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H.R. 7147 (96th): A bill to provide that certain land of the United States shall be held by the United States in trust for certain communities of the Mdewakanton Sioux in Minnesota.

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 19, 1980 (Passed Congress).


94 STAT. 3262                      PUBLIC LAW 96-557—DEC. 19, 1980
                   Public Law 96-557
                   96th Congress
                                                       An Act
  Dec. 19, 1980    To provide that certain land of the United States shall be held by the United States
   [H.R. 7147]          in trust for certain communities of the Mdewakanton Sioux in Minnesota.

                      Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Mdewakanton         United States of America in Congress assembled, That all right, title,
Sioux Indians,     and interest of the United States in those lands (including any
Minn., U.S. land
held in trust.     structures or other improvements of the United States on such lands)
                   which were acquired and are now held by the United States for the
                   use or benefit of certain Mdewakanton Sioux Indians under the Act of
                   June 29,1888 (25 Stat. 217); the Act of March 2,1889 (25 Stat. 980);
                   and the Act of August 19,1890 (26 Stat. 336), are hereby declared to
                   hereafter be held by the United States—
                          (1) with respect to the some 258.25 acres of such lands located
                        within Scott County, Minnesota, in trust for the Shakopee
                        Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota;
                          (2) with respect to the some 572.5 acres of such lands located
                        within Redwood County, Minnesota, in trust for the Lower Sioux
                        Indian Community of Minnesota; and
                          (3) with respect to the some 120 acres of such lands located in
                        Goodhue County, Minnesota, in trust for the Prairie Island
                        Indian Community of Minnesota.
Notice,               SEC. 2. The Secretary of the Interior shall cause a notice to be
publication in     published in the Federal Register describing the lands transferred by
Federal
Register.          section 1 of this Act. The lands so transferred are hereby declared to
                   be a part of the reservations of the respective Indism communities for
                   which they are held in trust by the United States.
                      SEC. 3. Nothing in this Act shall (1) alter, or require the alteration,
                   of any rights under any contract, lease, or assignment entered into or
                   issued prior to enactment of this Act, or (2) restrict the authorities of
                   the Secretary of the Interior under or with respect to any such
                   contract, lease, or assignment.
                     Approved December 19, 1980.




                   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
                   HOUSE REPORT No. 96-1409 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs).
                   SENATE REPORT No. 96-1047 (Comm. on Indian Affairs).
                   CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 126 (1980):
                       Nov. 17, considered and passed House.
                       Dec. 8, considered and passed Senate.