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PUBLIC LAW 48-JUNE 4» 1953

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Act in connection with any single school property conveyed to State or local governmental agencies or to local school authorities. Any conveyance under this Act shall reserve all mineral deposits in the land and the right to prospect for and remove such deposits under rules and regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, shall require the property to be used for school or other public purposes, and shall require the property to be available to Indians and nonIndians on the same terms unless otherwise appro\^ed by the Secretary of the Interior. If at any time the Secretary of the Interior determines that the grantee of any such lands, improvements, and personal property has failed to observe the provisions of the transfer agreement and that the failure has continued for at least one year, he may declare a forfeiture of the conveyance and the title conveyed shall thereupon revert to the United States. Such determination by the Secretary of the Interior shall be final. Approved June 4, 1953.

Public Law 48 June 4, 1953 IH. R. 1243]

Blackfeet Reservation, Mont.

Repeal.

AN ACT To amend the Act of June 30, 1919 (41 Stat. 16). Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following proviso of section 10 of the Act of June 30, 1919 (41 Stat. 16), Provided, That of the lands so allotted eighty acres of each allotment shall be designated as a homestead by the allottee and shall be evidenced by a trust patent and shall remain inalienable and non-taxable until Congress shall otherwise direct", be amended to read as follows: •Provided, That of the lands so allotted eighty acres of each allotment shall be designated as a homestead allotment by the allottee, and shall be evidenced by a trust patent, which shall be subject to sale, partition, issuance of patent in fee, or other disposition in accordance with the laws relating to the other allotments on the Blackfeet Reservation and shall be nontaxable as long as held in a trust or restricted status". SEC. 2. The Act of June 2, 1924 (43 Stat. 252, ch. 231) is repealed. Approved June 4, 1963.

Public Law 49 June 4, 1953 [H. R. 1244]

C r o w Reservation 41 Stat. 756.

CHAPTER 99

CHAPTER 100

AN ACT To amend section 13 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the allotment of lands of the Crow Tribe, for the distribution of tribal funds and other purposes". Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstanding any provision contained in section 13 of the Act of June 4, 1920 (41 Stat. 751), all homestead, irrigable, or agricultural land on the Crow Reservation may be sold, or patents in fee may be issued therefor, upon application in writing by the Indian owners, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior or his authorized representative, but nothing in this Act shall be construed to abridge the power of the Secretary of the Interior to sell land under any existing law. Approved June 4, 1953.