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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CHS. 514-516-JUNE 28, 1946 or in time of war $1,000," as they appear in the last sentence of said section and inserting in lieu thereof "$1,000". SEC. 2 . The provisions of section 1 of this Act shall be applicable to section 1 of the Act of December 28, 1945 (Public Law 277, Seventy- ninth Congress). Approved June 28, 1946. 333 69 Stat. 682 . 31 U.V. 0., Bupp. V, i 223d. Post, p. 847 . [CHAPTER 515] AN ACT June2s 196 For the relief of the Indians of the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. I. R. '0956] [Public Law 467] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $400,000 in full and final settle- ment of all claims and demands of the Indians of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, composed of the Arickarees, Gros Ventres, and Mandans, which claims are based upon stipulations of an unratified treaty dated July 27, 1866 (Kappler's Laws and Treaties, vol. 2, p. 1052): Provided, That the amount when appropri- ated shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Indians of the Fort Berthold Reservation and shall draw interest in accordance with existing laws: Provided further, That not to exceed 5 per centum of the amount herein authorized may be used by the Secretary of the Interior for payment of fees and expenses of attorneys employed under contract approved in accord- ance with existing law. Approved June 28, 1946. [CHAPTER 516] AN ACT To provide for adjustments in connection with the Crow irrigation project, Crow Indian Reservation, Montana. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (1) notwith- standing any other provisions of law, the aggregate charge for all expenditures which have been made for construction of the Crow irrigation project, Crow Indian Reservation, Montana, exclusive of the Willow Creek storage works, against all non-Indian-owned lands under the Crow irrigation project is hereby fixed at $45,000, which charge shall be the sole charge against these lands. The charge thus fixed shall cover all such expenditures, whatever their source, charge- able against such lands and includes expenditures from reimbursable and gratuity appropriations from the Treasury of the United States, and from moneys of the Crow Tribe whether or not the expenditures of such tribal moneys were specifically approved by the Indians in council. (2) All non-Indian-owned lands under this project shall bear their pro rata share, computed on a per-acre basis, of the total charge fixed by this section, except that against the pro rata share chargeable to any particular tract there first shall be credited payments which have been already made on that tract to meet charges for reimbursable expenditures arising from the construction of such irrigation project. No credit in excess of such pro rata share, computed on a per-acre basis, shall be allowed. No refunds shall be made of amounts paid on any tract in excess of such pro rata share, computed on a per-acre basis. The first lien of the United States shall continue on each non- Indian-owned tract for repayment of the pro rata share, computed Indians. Settlement of claims. Appropriation au- thorized. Post, p. a39. Deposit of appro- priated amount. Attorneys' fees and expenses. June 28, 194 [H. R. 4983] [Public Law 468] Crow irrigation prop- act. Aggregate charge against non-Indian- owned lands. Pro rata share chargeable to non- Indian-owned lands