To extend Federal recognition to the Muscogee Nation of Florida.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Muscogee Nation of Florida Federal Recognition Act''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress finds that-- (1) the Muscogee Nation of Florida is comprised of lineal descendants of persons who were historically part of the Creek Confederacy, which relocated from Daleville, Alabama, and other areas of southern Alabama to the State of Florida between 1812 and 1887; (2) those Creek persons settled in the north Florida panhandle in autonomous communities (referred to in the constitution of the Muscogee Nation as ``Townships''), continuing the lifestyle and traditions practiced by the historic Creek Nation of Alabama and Georgia; (3)(A) on dissolution of the Creek Confederacy, the ancestors of current members of the Muscogee Nation of Florida relocated and reestablished home sites, traditions, ceremonial centers, tribal government (including through the traditional appointment of tribal leaders), and tribal economy in rural areas of the State of Florida; (B) the relocation described in subparagraph (A) did not prevent the Nation from-- (i) continuing to exercise the governing powers of the Nation; (ii) providing services to members of the Nation; or (iii) enjoying the communal lifestyle of the Nation; and (C) some members of the Nation remain on original home sites of their Creek ancestors; (4) members of the Nation-- (A) participated in the 1814 Treaty of Ft....