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Written legal opinion provided to the Senate Committee by DOI, confirming that �the comprehensive nature of the extinguishment of Indian land claims provided for in Section [1723] (which is very similar to the language used in the Rhode Islan…

Letter from Ralph Reeser (Department of Interior) to Senator John Melcher providing Melcher with an update on promised Department of Interior report to the Committee on suggested amendments to S. 2829 and meetings to that end.

Concerning Section 6(h) (which we now know as 25 U.S.C. 1725(h)), the Department of Interior "[has] no objection to a proposed amendment . . . which would insert after 'civil, criminal, or regulatory jurisdiction of the State of Maine,' the…

The pages included here contain some of the history behind Bill S. 2829, as well as information regarding the purpose and meaning of various sections of the bill, including sections 4 and 6 (what ultimately became 25 U.S.C. 1723 and 1725).
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