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Public Law 108-322
108th Congress

                            Joint Resolution


 
    Commemorating the opening of the National Museum of the American 
            Indian. <<NOTE: Oct. 5, 2004 -  [S.J. Res. 41]>> 

Whereas the National Museum of the American Indian Act (20 U.S.C. 808 et 
    seq.) established within the Smithsonian Institution the National 
    Museum of the American Indian and authorized the construction of a 
    facility to house the National Museum of the American Indian on the 
    National Mall in the District of Columbia;
Whereas the National Museum of the American Indian officially opens on 
    September 21, 2004; and
Whereas the National Museum of the American Indian will be the only 
    national museum devoted exclusively to the history and art of 
    cultures indigenous to the Americas, and will give all Americans the 
    opportunity to learn of the cultural legacy, historic grandeur, and 
    contemporary culture of Native Americans: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN.

    Congress--
            (1) recognizes the important and unique contribution of 
        Native Americans to the cultural legacy of the United States, 
        both in the past and currently;
            (2) honors the cultural achievements of all Native 
        Americans;
            (3) celebrates the official opening of the National Museum 
        of the American Indian; and

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            (4) requests the President to issue a proclamation 
        encouraging all Americans to take advantage of the resources of 
        the National Museum of the American Indian to learn about the 
        history and culture of Native Americans.

    Approved October 5, 2004.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S.J. Res. 41:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 150 (2004):
            July 22, considered and passed Senate.
            Sept. 21, considered and passed House.

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