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COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado, Chairman JAMES A. HALEY, Florida

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania, ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma

Ranking Minority Member WALTER S. BARING, Nevada

CRAIG HOSMER, California ROY A, TAYLOR, North Carolina

JOE SKUBITZ, Kansas HAROLD T. JOHNSON, California

JOHN KYL, Iowa MORRIS K. UDALL, Arizona

SAM STEIGER, Arizona PHILLIP BURTON, California

JAMES A. MCCLURE, Idaho THOMAS S. FOLEY, Washington

DON H. CLAUSEN, California ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin PHILIP E. RUPPE, Michigan JAMES G. O'HARA, Michigan

JOHN N. HAPPY CAMP, Oklahoma WILLIAM F. RYAN, New York

MANUEL LUJAN, JR., New Mexico PATSY T. MINK, Hawaii

SHERMAN P. LLOYD, Utah JAMES KEE, West Virginia

JOHN DELLENBACK, Oregon LLOYD MEEDS, Washington

KEITH G. SEBELIUS, Kansas ABRAHAM KAZEN, JR., Texas

JAMES D, MCKEVITT, Colorado BILL D. BURLISON, Missouri

JOHN H. TERRY, New York ROBERT G. STEPHENS, JR., Georgia

JORGE L. CÓRDOVA, Puerto Rico
JOSEPH P. VIGORITO, Pennsylvania

(Resident Commissioner)
JOHN MELCHER, Montana
TENO RONCALIO, Wyoming
NICK BEGICH, Alaska
JAMES ABOUREZK, South Dakota

SIDNEY L. MCFARLAND, Staff Director and Chief Clerk

LEWIS A. SIGLER, Counsel
CHARLES LEPPERT, Jr., Minority Counsel

TERRITORIAL AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

PHILLIP BURTON, Chairman JAMES A. HALEY

DON H. CLAUSEN ROY A, TAYLOR

CRAIG HOSMER THOMAS S. FOLEY

JOE SKUBITZ WILLIAM F. RYAN

PHILIP E. RUPPE PATSY T. MINK

MANUEL LUJAN, JR. LLOYD MEEDS

KEITH G. SEBELIUS BILL D. BURLISON

JAMES D. McKEVITT
ROBERT G. STEPHENS, JR.

JORGE L. CÓRDOVA
JOSEPH P. VIGORITO
TENO RONCALIO
NICK BEGICH

WILLIAM G. THOMAS, Consultant on Territorial and Insular Affairs
NOTE.—The chairman, Hon. Wayne N. Aspinall, and the ranking minority member, Hon.
John P. Saylor, are ex officio members of this subcommittee.

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CONTENTS

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Text of:

H.R. 11523.

H.R. 12493.

Report of the Department of the Interior---

Appendix.--
Statements:
Ala'ilima, Vaiinup J. (plus attachments)---

Letter-Knox, P. C., Attorney General, to Secretary of the

Treasury, dated February 17, 1902--

Proposed amendments to H.R. 11523 and H.R. 12493.

Aumoeualogo, Hon. Salanoa S. P., Senator, Legislature of American

Samoa...

Fuimaono, Hon A. U., Washington Delegate for American Samoa-.
Haydon, Hon. John M., Governor of American Samoa -
Loesch, Hon. Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Public

Land Management.

Lowe, Hon. Richard Barrett, late Governor of American Samoa and

Guam..

Matsunaga, Hon. Spark M., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Hawaii..

Mink, Hon. Patsy T., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Hawaii..

Mulitauaopele, Leviifiloa Suiava, also known as Ivi S. Pele, J.D.,

Pago Pago, American Samoa-.

Reed, Hon. Le’aeno W., president of the Senate, American Samoa..

Reed, Mrs. Liugalua Lé'aeno W-

Tiapula, Fia T. S., educator, Holt public schools, Lansing School

District, Lansing, Mich.--

Tima, Hon. Ma'o, member, House of Representatives, American

Samoa.

Tuiolosega, Tagaloa M., District No. 2, Legislature, American Samoa,

Pago Pago..

Utu, Fainuulelei S., of American Samoa.

Wohlfeld, William, former assistant to Governor Haydon...

Letters:

Knox, P. C., Attorney General, to Secretary of the Treasury, dated

February 17, 1902_

Laolagi, T. F., paramount chief, Sili, Manu'a, American Samoa, to

Hon. Phillip Burton, dated March 17, 1972.-
Loesch, Hon. Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Interior, to Hon.

Wayne N. Aspinall, dated March 22, 1972 (report) -

Masaniai, S. I., International Trader & Importer, World Trade

Business Department, IBS-7, Fagatogo, Pago Pago, American

Samoa, to Hon. Phillip Burton, dated February 25, 1972-
Ofisa, Asoau, paramount chief, Faleasao District, Manu'a, American

Samoa, to Hon. Phillip Burton, dated March 9, 1972.---
Tamotu, Mulitauaopele (Pele), high chief orator and traditional

leader, county of SUA, Pago Pago, Tutuila, American Samoa, to

Hon. Phillip Burton, dated March 17, 1972-
Tuitele, M. T., District Governor and others, office of the District

Governor, western district, to Hon. Phillip Burton, dated March 8,

1972.
Tuitelelapaga, Napoleone A., High Court of American Samoa, to

Hon. Phillip Burton, dated March 7, 1972.-

Tuufuli, Leatulua K., mayor of Fagatogo Town, American Samoa, to

Hon. Phillip Burton, dated March 10, 1972.-

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Additional information:

Tuumamao, Tuiolosega, paramount chief, Olosega County, American

Samoa, to Hon. Phillip Burton, dated March 17, 1972

Va'a, Mr. Fleise, Samoa Times newspaper, Apia, Western Samoa, to

Congressman Burton, dated February 28, 1972,

Amendment No. 1, 11th Legislature, Second Regular Session, Senate

Joint Resolution No. 3, approved by Harrison Loesch, Assistant

Secretary of the Interior, dated March 19, 1971.--

Amendment No. 2, 11th Legislature, Second Regular Session, Senate

Joint Resolution No. 5, approved by Harrison Loesch, Assistant

Secretary of the Interior, dated March 19, 1971..

Amendment No. 3, 11th Legislature, Second Regular Session, Senate

Joint Resolution No. 4, approved by Harrison Loesch, Assistant

Secretary of the Interior, dated March 19, 1971.

Amendments on H.R. 11523 and H.R. 12493, proposed by Vaiinupo J.

Alailima

American Samoa Public Law 12-9, section 2.1304—Functions of the

Delegate-at-Large-

American Samoa Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 39 dated February

1972..
Chapter XI. Declaration regarding non-selfgoverning territories -

Constitution of American Samoa, revised, Federal Register Document

51-10665, filed September 5, 1951.

Amendments -

Convention between the United States, Germany, and Great Britain

relating to settlement of Samoan claims, concluded November 7,

1899.--

Convention of 1899 proclaimed by U.S. President William McKinley,

February 16, 1900

Democratic Party of American Samoa resolution endorsed December 7,

1971

Executive Order 10264, transfer of the administration of American

Samoa from the Secretary of the Navy to the Secretary of the

Interior, dated June 29, 1951, signed by President Harry S. Truman.

Fiscal affairs material provided for the record by Governor Haydon

at the request of Congressman Don Clausen, of California:

Government of American Samoa, tax revenues -

Federal funding for American Samoa..

Federal grants to the Government of American Samoa--

Administrative manual.

General act providing for the neutrality and autonomous government

of the Samoan Islands, concluded at Berlin, June 14, 1889--
History of the various forms of government in American Samoa, by

William R. Tansill, Library of Congress, dated March 13, 1972--
Instruments of cession, April 17, 1900; and July 14, 1904 and succeed-

ing legal opinions.
Navy Department General Order No. 540, taking control of Samoa,

dated February 19, 1900-
Order No. 2657, to delimit the extent and nature of the authority of

the U.S. civil government of American Samoa, pursuant to Execu-

tive Order No. 10264.-
Preliminary deed of cession, April 2, 1900, from a History of American

Samoa and its U.S. Naval Administration, by Capt. J. A. C. Gray,

MC, U.S. Navy, 1960.
Ratification of cessions, 70th Congress, session II, chapter 281, 1929.
Report from the Future Political Status Study Commission of Ameri-

can Samoa to the 11th Legislature, Second Regular Session, dated

February 9, 1970.-
Samoan claims decision, 1902, given by His Majesty Oscar II, King of

Sweden and Norway, as arbitrator under convention of November 7,

1899, between Germany, Great Britain, and the United States.-
Senate bill No. 59—Public Law 11-39, the 11th Legislature of Ameri-

can Samoa, dated July 1, 1969.
Swains Island accession, 68th Congress, session II, chapter 563, 1925..
Tenth Legislature of American Samoa, May 22, 1967 -
Treaty-Samoan Islands, January 17, 1878, between the United States

of America and the Government of the Samoan Islands ...

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