INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. I, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1902)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.


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PART III.—EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO INDIAN RESERVES.
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MINNESOTA

Bois Fort Reserve.
[In La Pointe Agency; occupied by Boise Fort Band of Chippewa; established by treaty of April 7, 1866, and act of January 14, 1889, 25 Stat., 642.]


Deer Creek Reserve.
[In La Pointe Agency; occupied by Boise Fort Band of Chippewa; established by act of January 14, 1889 (25 Stat., 642).]
EXECUTIVE MANSION, June 30, 1883.

Agreeably to the provision contained in the closing sentence of the first clause of article 3 of the treaty of April 7, 1866, with the Boise Fort band of Chippewa Indians (14 Stat. at L., p. 765), it is hereby ordered that a township of land in the State of Minnesota, to wit, township 62 north, range 25 west of the fourth principal meridian, be, and the same is hereby, set apart for the perpetual use and occupancy of said Indians: Provided, however, That any tract or tracts embraced within said township to which valid rights have attached under the laws of the United States governing the disposition of the public lands, are hereby excluded from the reservation hereby made.

CHESTER A. ARTHUR.


Vol. 2, p. 917.

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Fond du Lac Reserve.*

*   See Appendix II, post, p. 1048.

[In La Pointe Agency; established by treaty September 30, 1854, and act of May 26, 1872 (17 Stat., 190), and January 14, 1889 (25 Stat., 642).]

GENERAL LAND OFFICE,
December 20, 1858.

SIR:      The letter of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs of the 16th November last, addressed to you in relation to the survey of the exterior boundaries of Fond du Lac Reservation, made in conformity with the provisions of the fourth clause of the second article of the Chippewa treaty of September 30, 1854, recommending to withdraw from pre-emption and sale so much of the public lands in the vicinity of Perch Lake as may be required to protect the interests of the Indians and secure them the improved settlements, with a view to settle the existing difficulties pertaining to said boundary by subsequent negotiation, looking to a change by the lines of the present reserve; and also your indorsement on back of said letter calling on this office for a report and sketch of the specific tracts which it is desired shall be held from preemption and sale, is received.

In compliance with your request, I herewith inclose the sketch called for by you, which will be found to embrace the following townships: Township 48 north, 12, 17, 18, and 19 west; township 49 north, 12, 16 west, west of St. Louis River; and township 49 north, 12, 17, 18, and 19 west of the fourth principal meridian.

The letter addressed to you is herewith returned.

I have the honor to be, respectfully, your obedient servant,
THOS. A. HENDRICKS,
Commissioner.

Hon. J. THOMPSON,
      Secretary of the Interior.

It is recommended that the tracts herein specified be withheld from pre-emption and sale, for the purposes specified in the letter of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, dated November 16, 1858, herewith.

J. THOMPSON,
Secretary of Interior.

Let the tracts specified be withdrawn, as requested by the Secretary of the Interior.

JAMES BUCHANAN.

DECEMBER 21, 1858.


Grand Portage (Pigeon River) Reserve.
[In La Pointe Agency; occupied by Bois Fort Band of Chippewa of Lake Superior; established by treaty September 30, 1854, and act of January 14, 1889 (25 Stat., 642).]


Leech Lake Reserve.
[Occupied by Cass Lake, Pillager, and Lake Winnibigoshish bands of Chippewa; established by treaty of September 30, 1854, and act of January 14, 1889 (25 Stat., 642).]

EXECUTIVE MANSION, November 4, 1873.

It is hereby ordered that the description of the first-named tract of country reserved for the use of the Pillager and Lake Winnebagoshish bands, and provided for in the second clause of the second article of the treaty with the Mississippi bands of Chippewa Indians, concluded

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February 22, 1855 (Stats. at Large, vol. 10, p. 1166), be amended so as to read as follows:

Beginning at the mouth of Little Boy River; thence up said river through the first lake to the southern extremity of the second lake on said river; thence in a direct line to the most southern point of Leech Lake, and thence through said lake, so as to include all the islands therein, to the place of beginning; and that the additional land therein embraced be withdrawn from sale, entry, or other disposition, and that the same be set apart for the use of said Indians.

U. S. GRANT.


EXECUTIVE MANSION, May 26, 1874.

It is hereby ordered that there be withdrawn from sale, entry, or other disposition so much of the following tracts of country as are not already covered by treaty with the Chippewas, concluded February 22, 1855, and set apart for the use of the Pillager and Lake Winnebagoshish bands of said Indians, viz:

Commencing at the point where the Mississippi River leaves Lake Winnebagoshish, it being the beginning point of the second tract of land reserved for said bands (Stats. at Large, vol. 10, p. 1166); thence northeasterly to the point where the range line between ranges 25 and 26 west west intersects the township line between townships 146 and 147 north; thence north on said range line to the twelfth standard parallel; thence west on said parallel to range line between ranges 28 and 29; thence south on said range line till it intersects the third river; thence down said river to its mouth; thence in a direct line to the place of beginning. Also, all the land embraced in township 143 north, range 29 west, in the State of Minnesota.

U. S. GRANT.


Mdewakanton Reserve.
[In Leech Lake Agency; occupied by Mdewakanton Sioux; area 1 ¾ square miles; established by purchase; see acts of July 4, 1884, March 3, 1885, May 15, 1886, June 29, 1888, March 2, 1889, and August 19, 1890.]


Red Lake Reserve.
[In Leech Lake Agency; occupied by Red Lake and Pembina bands of Chippewa; area 1,250 square miles; established by treaty October 2, 1863 and act of January 14, 1889 (25 Stat., 642).]

EXECUTIVE MANSION, November 21, 1892.

It is hereby ordered that the following tracts of land in the State of Minnesota, viz: Fractional section 33 in township 152 north, of range 32 west, and fractional sections 4, 9, 16, 17, 19, and 20, and section 21 in township 151 north, of range 32 west, be, and the same are hereby, reserved from entry and sale as public lands and added to the Red Lake Indian Reservation, as a part of the same for the use and benefit of the Indians thereof, with like tenure as the other lands now included within the reservation, according to the terms of the agreement negotiated with said Indians by the Chippewa Commission, in accordance with the provisions of the act of Congress approved January 14, 1889 (25 Stats., 642), which agreement was approved by the President March 4, 1890.

BENJ. HARRISON.


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Vermilion Lake Reserve.
[In La Pointe Agency; occupied by Bois Fort band of Chippewa; area, 1 ½ square miles; established by act of January 14, 1889, and Executive order.]

EXECUTIVE MANSION, December 20, 1881.

It is hereby ordered that the following-described land in Minnesota, viz, that portion of the southeast quarter of section 23 lying east of Sucker Bay; the southwest quarter, and lot ——, being the most southerly lot in the southeast quarter of section 24, and fractional sections 25, 26, and that portion of section 35 north of Vermillion Lake, all in township 62 north, range 16 west, fourth principal meridian, Minnesota, be, and the same are hereby, withdrawn from sale or settlement and set apart as a reservation for Indian purposes, for the use of the Boise Fort Band of Chippewa Indians, to be known as the “Vermillion Lake Indian Reservation.”

CHESTER A. ARTHUR.


White Earth Reserve.
[Occupied by Chippewa of the Mississippi, Gull Lake, Pembina, Otter Tail, and Pillager Chippewa; area, 1,099 ¼ square miles; established by treaty of March 19, 1867, and act of January 14, 1889 (25 Stat., 642).]

EXECUTIVE MANSION, March 18, 1879.

It is hereby ordered that the following-described lands, situated in the State of Minnesota, viz: Beginning at the northwest corner of the White Earth Indian Reservation, being the northwest corner of township 146 north, range 42 west, and running thence north to the northwest corner of township 148 north, range 42 west; thence west to the southwest corner of township 149 north, range 42 west; thence north to the northwest corner of township 149 north, range 42 west; thence east on the line between township 149 north and township 150 north to the intersection of said line with the southwestern boundary of the Red Lake Indian Reservation; thence southeasterly to the most southerly point of the Red Lake Indian Reservation; thence in a northeasterly direction and along the line of the Red Lake Indian Reservation to a point due north from the northeast corner of the White Earth Indian Reservation; thence south to the northeast corner of White Earth Indian Reservation, and thence west along the northern boundary line of White Earth Indian Reservation to the point of beginning, be, and the same is hereby, withdrawn from sale and settlement and set apart as a reservation for Indian purposes: Provided, however, That any tract or tracts of land included within the foregoing described boundaries, the title to which has passed out of the United States Government, or to which valid homestead or pre-emption rights have attached under the laws of the United States, are hereby excluded from the reservation hereby made.

R. B. HAYES.


EXECUTIVE MANSION, July 13, 1883.

It is hereby ordered that the Executive order dated March 18, 1879, withdrawing from sale and settlement and setting apart certain described lands north of and adjoining the White Earth Reservation in the State of Minnesota, as a reservation for Indian purposes, be, and the same is hereby, canceled, the lands embraced within said reservation not being required for the purposes for which they were set apart.

CHESTER A. ARTHUR.


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Winnebagoshish [White Oak Point] Reserve.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, October 29, 1873.

It is hereby ordered that there be withdrawn from sale, entry, or other disposition, as an addition to the reservation provided for by the first article of the treaty with the Chippewas of the Mississippi, concluded March 19, 1867 (Stats. at Large, vol. 16, p. 719), for the use of the said Indians, a tract of country in the State of Minnesota, described and bounded as follows, viz:

Commencing at a point on the present eastern boundary of said Leech Lake Indian Reserve, where the section line between sections 11 and 14, and 10 and 15, of township 55 north, range 27 west of the fourth principal meridian, if extended west would intersect the same; thence east on said extended section line to section corner between sections 11, 12, 13 and 14; thence north on the section line between sections 11 and 12, and 1 and 2, all of the same township and range above mentioned, to the township line between townships 55 and 56 north; thence continuing north to a point 2 miles north of said township line; thence west to present eastern boundary of said Leech Lake Reserve; thence south on said boundary line, and with the same, to the place of beginning.

U. S. GRANT.


EXECUTIVE MANSION, May 26, 1874.

It is hereby ordered that there be withdrawn from sale, entry, or other disposition so much of the following tracts of country as are not already covered by treaty with the Chippewas, concluded February 22, 1855, and set apart for the use of the Pillager and Lake Winnebagoshish bands of said Indians, viz:

Commencing at a point where the Mississippi River leaves Lake Winnebagoshish, it being the beginning point of the second tract of land reserved for said bands (Stats. at Large, vol. 10, p. 1166); thence northeasterly to the point where the range line between ranges 25 and 26 west intersects the township line between townships 146 and 147 north; thence north on said range line to the twelfth standard parallel; thence west on said parallel to range line between ranges 28 and 29; thence south on said range line till it intersects the third river; thence down said river to its mouth; thence in a direct line to the place of beginning. Also, all the land embraced in township 143 north, range 29 west, in the State of Minnesota.

U. S. GRANT.


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