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Mescalero Apache Tribe

The Mescalero Apache tribal lands are located in south central New Mexico.

Constitution and By-Laws

Art. VII, Sec. 1 - The general control of the reservation lands and other tribal property shall continue as heretofore, until changed in any particular by ordinance. The tribal business committee shall have power to assign unused lands or to reassign any unused assignments which have been idle for 2 or more years. No reassignment of land may be made so long as the original assignee or his heirs shall reside on the land unless he shall voluntarily release the land to the tribe.

The tribal business committee shall decide by ordinance what shall constitute an economic unit for assignment and shall determine the rules of inheritance of such assignment.