25 U.S. Code § 1777c - Resolution of disputes and claims
Subject to paragraph (2), in consideration of the benefits provided under this subchapter, and in accordance with the Settlement Agreement pursuant to which the Pueblo has agreed to relinquish and compromise certain claims, the Pueblo’s land and trespass claims described in subparagraph (B) are hereby extinguished, effective as of the date specified in paragraph (5).
The Pueblo Lands Board’s determination on page 1 of its Report of December 28, 1927, that Santo Domingo Pueblo title, derived from the Santo Domingo Pueblo Grant to the lands overlapped by the La Majada, Sitio de Juana Lopez and Mesita de Juana Lopez Grants has been extinguished is hereby confirmed as of the date of that Report.
In accordance with the Settlement Agreement, any transfer of land or natural resources, prior to November 1, 2000, located anywhere within the United States from, by, or on behalf of the Pueblo, or any of the Pueblo’s members, shall be deemed to have been made in accordance with the Act of June 30, 1834 (4 Stat. 729; commonly referred to as the Trade and Intercourse Act), section 17 of the Act of June 7, 1924 (43 Stat. 641; commonly referred to as the Pueblo Lands Act), and any other provision of Federal law that specifically applies to transfers of land or natural resources from, by, or on behalf of an Indian tribe, and such transfers shall be deemed to be ratified effective as of the date of the transfer.
The provisions of paragraphs (1), (3), and (4) shall take effect upon the entry of a compromise final judgment, in a form and manner acceptable to the Attorney General, in the amount of $8,000,000 in the case of Pueblo of Santo Domingo v. United States (Indian Claims Commission docket No. 355). The judgment so entered shall be paid from funds appropriated pursuant to section 1304 of title 31.
Act of June 30, 1834, referred to in subsec. (a)(4)(A), is act June 30, 1834, ch. 161, 4 Stat. 729, as amended. That act was incorporated into the Revised Statutes as R.S. §§ 533, 2111 to 2113, 2116 to 2118, 2124 to 2126, 2129 to 2135, 2137, 2141, 2145, 2147, 2150 to 2152, and 2154 to 2157. For complete classification of those sections of the Revised Statutes to the Code, see Tables.
Act of June 7, 1924, referred to in subsec. (a)(4)(A), is act June 7, 1924, ch. 331, 43 Stat. 636, as amended, known as the Pueblo Lands Act of 1924, which is set out as a note under section 331 of this title.
Act of June 24, 1938, referred to in subsec. (b)(1)(A), is act June 24, 1938, ch. 648, 52 Stat. 1037, as amended, which enacted section 162a of this title, repealed section 162 of this title, and enacted provisions set out as a note under section 162a of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
Public Law 93–134, referred to in subsec. (b)(1)(F), is Pub. L. 93–134, Oct. 19, 1973, 87 Stat. 466, as amended, known as the Indian Tribal Judgment Funds Use or Distribution Act, which is classified generally to chapter 16 (§ 1401 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 1401(c) of this title and Tables.
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