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FALLEN TIMBERS BATTLEFIELD AND FORT MIAMIS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE ACT OF
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Public Law 106-164
To <<NOTE: Dec. 9, 1999 - [S. 548]>> establish the Fallen Timbers
Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historical Site in the State of
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in <<NOTE: Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort
Miamis National Historic Site Act of 1999. 16 USC 461 note.>> Congress
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort
Miamis National Historic Site Act of 1999''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
As used in this Act:
(1) The term ``historic site'' means the Fallen Timbers
Battlefield and Monument and Fort Miamis National Historic Site
established by section 4 of this Act.
(2) The term ``management plan'' means the general
management plan developed pursuant to section 5(d).
(3) The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the
(4) The term ``management entity'' means the Metropolitan
Park District of the Toledo Area.
(5) The term ``technical assistance'' means any guidance,
advice, or other aid, other than financial assistance, provided
by the Secretary.
SEC. 3. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.
(a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
(1) The 185-acre Fallen Timbers Battlefield is the site of
the 1794 battle between General Anthony Wayne and a
confederation of Native American tribes led by Little Turtle and
(2) Fort Miamis was occupied by General Wayne's legion from
1796 to 1798.
(3) In the spring of 1813, British troops, led by General
Henry Proctor, landed at Fort Miamis and attacked the fort
twice, without success.
(4) Fort Miamis and Fallen Timbers Battlefield are in Lucas
County, Ohio, in the city of Maumee.
(5) The 9-acre Fallen Timbers Battlefield Monument is listed
as a National Historic Landmark.
(6) Fort Miamis is listed in the National Register of
Historic Places as a historic site.
(7) In 1959, the Fallen Timbers Battlefield was included in
the National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings as 1
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of 22 sites representing the ``Advance of the Frontier, 1763-
(8) In 1960, the Fallen Timbers Battlefield was designated
as a National Historic Landmark.
(b) Purposes.--The purposes of this Act are--
(1) to recognize and preserve the 185-acre Fallen Timbers
(2) to recognize and preserve the Fort Miamis site;
(3) to formalize the linkage of the Fallen Timbers
Battlefield and Monument to Fort Miamis;
(4) to preserve and interpret United States military history
and Native American culture during the period from 1794 through
(5) to provide assistance to the State of Ohio, political
subdivisions of the State, and nonprofit organizations in the
State to implement the management plan and develop programs that
will preserve and interpret the historical, cultural, natural,
recreational and scenic resources of the historic site; and
(6) to authorize the Secretary to provide technical
assistance to the State of Ohio, political subdivisions of the
State, and nonprofit organizations in the State, including the
Ohio Historical Society, the city of Maumee, the Maumee Valley
Heritage Corridor, the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Commission,
Heidelberg College, the city of Toledo, and the Metropark
District of the Toledo Area, to implement the management plan.
SEC. 4. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FALLEN TIMBERS BATTLEFIELD AND FORT
MIAMIS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE.
(a) In General.--There is established, as an affiliated area of the
National Park System, the Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis
National Historic Site in the State of Ohio.
(b) Description.--The historic site is comprised of the following as
generally depicted on the map entitled Fallen Timbers Battlefield and
Fort Miamis National Historical Site-proposed, number NHS-FTFM, and
dated May 1999:
(1) The Fallen Timbers site, comprised generally of the
(A) The Fallen Timbers Battlefield site, consisting
of an approximately 185-acre parcel located north of
U.S. 24, west of U.S. 23/I-475, south of the Norfolk and
Western Railroad line, and east of Jerome Road.
(B) The approximately 9-acre Fallen Timbers
Battlefield Monument, located south of U.S. 24; and
(2) The Fort Miamis Park site.
(c) Map.--The map shall be on file and available for public
inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.
SEC. 5. ADMINISTRATION OF HISTORIC SITES.
(a) Applicability of National Park System Laws.--The historic site
shall be administered in a manner consistent with this Act and all laws
generally applicable to units of the National Park System, including the
Act of August 25, 1916 (16 U.S.C. 1, 2-4; commonly known as the National
Park Service Organic Act), and the Act of August 21, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 461
et seq.; commonly known as the Historic Sites, Buildings, and
(b) Cooperative Agreement.--The Secretary may enter into a
cooperative agreement with the management entity to provide technical
assistance to ensure the marking, research, interpretation,
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education and preservation of the Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort
Miamis National Historic Site.
(c) Reimbursement.--Any payment made by the Secretary pursuant to
this section shall be subject to an agreement that conversion, use, or
disposal of the project so assisted for purposes contrary to the
purposes of this section as determined by the Secretary, shall result in
a right of the United States to reimbursement of all funds made
available to such project or the proportion of the increased value of
the project attributable to such funds as determined at the time of such
conversion, use, or disposal, whichever is greater.
(d) <<NOTE: Deadlines.>> General Management Plan.--
(1) In general.--The Secretary, in consultation with the
management entity and Native American tribes whose ancestors
were involved in events at these sites, shall develop a general
management plan for the historic site. The plan shall be
prepared in accordance with section 12(b) of Public Law 91-383
(16 U.S.C. 1a-1 et seq.; commonly known as the National Park
System General Authorities Act).
(2) Completion.--The plan shall be completed not later than
2 years after the date funds are made available.
(3) Transmittal.--Not later than 30 days after completion of
the plan, the Secretary shall provide a copy of the plan to the
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the
Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives.
SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS
There is authorized to be appropriated such funds as are necessary
to carry out this Act.
Approved December 9, 1999.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 548:
SENATE REPORTS: No. 106-64 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 145 (1999):
Oct. 14, considered and passed Senate.
Nov. 18, considered and passed House.
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