Washington : Government Printing Office
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 13 of the act of August 13, 1954 (68 Stat. 724), I, Fred A. Seaton, Secretary of the Interior, do hereby proclaim that:
1. On and after August 13, 1956, the tribes, bands, groups, or communities of Indians located west of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, including the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Alsea, Applegate Creek, Calapooya, Chaftan, Chempho, Chetco, Chetlessington, Chinook, Clackamas, Clatskanie, Clatsop, Clowwewalla, Coos, Cow Creek, Euchees, Galic Creek, Grave, Joshua, Karok, Kathlamet, Kusotony, Kwatami or Sixes, Lakmiut, Long Tom Creek, Lower Coquille, Lower Umpqua, Maddy, Mackanotin, Mary's River, Multnomah, Munsel Creek, Naltunnetunne, Nehalem, Nestucca, Northern Molalla, Port Orford, Pudding River, Rogue River, Salmon River, Santiam, Scoton, Shasta, Shasta Costa, Siletz, Siuslaw, Skiloot, Southern Molalla, Takelma, Tillamook, Tolowa, Tualatin, Tututui, Upper Coquille, Upper Umpqua, Willamette Tumwater, Yamhill, Yaquina, and Yoncalla, and the individual members thereof, shall not be entitled to any of the services performed by the United States for Indians because of their status as Indians.
2. Effective on August 13, 1956, all powers of the Secretary of the Interior, or any other officer of the United States, to take, review, or approve any action under the constitution and by-laws of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon approved May 13, 1936, pursuant to the act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), are terminated. Any powers conferred upon the tribe by its constitution and by-laws that are inconsistent with the provisions of the act of August 13, 1954, supra, are terminated. Such termination shall not affect the power of the tribe to take any action under its constitution and by-laws that is consistent with that act without the participation of the Secretary or other officer of the United States in such action.
3. Effective on August 13, 1956, the corporate charter of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, issued pursuant to the act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), and ratified on August 22, 1936, is revoked.
4. Effective on August 13, 1956, the proceeds from the sales of lands of owners whose whereabouts cannot be ascertained shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States for safekeeping until properly claimed.
5. On and after August 13, 1956, all statutes of the United States which affect Indians because of their status as Indians shall no longer be applicable to the western Oregon tribes, bands, groups, or communities of Indians of Oregon or the members thereof, and the laws of the several States shall apply to the tribes, bands, groups, or communities and members thereof in the same manner as they apply to other citizens or persons within their jurisdiction.
6. Nothing in this proclamation shall
affect any claim heretofore filed against the United States by any tribe, band, group, or community of Indians of western Oregon.
Nothing in this proclamation shall abrogate any valid lease, permit, license, right-of-way, lien, or other contract heretofore approved.
8. Nothing in this proclamation, issued pursuant to the act of August 13, 1954 (68 Stat. 724), shall affect the status of members of the tribes, bands, groups, or communities as citizens of the United States.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused the seal of the Department of the Interior to be affixed this 13th day of August 1956.
FRED A. SEATON,
Secretary of the Interior.