INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. I, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1902)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.


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PART III.—EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO INDIAN RESERVES.
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NEVADA

Carlin Farms Reserve.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, May 10, 1877.

It is hereby ordered that all that tract of country in the State of Nevada (known as the Carlin Farms), lying within the following boundaries, viz: Beginning at the quarter-section corner post on the west boundary of section 6, township 35 north, range 52 east, Mount Diablo meridian; thence south 62 degrees 56 minutes east 4,229 ½ feet, to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station B;” thence north 2 degrees 4 minutes east 1,982 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station C;” thence north 3 degrees 9 minutes west 2,122 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station D;” thence south 85 degrees 8 minutes west 3,000 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station E;” thence north 52 degrees 32 minutes west 4,046 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station F;” thence north 39 degrees 25 minutes west 1,200 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station G;” thence south 44 degrees 10 minutes west 2,200 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station H;” thence south 44 degrees 29 minutes east 2,663 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station I;” thence south 58 degrees 57 minutes east 2,535 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station K;” thence south 59 degrees 29 minutes east 878 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station A,” the place of beginning, containing 521.61 acres, be, and the same hereby is, withdrawn from sale or settlement, and set apart as a reservation for the Northwestern Shoshone Indians.

R. B. HAYES.


EXECUTIVE MANSION, January 16, 1879.

It is hereby ordered that the order of May 10, 1877, setting apart as a reservation for the Northwestern Shoshone Indians of Nevada the following-described lands (known as the Carlin Farms), viz: Beginning at the quarter-section corner post on the west boundary of section 6, township 35 north, range 52 east, Mount Diablo meridian; thence south 62 degrees 56 minutes east 4,229 ½ feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station B;” thence north 2 degrees 4 minutes east 1,928 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station C;” thence north 3 degrees 9 minutes west 2,122 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station D;” thence south 85 degrees 8 minutes west 3,000 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station E;” thence north 52 degrees 32 minutes west 4,046 feet to a post marked

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“U. S. I. R. station F;” thence north 39 degrees 25 minutes west 1,200 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station G;” thence south 44 degrees 10 minutes west 2,200 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station H;” thence south 44 degrees 29 minutes east 2,663 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station I;” thence south 58 degrees 57 minutes east 2,535 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station K;” thence south 59 degrees 29 minutes east 878 feet to a post marked “U. S. I. R. station A,” the place of beginning, be, and the same is hereby, canceled and the said lands are restored to their original status.

R. B. HAYES.


Duck Valley Reserve.
[Western Shoshone Agency; occupied by Paiute and Western Shoshoni; area, 488 square miles.]

EXECUTIVE MANSION, April 16, 1877.

It is hereby ordered that the following-described tract of country, situated partly in the Territory of Idaho and partly in the State of Nevada, be, and the same hereby is, withdrawn from the public domain, to wit: Commencing at the one hundredth mile-post of the survey of the north boundary of Nevada; thence due north to the intersection of the north boundary of township 16 south of Boisé base-line in Idaho; thence due west to a point due north of the one hundred and twentieth mile-post of said survey of the north boundary of Nevada; thence due south to the ninth standard parallel north of the Mount Diablo base-line in Nevada; thence due east to a point due south of the place of beginning; thence north to the place of beginning. And the above-named tract of land is hereby set apart as a reservation for the Western Shoshone Indians, subject to such modifications of boundary as a location of limits shall determine.

R. B. HAYES.


EXECUTIVE MANSION, May 4, 1886.

It is hereby ordered that the following-described lands in the Territory of Idaho, viz: Township 15 south, ranges 1, 2, and 3, east of the Boisé meridian, be, and the same are hereby, withdrawn from sale and settlement and set apart as an addition to the Duck Valley Reservation, for the use and occupation of the Paddy Caps band of Pi-Utes and such other Indians as the Secretary of the Interior may see fit to settle thereon: Provided, however, That any tract or tracts of land within said townships, the title to which has passed out of the United States, or to which valid homestead or pre-emption rights have attached under the laws of the United States, prior to this date, are hereby excluded from the operations of this order.

GROVER CLEVELAND.


Moapa River Reserve.
[Formerly called Muddy Valley Reserve. Nevada Agency; occupied by Chemehuevi, Kaibab, Pawipit, Paiute, and Shivwits; area, 1 ½ square miles; act of March 13, 1875 (18 Stat., 445).]

EXECUTIVE MANSION, March 12, 1873.

Agreeably to the recommendation contained in the foregoing letter of the Secretary of the Interior of this day, the following-described lands in the southeastern part of Nevada are hereby set apart for the use of the Indians in that locality: Commencing at a point on the north bank of the Colorado River where the eastern line of Nevada strikes the same; running thence due north with said eastern line to a point

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far enough north from which a line running due west will pass one mile north of Muddy Springs; running due west from said point to the one hundredth and fifteenth meridian of west longitude; thence south with said meridian to a point due west from the place of beginning; thence due east to the west bank of the Colorado River; thence following the west and north bank of the same to the place of beginning.

U. S. GRANT.


EXECUTIVE MANSION, February 12, 1874.

In lieu of an Executive order dated the 12th of March last, setting apart certain lands in Nevada as a reservation for the Indians of that locality, which order is hereby canceled, it is hereby ordered that there be withdrawn from sale or other disposition, and set apart for the use of the Pah-Ute and such other Indians as the Department may see fit to locate thereon, the tract of country bounded and described as follows, viz:

Beginning at a point in the middle of the main channel of the Colorado River of the West, 8 miles east of the one hundred and fourteenth degree of west longitude; thence due north to the thirty-seventh degree of north latitude; thence west with said parallel to a point 20 miles west of the one hundred and fifteenth degree of west longitude; thence due south 35 miles; thence due east 36 miles; thence due south to the middle of the main channel of the Colorado River of the West; thence up the middle of the main channel of said river to the place of beginning.

U. S. GRANT.


DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS,
Washington, D. C., June 28, 1875.

SIR:     By the terms of an act of Congress entitled “An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for the year ending June 30, 1876, and for other purposes,” approved March 3, 1875, the Pai-Ute Reservation in southeastern Nevada is reduced to “one thousand acres, to be selected by the Secretary of the Interior, in such manner as not to include the claim of any settler or miner.”

I have the honor to submit herewith a report from William Vandever, United States Indian inspector, dated San Francisco, Cal., June 12, 1875, under office instructions of 26th of March last, submitting a report of the selection of the 1,000 acres (to which the Pai-Ute Reservation in southeast Nevada was reduced) made by Messrs. Bateman and Barnes, United States Indian agents in Nevada, under his instructions of April 12, 1875, which selection having met his approval, he forwards, with the recommendation that the following metes and bounds be established and proclaimed by Executive order as the boundaries of the Pai-Ute Reservation in southeastern Nevada, as contemplated by said act of Congress, viz:

Commencing at a stone set in the ground, extending 3 feet above, whereon is cut “U. S. No. 1,” which stone marks the northeast corner of the reservation, standing on a small hill known as West Point, and set 18 feet in a northeasterly direction from the corner of a building designated as the office and medical depository located on said reservation and running thence north 60 degrees west 80 chains to a stone upon which is cut “U. S. No. 2;” thence north 70 degrees west 97 chains to a stone upon which is cut “U. S. No. 3;” thence south

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56 chains and 50 links to a monument of stones on the top of a hill; thence south 70 degrees east 97 chains to a monument of stones at the base of a hill; thence south 60 degrees east 80 chains to a stone set in the ground rising 2 feet above, upon which is cut “U. S., S. E. corner;” thence north 56 chains and 50 links to place of beginning.

The act in question provides that the reservation shall not include any claim of settler or miner, yet the lands described above include the claim of Volney Rector. Inasmuch, however, as Inspector Vandever reports the improvements of Mr. Rector to be just what are required for the agency, and that Mr. Rector has relinquished the possession thereof to the United States for $1,800, the appraised value of two years ago, made by Commissioners Ingalls and Powell, I deem the law to have been complied with, and therefore submit the selection herein made for your approval, with the suggestion, if approved by you, that the lands herein selected be set apart for the Pai-Ute Indians.

The return of the letter of Inspector Vandever is herewith requested, with your directions in the premises.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
H. R. CLUM, Acting Commissioner.

The Hon. SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
Washington, D. C., July 3, 1875.

SIR:     I return the report of William Vandever, United States Indian inspector, which accompanied your communication of the 28th ultimo, in which are defined the boundaries of the Pai-Ute Reservation in southeastern Nevada, embracing 1,000 acres, to which are said reserve was by act of March 3, 1875, declared to be reduced; the land to be selected by the Secretary of the Interior.

The selection of the tract of country described in the report of Inspector Vandever is approved, and hereby set apart as a reservation for the Pai-Ute Indians.

Very respectfully,
C. DELANO, Secretary.

The COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS.


Pyramid Lake, or Truckee Reserve.
[In Nevada Agency; occupied by Paiute; area, 503 ¼ square miles.]

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
Office of Indian Affairs, November 29, 1859.

SIR:     My attention has been called, by a letter of the 25th inst. from F. Dodge, esq., agent for the Indians in Utah Territory, now in this city, to the consideration of the propriety and necessity for reserving from sale and settlement, for Indian use, a tract of land in the northern portion of the valley of the Truckee River, including Pyramid Lake, and a tract in the northeastern part of the valley of Walker’s River, including Walker’s Lake, as indicated by the red coloring upon the inclosed map, and, fully concurring in the suggestion of Agent Dodge respecting this subject, I have to request that you will direct the surveyor-general of Utah Territory to respect said reservations upon the plats of survey when the public surveys shall have been extended over that part of the Territory, and in the mean time that the proper local land officers may be instructed to respect the reservations upon the books of their offices when such offices shall have been established.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. B. GREENWOOD, Commissioner.

Hon. SAMUEL A. SMITH,
      Commissioner General Land Office.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
Washington, D. C., March 21, 1874.

SIR:     I have the honor to present herewith a communication, dated the 20th instant, from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, together with the accompanying map, showing the survey made by Eugene Monroe, in January, 1865, of the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation in Nevada, and respectfully recommend that the President issue an order, withdrawing from sale or other disposition, and setting apart said reservation or tract of country for the use and occupation of Pah-Ute and other Indians now occupying the same.

The form of order necessary in the premises is engrossed on the inclosed map.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. DELANO, Secretary.

The PRESIDENT.

Executive MANSION, March 23, 1874.

It is hereby ordered that the tract of country known and occupied as the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation in Nevada, as surveyed by Eugene Monroe, in January, 1865, and indicated by red lines, according to the courses and distances given in tabular form on accompanying diagrams, be withdrawn from sale or other disposition, and set apart for the Pah-Ute and other Indians residing thereon.

U. S. GRANT.


Walker River Reserve.
[See Pyramid Lake Reserve. Nevada Agency; area, 498 ¼ square miles; occupied by Paiute.]

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
Washington, March 18, 1874.

SIR:     I have the honor to present herewith a communication dated the 17th instant from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, together with the accompanying map showing the survey made by Eugene Monroe in December, 1864, of the Walker River Reservation in Nevada, and respectfully recommend that the President issue an order withdrawing from sale or other disposition and setting apart said reservation or tract of country for the use and occupation of the Pah-Ute Indians located thereon.

The form of order necessary in the premises is engrossed on the inclosed map.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. DELANO, Secretary.

The PRESIDENT.

Executive MANSION, March 19, 1874.

It is hereby ordered that the reservation situated on Walker River, Nevada, as surveyed by Eugene Monroe, December, 1864, and indicated by red lines on the above diagram in accordance with the fifteen courses and distances thereon given, be withdrawn from public sale or other disposition and set apart for the use of the Pah-Ute Indians residing thereon.

U. S. GRANT.


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