PUBLIC LAW 95-281—MAY 15, 1978 (b) The Secretary of the Interior shall promptly offer the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma and the Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma assistance to aid them in reorganizing under section 3 of the Act of June 26, 1936 (49 Stat. 1967; 25 U.S.C. 503), which Act is re-extended to them and their members by this Act. (c) The validity of the organization of the Wyandotte Indian Tribe of Oklahoma under section 3 of the Act of June 26, 1936 (49 Stat. 1967; 25 U.S.C. 503), and the continued application of said Act to such tribe and its members is hereby confirmed. SEC. 3. (a) It is hereby declared that enactment of this Act fulfills the requirements of the first proviso in section 2 of the Act of January 2, 1975 (88 Stat. 1920, 1921), with respect to the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma, the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma. (b) It is hereby declared that the organization of the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma as provided in section 3(a) of this Act shall fulfill the requirements of the second proviso in section 2 of the Act of January 2, 1975 (88 Stat. 1920, 1921). (c) Promptly after organization of the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish a notice of such fact in the Federal Register including a statement that such organization completes fulfillment of the requirements of the provisos in section 2 of the Act of January 2, 1975 (88 Stat. 1920, 1921), and that the land described in section 1 of said Act is held in trust by the United States for the eight tribes named in said Act. SEC. 4. The Wyandotte, Ottawa, Peoria, and Modoc Tribes of Oklahoma and their members shall be entitled to participate in the programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians, including, but not limited to, those under the Act of:S^ovember 2, 1921 (42 Stat. 208; 25 U.S.C. 13), and for purposes of the Act of August 16, 1957 (71 Stat. 370; 42 U.S.C. 2005-2005F). The members of such tribes shall be deemed to be Indians for which hospital and medical care was being provided by or at the expense of the Public Health Service on August 16, 1957. Approved May 15, 1978.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORT No. 95-1019 accompanying H.R. 2497 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). SENATE REPORT No. 95-574 (Comm. on Indian Affairs). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 123 (1977): Nov. 3, considered and passed Senate. Apr. 11, H.R. 2497 considered and passed House; passage vacated; S. 661 passed in lieu with amendment. Vol. 124 (1978): May 2, Senate concurred in House amendment.
92 STAT. 247 Ottawa Indian Tribe. Peoria Indian Tribe. Wyandotte Indian Tribe.
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Publication in Federal Register.
25 USC 861c.