Vol. IV, Laws     (Compiled to March 4, 1927)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.

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Chapter 22
January 5, 1927. | [S. 3728.] 44 Stat., 932.

An Act To grant to the State of New York and the Seneca Nation of Indians jurisdiction over the taking of fish and game within the Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Oil Spring Indian Reservations.

Margin Notes
Chap. 22 Allegany, etc., Indian Reservations, N.Y. State game and fish laws made applicable thereto.
Chap. 22 No discrimination against the Indians allowed. Seneca Nation to issue permits.
Chap. 22 Proviso. Lands acquired by New York excluded.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That on and after the passage of this Act, the laws of the State of New York (including laws hereafter enacted) relating to the taking of game and fish shall be applicable to the taking of game and fish within the Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Oil Spring Indian Reservations in the State of New York; except that—

(1) Any such law which discriminates against the Indians and in favor of any other person shall not be applicable; and

(2) The Seneca Nation of Indians shall have the exclusive right to authorize, and to issue permits and licenses for, the taking of game and fish within such reservations.

(3) Provided, That this Act shall be inapplicable to lands formerly in the Oil Spring Reservation and heretofore acquired by the State of New York by condemnation proceedings.

Approved, January 5, 1927.

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