Vol. VII, Laws     (Compiled from February 10, 1939 to January 13, 1971)

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Vol. 1—1936

Order Revoking the Order of September 20, 1919, and all Subsequent Orders Opening Unallotted Indian      Lands to Exploration, Location, and Lease for Mining Purposes
Order of Restoration— Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota
Order Opening Unallotted Hoopa Valley Indian Lands to Mineral Entry
Executive Order— Amendment of Executive Order of January 17, 1873, Relating to the Holding of State      or Local Offices by Federal Officers and Employees
Order of Restoration— Flathead Reservation, Montana
Executive Order—Amendment of Subdivision I, Schedule B, Civil Service Rules
Proclamation—Flandreau Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Order of Restoration—Standing Rock Reservation, North and South Dakota
Executive Order—Exxtending Certain Periods of Trust on Indian Lands
An Order Adding Certain Public Domain Lands to the Walker River Indian Reservation, Nevada

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VOLUME 1—1936
September 19, 1936

Standing Rock Reservation, North and South Dakota

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Whereas, under authority contained in the Acts of Congress approved May 29, 1908 (35 Stat. 460), and February 14, 1913 (37 Stat. 675), all non-mineral, unallotted, and unreserved lands within the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the States of North and South Dakota, were opened to settlement and entry, to be disposed of under the general provisions of the homestead laws of the United States and the said acts of Congress, by presidential proclamations of August 19, 1909 (36 Stat. 2500) and March 18, 1915 (39 Stat. 1721), respectively, and

Whereas, there are now remaining undisposed of within the Standing Rock Indian Reservation a number of tracts of said lands which, while of little value for

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the original purpose of settlement and entry, upon thorough investigation have been found to be valuable to the Indians of said reservation, and

Whereas, by relinquishment and cancellation of homestead entries a small additional area of similar lands may be included within the class of undisposed of surplus lands, and,

Whereas, the Tribal Council, the Superintendent of the Standing Rock Agency, and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs have recommended restoration to tribal ownership of all such undisposed of lands in the said reservation,

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. 984), I hereby find that restoration to tribal ownership of all lands which are now, or may hereafter be, classified as undisposed of surplus opened lands of the Standing Rock Reservation, North and South Dakota, will be in the public interest, and the said lands are hereby restored to tribal ownership for the use and benefit of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of Indians, and are added to and made a part of the existing reservation, subject to any valid existing rights.

Secretary of the Interior.

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