INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. III, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1913)

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PART III.—EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO INDIAN RESERVES FROM JULY 1, 1902, TO SEPTEMBER 4, 1913.1

ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | FLORIDA | IDAHO | MONTANA | NEVADA | NEW MEXICO | OKLAHOMA | SOUTH DAKOTA | UTAH | WASHINGTON | POWER OF PRESIDENT—MEMORANDUM

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ARIZONA

CAMP M’DOWELL RESERVATION, ARIZ.

It is hereby ordered that so much of the land of the Camp McDowell abandoned military reservation as may not have been legally settled upon nor have valid claims attaching thereto under the provisions of the act of Congress approved August 23, 1894 (28 Stat. L., 491), be, and the same is hereby, set aside and reserved for the use and occupancy of such Mojave-Apache Indians as are now living thereon or in the vicinity and such other Indians as the Secretary of the Interior may hereafter deem necessary to place thereon.

The lands so withdrawn and reserved will include all tracts to which valid rights have not attached under the provisions of the said act of Congress, and in addition thereto all those tracts upon the reservation containing Government improvements which were reserved from settlement by the said act of Congress, and which consist of (1) the immediate site of the old camp, containing buildings and a good artesian well; (2) the post garden; (3) the United States Government farm; (4) the lands lying north of the old camp, and embracing or containing the old Government irrigation ditch; and (5) the target practice grounds.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

White House, September 15, 1903.


It is hereby ordered that the following-described lands in Arizona, viz: Secs. 4, 6, 8, 16, fractional 20, W. ½ of 22, SW. ¼ of SW. ¼ of 26, and fractional secs. 28 and 34, T. 16 N., R. 21, fractional sec. 12, T. 16 N., R. 22, secs. 6, 8, W. ½ of 16, 18, 20, 28, 30, 32, and W. ½ of 34, T. 17 N., R. 21, sec. 2, fractional 4, fractional 10, 12, 14, fractional 22, fractional 24, and fractional 36, T. 17 N., R. 22, W. ½ of sec. 18 and sec. 30, T. 18 N., R. 21, secs. 2, 12, 14, 24, 26, fractional 28, fractional 34, 36, and all of secs. 10 and 22, not included within the present boundaries of the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation, T. 18 N., R. 22, and all of the S. ½ of sec. 34, not included within the present boundaries of the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation, T. 19 N., R. 22, all west of the Gila and Salt River meridian, be, and the same are hereby, withdrawn from settlement and entry and set apart as an addition to the present Fort Mojave Indian Reservation in Arizona, for the use and occupation of the Fort Mojave and such other Indians as the Secretary of the Interior may see fit to settle thereon: Provided, That nothing herein shall affect any existing valid rights of any person to the lands described.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, December 1, 1910.
(No. 1267.)


It is hereby ordered that Executive Order No. 1267, dated December 1, 1910, adding certain land to the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation be, and the same is hereby, canceled; and it is hereby ordered that the following-described lands in Arizona, viz: Fractional secs. 4 and 6, secs. 8 and 16, fractional sec. 20, W. ½ of 22, SW. ¼ of SW. ¼ of 26 and fractional secs. 28 and 34, T. 16 N., R. 21, fractional sec. 12, T. 16 N., R. 22, fractional sec. 6, sec. 8, W. ½ of 16, fractional secs. 18 and 20, sec. 28, fractional 32 and W. ½ of 34, T. 17 N., R. 21, sec. 2, fractional secs. 4, 10, and 12, sec. 14, fractional


1 For Executive orders issued previous to 1902, see Vol. I, p. 801.

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22 and 24, T. 17 N., R. 22, fractional W. ½ of sec. 18 and fractional sec. 30, T. 18 N., R. 21, fractional sec. 2, secs. 12, 14, 24, and 26, fractional secs. 28, 34, and 36, and all of secs. 10 and 22, not included within the present boundaries of the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation, T. 18 N., R. 22, and all of the S. ½ of sec. 34, not included within the present boundaries of the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation, T. 19 N., R. 22, all west of the Gila and Salt River meridian, be, and the same are hereby, withdrawn from settlement and entry and set apart as an addition to the present Fort Mojave Indian Reservation in Arizona, for the use and occupation of the Fort Mojave and such other Indians as the Secretary of the Interior may see fit to settle thereon: Provided, That nothing herein shall affect any existing valid rights of any person to the lands described.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 2, 1911.
(No. 1296.)


It is hereby ordered that the following land in Arizona, being a part of those withdrawn by Executive Order of December 12, 1882, for use of the Papago Indians, be, and hereby are, restored to the public domain: Section 16 and sections 19 to 36, inclusive, in township 5 south of range 5 west of the Gila and Salt River meridian.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 17, 1909.
(No. 1090.)


It is hereby ordered that Executive Order of November 15, 1883, creating a reservation for use of the “Pima and Maricopa Indians,” be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to make such reservation available for use of the Pima and Maricopa Indians and such other Indians as the Secretary of the Interior may see fit to settle thereon.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, May 8, 1911.
(No. 1349.)


Executive Order of June 14, 1879, temporarily withdrawing from sale and settlement for Indian uses all of townships 1 and 2 north, ranges 5 and 6 east, in Arizona, lying south of the Salt River, is hereby amended so as to withdraw permanently from settlement, entry, sale, or other disposition all that part of section 35 in township 2 north, range 5 east, of the Gila and Salt River meridian, lying south of the Salt River, for use of the Pima and Maricopa Indians and such other Indians as the Secretary of the Interior may see fit to settle thereon, subject to any existing valid rights of any persons thereto.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, October 23, 1911.
(No. 1426.)


It is hereby ordered that the following-described lands in Pinal County, Ariz., be, and they are hereby, reserved from settlement, entry, sale, or other disposal and set aside as an addition to the Gila River Indian Reservation, Ariz., subject to any valid existing rights of any persons thereto:

Township 5 south, range 7 east, Gila and Salt River meridian.

Section 1, lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, SW. ¼, S. ½ of NW. ¼, and the west 160 acres of the SE. ¼ of section 1.

Section 12, E. ½ of NW. ¼, NW. ¼ of NW. ¼, W. ½ of NE. ¼, NW. ¼ of SE. ¼, and lots 2, 3, 4, and 9.

Township 5 south, range 8 east, Gila and Salt River meridian.

Section 6, lots 6 and 7, E. ½ of SW. ¼, S. ½ of SE. ¼.

Section 7, lot 1, NE. ¼ of NW. ¼ and N. ½ of NE. ¼.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, July 31, 1911.
(No. 1387.)


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Under authority of the act of Congress approved June 25, 1910 (36 Stat., 847), and on the recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior it is hereby ordered that all of township 5 south, range 7 east, Gila and Salt River meridian, Arizona, except such portions thereof as have been heretofore reserved and set aside as an addition to the Gila River Indian Reservation, be temporarily withdrawn from settlement, location, sale, or entry, except as provided in said act, and be reserved for classification.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, December 16, 1911.
(No. 1447.)


It is hereby ordered that the following-described tract of country in the Territories of Arizona and New Mexico, viz:

Commencing at a point where the east line of the Navajo Indian Reservation, as at present constituted, intersects the north boundary of township 23 north, range 13 west, New Mexico meridian; thence due east to the northeast corner of township 23 north, range 5 east; thence south to the southeast corner of township 17 north, range 5 east, New Mexico meridian; thence west to the first guide meridian; thence south on the said guide meridian to the southeast corner of township 15 north, range 9 west; thence west to the southwest corner of township 15 north, range 14 west; thence north to the northwest corner of township 15 north, range 14 west; thence due west to the boundary line between the Territories of Arizona and New Mexico; thence south on the boundary line between the Territories of Arizona and New Mexico to the northeast corner of township 23 north, range 31 east; thence west to the northwest corner of township 23 north, range 29 east; thence south to the northwest corner of township 21 north, range 29 east; thence west to the northwest corner of township 21 north, range 29 east; thence west to the northwest corner of township 21 north, range 26 east; thence south to the southeast corner of township 21 north, range 25 east; thence west to the southwest corner of township 21 north, range 22 east; thence due north to the southern boundary of the Navajo Reservation, as at present constituted, be, and the same is hereby, withdrawn from sale and settlement and set apart for the use of the Indians as an addition to the present Navajo Reservation: Provided, That this withdrawal shall not affect any existing valid rights of any person.

THE WHITE HOUSE, November 9, 1907.
(No. 709.)


Whereas it is found that the Executive order of November 9, 1907, setting apart certain lands in Arizona and New Mexico as an addition to the Navajo Indian Reservation, conflicts in part with Executive order of November 11, 1907, setting apart certain lands as an addition to the Jicarilla Indian Reservation, N. Mex., said Executive order is hereby so amended that the description of the tract of land set apart as an addition to the Navajo Reservation shall read as follows:

Beginning at a point on the eastern boundary of the Navajo Reservation where it intersects what would be, if extended, the township line between townships 23 and 24 north; thence east along said township line between townships 23 and 24 north to the northeast corner of township 23 north, range 6 west, New Mexico meridian; thence south to the northeast corner of township 21 north, range 6 west; thence east to the northeast corner of township 21 north, range 5 west; thence south to the southeast corner of township 17 north, range 5 west; thence west to the first guide meridian west; thence south on said guide meridian to the southeast corner of township 15 north, range 9 west; thence west along the township line between townships 14 and 15 north to the northwest corner of township 15 north, range 14 west; thence west along the township line between townships 15 and 16 north to the boundary line between the Territories of Arizona and New Mexico; thence south on said boundary line to the northeast corner of township 23 north, range 31 east, Gila and Salt River meridian, Arizona; thence west on the township

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line between townships 23 and 24 north to the northwest corner of township 23 north, range 29 east; thence south to the northwest corner of township 21 north range 29 east; thence west on the township line between townships 21 and 22 north to the northwest corner of township 21 north, range 26 east; thence south to the southeast corner of township 21 north, range 25 east; thence west on the fifth standard parallel north to the southwest corner of township 21 north, range 22 east: thence north on the range line between ranges 21 and 22 east to its intersection with the south boundary of the Hopi (Moqui) Indian Reservation, Ariz.; thence east to the southeast corner of said Hopi (Moqui) Reservation; thence north on the 110$ of longitude west to the south boundary of the Navajo Reservation, Ariz.; thence east along the said south boundary to the boundary line between Arizona and New Mexico; thence continuing east along the boundary line of the Navajo Reservation, N. Mex., to the southeast corner of said reservation; thence north along the east boundary of said Navajo Reservation to the place of beginning.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 28, 1908.
(No. 744.)


ZUNI NATIONAL FOREST, ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO.

Under authority of the act of Congress of June 4, 1897 (30 Stat., 11, at 34 and 36), and upon recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture, it is hereby ordered that on and after March 1, 1912, the boundaries of the Zuni National Forest, Arizona and New Mexico, as proclaimed March 2, 1909, and modified by subsequent proclamation of July 1, 1910, be further modified by excluding therefrom those parts of the Zuni and of the Navajo Indian Reservations included in said national forest by the said proclamation of March 2, 1909, except those parts of the said Navajo Indian Reservation described in Executive order No. 1284 of January 16, 1911, and included in said Zuni National Forest by said proclamation of March 2, 1909, which are hereby retained as national forest land.

The purpose of this exclusion is to restore in all respects the Zuni Indian Reservation and that part of the Navajo Indian Reservation not affected by Executive order No. 1284 of January 16, 1911, to the status existing prior to the said proclamation of March 2, 1909, as though the inclusion of the lands within the Zuni National Forest had not been ordered, and said Indian reservations are hereby fully recreated and restored to that status, with the exception above mentioned.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 17, 1912.
(No. 1482.)


It is hereby ordered that the following described lands in Pima County, Arizona be, and they are hereby, reserved from settlement, entry, sale, or other disposal and set aside for school, agency, and other necessary uses for the benefit of the Papag Indians, subject to any valid existing rights of any persons thereto:

SE. ¼ of the SE. ¼ of sec. 25, T. 17 S., R. 4 E.; S. ½ of NE. ¼ of SW. ¼ of SW ¼; S. ½ of SW. ¼ of SW. ¼ and NW. ¼ of SW. ¼ of SW. ¼ of sec. 30, T. 17 S., R. 5 E.

Beginning at SW. corner of the NW. ¼ of the SW. ¼ of section 30, T. 17 S R. 5 E.; thence east 2.5 chains; thence north 20 chains; thence west 2.5 chains thence south 20 chains to the place of beginning.

N. ½ of the NW. ¼ of sec. 7, T. 21 S., R. 6 E., of the Gila and Salt River meridian Arizona.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 16, 1911.
(No. 1374.)


It is hereby ordered that the following described lands in the State of Arizona viz, all of sections 1 and 12, in township 1 north, range 4 east, of the Gila and Salt River meridian, be, and the same are hereby, withdrawn from settlement, entry

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and sale and set apart as an addition to the Salt River Indian Reservation: Provided, That nothing herein shall affect any existing valid rights of any person to the lands prescribed.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, October 20, 1910.
(No. 1256.)


It is hereby ordered that Executive order of June 14, 1879, creating a reservation for use of the “Pima and Maricopa Indians” be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to make said reservation available for use of the Pima and Maricopa Indians and such other Indians as the Secretary of the Interior may see fit to settle thereon.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 22, 1911.
(No. 1322.)


Executive order of June 14, 1879, temporarily withdrawing from sale and settlement for Indian uses so much of townships 1 and 2 north, ranges 5 and 6 east, in Arizona, lying south of the Salt River, is hereby amended so as to permanently withdraw from settlement, entry, sale, or other disposition all those tracts lying south of the Salt River in secs. 25, 26, 34, and 36, except the SE. ¼ of the SE. ¼ of sec. 34, in township 2 north, range 5 east of the Gila and Salt River meridian, for the use of the Pima and Maricopa Indians, and such other Indians as the Secretary of the Interior may see fit to settle thereon, subject to any existing valid rights of any persons thereto.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 28, 1911.
(No. 1416.)


DECEMBER 22, 1902.

It is hereby ordered that all that portion of the White Mountain or San Carlos Indian Reservation in the Territory of Arizona lying within the following described boundaries be, and the same hereby is, restored to the public domain, to wit: Commencing at the southwestern corner of the reservation where the same is cut by the Gila River; thence in a northerly direction along the western boundary 13 miles to a point; thence due east to the Gila River; thence down the Gila River in a southerly and southwesterly direction to the place of beginning.

T. ROOSEVELT.


APACHE NATIONAL FOREST, ARIZONA.

Under authority of the act of Congress of June 4, 1897 (30 Stat., 11 at 34 and 36), and upon recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture, it is hereby ordered that on and after March 1, 1912, the boundaries of the Apache National Forest, Ariz., as proclaimed March 2, 1909, and modified by subsequent proclamation of September 26, 1910, be further modified by excluding therefrom all that part of the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation included in said Apache National Forest by said proclamation of March 2, 1909, and not transferred to the Crook National Forest, Ariz., by proclamation of September 26, 1910.

The purpose of this exclusion is to restore the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation in all respects to the status existing prior to the said proclamation of March 2, 1909, as though the inclusion of the lands within the Apache National Forest had not been ordered, and said Indian reservation is hereby fully re-created and restored to that status.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 17, 1912.
(No. 1475.)


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CROOK NATIONAL FOREST, ARIZ.

Under authority of the act of Congress of June 4, 1897 (30 Stats., 11 at 34 and 36), and upon recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture, it is hereby ordered that on and after March 1, 1912, the boundaries of the Crook National Forest, Ariz., as proclaimed September 26, 1910, be modified by excluding therefrom that part of the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation included in the Apache National Forest by proclamation of March 2, 1909, and transferred to this, the said Crook National Forest, by proclamation of September 26, 1910.

The purpose of this exclusion is to restore the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation in all respects to the status existing prior to the said proclamation of March 2, 1909, as though the inclusion of the lands within the Crook National Forest had not been ordered, and said Indian reservation is hereby fully re-created and restored to that status.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 17, 1912.
(No. 1477.)


SITGREAVES NATIONAL FOREST, ARIZ.

Under authority of the act of Congress of June 4, 1897 (30 Stat., 11 at 34 and 36), and upon recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture, it is hereby ordered that on and after March 1, 1912, the boundaries of the Sitgreaves National Forest, Ariz., proclaimed March 2, 1909, and modified by subsequent proclamation of August 24, 1910, be further modified by excluding therefrom all that part of the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation included in the said Sitgreaves National Forest by the said proclamation of March 2, 1909.

The purpose of this exclusion is to restore the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation in all respects to the status existing prior to the said proclamation of March 2, 1909, as though the inclusion of the lands within the Sitgreaves National Forest had not been ordered, and said Indian reservation is hereby fully recreated and restored to that status.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 17, 1912.
(No. 1479.)


It is hereby ordered that the following-described land, to wit, the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter and the west half of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section 26, township 18 north of range 13 west of the Gila and Salt River meridian, be, and the same is hereby, reserved from entry, sale, settlement, or other disposition, for use of the Walapai Indian, subject to any valid, existing right of any person to the land described herein.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 2, 1911.
(No. 1368.)


It is hereby ordered that Executive Order No. 1538, dated May 28, 1912, be, and the same hereby is, amended so as to eliminate therefrom the following described lands now reserved for the Maricopa band or village of Papago Indians, to-wit:

Township 4, Range 2, S. ½ of section 15;

Township 4, Range 3, NE. ¼ of section 19; NE. ¼ and E. ½ of NW. ¼ of section 29; NE. ¼ and N. ½ of NW. ¼ of section 33;

Township 5, Range 2, all of township excepting sections 1 and 12;

Township 5, Range 3, S. ½ of sections 25, 26 and 27;

Township 5, Range 4, E. ½ of sections 15, 22 and 27; SW. ¼ of section 27; and S. ½ of sections 28, 29 and 30.

All South and East of the Gila and Salt River principal Meridian, in Arizona.

WM H TAFT

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 2, 1912.
(No. 1598.)


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It is hereby ordered that Executive Order No. 1538, dated May 28, 1912, be, and the same hereby is, amended so as to eliminate therefrom the S. ½ of Section 13, Township 4 South of Range 2 East of the Gila and Salt River Meridian in Arizona.

That part of Executive Order No. 1598, dated September 2, 1912, eliminating the S. ½ of Section 15, Township 4 South, Range 2 East of the Gila and Salt River Meridian from withdrawal for Indian purposes is hereby revoked.

WM H TAFT

THE WHITE HOUSE, October 8, 1912.
(No. 1621.)


It is hereby ordered that the lands in Ts. 17 S., Rs. 4 and 5 E., and T. 21 S., R. 6 E., Gila and Salt River Meridian, in the State of Arizona, reserved for use of the Papago Indians by Executive Order No. 1374, dated June 16, 1911 are hereby restored to the public domain, and in lieu thereof the following three described tracts of unsurveyed land, in said State, all east of the Gila and Salt River Meridian, containing an approximate aggregate area of 4224.84 acres, be, and the same are hereby, withdrawn from settlement, entry, sale, or other disposition, and reserved for school, agency, and other necessary uses for the benefit of the Papago or other Indians, in said State, subject to any prior valid rights of any persons thereto, namely:

1. A tract of land which, by protraction of the regular surveys from the standard corner of Ts. 20 S., Rs. 4 and 5 E., established in the survey of the Fourth Standard Parallel South, would appear to be, when surveyed, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, sec. 30, T. 17 S., R. 5 E., containing an approximate area of one hundred and forty-eight and twenty-four hundredths (148.24) acres.

2. A tract of land which, by protraction of the regular surveys from the established fractional south boundary of T. 19 S., R. 7 E., would appear to be, when surveyed, the south halves of secs. 3 and 4; the SE. ¼ of sec. 5; the NE. ¼ of sec. 8; all of secs. 9, 10, 15 and 16; the N. ½ of sec. 21, and the NW. ¼ of sec. 22, all in T. 19 S., R. 7 E., containing an approximate area of four thousand (4000) acres.

3. A tract of land which, by protraction of the regular surveys from the established east boundary of T. 21 S., R. 6 E., would appear to be, when surveyed, lot 1, and the NE. ¼ of the NW. ¼ of sec. 7, T. 21 S., R. 6 E., containing an approximate area of seventy-six and sixty hundredths (76.60) acres.

WM H TAFT

THE WHITE HOUSE, December 5, 1912.
(No. 1655.)


It is hereby ordered that the Lots 1 (39.48 acres) and 2 (39.48 acres) and the S. ½ of the NE. ¼ of Section 2, Township 21 North, Range 28 East of the Gila and Salt River Meridian in Arizona, be, and they are hereby, withdrawn from settlement, entry, sale, or other disposition and set aside for use of Navajo Indians: Provided, that the withdrawal hereby shall be subject to any prior valid existing rights of any persons to the lands described.

WM H TAFT

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 10, 1913.
(No. 1699.)


It is hereby ordered that the following described lands in Arizona be, and they are hereby, withdrawn from settlement, entry, sale, or other disposition, and set aside as an addition to the Gila River Indian Reservation in Arizona: Provided, That the withdrawal hereby made shall be subject to any existing valid rights of any persons to the lands described.

Township 4, Range 4.

Sections 13, 14, 15, 23, 24, 25, 26, and 35; E. ½ of Section 17; NE. ¼ of Section 20; N. ½ of Section 21, and N. ½ of Section 22.

Township 5, Range 4.

Sections 1 and 2.

All south and east of the Gila and Salt River base and meridian.

WOODROW WILSON

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 2, 1913.
(No. 1782.)


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Under the authority of act of Congress approved June 25, 1910 (36 Stat., 847), and on the recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior, the public lands in Township 41 North, Range 2 West, Gila and Salt River Meridian, Arizona, are hereby temporarily withdrawn from settlement, location, sale, or entry, for the purpose of classifying said lands, and pending the enactment of legislation for the proper disposition thereof;

Provided: That this order shall not supersede, norin anywise affect Departmental orders including a portion of said lands within the boundaries of the Kaibab Indian Reservation.

WOODROW WILSON

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 11, 1913.
(No. 1786.)


It is hereby ordered that Executive Order No. 1540, dated May 29, 1912, reserving certain tracts of land in Arizona from settlement, entry, sale or other disposition for use of the Walapai Indians be, and the same is hereby, revoked.

WOODROW WILSON

THE WHITE HOUSE, 18 July, 1913.
(No. 1798.)



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