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Land Acquisitions: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

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Notice of transfer of federally owned lands.


The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) accepted the transfer of approximately 163.48 acres from the Director, Real Property Division, Atlanta Regional Office, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), without reimbursement, to be held in trust for the benefit and use of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Choctaw Reservation, Mississippi (Tribe). This notice announces that the Secretary took the approximately 162.48 acres into trust for the Tribe on the dates set forth in this notice.


Randall Trickey, Regional Realty Officer, Eastern Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 545 Marriott Dr., Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37214; Telephone: (615) 564-6770, Email:


This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 230 Departmental Manual 2. Pursuant to authority contained in the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended by Public Law 93-599 dated January 2, 1975 (88 Stat. 1954), the below described property was on the dates set out below transferred by the Director, Real Property Division, Atlanta Regional Office of GSA to the Secretary, without reimbursement, to be held in trust for the benefit and use of the Tribe, and were taken into trust for the Tribe on the dates set forth as follows:

Mississippi Choctaw Reservation CommunityCounty records book and page of recorded deed originally conveying the title to the U.S.Date of original deed to U.S. for Choctaw school lands and acreageDate of GSA transfer to U.S. to be held in trust for the tribeTownshipRangeSection
Boque ChittoNESHOBA LLL/2412/22/30 (15.00 ac)10/27/9711N13E2
ConehattaNEWTON 52/2066/29/27 (5.40 ac)10/27/9707N10E15
ConehattaNEWTON 70/1016/12/39 (0.88 ac)10/27/9707N10E10
ConehattaNEWTON 114/3775/3/57 (2.65 ac)10/27/9707N10E10
ConehattaNEWTON 114/3775/3/57 (1.85 ac)10/27/9707N10E15
Pearl RiverNESHOBA YY/2548/13/20 (65.00 ac)4/3/9511N10E25
Pearl RiverNESHOBA A61/1076/11/64 (15.00 ac)4/3/9511N10E25
Red WaterLEAKE 21/1435/25/23 (20.00 ac)10/27/9711N07E36
Standing PineLEAKE 15/1499/2/19 (30.00 ac)4/3/9510N08E35
TuckerNESHOBA YY/2311/30/20 (7.70 ac)10/27/9710N12E22

Dated: October 11, 2012.

Kevin K. Washburn,

Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs.

[FR Doc. 2012-25811 Filed 10-18-12; 8:45 am]