Summary: S.1970 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (04/20/2006)

Amends the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress a study regarding the feasibility and suitability of designating, as additional components of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, the following routes and land components by which the Cherokee Nation was removed to Oklahoma: (1) the Benge and Belle routes; (2) the land components of the designated water routes in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee; (3) the routes from the collection forts in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee to the emigration depots; and (4) related campgrounds located along those routes and in those land components.