Washington : Government Printing Office
|Public Law 89-445||Indians. Apache Tribe. Lands in trust.|
|Sec. 2||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 and to a tract of land situated in sections 27 and 28, township 13 south, range 12 east, New Mexico principal meridian, and improvements thereon, formerly used for Indian administrative purposes, are hereby declared to be held by the United States in trust for the Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico, subject to valid existing rights, and subject to the right of the United States to use any of said land and improvements for governmental purposes for the benefit of the Indians. The land is within the Mescalero Reservation and is commonly known as small holding claim numbered 485, United States Land Office serial numbered Las Cruces 07366, containing approximately 99.84 acres. It is identified on supplemental plats of survey of sections 27 and 28, township 13 south, range 12 east, New Mexico principal meridian, New Mexico, accepted April 30, 1936, as "Private Claim 485".
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, June 9, 1966.