Memo from Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Negotiation Committee to the White House Task Force on Indian Claims in Maine, describing the terms which the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Negotiation Committee agrees to in exchange for relinquishment of their land claims. (11/11/1977)

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Title

Memo from Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Negotiation Committee to the White House Task Force on Indian Claims in Maine, describing the terms which the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Negotiation Committee agrees to in exchange for relinquishment of their land claims. (11/11/1977)

Subject

Indians of North America--Maine--Land tenure
Indians of North America--Maine--Claims
Indians of North America--Legal Status, Laws, etc.
Indians of North America--Government Relations
Indians of North America--Politics and Government

Description

This document refers to a jurisdictional arrangement where tribal lands are "considered Indian Country, exempt from state taxation and regulation, including hunting, fishing, and trapping regulations, except civil and criminal jurisdiction[, which will belong to] . . . the State of Maine during an initial study period, not to exceed two years . . . ." It also requests federal legislation that specifies that "the right of the Nations to hunt, fish and trap . . . are not extinguished."

Source

National Congress of American Indians Records

National Congress of American Indians records, Box 531, Misc. Rec. of S. Harjo, Eastern Land Claims, Folder Titled “[Maine Indians - Land Claims - General, I] [1 of 3]”; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution

Date

11/11/1977

Rights

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. This item is made available for research and educational purposes by the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Prior permission is required for any commercial use.

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text
Documents

Identifier

NMAI027

Files

NMAI027.pdf

Citation

“Memo from Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Negotiation Committee to the White House Task Force on Indian Claims in Maine, describing the terms which the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Negotiation Committee agrees to in exchange for relinquishment of their land claims. (11/11/1977),” The Drafting and Enactment of the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act: April - October 1980, accessed January 22, 2019, https://maineindianclaims.omeka.net/items/show/51.

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