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What is "Indian Country"?

Indian Country (as Defined in 40 CFR 71.2) Means:

  • All land within the limits of any Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the United States government, notwithstanding the issuance of any patent, and including rights-of-way running through the reservation;
  • All dependent Indian communities within the borders of the United States whether within the original or subsequently acquired territory thereof, and whether within or without the limits of a State; and
  • All Indian allotments, the Indian titles to which have not been extinguished, including rights-of-way running through the same. This definition parallels the definition of Indian country contained in 18 U.S.C. section 1151 and has been applied extensively by the federal courts.

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