Acts of Congress

General

 

2004 American Indian Probate Reform Act (118 Stat. 1773, PL 108-374)

1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (104 Stat. 3048, PL 101-601)

1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (102 Stat. 2468, PL 100-497)

1983 Indian Land Consolidation Act (96 Stat. 2517, PL 97-459)

1983 Amends 87 Stat. 466 re distribution of judgment funds (96 Stat. 2512)

1978 Indian Child Welfare Act (92 Stat. 3069, 25 U.S.C.)

1975 To declare certain sub-marginal land of U.S. shall be held in trust (89 Stat. 577)

1975 Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act  (88 Stat. 2203, PL 93-638)

1975 Provides for disposition of excess federal property for benefit of Indians (88 Stat. 1954)

1973 Re distribution of judgment claims (87 Stat. 466, see also 96 Stat. 2512)

1968 Indian Civil Rights Act (82 Stat. 77, 25 U.S.C. §§ 1301-03)

1964 Amends Mineral Leasing Act of February 25, 1920 (78 Stat. 710)

1962 Amends act re conveyances to schools (76 Stat. 33)

1961 Amends Act re leasing allotments (75 Stat. 804)

1961 To stabilize mining of lead or zinc by small domestic producers (75 Stat. 766)

1959 Amends Act re leasing allotments (73 Stat. 597)

1959 Transfer of Public Health Facilities from BIA to U.S. Public Health Services (73 Stat. 267)

1956 Authorizing approval of mortgages on Indian trust land (70 Stat. 62)

1955 To authorize leasing of restricted Indian lands for public, religious, etc., purposes (69 Stat. 539, see also 73 Stat. 597, & 75 Stat. 804)

1954 To transfer maintenance  and operation of hospital and health facilities to U.S. Public Health Service (68 Stat. 674)

1953 Authorized Secretary of Interior to convey certain school properties to local school districts (67 Stat. 41, see also 76 Stat. 33)

1952 Sec. 289 exempts Canadian Indians from operation of immigration statute (66 Stat. (163) 234)

1948 Authority of Secretary of Interior to patent public lands (62 Stat. 476)

1948 Authorize Secretary to sell or issue fee patents to allottees (62 Stat. 236)

1948 Authorized granting rights-of -way for all purposes (62 Stat. 17)

1947 Authorizes Secretary to lease acquired lands for mining (61 Stat. 913)

1942 Provides for escheatment of allotments to tribe (56 Stat. 1021)

1942 Relief to allottees who paid taxes on forced fee patents (56 Stat. 87)

1940 Provide for the leasing of restricted allotments (54 Stat. 745)

1940 Relief to allottees for payment of taxes (54 Stat. 298)

1938 Regulate leasing of certain Indian lands for mining (52 Stat. 347)

1937 Declares homesteads purchased with trust shall not be taxable (50 Stat. 188)

1936 Authorize Secretary of Interior to adjust irrigation charges (49 Stat. 1803)

1936 Appropriations for relief of Indians whose lands were wrongfully taxed (49 Stat. 1542)

1936 Secretary authorized to contract with state for education, etc. (49 Stat. 1458)

1935 Amends Federal Power Act, 41 Stat. 1063 (49 Stat. 838)

1935 Defines election procedures for Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 378)

1934 Indian Reorganization Act of 1935 (48 Stat. 984, see also 49 Stat. 378)

1934 To determine heirs of allottees and sale of allotments (48 Stat. 647)

1934 Authorizes Secretary to contract with states for education, etc. (48 Stat. 596)

1932 Authorize Secretary to reimburse debts (47 Stat. 564)

1931 Authorize reinvestment of proceeds from sale of trust lands (47 Stat. 474)

1931 Authorize Indians right to acquire other lands that are in fee or trust (46 Stat. 1471, see 47 Stat. 474)

1931 Authorizing Secretary to cancel forced fee patents (46 Stat. 1205)

1931 Authorize Secretary of Agriculture to cooperate with state highway dept. (46 Stat. 1173)

1931 Authority to accept contributions and donation of funds or property for benefit of schools, hospitals (46 Stat. 1106)

1930 Amends Act dealing with taxation of irrigation district (46 Stat. 581)

1930 Authorizes claims by allottees for unlawful taxes on allottments (46 Stat. 370)

1928 Exempts Canadian Indians from Immigration Act (45 Stat. 401)

1928 Provide for further development of irrigation projects (45 Stat. 209 and 47 Stat. 564)

1928 Amends statute dealing with transfer of allotments through intestate estates (45 Stat. 161)

1927 Prohibits creating new reservations except by Congress (44 Stat. 1347 sec. 4, 25 U.S.C.A. 398(d))

1927 Authorizes Secretary to cancel fee patent if issued without allottee's consent (44 Stat. 1247)

1926 Lease unallotted irrigable lands (44 Stat. 894)

1926 Provides for mining leases on Indian agency lands (44 Stat. 300)

1924 American Indian Citizenship Act (43 Stat. 253, PL 68-175)

1924 Act authorizes leasing of unallotted land for oil and gas production (43 Stat. 244)

1924 Authorize sale of Indian lands not needed for administrative or allotment purposes (43 Stat. 93)

1924 Confer jurisdiction on Court of Claims to hear claims of various tribes (43 Stat. 21)

1923 Allotment Act extended to lands purchased by Congress for benefit of Indians (42 Stat. 1246)

1922 Authorize disposition of abandoned railroad right-of-ways (42 Stat. 414)

1921 Mining leases on unallotted Indian lands (41 Stat. 1231)

1921 Federal Power Act (41 Stat. 1063, see also 49 Stat. 844)

1920 Opens public domain for mining (41 Stat. 437)

1916 Provide for construction of irrigation projects (39 Stat. 138)

1916 Provide for partition of allotment among heirs (39 Stat. 127)

1915 Authorize the laying out and opening of public roads (38 Stat. 1188)

1912 Entrymen under Reclamation Act (37 Stat. 265)

1911 Authorize Secretary to grant 20 year right-of-ways for electrical power lines (36 Stat. 1253)

1910 Act provides for determining heirs of deceased Indians (36 Stat. 855)

1909 Amends Allotment Acts, irrigation, Indian schools, etc. (35 Stat. 781)

1908 Authorize Secretary to issue fee patents to Indian lands (35 Stat. 444)

1907 Authorize sale of Indian lands (34 Stat. 1018)

1906 General Allotment Act Amendment - right-of-way, etc. (34 Stat. 325)

1906 General Allotment Act Amendments - citizenship, fee patenting, heirship ( 34 Stat. 182)

1904 Provide corrections in allotment or patents (33 Stat. 297)

1904 Authorize Secretary to grant rights-of-way for pipelines (33 Stat. 65)

1902 Provide for allotment of lands(32 Stat. 388)

1902 Sale of inherited allotments (32 Stat. 275, sec. 7)

1901 Authorize Secretary to grant right-of-way for telephone or telegraph lines and condemnation (31 Stat. 1083)

1891 Amends General Allotment Act (26 Stat. 794)

1889 Establishes Montana as a State and recognizes Indian rights (25 Stat. 676)

1888 Ratify & Confirm Agreement with Gros Ventre, Piegan, Blood, Blackfeet, & River Crow Indians (25 Stat. 113)

1887 Dawes Act (24 Stat. 388)

1886 Authorizing Secretary to negotiate modifications of treaties (24 Stat. 44)

1874 Established reservation north of Missouri River (18 Stat. 28)

1873 Establishing Board of Indian Commissioners (18 Stat. 361)

1872 Sets forth requirements for contracts (17 Stat. 136)

1871 Sets forth requirements for contracts (16 Stat. 570)

1864 Establishes Northern Pacific Railroad Co. and extinguishes title to Indian lands (13 Stat. 365)

1864 Establishes territorial government for Montana and acknowledges Indian rights (13 Stat. 85)