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Chapter 24

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Chap. 24 Colville Indian Reservation, Wash. Mineral-land laws extended to.
Chap. 24 Location.
Chap. 24 Proviso. Land excepted.
    Ante, p. 441.

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Chapter 24
    Feb. 20, 1896. | 29 Stat., 9.
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An act to extend the mineral-land laws of the United States to lands embraced in the north half of the Colville Indian Reservation.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the mineral-land laws of the United States be, and are hereby, extended so as to apply to all lands embraced within the Colville Indian Reservation, namely: Beginning at a point on the eastern boundary line of the Colville Indian Reservation, where the township line between townships thirty-four and thirty-five north, of range thirty-seven east, of the Willamette meridian, if extended west would intersect the same, said point being in the middle of the channel of the Columbia River, and running thence west parallel with the forty-ninth parallel of latitude to the western boundary line of said Colville Indian Reservation in the Okanogan River, thence north following the said western boundary line to the said forty-ninth parallel of latitude, thence east along the said forty-ninth parallel of latitude to the northeast corner of the said Colville Indian Reservation, thence south following the eastern boundary of said reservation to the place of beginning: Provided, That the land used and occupied for school purposes at what is known as Tonasket School, on Bonapart Creek, and the site of the sawmill, gristmill, and other mill property on said reservation, is hereby reserved from the operation of this act, unless other lands are selected in lieu thereof as provided in section six of the act which became a law, without the approval of the President, July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, entitled “An act to provide for the opening of a part of the Colville Reservation in the State of Washington, and for other purposes.”

Approved, February 20, 1896.

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