209. National Museum of the American Indian Act, November 28, 1989
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325 ment agreements, it is appropriate that the United States participate in the funding and implementation of the Settlement Agreement. (b) Purpose.—Therefore, it is the purpose of this Act— (1) to approve, ratify, and confirm the agreement entered into by the non-Indian settlement parties and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, (2) to authorize and direct the Secretary to implement the terms of such agreement , and (3) to authorize the actions and appropriations necessary to implement the provisions of the Settlement Agreement and this Act. sec. 3. resolution of puyallup tribal land claims. (a) Relinquishment.—In accordance with the Settlement Agreement and in return for the land and other benefits derived from the Settlement Agreement and this Act, the Tribe, and the United States as trustee for the Tribe and its members, relinquish all claims to tidelands, submerged lands, and any other lands, and including any mineral claims and nonfisheries water rights connected with such relinquished land, known or unknown, within the State of Washington , subject to the exceptions referred to in subsection (b). . . . sec. 4. settlement lands. (a) Acceptance by Secretary.—The Secretary shall accept the conveyance of the lands described in subsection (c) and the Outer Hylebos tidelands property referred to in Section VIII, A,1,c of the Settlement Agreement, subject to the terms and conditions of the Settlement Agreement and shall hold such lands in trust for the benefit of the Tribe. . . . [Sections 5–12 deal with financial payments , economic development, and jurisdiction .] [U.S. Statutes at Large, 103:83–89.] 209. National Museum of the American Indian Act November 28, 1989 A major event in the preservation and promotion of Indian art and culture was the decision to build an Indian museum on the Mall in Washington as part of the Smithsonian Institution. A related component of the legislation was a provision to return to tribes the human remains and funerary objects of Indians held by the Smithsonian. An Act to establish the National Museum of the American Indian within the Smithsonian Institution, and for other purposes. . . . . sec. 2. findings. The Congress finds that— (1) there is no national museum devoted exclusively to the history and art of cultures indigenous to the Americas; (2) although the Smithsonian Institution sponsors extensive Native American programs, none of its 19 museums, galleries , and major research facilities is devoted exclusively to Native American history and art; (3) the Heye Museum in New York, New York, one of the largest Native American collections in the world, has more than 1,000,000 art objects and artifacts and a library of 40,000 volumes relating to the archaeology, ethnology, and history of Native American peoples; (4) the Heye Museum is housed in facilities with a total area of 90,000 square feet, but requires a minimum of 400,000 square feet for exhibition, storage, and scholarly research; (5) the bringing together of the Heye Museum collection and the Native American collection of the Smithsonian Institution would— (A) create a national institution with unrivaled capability for exhibition and research; 326 (B) give all Americans the opportunity to learn of the cultural legacy, historic grandeur, and contemporary culture of Native Americans; (C) provide facilities for scholarly meetings and the performing arts; (D) make available curatorial and other learning opportunities for Indians ; and (E) make possible traveling exhibitions to communities throughout the Nation; (6) by order of the Surgeon General of the Army, approximately 4,000 Indian human remains from battlefields and burial sites were sent to the Army Medical Museum and were later transferred to the Smithsonian Institution; (7) through archaeological excavations , individual donations, and museum donations, the Smithsonian Institution has acquired approximately 14,000 additional Indian human remains; (8) the human remains referred to in paragraphs (6) and (7) have long been a matter of concern for many Indian tribes, including Alaska Native Villages, and Native Hawaiian communities which are determined to provide an appropriate resting place for their ancestors; (9) identification of the origins of such human remains is essential to addressing that concern; and (10) an extraordinary site on the National Mall in the District of Columbia (U.S. Government Reservation No. 6) is reserved for the use of the Smithsonian Institution and is available for construction of the National Museum of the American Indian. sec. 3. national museum of the american indian. (a) Establishment.—There is established , within the Smithsonian Institution, a living memorial to Native Americans and their traditions which shall...


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