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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
September 14, 1938

Order of Restoration

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Whereas, pursuant to the provisions of the Act of February 20, 1895 (28 Stat. L., 677), the Southern Ute Band of Indians in Colorado ceded to the United States a large area of their reservation in the State of Colorado established expressly for their benefit under the treaty of June 15, 1880 (21 Stat. L., 199), and

Whereas, There is now remaining undisposed of within the said ceded area approximately 200,000 acres of such ceded land, most of which is urgently required as grazing land for the use of the Southern Ute Band of Indians, and which has been found to be primarily of value for Indian purposes as an addition to the existing Southern Ute Indian Reservation, and

Whereas, by relinquishment and cancellation of homestead entries within this area a limited additional acreage of land of similar character may later be included within this class of undisposed-of ceded land, and

Whereas, the Tribal Council, the Superintendent of the Consolidated Ute Indian Agency, and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs have recommended restoration to tribal ownership of all such undisposed-of ceded land within the following described boundaries:

Townships 32, 33 and 34 North, Ranges 1 ½ to 13 West, inclusive, of the N. M. P. M., in Colorado, being that area lying between the north boundary of the old Southern Ute Reservation and the south boundary of the State of Colorado and extending west from the 107th Meridian to the east boundary of the present Southern Ute 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. L., 984), I hereby find that restoration to tribal ownership of all land which is now, or may hereafter be, classified as undisposed-of ceded Ute Indian land lying within the above described boundaries in Colorado, will be in the public interest, and the said land is hereby restored to tribal ownership for the use and benefit of the Southern Ute Tribe of Indians of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Colorado, and is added to and made a part of the existing Southern Ute Reservation, subject to any valid existing rights.

Acting Secretary of the Interior.

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