25 U.S. Code § 731 - Definitions

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For purposes of this subchapter—
(1) the term “tribe” means the Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas (considered as one tribe in accordance with section 732 of this title);
(2) the term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior or his designated representative;
(3) the term “reservation” means the Alabama and Coushatta Indian Reservation in Polk County, Texas, comprised of—
(A) the lands and other natural resources conveyed to the State of Texas by the Secretary pursuant to the provisions of section 721 of this title;
(B) the lands and other natural resources purchased for and deeded to the Alabama Indians in accordance with an act of the legislature of the State of Texas approved February 3, 1854; and
(C) lands subsequently acquired and held in trust by the Secretary for the benefit of the tribe;
(4) the term “State” means the State of Texas;
(5) the term “constitution and bylaws” means the constitution and bylaws of the tribe which were adopted on June 16, 1971; and
(6) the term “Tribal Council” means the governing body of the tribe under the constitution and bylaws.

Source

(Pub. L. 100–89, title II, § 201,Aug. 18, 1987, 101 Stat. 669.)
Short Title

Pub. L. 100–89, § 1,Aug. 18, 1987, 101 Stat. 666, provided that: “This Act [enacting this subchapter and subchapter LXXVIII (§ 1300g et seq.) of this chapter and provisions set out below] may be cited as the ‘Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act’.”
Regulations

Pub. L. 100–89, § 2,Aug. 18, 1987, 101 Stat. 666, provided that: “The Secretary of the Interior or his designated representative may promulgate such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act [see Short Title note above].”

 

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