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 villages of Venetie, Arctic Village, Christian Village, and Robert's Fish Camp (Kachick) and vicinity, Alaska, the following area:
Beginning at the center of the upper mouth of the Chandalar River at the point where it enters the main channel of the Yukon River (known locally as Venetie Landing) and following the center of the main channel meanders of the Chandalar River in a general northwesterly direction to the mouth of East Fork of the Chandalar River; thence following center of the channel meanders of the East Fork in a general north and east direction to the intersection of East Fork with Tritt Creek (known locally as Vunye-cho-jik); thence east and north following mid-channel meanders of Tritt Creek to its intersection with 145°30' West longitude (a point approximately 12 miles east and 2 miles north of Arctic Village); thence due south following 145°30' West Longitude to intersection with Otter Creek (a point approximately 6 miles northeast of Simon's Cabin); thence west and south to Christian River; thence in general southerly direction following midstream meanders of Christian River to point of intersection with Cutoff Slough; thence south and east to back Yukon Slough; thence west to main channel of Yukon River; thence following northern bank downstream in westerly direction to Venetie Landing and point of beginning.
The area described aggregates 1,408,000 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.