Washington : Government Printing Office
Whereas, by Order of the Department of the Interior of February 28, 1910, as amended April 19, 1910, issued pursuant to authority contained in the Act of Congress approved June 21, 1906 (34 Stat. L., 354), the townsite of Blue Bay, among others, was established within the Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana, and
Whereas, there has never been a demand for town lots in the area reserved for the said townsite, and it has never been surveyed into lots and blocks and offered for sale, and it has long been apparent that there is actually no need for, or any advantage in retaining the said townsite, and
Whereas, the Tribal Council, the Superintendent of the Flathead Agency, and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs have recommended restoration to tribal ownership of the lands reserved for the townsite above named,
Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Sections 3 and 7 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. L., 984), I hereby find that restoration to tribal ownership of the lands originally reserved and set aside for the townsite of Blue Bay, on the Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana, will be in the public interest, and the said lands Ore hereby restored to tribal ownership for the use and benefit of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation, and are added to and made a part of the existing reservation, subject to any valid existing rights.
HAROLD L. ICKES,
Secretary of the Interior.