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|Chap. 472||Sioux Indians. Exchange grants.|
|Chap. 472||25 U. S. C. 348.|
|Sec. 2||468 Subsurface rights.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, from and after the date of the approval of this Act, each grant of exchange assignment
of tribal lands on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation and the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation shall have the same force and effect, and shall confer the same rights, including all timber, mineral, and water rights now vested in or held by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe or the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, upon the holder or holders thereof, that are conveyed by a trust patent issued pursuant to section 5 of the Act of February 8, 1887 (24 Stat. 388), as amended and supplemented, except that the period of trust and tax exemption shall continue until otherwise directed by Congress.
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are authorized to pay to each holder of an exchange assignment of tribal lands all moneys collected by the tribe for the lease or use of subsurface rights in such lands.
The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
Approved, July 14, 1954.