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Recent Allotment Legislation

The information in this section revolves around the Indian Land Consolidation Act of 1983 and its amendments. These pieces of legislation are important attempts by the federal government to address the effects of allotment and to prevent the further fractionation of Indian land title.

Indian Land Consolidation Act of 1983, Public Law 97-459 (96 Stat. 2517)
Authorizes any tribe, with the approval of the secretary, to exchange or sell any tribal lands or interest in lands to eliminate undivided fractional...

A Joint Resolution to Make Technical Corrections in the Act of January 25, 1983 Public Law 98-608 (99 Stat. 3171)
Amends the Indian Land Consolidation Act to remove the guidelines for land transfers under a land consolidation plan from provisions dealing...

Technical Amendments to Various Indian Laws Act of 1991, Public Law 102-238 (105 Stat. 1908)
Among many other items not directly related to allotment, amends the Indian Land Consolidation Act to authorize the Cherokee Nation to accept...

Indian Land Consolidation Act Amendments of 2000, Public Law 106-462 (114 Stat. 1992)
Amends the Indian Land Consolidation Act to revise certain Indian land consolidation provisions adds to the definition of "Indian" any person who has...

American Indian Probate Reform Act of 2004
Amends the Indian Land Consolidation Act (ILCA) of 1983 and the ILCA amendments of 2000 creates a uniform, federal probate code for all reservations...

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