Indian Affairs | Petition #41

Petition #41: Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokees, Inc. (aka Dahlonega, Cane Break Band), GA

Updated: May 16, 2016

Petitioner Number: 041
Petitioner Name: Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokees, Inc. (aka Dahlonega, Cane Break Band), GA
Petitioner Contact Information:
Mr. Thomas Mote
P.O. Box 1411
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
Acknowledgment Revision Chosen by Petitioner: 1994
Current Phase of Process: Comment and response period for PF.
Acknowledged or Denied: Pending
Date Decision Effective:  
Associated Documents: Letter of Intent | Federal Register Notice of Letter of Intent | TA Letter | Proposed Finding | Federal Register Notice PF | Press Release PF (none issued)
Status Summary Notes:

Letter of intent 01/09/79; doc'n rec’d 2/5/80; OD ltr 8/22/80; resp. rec’d 8/10/98; TA ltr 1/19/99; resp. rec’d 2/14/02 and 2/14/03; ready 6/09/03; active 7/31/13; petitioner requested to continue under 1994 regulations.


The Department of the Interior (Department) has used different formats for acknowledgment decisions throughout the years. The documents vary depending on the circumstances of the case. The Office of Federal Acknowledgment (OFA) within the Department may have prepared one, two or three technical reports for a proposed finding. The Department may or may not have prepared a technical report for final determination. In some instances, the Department did not receive any comment or comment was so limited that the final determination response was contained within the Federal Register notice of the decision without a separate report being prepared.

The accompanying file includes all technical reports, summary evaluations of the evidence, and Federal Register notices that the Department prepared in a given case as well as other documents as appropriate.