

Approved, August 25, 1950.

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