25 U.S. Code § 1773j - Definitions
DefinitionsFor the purposes of this subchapter—
the term “1873 Survey Area” means the area which is within the area demarked by the high water line as meandered and the upland boundaries, as shown on the plat map of the 1873 Survey of the Puyallup Indian Reservation, conducted by the United States General Land Office, and filed in 1874;
the term “Settlement Agreement” means the document entitled “Agreement between the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Local Governments in Pierce County, the State of Washington, the United States of America, and certain private property owners”, dated August 27, 1988;
the term “Technical Documents” means the 7 documents which comprise the technical appendix to the Settlement Agreement and are dated August 27, 1988;
the term “Tribe” means the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, a tribe of Indians recognized by the United States;
the term “below the mean high water line” in reference to the submerged lands of the Puyallup Riverbed means “below the ordinary high water mark” in that portion of the river not subject to tidal influence and “below the mean high water line” in that portion of the river which is subject to tidal influence; and
the term “on-reservation status” means a status under which Federal laws and regulations, treaty rights, and rights of sovereignty, which define the rights and responsibilities on trust or restricted lands (including rights-of-way and easements running through such lands within a Federal Indian reservation) apply: Provided, That such application is not inconsistent with any provision of the Settlement Agreement.