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The Mission Creek RESERVATION

Painted Hills CA. 





RECOGNITION BY CONGRESS
   The Mission Creek Indian Reservation was set aside for us by Executive Order(s) dated as follows:  December 27, 1875;  May 15, 1876, May 3, 1877, August 25, 1877,  September 29, 1877,  January 17, 1880, March 2, 1881, March 9, 1881,  June 27, 1882, July 24, 1882, February 5, 1883, and June 19, 1883. 
    Enactment of the Indian Appropriations Act of March 1, 1907 provides funding for the welfare of tribes. Mission Creek is named in more than 26 appropriation acts. 
FEDERAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT 

    Our Constitution was completed on December 13, 1959.  On January 4, 1960 Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior Roger Ernst, based on the recommendation of Commissioner Glenn L. Emmons formally acknowledged our tribal government.  Amendment(s) were later approved and acknowledged on January 17, 1961 by Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior George W. Abbott.