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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SOUTH DAKOTA.

DISPOSAL OF SIOUX LANDS.
A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT.

Whereas a proclamation was issued February 10, 1890, by the President, making known and proclaiming the acceptance of the Sioux act approved March 2, 1889 (25 Stats., 888), by the different bands of the Sioux Nation of Indians, and the consent thereto by them as required by the said act:

And whereas the proclamation contains the following clause:

That there is also reserved as aforesaid the following tract within which the Cheyenne River Agency school and certain other buildings are located, to wit: Commencing at a point in the center of the main channel in the Missouri River opposite Deep Creek, about 3 miles south of the Cheyenne River; thence due west 5½ miles; thence due north to the Cheyenne River; thence down said river to the center of the main channel thereof to a point in the center of the Missouri River due east or opposite the mouth of said Cheyenne River; thence down the center of the main channel of the Missouri River to the place of beginning.

And whereas a proclamation was issued February 7, 1903, by the President, declaring said lands subject to disposal under the provisions of the said act, except 160 acres of land reserved and set apart for the use of St. John’s Mission School.

And whereas due notice has been received that the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society no longer desires the use of the lands set apart for the St. John’s Mission School by the Secretary of the Interior, and excepted from disposal in the proclamation of February 7, 1903, as aforesaid, said lands being described as follows:

Beginning at the northwest corner of sec. 29, T. 9 N., R. 29 E., at a stake and four witness holes, and running east 40 chains to a stake and stones, near the west bank of the Missouri River; thence south along said river to the center of said section, 40 chains; thence west 40 chains to a stake and two witness holes; thence north 40 chains to the place of beginning, and containing 160 acres, more or less.

Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested, do declare the said tract of land subject to disposal under the provisions of said act.

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 30th day of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and four, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT. [SEAL.]

By the President:
      JOHN HAY
          Secretary of State.


It is hereby ordered that the following described tracts in Tripp County, South Dakota, namely: Lot 5, containing 14.82 acres, and Lot 6, containing 17.58 acres, in Section 23, Township 103 N., R. 75 W., 5th principal meridian in South Dakota,

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be, and they are hereby, reserved from settlement, entry, sale or other disposition, and set aside for Indian school and administrative purposes; subject to any prior valid rights of any persons.

WM H TAFT

THE WHITE HOUSE, July 6, 1912.
(No. 1558.)



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