Washington : Government Printing Office
|Public Law 86-690||Nez Perce Indian Reservation, lands in trust.|
|Sec. 3||25 U. S. C. 70a.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all of the right, title, and interest of the United States in the lands within the Nez Perce Reservation, Idaho, now reserved for agency, school, or cemetery purposes is hereby declared to be held in trust for the Nez Perce Tribe of Indians, subject to the right of the United States to use said lands for agency, school, or administrative purposes.
Nothing in this Act shall be construed as confirming or denying the claim that said lands have, since 1855 and up to the effective date of this Act been held in trust by the United States for the Nez Perce Tribe.
The Indian Claims Commission is directed to determine in accordance with the provisions of section 2 of the Act of August 13, 1946 (60 Stat. 1050), the extent to which the value of the title conveyed by this Act should or should not be set off against any claim against the United States determined by the Commission.
Approved, September 2, 1960.