Lavell, William G. “Memorandum To: Deputy to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs (Tribal Services). From: Associate Solicitor, Indian Affairs. Subject: Lumbee Recognition Legislation.” Washington: Office of the Solicitor, US Dept. of Interior, 23 Oct. 1989. Correspondence no. BIA.IA.0929 5p. Rpt. in House Report 101-685 (Bibliography entry 1384), House Report 102-215 (Bibliography entry 1387), and Senate Report 102-251 (Bibliography entry 1388).
Advises that the “nothing-in-this-act” portion of the 1956 Lumbee Act terminates or forbids the Federal relationship. The BIA cannot consider the Lumbee Petition unless Congress amends that portion of the act.