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1892 Arkansas swamp land claims.
Creation of Yellowstone National Park.
Legislation relating to Minnesota gold and silver lands. 1894 Timber on the public lands.
Relating to the establishment of schools of mines. 1896 Relating to the establishment of schools of mines.
Examination of mineral lands in California.
Surveyor-general for Alaska. 1898 Relief of homestead claimants who served in the war with Spain.
Authorizing the leasing of portions of forest reserves.
Creation of Yosemite National Park. 1899 Bills relating to forest reservations. 1900 Alaska legislation relating to homestead laws, timber and stone lands,
mining claims, and placer-mining laws.
in regions included within forest reservations.
Rights of way for telephone and telegraph lines in Alaska.
Land offices in Alaska.
Alaska coal-land laws.
Alaska Central Railway.
Alaska Central and Alaska Short Line railways.
The subject of American antiquities. 1908 The bill (H. R. 9205) making applicable certain provisions of the
statutes of the Territory of New Mexico to the school lands of that Territory, and referred it to the Committee on the Public Lands. Legislation to extend the provisions of the mining laws of the United
mineral claims heretofore made by deputy mineral surveyors during
Establishment of the Glacier National Park in the Rocky Mountains. 1911 Authorizing suit for forfeiture of right of way granted to the
Washington Improvement and Development Company through the
Tahoe. 1912 The Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands, (Committee on Irrigation
and Reclamation), was discharged from consideration of the bill (H.R. 12826) providing for the discovery, development, and protection of streams, springs, and water holes in desert or arid public lands of the United States, and the bill was referred to the Committee on the Public
Lands. 1914 The bill (S. 655) authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to survey
lands formerly reserved as a part of the Assiniboine Military
“conservation.” 1915 Establish a national park in the Territory of Hawaii (Referred initially
to the Committee on Agriculture) 1916 The reference of the bill (S. 43) relating to lands formerly part of an
Indian reservation, was transferred from the Committee on Indian
1917 Establishment of a national park in the Territory of Alaska.
Relieve the owners of mining claims who have been mustered into the
pertaining to the public lands of the United States. 1919 On motion of Mr. John E. Raker, of California, by unanimous consent,
the bill (H. R. 416) returning to the public domain land formerly reserved as a bird reservation was taken from the Committee on Agriculture and given to the Committee on the Public Lands. Reference of the bill (S. 2789) for the consolidation of forest lands in the Sierra National Forest to the Committee on Agriculture, and asked unanimous consent that the reference be changed to the Committee on the Public Lands. After brief debate the request was agreed to and the
bill was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. 1920 Change the name of the Sequoia National Park to Roosevelt National
for irrigation purposes. 1921 Authorizing the lease of lands containing deposits of minerals, oil,
oil-shale, or gas by the State of Washington for longer periods than five
State of Washington. 1922 The bill (S. 490) to consolidate national forest lands. 1924 The bill (H. R. 4319) authorizing the conveyance of certain public land
to a municipality for park purposes, which had beenreferred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, was taken from that
committee and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. 1925 Subjects relating to those national parks created out of the public
domain. 1926 Subjects relating to mineral lands of the public domain and the entry of
such lands for homestead and agricultural purposes. The Committee on
Committee on Private Land Claims
(1816 - 1911)
History and Jurisdiction
The Committee on Private Land Claims was created on April 29, 1816 by a motion of Thomas B. Robertson of Louisiana. The jurisdiction was over matters relating to the settlement of individual claims to private lands in the States and Territories. The Committee on Private Lands was abolished in 1911 and the jurisdiction was passed onto the Committee on Public Lands.
Issues discussed by the Committee
The Committee focused its action on the documentation and resolution of conflicts relating to private claims to lands with in the States and Territories.
The Committee on Private Land Claims reported legislation concerning:
1884 ascertaining and settling private land claims in certain States and
Territories. 1886 Relating generally to private land grants of a certain class in Arizona. 1888 To provide for ascertaining and settling private land claims in certain
States and Territories.
Colorado. 1898 Creation of land courts to resolve conflicts in land claims. 1890 To establish a land court and provide for the settlement of land claims
in certain Territories. 1892 Subject of Mexican land grants. 1898 To establish a court of private land claims and to provide for the
settlement of private land claims in certain States and Territories. 1905 Land titles in the city of Mobile.
Committee on Indian Affairs
(1821 - 1946)
History and Jurisdiction
The Committee on Indian Affairs was established on December 17, 1821, by Mr. Samuel Moore, Pennsylvania. The primary jurisdiction of the Committee was relating to the relation of the United States with the Indians and the Indian tribes, including appropriations therefore.”
Issues Discussed by the Committee
The Committee on Indian Affairs maintained jurisdiction over the care, education and management of the Indians and Indian lands. Issues arising out of the disbursement of Indian funds are held within the Committee on Indian Affairs, not the Committee on Claims.
Issues with in the jurisdiction of the Committee on Indian Affairs include:
Claims to be paid out of Indian funds and the adjudication of claims arising out of Indian depredations.
Bills relating to the adjudication of claims of Indiana and Indian