Washington : Government Printing Office
Pursuant to authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by section 2 of the act of May 1, 1936, 49 Stat. 1250 (U.S.C., title 48, sec. 358a), there is hereby designated as an Indian Reservation for the use and occupancy of the native inhabitants of the native village of Akutan and vicinity, Alaska, the following described area:
All of Akun Island and the water area adjacent hereto and extending 3,000 feet from the shore line and that part of Akutan Island described by metes and bounds as follows: Beginning at a point on the north shore of Akutan Harbor about one mile west of Akutan village in latitude 54°8'12" N., longitude 165°48'0" W.; thence along the shore of Akutan Harbor and Akutan Bay, easterly, northeasterly, and northwesterly to a point on the north shore of Akutan Island in longitude 165°48'0" W., thence due south to the place of beginning.
The areas described, including land and water, aggregate 72,000 acres.
This order shall be subject to any valid existing rights or claims acquired prior to the date hereof and shall become effective only upon its approval by a majority vote of the natives residing in the above-described area, voting in the manner prescribed by the said section 2 of the act of May 1, 1936, supra.
Done in the City of Washington, D.C., this 20th day of May 1943.
OSCAR L. CHAPMAN,
Assistant Secretary of the Interior.