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PART II
PROCLAMATIONS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
No. 1945  | No. 2022 | No. 2036 | No. 2232

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No. 1945
April 1, 1931  | 47 Stat., 2448

CANYON DE CHELLY NATIONAL MONUMENT—ARIZONA

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No. 1945 Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Ariz. Preamble. Statutory authorization.
46 Stat., 1161. Ante, 229, 327.
No. 1945 Approval by Navajo Indian Council.
No. 1945 National monument established.
No. 1945 Description
No. 1945 Warning against unauthorized acts.
No. 1945 Supervision.

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS Congress by act of February 14, 1931 (Public, No. 667--71st Cong.), entitled "An act to authorize the President of the United States to establish the Canyon De Chelly National Monument within the Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona," authorized the President of the United States, with the consent of the Tribal Council of the Navajo Tribe of Indians, to establish the said Canyon De Chelly National Monument by Executive proclamation;

WHEREAS the Navajo Tribal Council Assembly at Fort Wingate, N. Mex., on July 8, 1930, adopted a resolution approving the establishment of the Canyon De Chelly National Monument; and

WHEREAS It appears that the public interest would be promoted by including the lands hereinafter described within a national monument for the preservation of a great number of cliff dwellings and for their archaeological interest;

Now, THEREFORE, I, HERBERT HOOVER, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the said act of Congress approved February 14, 1931, do hereby proclaim and establish the Canyon De Chelly National Monument and that the following described lands in Arizona be, and the same are hereby, included within the said national monument:

NAVAJO MERIDIAN

Unsurveyed T. 4 N., R. 7 W., N. ½ sec. 5 and NE. ¼ sec. 6;

Unsurveyed T. 5 N., R. 7 W., S. ½ sec. 15, sec. 19, S. ½ sec. 20, secs. 21, 22, S. ½ sec. 23, N. ½ sec. 26, N. ½ sec. 27, N. ½ sec. 28, secs. 29 to 32 inclusive;

Unsurveyed T. 3 N., R. 8 W., sec. 4 and E. ½ sec. 5;

Unsurveyed T. 4 N., R. 8 W., secs. 6, 7, SW. ¼ sec. 17, secs. 18, 19, S. ½, NW. ¼ sec. 20, secs. 29, 30, N. ½ sec. 31, secs. 32 and 33;

Unsurveyed T. 5 N., R. 8 W., secs. 7, 13, S. ½ sec. 14, S. ½ sec. 15, S. ½, NW. ¼ sec. 16, secs. 17 to 24 inclusive, N. ½ sec. 25, N. ½ sec. 26, sec. 27, N. ½, SE. ¼ sec. 28, N ½ sec. 29, N. ½ sec. 30, and SW.¼ sec. 31;

Unsurveyed T. 6 N., R. 8 W., N. ½ sec. 3, secs. 4 to 8 inclusive, W. ½ sec. 18, and NW. ¼ sec. 19;

Unsurveyed T. 7 N., R. 8 W., S. ½ sec. 33, sec. 34, and W. ½ sec. 35;

Unsurveyed T. 4 N., R. 9 W., secs. 1, 2, 3, E. ½ sec. 4, N. ½ sec. 10, N. ½ sec. 11, secs. 12, 13, E. ½ sec. 24, and E. ½ sec. 25;

Unsurveyed T. 5 N., R. 9 W., secs. 4 to 31 inclusive, E. ½ sec. 33, secs. 34, 35, and 36;

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Surveyed T. 6 N., R. 9 W., secs. 1, 2, 3, secs. 10 to 15 inclusive, secs. 21, 22, 23, N. ½ sec. 24, N. ½ sec. 26, secs. 27, 28, 29, SE. ¼ sec. 30, and secs. 31 to 34 inclusive;

Surveyed T. 5 N., R. 10 W., secs. 1 to 18 inclusive, N. ½ sec. 22, secs. 23, 24, 25, N. ½ sec. 26, and N. ½ sec. 36;

Surveyed T. 6 N., R. 10 W., E. ½ sec. 34, sec. 35, and S. ½ sec. 36, containing approximately 83,840 acres.

Warning is hereby expressly given to all unauthorized persons not to appropriate, injure, destroy, or remove any feature of this monument and not to locate or settle upon any of the lands thereof.

The Director of the National Park Service, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, shall have the supervision, management, and control of this monument as provided in the act of Congress entitled "An act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes," approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535), and acts additional thereto or amendatory thereof.

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 1" day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-one, and of the [SEAL] Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifty-fifth.

HERBERT HOOVER

By the President:
WILBUR J CARR
Acting Secretary of State.


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