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H.R. 5694 (96th): A bill to amend the National Trails Systems Act, to authorize a study of the Trail of Tears, and for other purposes.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Oct 24, 1979.

Amends the National Trails Systems Act to authorize a study to be conducted by the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, the appropriate States, and the Cherokee people, to determine the feasibility of designating the Trail of Tears as a National Historic Trail. Includes the Trail of Tears as a route to be studied for designation as a national scenic trail.