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SENATE

720 CONGRESS 18t Session

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REPORT
No. 86

REPEALING ACT SETTING ASIDE CERTAIN QUINAIELT

INDIAN LAND FOR LIGHTHOUSE PURPOSES

JANUARY 7 (calendar day, JANUARY 13), 1932.—Ordered to be printed

Mr. FRAZIER, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted the

following

REPORT

(To accompany S. 2408)

This bill was introduced at the request of the Secretary of the Interior, as set forth in the following letter, which is appended hereto and made a part of this report:

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

Washington, December 18, 1931. CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS,

United States Senate. MY DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: There is transmitted herewith draft of a proposed bill to repeal in its entirety the act of May 31, 1924 (43 Stat. L. 247), entitled "An act of authorize the setting aside of certain tribal lands within the Quinaielt Indian Reservation in Washington, for lighthouse purposes."

Section 1 of the act of May 31, 1924, supra, authorized the Secretary of the Interior to set aside for lighthouse purposes lot 5, section 13, and lot 1, section 24, township 21 north, range 13 west, Willamette meridian, within the Quinaielt Indian Reservation, in Washington, containing a total of 43.20 acres. The Secretary of Commerce was to pay the Indians for the land from the appropriation for the general expenses of the Lighthouse Service for the fiscal year in which the reservation was made, the price to be determined by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce. The funds were to be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Indians to be expended under the supervision of the Secretary of the Interior for their benefit. However, no payment has been made for the land. Section 2 of the act reserved the minerals , including

oil

, gas, and coal, to the Indians of the Quinaielt Reservation. By letter of October 2, 1931, the Acting Secretary of Commerce advised this department that the land had never been occupied by that department and that it is not now considered it will be needed for future use. He therefore recommended that the act of May 31, 1924, be repealed.

As the Department of Commerce does not desire the land and the Indians have never been paid therefor, it seems that repeal of the act of May 31, 1924, is entirely proper, especi .lly as it will allow the land to be allotted to any qualified Indian of the reservation. It is therefore, recommended that the inclosed

draft of proposed legislation be given favorable consideration. Very truly yours,

RAY LYMAN WILBUR. O

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720 CONGRESS 1st Session

SENATE

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REPORT
No. 87

RESERVING CERTAIN LAND FOR ADDITION TO THE

SKULL VALLEY INDIAN RESERVATION

JANUARY 7 (calendar day, JANUARY 13), 1932.-Ordered to be printed

Mr. FRAZIER, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted the

following

REPORT

[To accompany S. 2553)

This bill was introduced at the request of the Secretary of the Interior, as set forth in the following letter, which is appended hereto and made a part of this report:

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

Washington, December 30, 1931. CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS,

United States Senate. MY DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: Submitted herewith is the draft of a proposed bill to withdraw the south half of section 14, township 5 south, range 8 west, of the Salt Lake meridian, Utah, containing 320 acres, from the public domain for addition to the Skull Valley Indian Reservation.

By Executive orders of January 17, 1912, September 7, 1917, and February 15, 1918, a total of 18,640 acres of land in Utah was reserved for the benefit of the Indians of Skull Valley and such other Indians as the Secretary of the Interior may place thereon. The 320-acre tract recommended for withdrawal at this time adjoins other land included in the present reservation, is being utilized by the Indians in connection with their reservation activities, and its continued availability for use by them is necessary for the furtherance of their interests. In view of the provisions of the act of March 3, 1927 (Supp. U. S. C., title 25, sec. 398d), prohibiting the changing of boundaries of Indian reservations except by act of Congress, under date of September 2, 1931, this department reserved temporarily the above-described land from settlement, entry, or other disposition until the matter of its permanent withdrawal for the benefit of the Skull Valley Indians could be laid before Congress. Such temporary withdrawal was necessary in order to prevent the land from being entered in the meantime under the public land laws.

This department recommends the enactment of legislation such as is contemplated by the attached draft of a bill. Very truly yours,

Ray LYMAN WILBUR, Secretary. O

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Mr. JONES, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the

following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 6660]

The Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred the bill (H. R. 6660) making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1932, and prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1932, and for other purposes, reports the same to the Senate with various amendments, and presents herewith information relative to the changes made. Amount of bill as passed House...

$125, 159, 042. 75

Increased by Senate (net)--

1, 135, 076. 46

Amount of bill as reported to Senate. 126, 294, 119.21 The changes in the amounts of the House bill recommended by the committee are as follows:

INCREASE

Senate:

Expenses...

$207, 000.00

Federal Trade Commission:

Investigations pertaining to cottonseed, cement, build

ing material and chain stores..

90, 000.00

Interior Department:

Support of Indians and administration of Indian prop

erty--
National Park Service, revetment work on Merced

River and roof over Casa Grande ruins...

$75, 000.00

45,000.00

Total, Interior Department...

120,000.00

Navy Department:

Claims for damages by collision with naval vessels----

5, 988. 75

Treasury Department:

Operating force for public buildings ----
Furniture and repairs of same for public buildings.-----

200,000.00

250, 000.00

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SALE OF CEMETERY RESERVE MADE FOR CERTAIN

INDIANS IN OKLAHOMA

JANUARY 15, 1932.—Ordered to be printed

Mr. THOMAS of Oklahoma, from the Committee on Indian Affairs,

submitted the following

REPORT

(To accompany S. 2407]

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The Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 2407) authorizing the sale of parts of a cemetery reserve made for the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indians in Oklahoma, having considered same, reported favorably thereon with the recommendation that the bill do pass with the following amendment:

On page 1, line 8, strike out the name “Wichita" and insert in lieu thereof the name “Caddo”.

This bill was introduced at the request of the Secretary of the Interior, as set forth in the following letter, which is appended hereto and made a part of this report:

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

Washington, December 18, 1931. CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS,

United States Senate. MY DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: Accompanying this letter is a copy of a bill drafted in this department and submitted for your consideration, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to cause to be issued a patent in fee for 2.5 acres of land to a cemetery organization which is to be formed by white citizens of the community. The small area involved has been used for many years, with the knowledge and assent of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indians, as a burial site for the white residents in the community. Recently there has been some protest by a few Indians against the continued use of the land for this purpose, but such protest seems unreasonable in view of the fact that the small acreage can be spared without detriment to any Indian interests. It would cause unjustifiable expense in removal of the bodies buried there, and it is believed that the community is entitled to a right to purchase and control the cemetery.

The S/2 of SW/4 of sec. 23, T. 5 N., R. 12 W., I. M., in Oklahoma was set apart and reserved on the schedule of allotments for burial purposes for the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indians, and is known as Cache Creek Indian Cemetery. The tract is within the diminished Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Reservation. An accurate description will be obtained later of the 2.5 acres title to which is to be granted the cemetery association. Approximately 10 acres near the center of the reserve have been used by the Indians for burial. They wish to retain, and

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