Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 221||Metlakahtla, etc., Indians of Alaska. Citizenship granted to.|
|Chap. 221||26 Stat., 1101.|
|Chap. 221||Property rights of Indians.|
|Chap. 221||Supervision, etc., by United States.|
|Chap. 221||Status of laws, orders, etc., concerning.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 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 Columbia Indians who joined them there not later than January 1, 1900, and have since resided continuously therein, 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.
The granting of citizenship to the said Indians shall not in any manner affect the rights, individual or collective, of the said Indians to any property, nor shall it affect the rights of the United States Government to supervise and administer the affairs of the said Metlakahtla Colony. And any reservations heretofore made by any Act of Congress or Executive order or proclamation for the benefit of the said Indians shall continue in full force and effect and shall continue to be subject to modification, alteration, or repeal by the Congress or the President, respectively.
Approved, May 7, 1934.