Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 384||Quapaw Indians, Okla. Restrictions on lands of, further extended.|
|Chap. 384||Proviso. Discretionary removal upon application of Indian land owner.|
|Sec. 2||Leasing for business, etc., purposes.|
|Sec. 2||Proviso. Restriction.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all existing restrictions, tax limitations, and exemptions affecting lands of Quapaw Indians in Oklahoma be, and the same are hereby, extended for a further period of twenty-five years from the date on which such restrictions, limitations, and exemptions would otherwise expire: Provided, however, That nothing herein contained shall be construed as preventing the Secretary of the Interior, in his discretion, from removing such restrictions, in whole or in part, upon application of any adult Indian owner of any such lands, on any interest therein, whenever the Secretary of the Interior finds it to be advantageous to the Indian owner to do so.
That said restricted tracts of land or any part thereof, may be leased for business, mining, or other purposes in accordance with such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, and not otherwise: Provided, however, That no lease, modification, or assignment thereof shall be made over the written protest of adult Indians owning a majority interest therein.
Approved, July 27, 1939.