Washington : Government Printing Office
Whereas, the act of Congress approved June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984) provides in part as:
The Secretary of the Interior, if he shall find it to be in the public interest, is hereby authorized to restore to tribal ownership the remaining surplus lands of any Indian reservation heretofore opened, or authorized to be opened, to sale, or any other form of disposal by presidential proclamation, or by any of the public-land laws of the United States: Provided, however, That valid rights or claims of any persons to any lands so withdrawn existing on the date of the withdrawal shall not be affected by this act: ***,
Whereas, Lot 3, Section 15, Township 5 South, Range 10 West, and Lot 6, Section 4, Township 5 South, Range 13 West, I. M. Oklahoma, remain undisposed of and while the surface of said lots are submerged under the waters of Red River they have a potential value for minerals, and
Whereas, the Tribal Business Committee, the Superintendent of the Kiowa Agency and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs have recommended the restoration to tribal ownership of the lands above described.
Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by section 3 of the act of June 18, 1934, I hereby find that restoration of tribal ownership of the lands herein described will be in the public interest and said lands are hereby restored to tribal ownership for the use and benefit of the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Tribe and are added to and made a part of the existing Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Reservation, subject to any valid existing rights.
C. GIRARD DAVIDSON,
Assistant Secretary of the Interior.