U.S Code last checked for updates: Dec 08, 2019
§ 45.
Preference to Indians qualified for duties

In all cases of the appointments of interpreters or other persons employed for the benefit of the Indians, a preference shall be given to persons of Indian descent, if such can be found, who are properly qualified for the execution of the duties.

(R.S. § 2069.)
cite as: 25 USC 45