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Chapter 896
September 6, 1950 [H.R. 7786] |  [Public Law 759] 64 Stat. 595

Making appropriations for the support of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1951, and for other purposes.

Margin Notes
Chap. 896 General Appropriation Act, 1951.
Ante, pp. 302, 347, 381, 577; Post, pp. 1044, 1223.
Chap. 896 679
Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1951.
Ante, pp. 302, 381; post, pp. 1052, 1228.
Chap. 896 682
Chap. 896 683
Chap. 896 48 Stat. 1273.
43 U.S.C., Sup. III, § 315j.
Chap. 896 49 Stat. 891.
Chap. 896 684
Chap. 896 Restrictions.
Chap. 896 48 Stat. 986.
Chap. 896 60 Stat. 810.
Chap. 896 60 Stat. 895.
31 U.S.C. § 725s-3.
Chap. 896 685
Chap. 896 Travel expenses.
Chap. 896 18 U.S.C., Sup. III, § 4124.
Recreational director, and curator. Appointments.
Chap. 896 Report to Congress.
Chap. 896 Restriction.
Chap. 896 697
Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1951.
Ante, pp. 302, 381; post, pp. 1054, 1228.
Chap. 896 710
Chap. 896 60 Stat. 1049.
Chap. 896 63 Stat. 645.

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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 support of the Government, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1951, namely:



Sums not in excess of 33 ⅓ per centum of all grazing fees received during the current and prior fiscal years (but not yet appropriated) from each grazing district on Indian lands ceded to the United States

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for disposition under the public-land laws, to be paid to the State in which said lands are situated, in accordance with the provisions of section 11 of the Act of June 28, 1934, as amended (43 U.S.C. 315j).


For expenses necessary to provide health, education, and welfare services for Indians, either directly or in cooperation with States and other organizations, including payment (in advance or from date of admission) of care, tuition, assistance, and other expenses of Indians in boarding homes, institutions, or schools; grants and other assistance to needy Indians; maintenance of law and order, and payment of rewards for information or evidence concerning violations of law on Indian reservations or lands; operation of Indian arts and crafts shops and museums; and per diem in lieu of subsistence and other expenses of Indians participating in folk festivals; $40,252,328.


For expenses necessary for management, development, improvement, and protection of resources and appurtenant facilities under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including payment of irrigation assessments and charges; acquisition of water rights; conducting agricultural experiments and demonstrations; furnishing plants or seed to Indians; advances for Indian industrial and business enterprises; payment of expenses of Indian fairs, including premiums for exhibits; and development of Indian arts and crafts as authorized by law (25 U.S.C. 305), including expenses of exhibits; $10,814,576.


For construction, major repair, and improvement of irrigation and power systems, buildings, utilities, roads and trails, and other facilities; acquisition of lands and interests in lands; preparation of lands for farming; and architectural and engineering services by contract; to remain available until expended, $23,272,651, of which not to exceed $3,737,500 is for liquidation of obligations incurred pursuant to authority previously granted; and, in addition, the Secretary is authorized to enter into contracts for the purposes of this appropriation in an amount not to exceed $3,500,000: Provided, That no part of the sum herein appropriated shall be used for the acquisition of land within the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, 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, Oregon, and Washington either inside or outside the boundaries of existing reservations.

The unexpended balances of appropriations heretofore made, including unused balances of related contract authorizations, under the heads "Construction, and so forth, buildings and utilities, Indian Service," "Construction, and so forth, irrigation systems, Indian Service," "Roads, Indian Service," "Navajo and Hopi construction and maintenance services," and "Acquisition of lands for Indian tribes", shall be transferred to and merged with this appropriation.


For expenses necessary for the general administration of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including such expenses in field offices, $3,600,000.

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For an additional amount for loans as authorized by sections 10 and 11 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (25 U.S.C. 470, 471), as amended and supplemented, $2,400,000.


Appropriations for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (except the revolving fund for loans) shall be available for personal services in the District of Columbia; purchase (not to exceed two hundred and twenty-seven, of which two hundred and twenty shall be for replacement only) and hire of passenger motor vehicles, which may be used for the transportation of Indians; printing and binding, including illustrations and purchase of reprints; purchase of ice for official use of employees; services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U.S.C. 55a), including not to exceed $5,000 for expenditure at rates for individuals not in excess of $100 per diem on irrigation and power matters, when authorized by the Secretary; and expenses required by continuing or permanent treaty provisions.


For fulfilling treaties with Senecas and Six Nations of New York, Choctaws and Pawnees of Oklahoma, and payment to Indians of Sioux reservations, to be expended as provided by law, such amounts as may be necessary during the current fiscal year.


Sums not in excess of the amount of power revenues covered into the Treasury to the credit of each of the power projects, including revenues credited prior to August 7, 1946, to be available for the purposes authorized by section 3 of the Act of August 7, 1946 (Public Law 647), as amended, including printing and binding, in connection with the respective projects from which such revenues are derived.


In addition to the tribal funds authorized to be expended by existing law, there is hereby appropriated $2,437,965 from tribal funds not otherwise available for expenditure for the benefit of Indians and Indian tribes, including pay and travel expenses of employees; care, tuition and other assistance to Indian children attending public and private schools (which may be paid in advance or from date of admission); purchase of land and improvements on land, title to which shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the tribe for which purchased; lease of lands and water rights; printing and binding; compensation and expenses of attorneys and other persons employed by Indian tribes under approved contracts; pay, travel and other expenses of tribal officers, councils, and committees thereof, or other tribal organizations, including mileage for use of privately owned automobiles and per diem in lieu of subsistence at rates established administratively but not to exceed those applicable to civilian employees of the Government; relief of Indians, without regard to section 7 of the Act of May 27, 1930 (46 Stat. 391), including cash grants; and employment of a recreational director for the Menominee Reservation and a curator for the Osage Museum, each of whom shall be appointed with the approval of the respective tribal councils and without regard to the classification laws: Provided, That in addition to the amount appropriated herein, tribal funds may be advanced to Indian tribes during the current fiscal year for such purposes as may be designated by the governing body of the particular tribe involved and approved by the Secretary. Any tribal funds

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advanced under this authority shall be reported to the Congress in the annual Budget for the fiscal year 1952: Provided further, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for the acquisition of land or water rights within the States of Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming, either inside or outside the boundaries of existing Indian reservations.



Salaries and expenses: For expenses necessary to carry out the purposes of the Act of August 13, 1946 (25 U.S.C. 70), creating an Indian Claims Commission, including personal services in the District of Columbia and printing and binding, $91,700, together with not exceeding $7,300 of the unobligated balance available for such purpose contained in the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1950.

Approved, September 6, 1950.

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