INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

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PUBLIC LAWS OF THE SEVENTY-NINTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION, 1946
Chap. 84 | Chap. 110 | Chap. 143 | Chap. 199 | Chap. 210 | Chap. 247 | Chap. 263 | Chap. 279 | Chap. 378 | Chap. 460 | Chap. 467 | Chap. 475 | Chap. 515 | Chap. 516 | Chap. 529 | Chap. 530 | Chap. 544 | Chap. 591 | Chap. 701 | Chap. 753 | Chap. 754 | Chap. 770 | Chap. 788 | Chap. 802 | Chap. 874 | Chap. 907 | Chap. 917 | Chap. 929 | Chap. 930 | Chap. 933 | Chap. 944 | Chap. 947 | Chap. 959 | Chap. 965

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Chapter 529
July 1, 1946 [H.R. 6335] |  [Public Law 478] 60 Stat. 348

AN ACT
Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, and for other purposes.

Margin Notes
Chap. 529 Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1947.
Post, pp. 594, 618, 619.
Chap. 529 353
Chap. 529 354
Chap. 529 59 Stat. 331.
Chap. 529 Contracts.
Chap. 529 355
Chap. 529 58 Stat. 132.
16 U.S.C., Supp. V, §§ 583-583i.
Chap. 529 47 Stat.1417.
Chap. 529 Report to Congress.
Chap. 529 Navajo Reservation, sheep breeding station.
Chap. 529 48 Stat. 986.
Chap. 529 49 Stat. 1967, 1250.
Chap. 529 Reappropriation.
Chap. 529 55 Stat. 826.
Chap. 529 48 Stat. 985.
Chap. 529 Restrictions.
Chap. 529 356
Nevada and Oregon.
Chap. 529 Sale of lands.
Chap. 529 Disposition of proceeds of sale.
Chap. 529 50 Stat. 573.
Chap. 529 49 Stat. 1542.
Chap. 529 49 Stat. 891.
25 U.S.C. §§ 305-305e.
Chap. 529 Salary limitation.
Chap. 529 48 Stat. 1227.
31 U.S.C. § 725c.
Post, p. 895.
Chap. 529 Gila River, Ariz.
59 Stat. 330.
Chap. 529 357
Chap. 529 Interchange of appropriations.
Chap. 529 Condition.
Chap. 529 Recoupment.
Chap. 529 School reserve.
Chap. 529 358
Chap. 529 Transfer of authorization.
Chap. 529 45 Stat. 750.
58 Stat. 838.
Chap. 529 Senecas, N. Y.
Chap. 529 Six Nations, N. Y.
7 Stat. 46.
Chap. 529 Choctaws, Okla.
Chap. 529 7 Stat. 99.
11 Stat. 614.
7 Stat. 213.
Chap. 529 7 Stat. 212, 236.
Chap. 529 7 Stat. 235.
Chap. 529 359
Pawnees, Okla.
11 Stat. 729; 27 Stat. 644.
Chap. 529 Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, N. Dak.
Ante, p. 333.
Chap. 529 Travel expenses.
Chap. 529 Blackfeet Indians, Mont.
Chap. 529 Seneca Nation, N.Y.
Chap. 529 Klamath Agency, Oreg.
Chap. 529 Menominee Agency, Wis.
Chap. 529 360
Osage Agency, Okla.
Chap. 529 Travel, etc., expenses.
Chap. 529 Flathead Indian Reservation, Mont.
Chap. 529 Five Civilized Tribes, Okla.
Chap. 529 Expense limitation.
Chap. 529 Purchase of automobile.
Chap. 529 361
Chap. 529 Restriction.
Chap. 529 41 U.S.C. § 5.
Post, p. 809.
18 U.S.C. §§ 744a-744h.
Chap. 529 Indians of California.
Chap. 529 Restriction.
Chap. 529 Funds continued available.
Chap. 529 59 Stat. 326.
Chap. 529 Educational loans.
Chap. 529 362
Chap. 529 Availability of funds.
Chap. 529 Tribal enterprises.
Chap. 529 Regulations.
Chap. 529 48 Stat. 986.
Advances.
Chap. 529 44 Stat. 560.
Chap. 529 Contracts.
Chap. 529 Alaska. Transfer of Sitka naval base, etc.
Chap. 529 363
Chap. 529 Supplies, etc.
Chap. 529 Transfer of surplus property.
Chap. 529 Veterans' priority.
Chap. 529 Ante, p. 168.
Travel expenses, etc.
Chap. 529 Aircraft.
Chap. 529 376
Chap. 529 377
Chap. 529 378
Chap. 529 379
Chap. 529 386
Purchase of lawbooks, etc.
Chap. 529 Limitations.

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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 following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, namely:

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS

Salaries and expenses, Bureau of Indian Affairs: For expenses necessary for the general administration of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including departmental personal services in the District of Columbia and elsewhere; rental of office equipment and the purchase of necessary supplies therefor; purchase of office furniture and equipment in addition to that which may be purchased from the appropriation for contingent expenses of the Department; printing and binding, including the purchase of reprints of scientific and technical articles published in periodicals and journals; $1,064,337.

Salaries and expenses, district offices: For necessary expenses of district offices for the administration and supervision of Indian Service activities, including printing and binding, $950,000.

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Salaries and expenses, reservation administration: For necessary expenses of reservation administration, including the maintenance of law and order among Indians, and pay of employees authorized by continuing or permanent treaty provisions, $3,137,300.

Alaska native service: For expenses necessary to provide for the support, rehabilitation, education, conservation of health, development of resources, and relief of destitution of the natives of Alaska; the repair, rental, and equipment of school, hospital, and other buildings; the purchase or erection of range cabins, the hire, repair, equipment, maintenance, and operation of vessels; and for the administration of the Alaska native service; $3,429,008, to be immediately available, and to remain available until June 30, 1948.

Purchase and transportation of Indian supplies: For advertising, inspection, storage, and all other expenses incident to the purchase of goods and supplies for the Indian Service and for payment of railroad, pipe-line, and other transportation costs of such goods and supplies, $760,000: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be used in payment for any services except bill therefor is rendered within one year from the time the service is performed.

Maintenance of buildings: For all expenses necessary to maintain buildings in the Indian Service, including the lease, purchase, construction (not to exceed $1,500 for any one building), repair and improvement of buildings; the installation, repair, and improvement of heating, lighting, power, sewerage, and water systems, $815,000.

Education of Indians: For the support and education of Indian pupils in boarding and day schools and for other educational purposes, including educational facilities auhorized by treaty provisions; tuition, care, and other expenses of Indian pupils attending public and private schools; support and education of deaf, dumb, blind, mentally deficient, or physically handicapped; the tuition (which may be paid in advance) and other assistance of Indian pupils attending vocational or higher educational institutions under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe; printing and binding (including illustrations); the support of an arts and crafts building at Anadarko, Oklahoma, and Indian museums at Rapid City, South Dakota, and Browning, Montana, and on the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; $10,000,000, and in addition thereto the unexpended balance of $25,000 for cooperation with the State of Oklahoma for the construction and equipment of an Indian arts and crafts building at Anadarko, Oklahoma, contained in the Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1946, is continued available for the same purpose during the fiscal year 1947: Provided, That formal contract shall not be required for payment (which may be made from the date of admission) of tuition and care of Indian pupils.

Conservation of health: For expenses necessary for the conservation of health among Indians, transportation of patients and attendants to and from hospitals and sanitoria; returning to their former homes and interring the remains of deceased patients; clinical surveys and general medical research in connection with tuberculosis, trachoma, and venereal and other disease conditions among Indians, including cooperation with State and other organizations engaged in similar work and payment of travel expenses and per diem of physicians, nurses, and other persons whose services are donated by such organizations, and printing and binding; $6,130,570.

Welfare of Indians: For welfare services, including general support, relief of needy Indians, boarding home care of Indian children, institutional care of delinquent children, and payment of per diem, in lieu of subsistence, and other expenses of Indians participating in folk festivals, $488,910: Provided, That formal contract shall not be required for payment (which may be made from the date of service) for the care of Indians.

Management, Indian forest and range resources: For the management

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and protection of forest, range, and wildlife resources on Indian reservations and allotments other than the Menominee Indian Reservation, Wisconsin, including the payment of reasonable rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons setting forest or range fires, or taking or destroying timber, in violation of law on Indian lands; and the establishment of cooperative sustained yield forest units pursuant to the Act of March 29, 1944 (16 U.S.C. 583); $704,728: Provided, That the United States shall be reimbursed for expenditures made from this appropriation for expense incident to the sale of timber to the extent prescribed in regulations promulgated by the Secretary pursuant to the Act of March 1, 1933 (25 U.S.C. 413).

Suppressing forest and range fires: For the suppression or emergency prevention of forest and range fires on or threatening Indian reservations, $12,000: Provided, That not to exceed $50,000 of appropriations herein made for the Indian Service shall be available upon the approval of the Secretary for fire-suppression or emergency prevention purposes: Provided further, That any diversions of appropriations made hereunder shall be reported to Congress in the annual Budget.

Agriculture and stock raising: For the development of agriculture and stock raising among the Indians, including agricultural experiments and demonstrations and maintenance of a supply of suitable plants or seed for issue to Indians; the operation and maintenance of a sheep breeding station on the Navajo Reservation; the expenses of Indian fairs, including premiums for exhibits; the control and eradication of fever ticks among livestock of Indians under the jurisdiction of the Seminole Agency, Florida; and the development, repair, maintenance, and operation of domestic and stock water facilities, $902,168.

Revolving fund for loans: To increase the revolving loan fund for making loans to individual Indians, Indian associations, and Indian chartered corporations in accordance with sections 10 and 11, of the Act of June 18, 1934 (25 U.S.C. 470 and 471) and the Acts of June 26, 1936 (25 U.S.C. 506), May 1, 1936 (25 U.S.C. 473a), and July 12, 1943 (57 Stat. 459), $925,000, and the authorization of $750,000 for loans from said revolving fund to individual Indians and Indian organizations otherwise ineligible to participate therein is hereby increased to $962,500.

Suppressing contagious diseases among livestock: The appropriation "Suppressing contagious diseases of livestock on Indian reservations" contained in the Third Supplemental National Defense Appropriation Act, 1942, is hereby continued available until June 30, 1947, for the same purposes, and for suppressing contagious diseases among livestock of Indians under the jurisdiction of the Pima Agency, Arizona.

Acquisition of lands for Indian tribes: For the acquisition of lands, interest in lands, water rights and surface rights to lands, and for expenses incident to such acquisition, in accordance with the provisions of the Act of June 18, 1934 (25 U.S.C. 465), $350,000: Provided, That no part of the sum herein appropriated shall be used for the acquisition of land within the States of Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming outside of the boundaries of existing Indian reservations: Provided further, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for the acquisition of land or water rights within the States of Nevada and Oregon either inside or outside the boundaries of existing Indian reservations: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Interior, with the consent in writing of the tribal council representing the Indians of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Reservation, is hereby authorized and directed to sell to the city of Lawton, Oklahoma, for public uses, upon such terms and conditions as he may prescribe, such portions of the school and agency lands as are no longer needed for administrative purposes, located in section 30, of township 2 north, range 11 west, of the Indian meridian, and which

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formed a part of the original Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Reservation: And provided further, That out of the proceeds of any such sale, the sum of $1.25 per acre shall be credited to the general fund of the United States Treasury and the balance shall be deposited in the United States Treasury to the credit of the tribal fund of the Indians of the said Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Reservation.

Redemption of restricted Indian property subject to taxation: The unexpended balance of the appropriation of $25,000 contained in the Interior Department Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1938, for the payment of taxes, including penalties and interest, assessed against individually owned Indian land, title to which is held subject to restrictions against alienation or encumbrance except with the consent or approval of the Secretary, when such land was purchased with trust or restricted funds with the understanding that after purchase it would be nontaxable, as authorized by the Act of June 20, 1936 (25 U.S.C. 412a), is hereby continued available for the same purposes until expended.

Development of Indian arts and crafts: For the development, under the direction of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, of Indian arts and crafts, as authorized by the Act of August 27, 1935 (25 U.S.C., ch. 7A), including expenses of exhibits, not to exceed $2,500 for printing and binding, and other necessary expenses, $30,000, of which not to exceed $12,000 shall be available for personal services in the District of Columbia Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be used to pay any salary at a rate exceeding $6,500 per annum.

Irrigation and drainage: For the maintenance, operation, repair, and improvement of irrigation and power systems for Indian reservations and allotments; payment of operation and maintenance assessments on Indian lands and within non-Indian irrigation districts; payment of reclamation charges; purchase of water and water rights; including the purchase or rental of equipment, tools and appliances; drainage and protection of irrigable lands from damage by floods or loss of water rights; and for all other necessary expenses, $1,624,000, of which $294,815 shall be reimbursable in accordance with existing law, and $1,267,078 nonreimbursable but from which latter amount expenditures for any one project or system shall not exceed the aggregate receipts for such project or system covered into the Treasury in accordance with section 4 of the Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934: Provided, That of the latter sum not to exceed $20,000 shall be available for major repairs in case of unforeseen emergencies caused by fire, flood, or storm.

The unexpended balance of the appropriation contained in the Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1946, for settlement of claims to water rights in the Gila River, Arizona, is hereby continued available for the same purposes until June 30, 1947.

Construction, and so forth, irrigation systems: For the construction, rehabilitation, and improvement of irrigation systems on Indian reservations; the purchase or rental of equipment, tools, and appliances; the acquisition of rights-of-way; the development of domestic and stock water and water for subsistence gardens; the purchase of water rights, ditches, and lands needed for irrigation purposes; drainage and protection of irrigable lands from damage by floods or loss of water rights; preparation of raw reservation lands for irrigation farming, expenditures for which shall be repayable on a per-acre basis by the lands benefited; as follows:

Arizona: Colorado River, $350,000; Navajo, Arizona and New Mexico, $47,500; Papago, $19,000; Salt River, $28,500; California: Mission, $9,500; Sacramento, $14,250; Colorado: Southern Ute, $14,250; Montana: Fort Belknap, $5,938; Fort Peck, $42,750;

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Nevada: Carson, $14,725; Pyramid Lake, $23,750; Western Shoshone, $26,125; New Mexico: United Pueblos, $14,250; Oregon: Warm Springs, $9,500; Wyoming: Wind River, $19,000; Miscellaneous garden tracts, $47,500; For surveys and investigations, $237,500;

In all, $924,038, reimbursable in accordance with law, and to remain available until completion of the projects: Provided, That the foregoing amounts may be used interchangeably in the discretion of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, but not more than 10 per centum of any specific amount shall be transferred to any other amount, and no appropriation shall be increased by more than 10 per centum.

Construction, and so forth, buildings and utilities: For the construction, repair, or rehabilitation of Indian Service buildings and utilities, including the purchase of land and the acquisition of easements or rights-of-way; purchase of furniture, furnishings, and equipment; private architectural and engineering services, as follows:

Alaska: Schools, hospitals, and quarters, $1,359,700; Carson, Nevada: Improvements to utilities, $15,000; Cheyenne and Arapaho, Oklahoma: School dormitory, $10,000; improvements to utilities, $30,000; Colville, Washington: Remodeling employees quarters, $7,500; Crow, Montana: Improvements to utilities, $9,000; Crow Creek, South Dakota: Quarters, $7,000; improvements to utilities, $7,000;

Fort Apache, Arizona: For the purpose of cooperating with McNary school district, Apache County, Arizona, for the construction and improvement of public-school buildings, for which the Indian Service may furnish plans, $25,000: Provided, That the expenditure of any money so appropriated shall be subject to the condition that the schools maintained by said district shall be available to all Indian children of the school district on the same terms as other children of said school district: Provided further, That the amount expended on this project shall be recouped by the United States within a period of thirty years, commencing with the date of occupancy of the project, by the acceptance of Indian pupils in this school without cost to the United States; and, in computing the amount of recoupment of the project, interest at 3 per centum per annum shall be included on unrecouped balances: Provided further, That with the consent of the Tribal Council of the White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Arizona, the Secretary may set aside tribal land at McNary, Arizona, as a school reserve so long as such land is needed for school purposes.

Fort Belknap, Montana: Improvements to utilities, $51,500; Hoopa Valley, California: Improvements to utilities, $30,000; Kayenta, Arizona: Repair, improvement, and equipment of hospital building, $30,000; Kiowa, Oklahoma: Schools, dormitories, and utilities, $118,000; Klamath, Oregon: Improvements to utilities, $20,000; Menominee, Wisconsin: Improvements to utilities, $46,000; Mescalero, New Mexico: Improvements to utilities, $16,000; quarters, $8,500; Navajo, Arizona and New Mexico: Quarters, $100,000; improvements to utilities, $2,500; Shiprock dormitories and utilities, $318,600; Toadlena School expansion, $500,000; Sells, Arizona: Quarters, $30,000; Shawnee Sanatorium, Oklahoma: Improvements to utilities, $18,000; Truxton Canyon, Arizona: School, $8,000; Uintah and Ouray, Utah: Quarters, $22,500; improvements to utilities, $12,000;

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Umatilla, Oregon: Improvements to utilities, $5,000; Wahpeton School, North Dakota: Improvements to utilities, $17,000; Wind River, Wyoming: Improvements to utilities, $93,000; Winnebago, Nebraska: Improvements to utilities, $7,000;

For surveys and plans and administrative expenses, including personal services in the District of Columbia, printing and binding, and purchase of periodicals and books of reference, $100,000;

In all, $3,023,800, to remain available until completion of the projects: Provided, That not to exceed 10 per centum of the amount of any specific authorization may be transferred, in the discretion of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, to the amount of any other specific authorization, but no limitation shall be increased more than 10 per centum by any such transfer.

Roads, Indian reservations: For construction, improvement, repair, and maintenance of Indian reservation roads under the provisions of the Act of May 26, 1928 (25 U.S.C. 318a) and the Act of December 20, 1944 (Public Law 521), $3,700,000, to remain available until expended, of which amount not to exceed $9,000 may be expended for departmental personal services.

Highway, Gallup-Shiprock, Navajo Reservation: For maintenance and repair of that portion of the Gallup-Shiprock Highway within the Navajo Reservation, New Mexico, and that portion of the State highway in New Mexico between Gallup, New Mexico, and Window Rock, Arizona, serving the Navajo Reservation, $20,000, reimbursable, as authorized by the Act of May 28, 1941 (55 Stat. 207).

Fulfilling treaties with Senecas of New York: For permanent annuity in lieu of interest on stock (Act of February 19, 1831, 4 Stat. 442), $6,000.

Fulfilling treaties with Six Nations of New York: For permanent annuity, in clothing and other useful articles (article 6, treaty of November 11, 1794), $4,500.

Fulfilling treaties with Choctaws, Oklahoma: For permanent annuity (article 2, treaty of November 16, 1805, and article 13, treaty of June 22, 1855), $3,000; for permanent annuity for support of light horsemen (article 13, treaty of October 18, 1820, and article 13, treaty of June 22, 1855), $600; for permanent annuity for support of blacksmith (article 6, treaty of October 18, 1820, and article 9, treaty of January 20, 1825, and article 13, treaty of June 22, 1855), $600; for permanent annuity for education (article 2, treaty of January 20, 1825, and article 13, treaty of June 22, 1855), $6,000; for permanent annuity for iron and steel (article 9, treaty of January 20, 1825, and article 13, treaty of June 22, 1855), $320; in all, $10,520.

Fulfilling treaties with Pawnees, Oklahoma: For permanent annuity (article 2, treaty of September 24, 1857, and article 3, agreement of November 23, 1892), $30,000.

Payment to Indians of Sioux Reservation: For payment of Sioux benefits to Indians of the Sioux reservations, as authorized by the Act of March 2, 1889 (25 Stat. 895), as amended, $150,000.

Payment of interest on Indian trust funds: For payment of accrued and accruing interest on moneys held in trust for the several Indian tribes, as authorized by various Acts of Congress, $1,114,000.

For full and final settlement of all claims and demands of the Indians of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota in accordance with the provisions of H.R. 1095, Seventy-ninth Congress, $400,000: Provided, That not to exceed 5 per centum of the amount herein appropriated may be used for payment of fees and expenses of attorneys employed under contract approved in accordance with existing law.

MISCELLANEOUS INDIAN TRIBAL FUNDS

Administration of Indian tribal affairs (tribal funds): For expenses

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of administering the affairs and property of Indian tribes, including pay and travel expenses, $278,170, payable from funds held by the United States in trust for the particular tribe benefited; not to exceed $50,000 for any one tribe.

Administration of tribal affairs, Blackfeet Indians, Montana (tribal funds): For general support of Indians and administration of Indian property of the Blackfeet Indians, Montana, including the purchase of land, title to which shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the Blackfeet Indians, $100,000, payable from funds held by the United States in trust for the Blackfeet Tribe of Indians.

Administration of tribal affairs, Seneca Nation of New York (tribal funds): For salary of a clerk and expenses incident to administering the leasing work of the Seneca Nation of New York, payable from funds deposited into the United States Treasury pursuant to the Act of February 28, 1901 (31 Stat. 819), $2,500.

Support of Klamath Agency, Oregon (tribal funds): For general support of Indians and administration of Indian property under the jurisdiction of the Klamath Agency, payable from funds held by the United States in trust for the Klamath Tribe of Indians, Oregon, $118,000, of which not to exceed $4,500 shall be available for fees and expenses of an attorney or firm of attorneys selected by the tribe and employed under a contract approved by the Secretary, and for relief, including cash grants.

Support of Menominee Agency and pay of tribal officers, Wisconsin (tribal funds): For general support of Indians and administration of Indian property under the jurisdiction of the Menominee Agency, Wisconsin, payable from funds held by the United States in trust for the Menominee Tribe of Indians, Wisconsin, $129,500, including $30,000 for relief of Indians in need of assistance, including cash grants; scholarships (not to exceed $1,000); and $5,200 for the compensation and expenses of an attorney or firm of attorneys employed by the tribe under a contract approved by the Secretary: Provided, That not to exceed $10,000 shall be available from the funds of the Menominee Indians for the payment of salaries and expenses of the chairman, secretary, and interpreters of the Menominee general council and members of the Menominee advisory council and tribal delegates when engaged on business of the tribe at rates to be determined by the Menominee general council and approved by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Support of Osage Agency and pay of tribal officers, Oklahoma (tribal funds): For the support of the Osage Agency, and for necessary expenses in connection with oil and gas production on the Osage Reservation, Oklahoma, including pay of the superintendent of the agency and of necessary employees, and pay of tribal officers, including the employment of a tribal attorney at the rate of $4,500 per annum to be appointed with the approval of the Osage Tribal Council under a contract to be entered into between said tribal attorney and the Osage Tribal Council, which contract shall be approved by the Secretary of the Interior; not to exceed $1,500 for the education of unallotted Osage Indian children in the Saint Louis Mission Boarding School, Oklahoma; payment of damages to individual allottees; repairs to buildings, rent of quarters for employees, travel expenses, printing, telegraphing and telephoning, and repair and operation of automobiles, $200,000, payable from funds held by the United States in trust for the Osage Tribe of Indians in Oklahoma: Provided, That of the said sum herein appropriated $7,500 is hereby made available for travel and other expenses of members of the Osage Tribal Council, business committees, or other tribal organizations, when engaged on business of the tribe, including supplies and equipment, not to exceed $6 per diem in lieu of subsistence, and not to exceed 5 cents per mile for use

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of personally owned automobiles, when duly authorized or approved in advance by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Development of Hot Springs enterprise, Confederated Salish and Kootennai Tribes, Montana (tribal funds): For all expenses necessary for the development of a health resort on the Flathead Indian Reservation at Hot Springs, Montana, including the construction of buildings, and the payment of private architectural and engineering fees, $350,000, to remain available until expended, payable from funds held by the United States in trust for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana.

Expenses of tribal officers, Five Civilized Tribes, Oklahoma (tribal funds): For the current fiscal year money may be expended from the tribal funds of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole Tribes for equalization of allotments, per capita, and other payments authorized by law to individual members of the respective tribes, and for salaries and contingent expenses of the governor of the Chicasaw Nation and chief of the Choctaw Nation, one mining trustee for the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, at salaries of $3,000 each for the said governor, said chief, and said mining trustee, chief of the Creek Nation at $1,200 and one attorney each for the Choctaw and Chicasaw Tribes employed under contract approved by the President under existing law: Provided, That the expenses of the above-named officials shall be determined and limited by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs at not to exceed $2,500 each, except that $1,000 additional may be expended for the purchase of one passenger automobile for the use of the chief of the Choctaw Nation.

Monument at grave of late Governor Douglas Johnston, Chickasaw Nation (tribal funds): For the purchase and erection of a monument at the grave of the late Governor Douglas Johnston, $750, payable from funds on deposit to the credit of the Chickasaw Tribe of Oklahoma.

Expenses of tribal councils or committees thereof (tribal funds): For travel and other expenses of members of tribal councils, business committees, or other tribal organizations, when engaged on business of the tribes, including supplies and equipment, not to exceed $6 per diem in lieu of subsistence, and not to exceed 5 cents per mile for use of personally owned automobiles, when duly authorized or approved in advance by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, except that the Shoshone and Arapahoe Tribes of Wyoming may not exceed $8 per diem and when in the District of Columbia or Chicago, Illinois, $10 per diem as heretofore provided, $25,000, payable from funds on deposit to the credit of the particular tribe interested: Provided, That no part of this appropriation, or of any other appropriation contained in this Act, shall be available for expenses of members of tribal councils, business committees, or other tribal organizations, when in the District of Columbia or Chicago, Illinois, for more than an eight-day period, unless the Secretary shall in writing approve a longer period.

Relief of needy Indians (tribal funds): For the relief of Indians in need of assistance, including cash grants; the purchase of subsistence supplies, clothing, and household goods; medical, burial, housing, transportation, and all other necessary expenses, $75,000, payable from funds on deposit to the credit of the particular tribe concerned: Provided, That expenditures hereunder may be made without regard to section 3709, Revised Statutes, or to the Act of May 27, 1930 (46 Stat. 391), as amended.

Compensation and expenses of attorneys (tribal funds): For compensation and expenses of attorneys employed by various tribes of Indians under contracts to be approved by the Secretary of the Interior, $22,980, payable from funds on deposit in the United States Treasury to the credit of the particular Indian tribe concerned.

That there is hereby appropriated out of funds in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Indians of California, the sum of

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$10,000, to remain available until. expended, to be used to pay attorneys for the said Indians for services or expenses incurred under and in accordance with any contract of employment which may be approved by the Secretary of the Interior.

Purchase and lease of lands (tribal funds): For the purchase of land and improvements on land; lease of lands and water rights; and necessary expenses incident thereto, $304,000, payable from funds held in trust for the particular tribe concerned, to remain available until expended: Provided, That title to any lands or improvements so purchased shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the tribe for which purchased: Provided further, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for the acquisition of land or water rights within the States of Nevada and Oregon either inside or outside the boundaries of existing Indian reservations.

Industrial assistance (tribal funds): For advances to individual members of the tribes for the construction of homes and for the purchase of land, seed, animals, machinery, tools, implements, building material, and other equipment and supplies; and for advances to old, disabled, or indigent Indians for their support and burial, and Indians having irrigable allotments to assist them in the development and cultivation thereof, to be immediately available, $326,375, payable from tribal funds as follows: Northern Idaho, Idaho, $50,000; Kiowa Agency (Apache, Kiowa, and Comanche Indians) for loans to veterans at not to exceed $2,500 each upon approval of the tribal council, $50,000; Flandreau, South Dakota, $1,375; Yakima, Washington, $100,000; Colorado River, Arizona, $12,000; Hoopa Valley, California, $3,000; Colville, Washington, $50,000; Menominee, Wisconsin, $60,000; and the unexpended balances of funds available under this head in the Interior Department Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1946 are hereby continued available during the fiscal year 1947 for the purposes for which they were appropriated: Provided, That advances may be made to worthy Indian youth to enable them to take educational courses, including courses in nursing, home economics, forestry, agriculture, and other industrial subjects in colleges, universities, or other institutions, and advances so made shall be reimbursed in not to exceed eight years under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe: Provided further, That all moneys reimbursed during the fiscal year 1947 shall be credited to the respective appropriations and be available for the purposes of this paragraph: Provided further, That funds available under this paragraph may be used for the establishment and operation of tribal enterprises when proposed by Indian tribes and approved under regulations prescribed by the Secretary: Provided further, That enterprises operated under the authority contained in the foregoing proviso shall be governed by the regulations established for the making of loans from the revolving loan fund authorized by the Act of June 18, 1934 (25 U.S.C. 470): Provided further, That the unexpended balances of prior appropriations under this head for any tribe, including reimbursements to such appropriations and the appropriations made herein, may be advanced to such tribe, if incorporated, for use under regulations established for the making of loans from the revolving loan fund authorized by the Act of June 18, 1934 (25 U.S.C. 470).

Pima cropping operations (tribal funds): For continuing subjugation and for cropping operations on the lands of the Pima Indians in Arizona, there shall be available not to exceed $200,000 of the revenues derived from these operations and deposited into the Treasury of the United States to the credit of such Indians, and such revenues are hereby made available for payment of irrigation operation and maintenance charges assessed against tribal or allotted lands of said Pima Indians.

Suppressing forest and range fires (tribal funds): For the suppression

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or emergency prevention of forest and range fires on or threatening Indian reservations, $25,000, payable from funds held by the United States in trust for the respective tribes interested.

Support of Indian schools (tribal funds): For the support of Indian schools, and for other educational purposes, including care of Indian children of school age attending public and private schools, tuition and other assistance for Indian pupils attending public schools, and support and education of deaf, dumb or blind, physically handicapped, delinquent, or mentally deficient Indian children, there may be expended from Indian tribal funds and from school revenues arising under the Act of May 17, 1926 (25 U.S.C. 155), not more than $410,000: Provided, That formal contracts shall not be required for payment (which may be made from the date of admission) of such tuition and care of Indian pupils.

The Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of War are hereby authorized to transfer to the Secretary of the Interior for the use of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, without compensation therefor, the entire Sitka naval base on Japonski Island and the entire Army installations on the adjacent Charcoal and Alice Islands, located in Alaska, including the land, buildings, and utilities, with the drawings, pertaining thereto, and all materials and equipment on both installations, and in addition, the said Secretaries and the War Assets Administrator are authorized to transfer to the Department of the Interior for the use of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, without compensation therefor, any other surplus materials, supplies, and equipment needed to equip and operate these facilities for school and hospital purposes.

Vehicles, Indian Service: Not to exceed $450,000 of applicable appropriations made herein for the Bureau of Indian Affairs shall be available for the maintenance, repair, and operation of motor-propelled and horse-drawn passenger-carrying vehicles for the use of employees in the Indian field service, and the transportation of Indian school pupils, and applicable appropriations may be used for the purchase of not to exceed two hundred motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles, and such vehicles may be used for the transportation of Indian school pupils.

Replacement of property destroyed by fire, flood, or storm: To meet possible emergencies not exceeding $35,000 of the appropriations made by this Act for education of Indians, maintenance of buildings, reservation administration, the Alaska native service, and conservation of health among Indians shall be available, upon approval of the Secretary, for replacing any buildings, equipment, supplies, livestock, or other property of those activities of the Indian Service above referred to which may be destroyed or rendered unserviceable by fire, flood, or storm: Provided, That any diversions of appropriations made hereunder shall be reported to Congress in the annual Budget.

Appropriations herein made for reservation administration, education of Indians, and conservation of health among Indians shall be available for the purchase of supplies, materials, and repair parts, for storage in and distribution from central warehouses, garages, and shops, and for the maintenance and operation of such warehouses, garages, and shops, and said appropriations shall be reimbursed for services rendered or supplies furnished by such warehouses, garages, or shops to any activity of the Indian Service.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is hereby authorized to acquire by transfer without exchange of funds (for three years beginning July 1, 1946), from the War Department, the Navy Department, the Department of Agriculture, or the War Assets Administration, equipment, materials, and supplies of all kinds, with an appraised value of not to exceed $6,300,000 from the surplus stores of these agencies, for use in the schools, hospitals, and agencies, or by any operating division of the

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Bureau of Indian Affairs in the United States and Alaska: Provided, That the authorization in this paragraph for transfer of surplus property to the Bureau of Indian Affairs shall not be construed to deny to veterans the priority accorded to them in obtaining surplus property under Public Law 375, approved May 3, 1946.

Appropriations herein made for the Indian Service shall be available for travel expenses; the purchase of ice, and the purchase of rubber boots for official use of employees.

The following appropriations herein made for the Indian Service shall be available for hire, maintenance, and operation of aircraft: "Management, Indian forests and range resources"; "Suppressing forest and range fires on Indian reservations"; "Alaska native service"; and "Salaries and expenses, reservation administration".

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Roads and trails, National Park Service: For the construction, reconstruction, improvement, and maintenance of roads and trails, inclusive of approach roads and necessary bridges, as authorized by section l0a of the Act of December 20, 1944 (Public Law 521), including necessary access roads for development and use of the recreational resources of Lake Texoma recreational area, Texas and Oklahoma, and the roads from Glacier Park Station through the Blackfeet Indian Reservation to various points in the boundary line of the Glacier National Park and the international boundary.

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For salaries and expenses, including traveling expenses, necessary in conducting investigations and carrying out the work of the Service, including cooperation with Federal, State, county, or other agencies or with farm bureaus, organizations, or individuals, as follows:

Operation and maintenance of fish screens: For operation and maintenance, in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, or either, of fish screens and ladders on Federal irrigation projects, and for the conduct of investigations and surveys, the preparation of designs, and for determining the requirements for fishways and other fish protective devices at dams constructed under licenses issued by the Federal Power Commission, $32,375.

Alaska fisheries: For protecting the seal, sea otter, and other fisheries of Alaska, including the furnishing of food, fuel, clothing, and other necessities of life to the natives of the Pribilof Islands of Alaska; construction, improvement, repair, and alteration of buildings and roads, and subsistence of employees while on said islands; and contract stenographic reporting service, $819,307, of which $100,000 shall be available immediately.

SEC. 8.

Appropriations herein made shall be available for the purchase and exchange of lawbooks, books of reference, and periodicals, and for expenses incurred in completing broken sets, for use at the seat of government, and payment of dues, when authorized by the Secretary, for library membership in societies or associations which issue publications to members only or at a price to members lower than to subscribers who are not members: Provided, That expenditures

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for the foregoing purposes for the following bureaus and offices shall not exceed the following amounts: Office of the Secretary, $7,000; Oil and Gas Division, $350; Division of Geography, $600; Grazing Service (including headquarters at Salt Lake City), $625; General Land Office, $1,000; Bureau of Indian Affairs (including headquarters at Chicago), $500; Bureau of Reclamation, $2,500; Geological Survey, $6,000; Bureau of Mines, $2,500; National Park Service (including headquarters at Chicago), $2,500; and Soil and Moisture Conservation Operations (all bureaus), $1,000.

Approved, July 1, 1946.


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