Washington : Government Printing Office
|Public Law 86-634||Indians. Reservation boundary markers, removal.|
|Sec. 3||18 U. S. C. 1151-1163.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding the following new section:
"Whoever willfully destroys, defaces, or removes any sign erected by an Indian tribe, or a Government agency (1) to indicate the boundary of an Indian reservation or of any Indian country as defined in section 1151 of this title or (2) to give notice that hunting, trapping, or fishing is not permitted thereon without lawful authority or permission, shall be fined not more than $250 or imprisoned not more than six months, or both."
Amend title 18, United States Code, by adding the following new section:
Whoever, without lawful authority or permission, willfully and knowingly goes upon any land that belongs to any Indian or Indian tribe, band, or group and either are held by the United States in trust or are subject to a restriction against alienation imposed by the United States, or upon any lands of the United States that are reserved for Indian use, for the purpose of hunting, trapping, or fishing thereon, or for the removal of game, peltries, or fish therefrom, shall be fined not more than $200 or imprisoned not more than ninety days, or both, and all game, fish, and peltries in his possession shall be forfeited."
The chapter analysis of chapter 53, Indians, of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding the following items:
"1164. Destroying boundary and warning signs.
"1165. Hunting, trapping, or fishing on Indian land."
Section 2137 of the Revised Statutes (25 U. S. C. 216) is hereby repealed.
Approved, July 12, 1960.