INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

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

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.


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PART III.—EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO INDIAN RESERVES FROM JULY 1, 1902, TO SEPTEMBER 4, 1913.

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

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CALIFORNIA

GREENVILLE SCHOOL, CAL.

It is hereby ordered that the southeast quarter of section 31, township 27 north, range 10 east, Mount Diablo meridian, California, be, and the same is hereby, reserved and set apart for Indian school purposes, the same to form a part of the land of the Greenville (Cal.), Indian Industrial Training School.

T. ROOSEVELT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, November 26, 1902.


TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, CAL.

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 Trinity National Forest, Cal., as proclaimed March 2, 1909, and modified by subsequent proclamation of December 16, 1910, be further modified by excluding therefrom all that part of the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation included in the said Trinity National Forest by said proclamation of March 2, 1909.

The purpose of this exclusion is to restore the Hoopa Valley 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 Trinity 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. 1480.)


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RESTORATION—SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas by Executive order dated December 27, 1875, sections 5 and 6, township 15 south, range 2 east, San Bernardino meridian, California, were with certain other tracts of land withdrawn from the public domain and reserved for the use of the Capitan Grande Band or Village of Mission Indians; and

Whereas the commission appointed under the provisions of the act of Congress approved January 12, 1891, entitled “An act for the relief of the Mission Indians in the State of California” (U. S. Stat. L., vol. 26, p. 712), selected for the said Capitan Grande Band or Village of Indians certain tracts of land and intentionally omitted and excluded from such selection the said sections 5 and 6, township 15 south, range 2 east; and

Whereas the report and recommendations of the said commission were approved by Executive order dated December 29, 1891, which order also directed that “All of the lands mentioned in said report are hereby withdrawn from settlement and entry until patents shall have issued for said selected reservations, and until the recommendations of said commission shall be fully executed, and, by the proclamation of the President of the United States, the lands or any part thereof shall be restored to the public domain;” and

Whereas a patent was issued March 10, 1894, to the said Indians for the lands selected by the commission as aforesaid and which patent also excluded the said sections 5 and 6, township 15 south, range 2 east; and

Whereas it appears that on the 10th day of March, 1895, Joseph J. Henderson entered upon the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter, section 5, township 15 south, range 2 east, San Bernardino meridian, for the purpose of taking the land under the homestead law, and can not make the requisite filings on the land occupied by him until it shall have been formally restored to the public domain, and that no good reason appears to exist for the further reservation of said sections 5 and 6 for the said band of Indians:

Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested, do hereby declare and make known that Executive orders dated December 27, 1875, and December 29, 1891, are so far modified as to except from their provision sections 5 and 6, township 15 south, range 2 east, San Bernardino meridian, and the said sections are hereby restored to the public domain.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington this 15th day of May in the year of our Lord, 1905, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-ninth.

T. ROOSEVELT. [SEAL.]

By the President:
      FRANCIS B. LOOMIS,
          Acting Secretary of State.


It is hereby ordered that the north half of the northeast quarter of section 29, township 8 south, range 21 east of the Mount Diablo meridian, be, and the same is hereby, withdrawn from settlement, entry, sale, or other disposition, for Indian use, subject to any valid existing rights of any person thereto.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, April 24, 1912.
(No. 1522.)


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It is hereby ordered that Executive order dated August 25, 1877, setting aside certain described land in the State of California for Indian purposes, be, and the same hereby is, revoked in so far as it relates to the south half of section 20, township 3 south of range 1 east of the San Barnardino meridian.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, July 7, 1910.
(No. 1224.)


It is hereby ordered that Executive orders of August 25, 1877, March 9, 1881, and December 29, 1891, reserving certain described lands in the State of California for Indian purposes be, and the same are hereby, modified and amended in so far as to restore to the public domain for the purpose of settlement and entry the tracts described as follows:

The southwest quarter of the northeast quarter, west half of the southeast quarter and southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 28, township 2 south, range 1 east of the San Bernardino meridian.

The north half and the southeast quarter of section 18; the north half of the northeast quarter and southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section 20, township 3 south, range 2 east of the San Bernardino meridian.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 20, 1912.
(No. 1485.)


ORDER OF WITHDRAWAL.

It is hereby ordered that the following described lands be, and the same are hereby withdrawn from settlement, location, sale, or entry and reserved for public purposes, to wit, for a reservoir site to be used in connection with the irrigatio of lands of the Indians on the San Pasqual Reservation, Cal., subject to all provisions, limitations, exceptions, and conditions contained in the act of Congress entitled, “An act to authorize the President of the United States to make withdrawals of public lands in certain cases,” approved June 25, 1910.

Township 11 south, range 1 west, S. B. M., the southwest quarter (or lots 11, 12, 13, and 14) of section 14.

WM. H. Taft,       
President.

APRIL 15, 1911.
Referred to the Commissioner of the General Land Office for appropriate action.

WALTER L. FISHER,       
Secretary of the Interior.


It is hereby ordered that the unsurveyed island in the Pacific Ocean about three-quarters of a mile north of the mouth of Smith River, in California, in section 17, township 18 north, range 1 west of the Humboldt base and meridian, designated on the official plats of survey as Hunters Rock, and on the United States Coast and Geodetic Chart No. 5900 as Prince Island, be, and the same hereby is, reserved from all forms of disposal and set aside for use of the Smith River Indians, and for such other purposes as the Secretary of the Interior may direct or authorize; this withdrawal being subject to any prior valid existing rights of any persons.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 11, 1912.
(No. 1495.)


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SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, CAL.

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

The purpose of this exclusion is to restore the Tule River 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 Sequoia 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. 1478.)


It is hereby ordered that the lot 2, containing 33.40 acres, of sec. 5, T. 1 N., R. 16 E., and the lot 7, containing 0.18 of an acre, of sec. 32, T. 2 N., R. 16 E., of the Mount Diablo meridian, in California, be, and the same are hereby, reserved from settlement, entry, sale, or other disposition, and set aside for Indian use, subject to any prior valid existing claim of any persons thereto.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, April 13, 1912.
(No. 1517.)


It is hereby ordered that the following-described lands in the State of California be, and they are hereby, reserved from settlement, entry, sale, or other disposal, and set aside for allotment purposes to the Indians located thereon, and for such other uses as may be lawful for the benefit of the Indians:

T. 7 S., R. 32 E., Mount Diablo meridian, S. ½ of SW. ¼ of sec. 14; S. ½ of SE. ¼; SE. ¼ of SW. ¼ and SW. ¼ of NW. ¼ of sec. 15; NW. ¼, N. ½ of SW. ¼, and E. ½ of sec. 23; SW. ¼ of NW. ¼, S. ½ of SW. ¼, and NW. ¼ of SW. ¼ of sec. 24.

T. 10 S., R. 34 E., Mount Diablo meridian, S. ½ of sec. 20; SE. ¼ of NE. ¼ of sec. 32; SW. ¼ of NW. ¼ of sec. 33.

T. 11 S., R. 34 E., Mount Diablo meridian, SW. ¼ of NW. ¼, SW. ¼, of sec. 9; W. ½ of SW. ¼ of sec. 21; NW. ¼ of SE. ¼ of sec. 28; W. ½ of NE. ¼, NW. ¼, and N. ½ of SE. ¼ of sec 33.

T. 12 S., R. 34 E., Mount Diablo meridian, W. ½ of SE. ¼ of sec. 9; and all of sec. 34 except the NE. ¼ of NE. ¼.

The reservation made hereby shall not interfere with or defeat any prior legal appropriation of the lands for public purposes.

Any tracts occupied and improved by any person and listed upon application of the occupant under authority of the act of June 11, 1906 (Thirty-fourth United States Statutes at Large, p. 233), are hereby excepted from the provisions of this order.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 11, 1912.
(No. 1496.)


It is ordered that the following described lands in the State of California, be and they are hereby, temporarily reserved from settlement, entry, sale, or other disposition until their suitableness for allotment purposes to homeless Paiute or other Indians living on or adjacent thereto may be fully investigated:

T. 4, R. 31: Secs. 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25, 26, and 35; T. 5, R. 31: Secs. 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14; E. ½, NW. ¼, and E. ½ of SW. ¼ of sec. 15; E. ½ of sec. 22; sec. 23, 24, 25, 26; E. ½ of sec. 27; all of sec. 35 except W. ½ of SW. ¼; T. 4, R.

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32; W. ½ of SW. ¼ of sec. 1, all of secs. 2 to 11, inclusive; W. ½ of NW. ¼ of sec. 12, and secs. 13, 14, 15, and secs. 17 to 35, inclusive; T. 5, R. 32: Secs. 1 to 11, inclusive; N. ½ of N. ½, SW. ¼ of NW. ¼, W. ½ of SW. ¼ of sec. 12; NW. ¼; NE. ¼ of SW. ¼; and W. ½ of SW. ¼ of sec. 13; secs. 14, 15, 17, to 22, inclusive; all of sec. 23 except SE. ¼ of SE. ¼; NW. ¼ of sec. 24; SW. ¼ of sec. 25; SW. ¼ of NE. ¼; SE. ¼; W. ½ of sec. 26; secs. 27 to 35, inclusive; T. 6, R. 32: Secs. 1 to 11, inclusive; all of sec. 12, except SE. ¼ of SE. ¼; W. ½ of NE. ¼ and W. ½ of sec. 13; secs. 14, 15, 17, and 18; NW. ¼ of SW. ¼ and N. ½ of sec. 20; NW. ¼ and N. ½ of NE. ¼ of sec. 22; NW. ¼ of NW. ¼ of sec. 23; all south and east of the Mount Diablo base and meridian.

The reservations made hereby are subject to the rights of way granted to the Mono Power Co. and Owens River Water & Power Co. under authority of the act of February 15, 1901 (31 Stat. L., 790); and shall not interfere with or defeat any prior legal appropriation of the lands for any purposes.

Any tracts occupied and improved by any person, and listed upon application of the occupant under authority of the act of June 11, 1906 (34th United States Statutes at Large, p. 233), are hereby excepted from the provisions of this order.

WM. H. TAFT.

THE WHITE HOUSE, May 9, 1912.
(No. No. 1529.)


It is hereby ordered that the SE. ¼ of the SW. ¼ and the SW. ¼ of the SE. ¼ of Section 29 and the W. ½ of the NE. ¼ of Section 32, Township 10 South, Range 34 East, Mount Diablo Meridian in California, be, and the same are hereby, temporarily reserved from settlement, entry, sale, or other disposition until their suitableness for allotment purposes to homeless Paiute or other Indians living on or adjacent thereto may be fully investigated, subject to any prior valid existing rights of any persons thereto.

Any tracts occupied and improved by any person and listed upon application of the occupant under authority of the Act of June 11, 1906 (34 U. S. Stats. L., Page 233), are hereby excepted from the provisions of this order.

WM H TAFT

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 7, 1912.
(No. 1603.)


It is hereby ordered that the following described land in Nevada County, California, be and the same hereby is, withdrawn from entry, sale or other disposition and set aside for the Nevada or Colony tribe of Indians residing near Nevada City, California, namely:

The NE. ¼ of the SE. ¼ and Lot 6 of the SE. ¼ of the SE. ¼ of Section 2, Township 16 North, Range 8 East, Mt. Diablo Base and Meridian, containing 75.48 acres.

Provided that nothing herein shall affect any valid existing rights of any person or persons.

WOODROW WILSON

THE WHITE HOUSE, May 6, 1913.
(No. 1772.)



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