Washington : Government Printing Office
|Public Law 85-154||Cherokee Indians, N.C. Tribal roll, revision.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstanding the Act of June 4, 1924 (43 Stat. 376), and the Act of March 4, 1934 (46 Stat. 1518), the Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, under such rules and regulations as it prescribes subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, is authorized to revise the roll of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina, prepared and approved pursuant to such Acts of June 4, 1924, and March 4, 1934, (1) by removing from such roll the name of any person who is not living on the date of enactment of this Act, (2) by placing on such roll all members of the Eastern Band who on the date of enactment of this Act are not on such roll, and (3) by making from time to time such other changes in, additions to, and deletions from the roll as the tribal council determines to be necessary. The tribal council shall, subject to approval by the Secretary of the Interior, prescribe the requirements (including the degree of Cherokee Indian blood) for membership in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for persons born on or after June 4, 1924.
The Secretary of Interior is hereby authorized to prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act.
Approved, August 21, 1957.