Working Effectively with Tribal Governments

Federal Indian Law and Policy

18 U.S.C. 1151

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Except as otherwise provided in sections 1154 and 1156 of this title, the term "Indian country," as used in this chapter, means: (a) all land within the limits of any Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the United States Government, notwithstanding the issuance of any patent, and, including rights-of-way running through the reservation, (b) all dependent Indian communities within the borders of the United States whether within the original or subsequently acquired territory thereof, and whether within or without the limits of a state, and (c) all Indian allotments, the Indian titles to which have not been extinguished, including rights-of-way running through the same.

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