Washington : Government Printing Office
|Public Law 91-501||Cherokee Indians, N.C. Lands in trust.|
|Public Law 91-501||Publication in Federal Register.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized, upon request of the tribal council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina, to declare by publication of a notice in the Federal Register that the United States holds in trust for said band of Indians, subject to valid existing rights, all the right, title, and interest of the United States in any of the federally owned lands within the Cherokee Indian Reservation, together with the improvements thereon, that are now or hereafter become excess to the needs of the government for the administration of Indian affairs, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.
Approved, October 22, 1970.