PUBLIC LAW 98-408—AUG. 28, 1984
98 STAT. 1533
Public Law 98-408 98th Congress A n Act To convey certain lands to the Zuni Indian Tribe for religious purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That for the purpose of securing the following described lands located in the State of Arizona, upon which the Zuni Indians depend and which the Zuni Indians have used since time immemorigd for sustenance and the performance of certain religious ceremonies, the following are hereby declared to be part of the Zuni Indian Reservation: Beginning at the northeast comer of section 26, township 15 north, range 26 east, Gila and Salt River meridian; thence west to the northwest comer of section 28, township 15 north, range 26 east; thence south to the southwest comer of section 16, township 14 north, range 26 east; thence east to the southeast comer of section 14, township 14 north, range 26 east; thence north to the point of beginning. Also all of sections 26 and 27, township 14 north, range 26 east, Gila and Salt River meridian. SEC. 2. All lands described in the first section of this Act which are presently owned by the United States are hereby declared to be held in trust for the Zuni Indian Tribe subject to any existing leasehold interests. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to acquire through exchange those lands described in such section which are owned by the State of Arizona, and shall exchange lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management within the State of Arizona for said State lands. Such lands will be transferred without cost to the Zuni Indian Tribe and title thereto shall be taken by the United States in trust for the benefit of said tribe. SEC. 3. The Secretary of the Interior or the Zuni Indian Tribe is authorized to acquire through purchase or exchange the remaining private lands and leasehold interests described within the first section of this Act which are not presently owned by the United States or the State of Arizona, and when acquired, title to such lands shall be held by the United States in trust for the Zuni Indian Tribe. SEC. 4. The Secretary of the Interior is directed to immediately acquire by voluntary agreement the permanent right of ingress and e ^ e s s to all lands described in the first section of this Act for the limited purpose of allowing the Zuni Indians to continue to use said lands for traditional religious pilgrimages and ceremonials. SEC. 5. (a) The Secretary of the Interior shall make available for sale to Apache County, Arizona, land which— (1) is under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management on the date of enactment of this Act, (2) is located within the boundaries of Apache County, Arizona, and (3) consists of a number of acres equal to the number of acres of land that—
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