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|Public Law 90-287||Tiwa Indians of Ysleta, Tex. Designation.|
|Sec. 2||Responsibility, transfer.|
|Sec. 2||42 U.S.C. 2701 note.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Indians now living in El Paso County, Texas, who are descendants of the Tiwa Indians of the Ysleta (Isleta) del Sur Pueblo settling in Texas at Ysleta in 1682, shall, from and after the ratification of this Act, be known and designated as Tiwa Indians of Ysleta, Texas, and shall continue to enjoy all rights, privileges, and immunities enjoyed by them as citizens of the State of Texas and of the United States before the enactment of this Act, and shall continue to be subject to all the obligations and duties of such citizens under the laws of the State of Texas and the United states.
Responsibility, if any, for the Tiwa Indians of Ysleta del Sur is hereby transferred to the State of Texas. Nothing in this Act shall make such tribe or its members eligible for any services performed by the United States for Indians because of their status as Indians nor subject the United States to any responsibility, liability, claim, or demand of any nature to or by such tribe or its members arising out of their status as Indians, and none of the statutes of the United States which affect Indians because of their status as Indians shall be
applicable to the Tiwa Indians of Ysleta del Sur. Nothing herein shall preclude the application to the people of the Tiwa Indians of programs undertaken pursuant to the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 508), as heretofore or hereafter amended.
Approved, April 12, 1968.