Lineal Descendant Law and Legal Definition

According to 25 USCS § 3052 [Title 25. Indians, Chapter 32A. Cultural and Heritage Cooperation Authority], the term "lineal descendant" means "an individual that can trace, directly and without interruption, the ancestry of the individual through the traditional kinship system of an Indian tribe, or through the common law system of descent, to a known Indian, the human remains, funerary objects, or other sacred objects of whom are claimed by the individual."