[USC02] 25 USC 5502: Designation of tribes
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25 USC 5502: Designation of tribes Text contains those laws in effect on April 3, 2020

§5502. Designation of tribes

(a) Description of lands

The lands, declared by section 5501(a) of this title to be held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Indian tribes named in this section, are generally described as follows:

TribeReservationSubmarginal land project donated to said tribe or groupApproximate acreage
 1. Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa     Indians of Wisconsin Bad River Bad River LI–WI–8 13,148.81
 2. Blackfeet Tribe Blackfeet Blackfeet LI–MT–9 9,036.73
 3. Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Delaware LI–OK–4 18,749.19
    Adair LI–OK–5
 4. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Cheyenne River Cheyenne Indian LI–SD–13 3,738.47
 5. Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Crow Creek Crow Creek LI–SD–10 19,169.89
 6. Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Lower Brule Lower Brule LI–SD–10 13,209.22
 7. Devils Lake Sioux Tribe Fort Totten Fort Totten LI–ND–11 1,424.45
 8. Fort Belknap Indian Community Fort Belknap Fort Belknap LI–MT–8 25,530.10
 9. Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes Fort Peck Fort Peck LI–MT–6 85,835.52
10. Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Lac Courte Oreilles Lac Courte LI–WI–9 13,184.65
11. Keweenaw Bay Indian Community L'Anse L'Anse LI–MI–8 4,016.49
12. Minnesota Chippewa Tribe White Earth Twin Lakes LI–MN–6 28,544.80
    Flat Lake LI–MN–15
13. Navajo Tribe Navajo Gallup-Two Wells LI–NM–18 69,947.24
14. Oglala Sioux Tribe Pine Ridge Pine Ridge LI–SD–7 18,064.48
15. Rosebud Sioux Tribe Rosebud Cutmeat LI–SD–8 28,734.59
    Antelope LI–SD–9
16. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Fort Hall Fort Hall LI–ID–2 8,711.00
17. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Standing Rock Standing Rock LI–ND–10 10,255.50
    Standing Rock LI–SD–10

(b) Publication in Federal Register of boundaries, etc.; estimation of acreages

The Secretary of the Interior shall cause to be published in the Federal Register the boundaries and descriptions of the lands conveyed by this chapter. The acreages set out in the preceding subsection are estimates and shall not be construed as expanding or limiting the grant of the United States as defined in section 5501 of this title.

( Pub. L. 94–114, §2, Oct. 17, 1975, 89 Stat. 578 ; Pub. L. 97–434, §1(b), Jan. 8, 1983, 96 Stat. 2280 .)


Section was formerly classified to section 459a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.


1983-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–434 substituted "section 5501(a) of this title" for "section 5501 of this title".

Effective Date of 1983 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–434 effective Jan. 8, 1983, see section 1(c) of Pub. L. 97–434, set out as a note under section 5501 of this title.