[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 138 (Tuesday, July 19, 2011)]
[Page 42723]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18072]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

Land Acquisitions; Osage Nation of Oklahoma

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of final agency determination.


SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs made a final agency 
determination to acquire approximately 7.5 acres of land, known as the 
Skiatook Parcel, into trust for the Osage Nation of Oklahoma on July 8, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of 
Indian Gaming, Bureau of Indian Affairs, MS-3657 MIB, 1849 C Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20240; Telephone (202) 219-4066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in the exercise of 
authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1 and is 
published to comply with the requirements of 25 CFR part 151.12(b) that 
notice be given to the public of the Secretary's decision to acquire 
land in trust at least 30 days prior to signatory acceptance of the 
land into trust. The purpose of the 30-day waiting period in 25 CFR 
151.12(b) is to afford interested parties the opportunity to seek 
judicial review of final administrative decisions to take land in trust 
for Indian tribes and individual Indians before transfer of title to 
the property occurs. On July 8, 2011, the Assistant Secretary--Indian 
Affairs decided to accept approximately 7.5 acres of land into trust 
for the Osage Nation of Oklahoma under the authority of the Indian 
Reorganization Act of 1934, 25 U.S.C. 465. The 7.5 acres are located 
within the former reservation boundaries of the Osage Nation in Osage 
County, Oklahoma. The parcel is currently used for gaming.
    The 7.5 acre parcel located in Osage County, Oklahoma is described 
as follows:
    A tract of land lying in the SE/4 NE/4 of Section 19, Township 22 
North, Range 12 East, of the Indian Meridian, Osage County, Oklahoma, 
more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest 
Corner of the SE/4 NE/4 of Section 19; thence N0[deg]03'32'' W along 
the West line of the SE/4 NE/4 a distance of 46.44 feet to a point 
intersecting the North Right-Of-Way line of Oklahoma State Highway No. 
20 and the Point of Beginning. Thence continuing N0[deg]03'32'' W a 
distance of 442.25 feet; thence S89[deg]52'15'' E a distance of 738.93 
feet; thence S0[deg]01'46'' E a distance of 442.25 feet to the point on 
the North right-of-way line of said Highway 20; thence N89[deg]52'15'' 
W along said right-of-way line a distance of 738.71 feet to the Point 
of Beginning.
    Containing 7.5 acres, more or less. SURFACE ONLY

    Dated: July 8, 2011.
Larry Echo Hawk,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2011-18072 Filed 7-18-11; 8:45 am]