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|Chap. 375||Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1952.|
|Chap. 375||41 Stat. 450.|
|Chap. 375||49 Stat. 891.|
|Chap. 375||48 Stat. 986.|
|Chap. 375||64 Stat.44.
25 U. S. C. §§ 631-640.
|Chap. 375||62 Stat. 596.|
60 Stat. 810.
|Chap. 375||60 Stat. 895.|
|Chap. 375||Travel expenses.|
|Chap. 375||18 U. S. C. § 4124. Recreational director and curator, Osage Museum.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, namely:
For payment to the State of Oklahoma in lieu of all State and local taxes upon tribal funds accruing under the provisions of the joint resolution of June 12, 1926 (44 Stat. 740), to be expended by the State in the same manner as if received under section 35 of the Act approved February 25, 1920 (30 U. S. C. 191), sums equal to 37 ½ per centum of the royalties received during the current and each succeeding fiscal year, from the south half of Red River in Oklahoma under the provisions of said joint resolution of June 12, 1926, to remain available until expended.
For expenses necessary to provide health, education, and welfare services for Indians, either directly or in cooperation with States and other organizations, including payment (in advance or from date of admission) of care, tuition, assistance, and other expenses of Indians in boarding homes, institutions, or schools; grants and other assistance to needy Indians; maintenance of law and order, and payment of rewards for information or evidence concerning violations of law on Indian reservations or lands; and operation of Indian arts and crafts shops and museums; $41,824,750, of which not to exceed $23,699,661 shall be available for personal services.
For expenses necessary for management, development, improvement, and protection of resources and appurtenant facilities under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including payment of irrigation assessments and charges; acquisition of water rights; conducting agricultural experiments and demonstrations; furnishing plants or seed to Indians; advances for Indian industrial and business enterprises; payment of expenses of Indian fairs, including premiums for exhibits; and development of Indian arts and crafts as authorized by law (25 U. S. C. 305), including expenses of exhibits; $10,921,360, of which not to exceed $6,843,485 shall be available for personal services.
For construction, major repair, and improvement of irrigation and power systems, buildings, utilities, roads and trails, and other facilities; acquisition of lands and interests in lands; preparation of lands for farming; and architectural and engineering services by contract; to remain available until expended, $10,000,000, of which not to exceed
$2,500,000 shall be available for personal services, and of which not to exceed $3,125,000 is for liquidation of obligations incurred pursuant to authority previously granted: Provided, That no part of the sum herein appropriated shall be used for the acquisition of land within the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming outside of the boundaries of existing Indian reservations: Provided further, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for the acquisition of land or water rights within the States of Nevada, Oregon, and Washington either inside or outside the boundaries of existing reservations: Provided further, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for construction or repair of the Tongue River Indian Reservation electric line, Montana, but the Secretary is hereby authorized to enter into a reimbursable contract with the Tongue River Electric Cooperative, Incorporated, Montana, with respect to maintenance, operation, and subsequent transfer of ownership of said line and the Bureau of Indian Affairs may accept payment for such line in the form of credit on electric bills.
For expenses necessary for the general administration of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including such expenses in field offices, $3,300,747, of which not to exceed $2,693,281 shall be available for personal services.
For an additional amount for loans as authorized by sections 10 and 11 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (25 U. S. C. 470, 471), as amended and supplemented, and section 1 of the Act of April 19, 1950 (Public Law 474), $ 800,000.
For an additional amount for "Payment to Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians, Oklahoma", for defraying the expenses of making per capita payments authorized by the Acts of June 28, 1944 (58 Stat. 483), and June 24, 1948 (Public Law 754, Eightieth Congress), $22,655, of which not to exceed $21,105 shall be available for personal services.
Appropriations for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (except the revolving fund for loans) shall be available for purchase of not to exceed one hundred and sixty passenger motor vehicles for replacement only, which may be used for the transportation of Indians; purchase of ice for official use of employees; services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a), including not to exceed $5,000 for expenditure at rates for individuals not in excess of $50 per diem on irrigation and power matters, when authorized by the Secretary; and expenses required by continuing or permanent treaty provisions.
For fulfilling treaties with Senecas and Six Nations of New York, Choctaws and Pawnees of Oklahoma, and payment to Indians of Sioux reservations, to be expended as provided by law, such amounts as may be necessary June 30, 1951.
Sums not in excess of the amount of power revenues covered into the Treasury during the current and each succeeding fiscal year to the credit of each of the power projects, including revenues credited
prior to August 7, 1946, to remain available until expended for the purposes authorized by section 3 of the Act of August 7, 1946, as amended (31 U. S. C. 725s-3), in connection with the respective projects from which such revenues are derived.
In addition to the tribal funds authorized to be expended by existing law, there is hereby appropriated $2,109,000 from tribal funds not otherwise available for expenditure for the benefit of Indians and tribes, including pay and travel expenses of employees; care, tuition and other assistance to Indian children attending public and private schools (which may be paid in advance or from date of admission); purchase of land and improvements on land, title to which shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the tribe for which purchased; lease of lands and water rights; compensation and expenses of attorneys and other persons employed by Indian tribes under approved contracts; pay, travel and other expenses of tribal officers, councils, and committees thereof, or other tribal organizations, including mileage for use of privately owned automobiles and per diem in lieu of subsistence at rates established administratively but not to exceed those applicable to civilian employees of the Government; relief of Indians, without regard to section 7 of the Act of May 27, 1930 (46 Stat. 391), including cash grants; and employment of a recreational director for the Menominee Reservation and a curator for the Osage Museum, each of whom shall be appointed with the approval of the respective tribal councils and without regard to the classification laws: Provided, That in addition to the amount appropriated herein, tribal funds may be advanced to Indian tribes during the current fiscal year for such purposes as may be designated by the governing body of the particular tribe involved and approved by the Secretary: Provided, however, That no part of this appropriation or other tribal funds shall be used for the acquisition of land or water rights within the States of Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming, either inside or outside the boundaries of existing Indian reservations.
Approved, August 31, 1951.