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Vol. 3—1938

Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana—Order of Restoration
Executive Order—Transfer of Jurisdiction Over Certain Lands From the Secretary of Agriculture to the      Secretary of the Interior
Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota—Order of Restoration
Chippewa Indian Reservations, Minnesota—Order of Restoration
Establishment of Roadless and Wild Areas on Indian Reservations
Executive Order—Transfer of Jurisdiction over Certain Lands From the Secretary of Agriculture to the      Secretary of the Interior
Fort Berthold Inidan Reservation, North Dakota—Order of Restoration
Port Gamble Band of Callam Indians, Reservation Proclamation
Boundaries of Wind River Mountain Roadless Area
Modifying Departmental Order by Restoring Undisposed-Of Opened Lands of Grand Portage      Reservation, Minnesota, to Chippewa Indians of Minnesota
Letter of Instructions Authorizing Assessments on Land in Non-Indian Ownership Under the Wapato      Indian Irrigation Project, Washington, for Repayment of the Construction Costs of that Project
Executive Order—Transfer of Jurisdiction Over Certain Lands from the Secretary of Agriculture to the      Secretary of the Interior
Executive Order—Extension of Trust Periods on Indian Lands Expiring During Calender Year 1939
Southern Ute Indian Reservation, Colorado—Order of Restoration
New Upper Sioux Indian Community in Minnesota—Reservation Proclamation
Proclamation Establishing Certain Lands in Nevada as an Indian Reservation
Shasta and Upper Klamath Indian Reservation, California
Land Acquired for use of St. Croix Chippewa Indians Proclaimed an Indian Reservation

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VOLUME 3—1938
January 12, 1938

Order of Restoration

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Whereas, under authority contained in the acts of Congress approved April 23, 1904 (33 Stat. 254), March 2, 1907 (34 Stat. 1230), and May 30, 1910 (36 Stat. 448), providing for the disposal by the United States of large areas of land within the boundaries of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, State of South Dakota, said areas were opened to settlement and entry under the general provisions of the homestead and townsite laws of the United States and of the said acts of Congress by Presidential proclamations of May 13, 1904

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(33 Stat. 2354), August 24, 1908 (35 Stat. 2203), and June 29, 1911 (37 Stat. 1691), respectively, and

Whereas, pursuant to authority contained in the act of March 2, 1907, supra, certain tracts of land within the opened portion of the reservation were set aside and reserved for the townsites of Wamblee, Witten, and Wewela, and

Whereas, there are now remaining undisposed of on the said opened portion of the Rosebud Reservation a number of tracts of surplus land, together with a large number of vacant lots within the above mentioned townsites which, while of little value for the original purpose of settlement and entry, upon thorough investigation have been found to be valuable to the Indians of the said reservation, and

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

Whereas, the Tribal Council, the Superintendent of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, 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), 1 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 Rosebud Indian Reservation, together with all unsold lots in the townsites of Wamblee, Witten, and Wewela, will be in the public interest, and the said lands are hereby restored to tribal ownership for the use and benefit of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of Indians of the Rosebud Indian Reservation in the State of South Dakota, 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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