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H.R. 6060: To provide for the equitable settlement of certain Indian land disputes regarding land in Illinois, and for other purposes.

Title: To provide for the equitable settlement of certain Indian land disputes regarding land in Illinois, and for other purposes.

Introduced: Sep 15, 2016 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: (No First Name Found) (No Last Name Found) [-]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.

Summary: This bill confers exclusive jurisdiction to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma's land claim arising under the Treaty of Grouseland. The court must render judgement without regard to defenses based on the passage of time, including the statute of limitations. The United States is the only entity liable for such a claim and monetary damages are the only available remedy. This jurisdiction expires unless such a claim is filed within one year of enactment of this bill. All other claims of the tribe to title arising under the Treaty of Grouseland are extinguished.

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