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Context of Termination of federal supervision over certain tribes of Indians : joint hearings before the subcommittees of the Committees on Interior and Insular Affairs, Congress of the United States, Eighty-third Congress, second session, on S.2670 and H.R. 7674, providing for legislation pursuant to H. Con. Res. 108, 83d Congress, lst session, declaring that it is the policy of Congress, as rapidly as possible, to make the Indians within the territorial limits of the United States subject to the same laws and entitled to the same privileges and responsibilities as are applicable to other citizens of the United States, to end their status as wards of the United States, and to grant them all of the rights and prerogatives pertaining to American citizenship, and directing the Secretary of the Interior to report to Congress his recommendations as to what legislation, in his judgment, may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of said resolution
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