IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 31, 2014
Mr. Johanns (for himself and Mrs. Fischer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, and for other purposes.
Chief Standing Bear national historic trail feasibility study
Section 5(c) of the National Trails System Act ( 16 U.S.C. 1244(c) ) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Chief Standing Bear national historic trail
The Chief Standing Bear Trail, extending approximately 550 miles from Niobrara, Nebraska, to Ponca
City, Oklahoma, which follows the route taken by Chief Standing Bear and
the Ponca people during Federal Indian removal, and approximately 550
miles from Ponca City, Oklahoma, through Omaha, Nebraska, to Niobrara,
Nebraska, which follows the return route taken by Chief Standing Bear and
the Ponca people, as generally depicted on the map entitled
Chief Standing Bear Removal and Return and dated ________.
Availability of map
The map described in subparagraph (A) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Department of the Interior.
The feasibility study conducted under subparagraph (A) shall include a determination on whether the Chief Standing Bear Trail meets the criteria described in subsection (b) for designation as a national historic trail.