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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CHS. 311, 312-JULY 24, 1947 of Washington to submit to the Court of Claims certain claims grow- ing out of treaties or otherwise", be, and the same is hereby, amended by adding thereto the following sections: "SEC. 4 . That in the action now pending before the Court of Claims entitled "The Quinaielt Tribe of Indians versus the United States", numbered L-23, instituted pursuant to the provisions of this Act, the Quinaielt Tribe is hereby declared to be the proper party plaintiff for the purpose of further proceedings in that action, and for the purpose of prosecuting the action to a final conclusion on behalf of all Indians having rights in the Quinaielt Reservation as established under the treaty of July 1, 1855, and January 25, 1856 (12 Stat. 971), the Executive order of November 4, 1873, and any subsequent acts of Congress. "SEC. 5 . That the Court of Claims is authorized and directed, notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, to ascertain what attorney or attorneys have performed services for the Indians of the Quinaielt Reservation in the aforesaid action, and in conformity with the contract of employment, approved by the Secretary of the Interior on November 30, 1937, to determine the compensation of the attorney or attorneys on the basis of quantum meruit but not exceeding in the aggregate 10 per centum of the amount of the judgment, if any, to be entered in said action. The proceeds of the judgment, less the amount deductible for attorneys compensation and the amount deductible for necessary and proper expenses, shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Indians having rights in the Quinaielt Reservation as estab- lished under the treaty of July 1, 1855, and January 25, 1856 (12 Stat. 971), the Executive order of November 4, 1873, and any subse- quent Acts of Congress: Provided, That the plaintiff in the afore- said pending action may amend its petition to conform to this Act and the Act of August 13, 1946 (Public, 726, Seventy-ninth Congress). Approved July 24, 1947. [CHAPTER 312] AN ACT Authorizing a per capita payment of $50 each to the members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians from the proceeds of the sale of timber and lumber on the Red Lake Reservation. 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 be, and he is hereby, authorized to withdraw as much as may be necessary from the fund on deposit in the Treasury of the United States arising from the proceeds of the sale of timber and lumber within the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota, according to the provisions of the Act of May 18,1916 (39 Stat. L. 137), to the credit of the Red Lake Indians in Minnesota, and to make therefrom a per capita payment or distribution of $50 to each of the members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of the State of Minnesota, living at the date of the passage of this Act, immediately payable upon the passage of this Act, under such rules and regulations as the said Secre- tary may prescribe: Provided, That the money paid to the Indians as authorized herein shall not be subject to any lien or claim of attorneys or other parties: Providedfurther, That before any payment is made hereunder, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians in Minnesota shall, in such manner as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, ratify the provisions of this Act and accept same. Approved July 24, 1947. 95347°-48-pt. 1 -27 417 Quinaielt Tribe. Compensation of at- torneys. Deposit of proceeds. 60 Stat. 1049. 25U.S .C. § 70-70a. July 24, 1947 [11. R . 1337] [Public Law 2281 Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minn. Per capita pay- ments. Ratification of Act.