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|Chap. 304||Metlakahtla, etc., Indians of Alaska.|
|Chap. 304||8 U.S.C. § 601 note.|
|Chap. 304||U.S. citizenship.|
|Sec. 2||Certificate of citizenship.|
|Sec. 2||8 U.S.C. § 601(c), (d), (e), (g), and note.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1 of the Act of May 7, 1934, entitled "An Act granting citizenship to the Metlakahtla Indians of Alaska" (48 Stat. 667) is hereby amended to read as follows:
"That the Indians of the Tsimshian Tribe, and those people known as Metlakahtlans, who emigrated from Metlakahtla, British Columbia, Canada to Annette Island, in the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska in the year 1887, and there established a colony known as Metlakahtla, Alaska, and any and all other British Colombia Indians who joined them there not later than January 1, 1900, and have since resided continuously in the Territory of Alaska, having been faithful and loyal to the Constitution, laws, and the Government of the United States, are hereby declared to be citizens of the United States."
That the first sentence of section 339 of the Nationality Act of 1940, approved October 14, 1940, as amended (54 Stat. 1160; 58 Stat. 4; 8 U.S.C. Supp. 739), is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 339. A person who claims to have derived United States citizenship through the naturalization of a parent or through the naturalization or citizenship of a husband, or who is a citizen of the United States by virtue of the provisions of section 1993 of the United States Revised Statutes, or of section 1993 of the United States Revised Statutes as amended by section 1 of the Act of May 24, 1934 (48 Stat.797), or who is a citizen of the United States by virtue of the provisions of section 201 (c), (d), (e), and (g) of the Nationality Act of 1940 (54 Stat. 1138; U.S.C., title 8, sec. 601), or of the Act of May 7,
1934 (48 Stat. 667), may apply to the Commissioner for a certificate of citizenship."
Approved, July 23, 1947.