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|Chap. 322||Grand River Dam Authority. Granting to, of certain Indian lands.|
|Chap. 322||Provisos. Condemnation authorized.|
|Chap. 322||Consent of Cherokee Nation.|
|Chap. 322||Seneca Indian School lands.|
|Sec. 2||Regulations, etc.|
|Sec. 2||Purchase of lieu lands.|
|Sec. 2||25 U. S. C. § 409a.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby granted to the Grand River Dam Authority, a public corporation of the State of Oklahoma, all the right, title, and interest held by the United States and by individual Indians and tribes of Indians in Indian lands located in Ottawa, Delaware, Craig, and Mayes Counties, Oklahoma, lying below an elevation of seven hundred and fifty feet above mean sea level, which may be required for the Grand River Dam Reservoir, subject, however, to the consent of the respective individual Indian owners or tribes as the case may be, the approval of a map of definite location by the Secretary of the Interior, and the payment of such compensation as he may determine: Provided, That should any individual owners or tribes refuse their consent, condemnation is hereby authorized, in the appropriate Federal district court, the United States to be made a party defendant with the Indians: Provided further, That the consent of the Cherokee Nation shall be given by and through a principal Chief to be appointed under section 6 of the Act of April 26, 1906 (34 Stat. 137, 139): Provided further, That as to the lands of the Seneca Indian School, the interest conveyed hereby shall be a flowage easement only.
The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to prescribe necessary rules and regulations for carrying out this Act, and in his discretion to utilize the compensation received hereunder in the purchase of lieu lands, to be held in like manner as may be appropriate in each case, subject where applicable to the provisions of the Act of June 30, 1932 (47 Stat. 474).
Approved, June 11, 1940.