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Vol. 3—1938

Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana—Order of Restoration
Executive Order—Transfer of Jurisdiction Over Certain Lands From the Secretary of Agriculture to the      Secretary of the Interior
Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota—Order of Restoration
Chippewa Indian Reservations, Minnesota—Order of Restoration
Establishment of Roadless and Wild Areas on Indian Reservations
Executive Order—Transfer of Jurisdiction over Certain Lands From the Secretary of Agriculture to the      Secretary of the Interior
Fort Berthold Inidan Reservation, North Dakota—Order of Restoration
Port Gamble Band of Callam Indians, Reservation Proclamation
Boundaries of Wind River Mountain Roadless Area
Modifying Departmental Order by Restoring Undisposed-Of Opened Lands of Grand Portage      Reservation, Minnesota, to Chippewa Indians of Minnesota
Letter of Instructions Authorizing Assessments on Land in Non-Indian Ownership Under the Wapato      Indian Irrigation Project, Washington, for Repayment of the Construction Costs of that Project
Executive Order—Transfer of Jurisdiction Over Certain Lands from the Secretary of Agriculture to the      Secretary of the Interior
Executive Order—Extension of Trust Periods on Indian Lands Expiring During Calender Year 1939
Southern Ute Indian Reservation, Colorado—Order of Restoration
New Upper Sioux Indian Community in Minnesota—Reservation Proclamation
Proclamation Establishing Certain Lands in Nevada as an Indian Reservation
Shasta and Upper Klamath Indian Reservation, California
Land Acquired for use of St. Croix Chippewa Indians Proclaimed an Indian Reservation

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VOLUME 3—1938
February 23, 1938 | [Order No. 486]

Order of Restoration

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Whereas under authority contained in the Act of Congress approved January 14, 1889 (25 Stat. L., 642), agreements were entered into with the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota, providing for the cession to the United States of all lands within the Bois Fort (Nett Lake), Fond du Lac, White Oak Point, Leech Lake, Cass Lake, Chippewa of the Mississippi, Winnibigoshish, and the White Earth Indian Reservations, all in the State of Minnesota, and such ceded lands of these reservations were opened to sale and entry under the homestead laws, the proceeds of such sale and entry to be placed to the credit of the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota, and Whereas there is now remaining undisposed of within the said ceded areas, approximately 29,000 acres of land, which is of little or no value for its original purpose of entry and settlement, but which will be of value to the Indians if restored to tribal ownership, and where practicable, consolidated by exchanges with other land owners, and

Whereas the Tribal Executive Committee of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, the General Council of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, the Superintendents in charge of the Consolidated Chippewa and Red Lake Agencies and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs have recommended the restoration to tribal ownership of all undisposed-of lands included within the reservation cessions made under the said Act of January 14, 1889, supra, of lands within the reservations named above;

Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by section 3 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. L., 984), I hereby find that restoration to tribal ownership of all lands which are now, or may hereafter be, classified as undisposed-of opened lands of the reservations named herein, ceded by the Indians under the Act of January 14, 1889, supra, will be in the public interest, and the said lands are hereby restored to tribal ownership for the use and benefit of the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota, subject to any valid existing rights.

Secretary of the Interior.

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