Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 645||Seminole Indian reservation.|
|Chap. 645||15 U. S. C. ch. 16.|
|Sec. 2||25 U. S. C. 463.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Americas in Congress assembled, That the equitable title to the lands and interests in lands together with the improvements thereon, acquired by the United States under authority of title II of the National Industrial Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933 (48 Stat. 200), the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935, approved April 8, 1935 (49 Stat. 115), and section 55 of the Act entitled "An Act to amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act, and for other purposes", approved August 24, 1935 (49 Stat. 750, 781), administrative jurisdiction over which was transferred from the Secretary of Agriculture to the Secretary of the Interior by Executive Order Numbered 7868, dated April 15, 1938, for the use of the Seminole Tribe, is hereby conveyed to the Seminole Tribe of Indians in the State of Florida, and such lands and interests are hereby declared to be held by the United States in trust for the Seminole Tribe of Indians in the State of Florida in the same manner and to the same extent as other land held in trust for such tribe.
The lands declared to be held in trust for the Seminole Tribe of Indians in the State of Florida under the first section of this Act and all lands which have been acquired by the United States for the Seminole Tribe of Indians in the State of Florida under authority of the Act entitled "An Act to conserve and develop Indian lands and resources; to extend to Indians the right to form business and other organizations; to establish a credit system for Indians; to grant certain rights of home rule to Indians; to provide for vocational education for Indians; and for other purposes" approved June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), are hereby declared to be a reservation for the use and benefit of such Seminole Tribe in Florida.
Nothing in this Act shall deprive any Indian of any
individual right, ownership, right of possession, or contract right he may have in any land or interest in land referred to in this Act.
Approved, July 20, 1956.