Vol. IV, Laws     (Compiled to March 4, 1927)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.

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Chapter 315
August 11, 1916. | [S. 2500.] 39 Stat, 504.

An Act Authorizing the adjustment of rights of settlers on a part of the Navajo Indian Reservation in the State of Arizona.

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Chap. 315 Navajo Indian Reservation, Ariz. Prior homestead entries allowed on lands withdrawn for.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all lands which were occupied by settlers or persons who were entitled to male entries thereof, and submit final proof under the provisions of the general homestead law of the United States prior to the hereinafter mentioned Executive order and upon the making and approval of the public surveys of such lands, said Executive order being of date January eighth, nineteen hundred, and withdrawing from sale and settlement a tract of country lying west of the Navajo and Moqui Reservations in Arizona, and which lands were included in the said Executive order, are hereby excepted from the operations thereof, and such settlers are hereby granted authority at any time within ninety days from the approval hereof to make homestead entry of not to exceed one hundred and sixty acres of such land, and submit final proof of the existence of their rights at the date of such Executive order of extension, and patents therefor shall issue upon payment to the United States of the legal fees and purchase price.

Approved, August 11, 1916.

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