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[82 STAT. 663]
[82 STAT. 663]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

82 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 90-468-AUG. 8, 1968


Public Law 90-468 AN ACT To revise the boundaries of the Badlands National Monument in the State of South Dakota, to authorize exchanges of land mutually beneficial to the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the United States, and for other purposes.

August 8, 1968 [H. R. 9098]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, in order to.tfj^^^f^'^^ ^^\ include lands of outstanding scenic and scientific character in the Bad- s. Dak. lands National Monument, the boundaries of the monument are revised Boundary revias generally depicted on the map entitled "Badlands National Monument", numbered NM-BL-7021B, dated August 1967, which is on file and available for public inspection in the offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The Secretary of the Interior may make minor adjustments in the boundaries, but the total acreage in the monument may not exceed the acreage within the boundaries depicted on the map referred to herein. Lands within the boundaries of the monument that are acquired by the United States shall be subject to the laws and regulations applicable to the monument. SBO. 2. (a) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) hereof, the Secretary of the Interior may, within the boundaries of the monument, acquire lands and interests in lands by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange, except that any lands or interests in lands owned by the State of South Dakota, a political subdivision thereof, or the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota may be acquired only with the consent of owner. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, lands and interests in lands located within the monument under the administrative jurisdiction of any other Federal agency may be transferred to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary without a transfer of funds, (b) As to lands located within the boundaries of the monument but outside the boundaries of the gunnery range referred to in section 3 hereof, the Secretary of the Interior may acquire only rights-of-way and scenic easements. SEC. 3. Inasmuch as (A) most of the lands added to the Badlands si^ux*iSitr National Monument by section 1 of this Act are inside the boundaries Resetvluon, land of the Pine Ridge Sioux Indian Reservation, (B) such lands are also exchange, within a tract of land forty-three miles long and twelve and one-half miles wide which is in the northwestern part of such Indian reservation and has been used by the United States Air Force as a gunnery range since the early part of World W a r II, (C) the tribal lands within such gunnery range were leased by the Federal Government and the other lands within such gunnery range were purchased by the Federal Government from the individual owners (mostly Indians), (D) the Department of the Air Force has declared most of such gunnery range lands excess to its needs and such excess lands have been requested by the National Park Service under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, (E) the leased tribal lands and the ex- ^3 stat-377. 40 cess lands within the enlarged Badlands National Monument are note. u s e 471 needed for the monument, (F) the other excess lands in such gunnery range should be restored to the former Indian owners of such lands, and (G) the tribe is unwilling to sell its tribal lands for inclusion in the national monument, but is willing to exchange them or interests therein for the excess gunnery range lands, which, insofar as the lands within the gunnery range formerly held by the tribe are concerned, should be returned to Indian ownership in any event, the Congress hereby finds that such exchange would be in the national interest and authorizes the following actions: