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Cong. Commission / Indian Control of Areas #493534

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 12, 1977
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(Studio) Special commission in Washington, DC about to recommend that parts of at least 10 states be put under legal control of different Indian cncls.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Congress commission's recommendations noted; for example, commission says many of Tacoma's (WA) residents should be legally under control of Puyallup Indian tribal council [Representative Floyd MEEDS - says Tacoma residents would be legally bound by tribal council in all matters city and county govts. now control.] Okmulgee, OK, is former Creek Indian reservation land. Cmsn. recommends 8 or 9 parts of Oklahoma be returned to Indian tribal control. [Intertribal council head Jake WHITECROW - says non-Indians wouldn't be unfairly treated. ] Commission report quoted.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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