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Public Notice of Lands Previously Conveyed Into Trust and Proclaimed as Reservation For Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians by Act of Congress

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is giving public notice of the act of Congress which has conveyed certain fee properties into trust and proclaimed reservation status for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ben Burshia, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Division of Real Estate Services, Mail Stop 4639-MIB, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240, Telephone (202) 208-7737.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The original reservation proclamation establishing the Mississippi Choctaw Indian Reservation was issued December 23, 1944 (9 FR 14907), by virtue of the authority of the Act of June 21, 1939 (53 Stat. 573), and section 7 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 986). Pursuant to section 1(a)(2) of the Act of June 29, 2000, Public Law 106-228 (114 Stat. 228), certain lands then held in fee by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians were placed into federal trust status. The Act provided:

“All land held in fee by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians located within the boundaries of the State of Mississippi, as shown in the report entitled “Report of Fee Lands owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians,” dated September 28, 1999, on file in the Office of the Superintendent, Choctaw Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, is hereby declared to be held by the United States in trust for the benefit of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; * * *.”

Section 1(a)(1) of Public Law 106-228 also provided that “all lands taken in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians on or after December 23, 1944, shall be part of the Mississippi Choctaw Indian Reservation.” This Act was amended by section 811 of the Act of December 27, 2000, Public Law 106-568 (114 Stat. 2868), which provided:

Section 1(a)(2) of Pub. L. 106-228 (an Act to make technical corrections to the status of certain land held in trust for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, to take certain land into trust for that Band, and for other purposes) is amended by striking “September 28, 1999” and inserting “February 7, 2000.”

The February 7, 2000, report referenced in section 811 of Public Law 106-568 added lands to those originally identified in the September 28, 1999, report referenced in section 1(a)(2) of Public Law 106-228. All of those lands were placed into trust and made a part of the reservation. Revised legal descriptions for some of those lands were approved by Congress by section 107 of the Act of March 2, 2004, Public Law 108-204 (118 Stat. 542), as reflected in a Report of May 17, 2002, on file at the Choctaw Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Legal descriptions for all parcels initially placed into trust and reservation status for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians by Public Law 106-228, as amended by Public Law 106-568, as amended by Public Law 108-204, are referenced in Appendix I to this Notice.

Additional lands have been taken into trust by the United States for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 465 after December 23, 1944, and before June 29, 2000. All such lands were made part of the Mississippi Choctaw Indian Reservation by section 1(a)(1) of Public Law 106-228. The legal descriptions for those other tracts are not set out in this notice.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(1) of Public Law 106-228, if and when additional lands are taken into trust by the United States for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 465 or by other authority, each such additional land parcel shall automatically become a part of the Mississippi Choctaw Indian Reservation without the need for any other formal declaration to that effect pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 467.

All of the Choctaw reservation lands referenced in this notice constitute Indian Country under 18 U.S.C. 1151(a).

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Dated: March 24, 2007.

Carl J. Artman,

Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs.

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APPENDIX I

Lands placed into trust and reservation status for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians within the State of Mississippi by Public Law 106-228, 114 Stat. 462, Act of June 29, 2000, as amended by Title VIII, Sec. 811 of Public Law 106-568, Act of December 27, 2000, 114 Stat. 2868 and Sec. 107 of Public Law 108-204, Act of March 2, 2004, 118 Stat 542. The reference numbers shown below are from Exhibit A to the report of May 17, 2002, on file at the Choctaw Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Philadelphia, Mississippi, as referenced in Sec. 107 of Public Law 108-204, Act of March 2, 2004, 118 Stat. 542.

Reference Nos.Choctaw reservation communityTownshipRangeSectionCountyBook & page from county records
1Bogue Chitto14N15E16NOXUBEE553/503
2Bogue Chitto11N14E7KEMPER268/220
3Bogue Chitto11N14E18KEMPER280/193
4Bogue Chitto12N14E32KEMPERA222/845
5Bogue Chitto12N13E2NESHOBAA223/6
6Bogue Chitto11N14E17KEMPER280/193
7Bogue Chitto11N14E7KEMPER270/71
8Bogue Chitto11N14E5KEMPERA222/845
9Bogue Chitto11N14E7KEMPER274/14
10Bogue Chitto11N13E10NESHOBAA221/258
11Bogue Chitto12N13E36NESHOBAA217/346
12Bogue Chitto12N14E30KEMPERA222/845
13Bogue Chitto11N13E1NESHOBAA217/343
14Bogue Chitto11N13E2NESHOBAA219/269
15Bogue Chitto11N13E13NESHOBAA221/258
16Bogue Chitto11N13E12NESHOBAA217/343
17Bogue Chitto11N13E1NESHOBAA217/346
18Bogue Chitto12N13E25NESHOBAA222/845
19Bogue Chitto11N14E27KEMPER228/47
22Bogue Chitto11N14E28KEMPER228/47
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23Bogue Chitto12N13E1NESHOBAA223/6
24Bogue Chitto11N14E21KEMPER228/47
25Bogue Chitto12N14E31KEMPERA222/845
26Conehatta07N10E28NEWTON262/692
27Conehatta07N10E3NEWTON267/474
28Conehatta07N10E9NEWTON266/167
29Conehatta07N10E9NEWTON252/33
32Conehatta07N10E10NEWTON252/33
35Conehatta07N10E21NEWTON262/692
36Crystal Ridge14N13E35WINSTON218/220
37Bogue Chitto12N13E3WINSTON238/375
38Bogue Chitto12N13E2WINSTON230/206
39Bogue Chitto11N12E30NESHOBAA228/897
41Bogue Chitto11N12E30NESHOBAA93/144
43Pearl River11N10E28NESHOBAA217/90
44Pearl River11N11E20NESHOBAA239/448
45Pearl River11N10E33NESHOBAA239/779
46Pearl River11N11E29NESHOBAA239/270
47Pearl River11N11E2NESHOBAA227/100
48Pearl River11N10E34NESHOBAA226/879
49Pearl River11N10E33NESHOBAA239/777
50Pearl River11N10E28NESHOBAA239/779
51Pearl River11N11E29NESHOBAA230/823
52Pearl River11N11E1NESHOBAA227/100
53Pearl River11N11E9NESHOBAA227/100
54Pearl River11N11E4NESHOBAA227/100
55Pearl River11N11E3NESHOBAA227/100
56Pearl River11N11E10NESHOBAA227/100
57Pearl River11N11E28NESHOBAA230/823
58Pearl River11N10E14NESHOBAA223//650
59Pearl River11N11E30NESHOBAA146/501
60Pearl River11N11E29NESHOBAA238/406
61Pearl River11N10E18NESHOBAA228/465
62Pearl River11N09E13LEAKEA228/465
64Pearl River11N11E29NESHOBAA151/704
65Pearl River11N11E29NESHOBAA150/577
66Pearl River11N11E6NESHOBAA235/124
67Pearl River11N11E29NESHOBAA151/22
68Pearl River11N11E29NESHOBAA151/24
69Pearl River11N11E20NESHOBAA220/842
70Pearl River11N10E28NESHOBAA217/255
71Pearl River11N11E30NESHOBAA216/716
72Pearl River11N11E30NESHOBAA239/270
73Pearl River11N10E36NESHOBAA161/528
74Pearl River11N11E29NESHOBAA150/581
75Pearl River11N11E29NESHOBAA232/764
76Pearl River11N11E30NESHOBAA201/138
77Pearl River11N11E18NESHOBAA140/142
78Pearl River11N11E19NESHOBAA140/142
79Pearl River11N11E31NESHOBAA239/270
80Pearl River11N11E29NESHOBAA231/15
81Pearl River11N11E29NESHOBAA238/408
83Pearl River11N10E11NESHOBAA223/650
84Pearl River11N11E20NESHOBAA219/550
85Pearl River11N11E30NESHOBAA146/221
86Pearl River11N11E32NESHOBAA239/270
87Red Water10N07E2LEAKE228/627
88Red Water10N07E2LEAKE228/630
89Red Water11N07E36LEAKE235/549
90Red Water11N07E35LEAKE235/696
91Red Water11N07E36LEAKE163/440
92Red Water11N07E26LEAKE233/424
93Red Water10N08E6LEAKE235/483
96Standing Pine10N08E34LEAKE154/624
97Standing Pine10N09E29LEAKE221/614
98Standing Pine09N08E2LEAKE143/726
99Standing Pine10N09E30LEAKE221/614
100Standing Pine09N08E3LEAKE221/633
101Standing Pine10N09E9LEAKE221/616
102Tucker10N12E28NESHOBAA229/665
103Tucker10N12E21NESHOBAA229/665
105Red Water13N7E36ATTALA607/612
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106Red Water13N7E25ATTALA607/612
107Red Water12N7E1LEAKE607/612
108Red Water12N7E2LEAKE607/612
109Red Water13N7E35ATTALA607/612
110Bogue Chitto11N14E5KEMPER294/568
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[FR Doc. E7-6143 Filed 4-2-07; 8:45 am]

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