The Blue Lake Bill - H.R. 471
"We restore this place of worship to them for all the years to come."
On December 15, 1970, President Nixon signed legislation that returned 48,000 acres in northern New Mexico to the Taos Pueblo people. The Blue Lake Bill - H.R. 471 is Public Law 91-550 (84 Stat. 1437).
Audiovisual materials related to the signing ceremony are listed below.
White House Photo Office Collection Photographs
Click the links below to view White House Photo Office contact sheets of images taken during the signing ceremony:
Click the links below to download .zip files of the .jpg photographic images:
Learn more about the White House Photo Office collection HERE.
President Nixon's Remarks at the Blue Lake Bill Signing Ceremony
- An audio recording of President Nixon's Remarks at the signing of the Blue Lake Bill is WHCA-SR-P-701210. Click HERE to listen to the recording.
- Learn more about the White House Communications Agency Sound Recordings collection HERE.
- A transcript of President Nixon's remarks is on the American Presidency Project website. Click HERE to read the transcript.
In April 2015, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum hosted a conference titled "Self-Determination and Tribal Sovereignty: The Lasting Impact of the Nixon Administration." Click the links below to learn more.