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“Indian country” defined

Law and Legislative History

“Indian country” is defined, for jurisdiction under the Indian Country Crimes Act, at 18 U.S.C. § 1151. (via GPO Access (free))

18 U.S.C. § 1151 was revised, codified, and enacted into positive law by the Act of June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 683, 757, and amended by the Act of May 24, 1949, ch. 139, § 25, 63 Stat. 89, 94. (via HeinOnline (you must use a library computer or sign in with your ASURITE user ID and password))

S. Rep. No. 81-303 (1949), as reprinted in 1949 U.S.C.C.A.N. 1248. (Westlaw password required for online access)

H.R. Rep. No. 81-352 (1949), as reprinted in 1949 U.S.C.C.A.N. 1254, 1259. (Westlaw password required for online access)

Indian Country Crimes Act

Law and Legislative History

The Indian Country Crimes Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1152, is also referred to as the General Crimes Act. (via GPO Access (free))

18 U.S.C. § 1152 was revised, codified, and enacted into positive law by the Act of June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 683, 757. (via HeinOnline (you must use a library computer or sign in with your ASURITE user ID and password))

Indian Major Crimes Act

Law and Legislative History

The Indian Major Crimes Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1153, was originally enacted in 1885 and has been amended many times. (via GPO Access (free))

Act of Mar. 3, 1885, ch. 341, § 9; 23 Stat. 362, 385. (via HeinOnline (you must use a library computer or sign in with your ASURITE user ID and password)).

18 U.S.C. § 1153 was revised, codified, and enacted into positive law by the Act of June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 683, 757, and amended by the Act of May 24, 1949, ch. 139, § 26, 63 Stat. 89, 94. (via HeinOnline (you must use a library computer or sign in with your ASURITE user ID and password))

S. Rep. No. 81-303 (1949), as reprinted in 1949 U.S.C.C.A.N. 1248. (Westlaw password required for online access)

H.R. Rep. No. 81-352 (1949), as reprinted in 1949 U.S.C.C.A.N. 1254, 1259. (Westlaw password required for online access)

For an examination of the history of the Major Crimes Act amendments, see also Jo-Nell Silvestro, The Indian Crimes Act of 1976: Another Amendment to the Major Crimes Act—But How Many More to Come?, 22 S.D. L. Rev. 407 (1977). (via HeinOnline (you must use a library computer or sign in with your ASURITE user ID and password))

For subsequent legislative history and amendments please consult LexisNexis Congressional and/or Thomas.

Indian Crimes Act of 1976

The Indian Crimes Act of 1976 amended the Major Crimes Act and appears generally at 18 U.S.C. §§ 1153, 3242. For full classification of this Act, consult the tables volumes of the U.S. Code, U.S.C.A., or U.S.C.S.

Law and Legislative History

Indian Crimes Act of 1976, Pub. L. No. 94-297, 90 Stat. 585 (1976). (via HeinOnline (you must use a library computer or sign in with your ASURITE user ID and password))

The Indian Crimes Act of 1976 was codified at 18 U.S.C. §§ 1153 and 3242. (via GPO Access (free))

Information about S. 2129, 94th Congress (1976), which became P.L. 94-297. (via THOMAS (free))

Legislative history of P.L. 94-297 (click the red Search button on the screen that opens up). (You must use a library computer or sign in with your ASURITE user ID and password to access LexisNexis Congressional.)

For an examination of the history of the Major Crimes Act amendments, see also Jo-Nell Silvestro, The Indian Crimes Act of 1976: Another Amendment to the Major Crimes Act—But How Many More to Come?, 22 S.D. L. Rev. 407 (1977). (via HeinOnline (you must use a library computer or sign in with your ASURITE user ID and password))

For subsequent legislative history and amendments please consult LexisNexis Congressional and/or Thomas.

Regulations and Agencies

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Updated 10/08. Friendly URL: http://www.law.asu.edu/library/indiancrimesact

  

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