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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-432—SEPT. 28, 1984

98 STAT. 1671

Public Law 98-432 98th Congress An Act Entitled the "Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe—Dexter-by-the-Sea Claim Settlement Act".

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe—Dexter-by-the-Sea Claim Settlement Act". CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS

SEC. 2. The Congress finds that— (1) there is pending before the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington at Tacoma a civil action numbered C83-167T entitled the "Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, a federally recognized Indian tribe against Joe Amador and Jean Amador, et al.", which involves claims to certain privately held lands within the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation in Tokeland, Washington, known as Dexter-by-the-Sea and First Addition Dexter-by-the-Sea; (2) the owners of such lands derive their title from a patent issued by the United States Government to George N. Brown on August 1, 1872, certificate numbered 3763; (3) the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation was established by Executive order of President Andrew Johnson on September 22, 1866, and is alleged to include the lands claimed by the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe in such civil action; (4) in its patent to George N. Brown in 1872, the United States failed to exempt the lands claimed by the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe in such civil action from the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation established in 1866; (5) since 1872, such lands have been the subject of disputes claiming dual chains of title in the United States as trustee for the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe and the patentee, George N. Brown and his successors in title, the defendants in the civil action; (6) the pendency of the civil action has placed a cloud on the titles held by residents of Dexter-by-the-Sea and First Addition Dexter-by-the-Sea rendering their property essentially unmarketable; and (7) a legislative resolution of such civil action is appropriate because the United States Government is responsible for the failure to except the land now known as Dexter-by-the-Sea and First Addition Dexter-by-the-Sea from the patent to George N. Brown in 1872. SEC. 3. Upon receipt of the funds to be paid from the Treasury of the United States under section 4 of this Act: (a) All rights, title, and interests of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, in, and claims to, the lands which are located within the State of Washington in the westerly portion of Government lot

__Sept- 28, 1984 [S. 1735] Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe— Dexter-by-theSea Claim Settlement Act. Tokeland, Wash. Private lands. Patent.