Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 621||North Dakota. Sitting Bull burial site.|
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 convey to the State of North Dakota for use as a State historic site all right, title, and interest, except as provided in section 2, of the United States and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of Indians to that parcel of land within the Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota, which is the site where Chief Sitting Bull was originally buried and is more particularly described as follows: The southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter, and the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section 12, township 130 north, range 80 west, fifth principal meridian, consisting of five acres more or less.
The conveyance authorized by this Act shall—
(a) exclude conveyance of any rights to oil, gas, or other mineral deposits in the land conveyed, but the development of any such mineral deposits, which would in any manner interfere with the
use of such land as a State historic site, shall not be permitted so long as such land is so used; and
(b) be subject to the condition that in the event the land conveyed should cease to be used as a State historic site title to such land shall revert to the United States to be held in the same manner it was held prior to such conveyance.
Approved, August 9, 1955.