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management of oil and natural gas in the Outer Continental Shelf; to protect the marine and coastal environment; to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act; and for other purposes, and on any related matter on this subject within the jurisdiction ..." Since the Select Committee failed to report H.R. 6218 back to the House, the termination date was extended, first to March 31, 1976, and then to May 4, 1976. Finally, the Select Committee was reestablished in the 95th Congress with a deadline of the end of the first session of the 95th Congress. The Ad Hoc Select Committee was named a Select Committee in the 96th Congress and existed until the 96th Congress.

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF MAJOR LEGISLATION PERTAINING

TO NATIVE AMERICAN ISSUES

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This Act established a criminal justice system applicable to Native and non-Natives within Indian country. It provided for an equal punishment for

An Act making provision for the

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This Act provided that in exchange for federal lands west of the Mississippi, the government would claim lands held by Indian tribes. The Act provided that such exchanges would be voluntary, payment would be

made for improvements to the land, and permanent guarantees to new lands for suitable housing.

The area established by the federal government was then known as "Indian Territory" (Oklahoma). Although it was supposed to be voluntary, removal

This provided for the first authorization for the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, whose job was to manage and direct all Indian affairs.

INDIAN TRADE AND INTERCOURSE ACT

Act of June 30, 1834.

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