Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.
Whereas a proclamation was issued February 10, 1890, by the President, making known and proclaiming the acceptance of the Sioux act approved March 2, 1889 (25 Stats., 888), by the different bands of the Sioux Nation of Indians, and the consent thereto by them as required by the said act:
And whereas the proclamation contains the following clause:
And whereas a proclamation was issued February 7, 1903, by the President, declaring said lands subject to disposal under the provisions of the said act, except 160 acres of land reserved and set apart for the use of St. Johns Mission School.
And whereas due notice has been received that the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society no longer desires the use of the lands set apart for the St. Johns Mission School by the Secretary of the Interior, and excepted from disposal in the proclamation of February 7, 1903, as aforesaid, said lands being described as follows:
Beginning at the northwest corner of sec. 29, T. 9 N., R. 29 E., at a stake and four witness holes, and running east 40 chains to a stake and stones, near the west bank of the Missouri River; thence south along said river to the center of said section, 40 chains; thence west 40 chains to a stake and two witness holes; thence north 40 chains to the place of beginning, and containing 160 acres, more or less.
Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested, do declare the said tract of land subject to disposal under the provisions of said act.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this 30th day of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and four, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT. [SEAL.]
By the President:
Secretary of State.
It is hereby ordered that the following described tracts in Tripp County, South Dakota, namely: Lot 5, containing 14.82 acres, and Lot 6, containing 17.58 acres, in Section 23, Township 103 N., R. 75 W., 5th principal meridian in South Dakota,
be, and they are hereby, reserved from settlement, entry, sale or other disposition, and set aside for Indian school and administrative purposes; subject to any prior valid rights of any persons.
WM H TAFT
THE WHITE HOUSE, July 6, 1912.