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house Bill H.R. 5149

Mowa Band of Choctaw Indians Recognition Act

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      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedApril 27th, 2010

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Mowa Band of Choctaw Indians Recognition Act

Official Title

To extend Federal recognition to the Mowa Band of Choctaw Indians of Alabama, and for other purposes.


Mowa Band of Choctaw Indians Recognition Act - Extends federal recognition and associated services and benefits to the Mowa Band of Choctaw Indians of Alabama. Restores federal rights and privileges abrogated by earlier statutes. Approves and ratifies the cession to the United States of all historical tribal lands of the Band. Extinguishes all specified claims against the United States, a state or local government, or any other person or entity, by the Band arising subsequent to such cession, and based upon any interest in or right involving the land. Prohibits the Band from using its federal recognition to assert any historical land claim. Transfers all interests in lands held by the Band upon enactment of this Act to the United States, to be held in trust for the benefit of the Band.

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