Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 279||Yavapai Indians of Arizona. Transfer of lands.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That jurisdiction over one thousand three hundred and twenty acres of land, more or less, formerly a part of the Fort Whipple Military Reservation. Arizona, and subsequently transferred to the Veterans' Administration by section 6 of the Act of March 4, 1931 (46 Stat. 1550), is hereby transferred to the Secretary of the Interior, and the title to such lands shall be held by the United States in trust for the Yavapai Indians,
subject to any valid and existing rights in such lands. The description of the lands hereby transferred shall be determined by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs and the Secretary of the Interior, jointly, and in the event a survey is required to make such determination, the Department of the Interior shall bear the expense thereof. The transfer shall be subject to such terms, conditions, reservations, and restrictions, as the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs, after consultation with the Secretary of the Interior, determines to be necessary to protect the interest of the Veterans' Administration Center, Whipple, Arizona.
Approved, May 18, 1956.