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Public Law 88-464
August 20, 1964 | [H. R. 8080] 78 Stat. 563

To authorize the Secretary of Interior to prepare a roll of persons eligible to receive funds from an Indian Claims Commission judgment in favor of the Snake or Paiute Indians of the former Malheur Reservation in Oregon, to prorate and distribute such funds, and for other purposes.
Section 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

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Public Law 88-464 Indians. Snake of Paiute Tribe, payment roll.

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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 shall prepare a roll of the persons of Snake or Paiute Indian ancestry who meet the following requirements for eligibility: (1) They were born on or prior to and living on the date of this Act; and (2) they were members of or are lineal descendants of members of the bands whose chiefs and headmen We-you-we-wa (Wewa), Gahanee, E-hi-gant (Egan), Po-nee, Chaw-wat-na-nee, Owits (Oits), and Tash-e-go, signed the unratified Treaty of December 10, 1868; and (3) they do not elect to participate as beneficiaries of any awards granted in the docket numbered 87 claim of the Northern Paiute Nation. Applications for enrollment must be filed with the area director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Portland, Oregon, within nine months after the date of this Act on forms prescribed for that purpose. The determination of the Secretary regarding utilization of available rolls or records and the eligibility for enrollment of an applicant shall be final.

SEC. 2.

The Secretary is authorized and directed to withdraw the funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Snake or Paiute Tribe that were appropriated by the Act of April 13, 1960 (74 Stat. 42), in satisfaction of a judgment that was obtained by the tribe in the Indian Claims Commission against the United States in docket numbered 17 together with the interest accrued thereon, after payment of attorney fees and expenses, as well as all other expenses, and to prorate such funds among those persons whose names appear on the roll prepared pursuant to section 1 of this Act for distribution as hereinafter provided.

SEC. 3.

The Secretary shall distribute shares payable to living persons enrolled pursuant to section 1 of this Act and shares payable to the heirs or legatees of deceased persons enrolled pursuant to section 1 of this Act according to rules and regulations which he shall prescribe, taking into account that in some instances a planned individual or group program for the use of shares may more properly serve the long-term interest of the enrollees than would a direct, unsupervised per capita payment. The funds so distributed shall not be subject to Federal or State income tax.

SEC. 4.

All costs incurred by the Secretary in the preparation of the rolls and in the distribution of payment of pro rata shares in accordance with the provisions of this Act shall be paid by appropriate withdrawals from the judgment fund.

SEC. 5.

The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this Act.

Approved, August 20, 1964.

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