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Public Law No: 107-214 (08/21/2002)

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Public Law 107-214
107th Congress

                                 An Act

   To amend the National Trails System Act to designate the route in 
  Arizona and New Mexico which the Navajo and Mescalero Apache Indian 
  tribes were forced to walk in 1863 and 1864, for study for potential 
 addition to the National Trails System. <<NOTE: Aug. 21, 2002 -  [H.R. 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in <<NOTE: Long Walk National Historic Trail 
Study Act.>> Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 16 USC 1241 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Long Walk National Historic Trail 
Study Act''.


    Congress finds the following:
            (1) Beginning in the fall of 1863 and ending in the winter 
        of 1864, the United States Government forced thousands of 
        Navajos and Mescalero Apaches to relocate from their ancestral 
        lands to Fort Sumner, New Mexico, where the tribal members were 
        held captive, virtually as prisoners of war, for over 4 years.
            (2) Thousands of Native Americans died at Fort Sumner from 
        starvation, malnutrition, disease, exposure, or conflicts 
        between the tribes and United States military personnel.


    Section 5(c) of the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1244(c)) 
is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
    ``(____) The Long Walk Trail, a series of routes which the Navajo 
and Mescalero Apache Indian tribes were forced to walk beginning in the 
fall of 1863 as a result of their removal by the United States 
Government from their ancestral lands, generally located within a 
corridor extending through portions of Canyon de Chelley, Arizona, and 
Albuquerque, Canyon Blanco, Anton Chico, Canyon Piedra Pintado, and Fort 
Sumner, New Mexico.''.

    Approved August 21, 2002.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 107-222 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 107-184 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
                                                        Vol. 147 (2001):
                                    Oct. 2, considered and passed House.
                                                        Vol. 148 (2002):
                                    Aug. 1, considered and passed