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PUBLIC LAW 101-484—OCT. 31, 1990 104 STAT. 1167 Public Law 101- 101st Congress •484 An Act To provide for the restoration of Federal recognition to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SHORT TITLE SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the "Ponca Restoration Act". DEFINITIONS SEC. 2. For purposes of this Act— (1) The term "Tribe" means the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. (2) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Interior or the designated representative of the Secretary of the Interior. (3) The term "Interim Council" means the Board of Directors of the Northern Ponca Restoration Committee, Inc. (4) The term "member" means a person who is enrolled on the membership roll of the Tribe of June 10, 1965, that was compiled by the Bureau of Indian Affairs or is entitled to be enrolled as a member of the Tribe under section 7. (5) The term "State" means the State of Nebraska. FEDERAL RECOGNITION SEC. 3. Federal recognition is hereby extended to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. All Federal laws of general application to Indians and Indian tribes (including the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984; 25 U.S.C. 461, et seq.), popularly known as the Indian Reorganization Act) shall apply with respect to the Tribe and to the members. RESTORATION OF RIGHTS SEC. 4. (a) All rights and privileges of the Tribe which may have been abrogated or diminished before the date of enactment of this Act by reason of any provision of Public Law 87-629 are hereby restored and such law shall no longer apply with respect to the Tribe or the members. (b) Nothing in this Act may be construed to diminish any rights or privileges of the Tribe, or of the members, that exist prior to the enactment of this Act. (c) The Secretary shall accept not more than 1,500 acres of any real property located in Knox or Boyd Counties, Nebraska, that is transferred to the Secretary for the benefit of the Tribe. Such real property shall be accepted by the Secretary (subject to any rights, liens, or taxes that exist prior to the date of such transfer) in the name of the United States in trust for the benefit of the Tribe and shall be exempt from all taxes imposed by the Federal Government or any State or local government after such transfer. The Secretary Oct. 31, 1990 [S. 1747] Ponca Restoration Act. 25 USC 983 note. 25 USC 983. 25 USC 983a. 25 USC 983b. Real property acquisition.