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Private Law 191 | Chapter 302
August 11, 1951 | [H. R. 629] 65 Stat. A73

To authorize the sale of certain allotted land on the Blackfeet Reservation, Montana.
Section 2

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Chap. 302 Mabel Monroe Bonds. Sale of land.

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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 Secretary of the Interior, upon application in writing, is hereby authorized to sell the homestead allotment numbered 1641 of Mabel Monroe Bonds, described as lot 6 and the north half of the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section 33, township 36 north, range 14 west, Montana principal meridian, containing seventy-six and sixty-one one-hundredths acres, and to disburse the procees of such sale for the benefit of Mabel Monroe Bonds.

SEC. 2.

(a) The lands herein described shall not be sold after the date of enactment of this Act to any purchaser, other than the Blackfeet Tribe or a member thereof, unless (1) at least sixty days prior to such sale the Superintendent of the Blackfeet Agency shall have been served with notice of the terms thereof and such notice, together with a description of the lands, and an offer by the owner thereof to sell such lands upon the terms specified in such notice to the Blackfeet Tribe or any member thereof, shall have been posted for such period of time in a conspicuous public place at such agency, and (2) prior to the expiration of such sixty days no bona fide offer to purchase such land upon the terms specified in such notice, or upon terms more favorable to the owner, shall have been made by the Blackfeet Tribe or any member thereof and reported to the Superintendent of the Blackfeet Agency.

(b) A certificate of the Superintendent of the Blackfeet Agency

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stating that notice of the proposed sale was given and posted in accordance with the provisions of clause (1) of subsection (a) and that no offer was received in accordance with clause (2) of such subsection shall, when filed and recorded in the office of the county clerk and s recorder of the county in which such lands are situated, be conclusive evidence of compliance with this section.

(c) That, if the land is purchased by the Blackfeet Tribe or a member thereof, title shall be conveyed by deed to the United States in trust for the purchaser, and if the land is purchased by a non-Indian a patent in fee shall be issued to the purchaser.

Approved, August 11, 1951.

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