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February 20, 1982
WHEREAS, on March 23, 1981, the Catawba Indian Study Commission passed a Resolution stating, in part, that:
The Catawba Indian Study Commission encourages
This legislation would be designed to extinguish
WHEREAS, it appears that companion bills embodying the concepts mentioned above have been introduced into both Houses of the United States Congress as "Ancient Indian Land Claims Settlement Act of 1982;" and
WHEREAS, these bills appear to set up a fair and consistent policy with respect to a purported lack of Congressional approval of ancient Indian land transfers and further mandate procedures which will clear the title to land subject to Indian claims in the states of New York, Connecticut and South Carolina, and further provide a means whereby Indian tribes may receive fair compensation in the form of money damages from the United States Government for demonstrable injuries suffered as a result of said transfers; and
WHEREAS, the members of the Catawba Indian Study Commission continue to believe that the concepts embodied in these bills will provide an acceptable resolution of the Catawba Indian land claim;
IT IS, THEREFORE, RESOLVED by the Catawba Indian Study Commission:
That the members of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation and all members of Congress are encouraged to act favorably upon the "Ancient Indian Land claims Settlement Act of 1982."
AND IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this Resolution be forwarded to each member of the Congressional Delegation from South Carolina, to the presiding officers of both houses of the United States Congress, and to other interested members of Congress and the Executive Branch of the United States Government.
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
TO MEMORIALZE CONGRESS TO ENACT UNITED STATES SENATE
WHEREAS, the members of the General Assembly have
learned that companion bills have been introduced in the Congress which establish
the "Ancient Indian Land Claims Settlement Act of 1982"; and
WHEREAS, the number of this bill in the Senate is S. 2084
and the number of the bill in the House of Representatives is H. R. 5494; and
THEREAS, these bills set up a fair and consistent policy
with respect to a purported lack of congressional approval of ancient Indian land trans
fers and further mandate procedures which will clear the title to lands subject to Indian
claims in the states of New York and South Carolina; and
WBEREAS, the effects of this bill will consequently be felt
in South Carolina where certain types of Indian land claims are presently pending; and
WHEREAS, the members of the South Carolina General
Assembly believe that it would be in the best interest of the people of this State, the
Indians involved, and the other interested parties to such claims if S. 2084 and H. R.
5494 are enacted into law.
BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives, the
THAT the members of the South Carolina General Assembly
hereby memorialize Congress to enact United States Senate Bill 2084 and United States
House of Representatives Bill 5494 which establish the "Ancient Indian Land Claims
Settlement Act of 1982".
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this reso
lution be forwarded to the President of the United States, to each member of the Congres
sional Delegation from South Carolina, and to the presiding officers of both houses
of the United States Congress.
State of South Carolina
We hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution passed in the House of Representatives and concurred in by the Senate.
Rock Hill Area CHAMBER of COMMERCE
February 23, 1982
The Honorable Ernest F. Hollings
Dear Senator Hollings:
We would appreciate your support on the Ancient Indian Claims
On February 9, 1982, the Board of Directors of our Chamber
The Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce supports the
located within South Carolina and in partic-
land transfers effective as of the date of
been given at the time of the transfers; and
this Act with a means of obtaining fair and
compensation. The Chamber's endorsement of this legislation should not be construed as support for payment of any claim not settled by the courts. We view this legislation as an opportunity for all parties concerned to pursue due process of law without obstructing normal title transfers or causing economic upheaval.
16 David Lyte Boutevard • P.Q Box 590 Rock H SC 29730. (800) 324-7500
The Honorable Earnest F, Hollings
This legislation is desparately needed and your support would
R clint R. Carpenter, fr., CCE Executive Vice President
Robert L. Belk, Chamber President