Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/870

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108 STAT. 3504 PUBLIC LAW 103-377 —OCT. 19, 1994 (2) APPROVAL BY THE UNITED STATES.— An extinguishment made pursuant to this subsection shall be deemed to have been made in accordance with all provisions of Federal law that specifically apply to transfers of lands or natural resources from, by, or on behalf of an Indian, Indian nation, or tribe of Indians (including the Act popularly known as the "Trade and Intercom^e Act of 1790"; section 4 of the Act of July 22, 1790 (1 Stat. 137, chapter 33)). (e) TRANSFERS. —Subject to subsection (g), any transfer of lands or natural resources located within the State of Connecticut, including any such transfer made pursuant to any applicable Federal or State law (including any applicable treaty), made by, from, or on behalf of the Mohegan Tribe or any predecessor or successor in interest of the Mohegan Tribe shall be deemed to be in full force and effect, as provided in subsection (c)(1). (f) LIMITATION.— (1) IN GENERAL.— Except as provided in paragraph (2) and subject to subsection (g), by virtue of the approved by the Um^ted States under this section of a transfer of land or the extinguishment of aboriginal title, any claim by the Mohegan Tribe against the United States, any State or political subdivision of a State, or £m.y other person or entity, by the Mohegan Tribe, that— (A) arises after the transfer or extinguishment is carried out; and (B) is based on any interest in or right involving any claim to lands or natural resources described in this section, including claims for trespass damages or claims for use and occupancy, shall, beginning on the date of the transfer of land or the extinguisnment of aboriginal title, be considered an extinguished claim. (2) EXCEPTION. —The limitation under paragraph (1) shall not apply to any interest in lands or natural resources that is lawfully acquired by the Mohegan Tribe or a member of the Mohegan Tribe after the applicable date specified in paragraph (1). (g) STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION. — (1) ABORIGINAL INTERESTS.— Nothing in this section may be construed to extinguish any aboriginal right, title, interest, or claim to lands or natural resources, to the extent that such right, title, interest, or clsdm is an excepted interest, as defined under section 1(a) of the State Agreement. (2) PERSONAL CLAIMS.—Nothing in this section may be construed to offset or eliminate the personal claim of any individual Indian if the individual Indian pursues such claim under any law of general appHcability. 25 USC 1775c. SEC. 5. CONVEYANCE OF LANDS TO THE UNITED STATES TO BE HELD IN TRUST FOR THE MOHEGAN TRIBE. (a) IN GENERAL.—Subject to the environmental requirements that apply to land acquisitions covered under part 151 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations (or any subsequent similar regulation), the Secretary shall take such action as may be necessary to facilitate the conveyance to the United States of title to lands described in exhibits A and B of the State Agreement. Such lands shall be held by the United States in trust for the use and benefit