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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the commissioner of Indian affairs, for the year 1905
Part I ([1905])

Proclamations,   pp. 472-477 PDF (2.7 MB)


Page 472

PROCLAMATIONS. 
RESTORATION     OF CAPITAN     GRANDE    MISSION    LANDS IN    CALIFORNIA.
PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 
Whereas, by Executive order dated December 27, 1875, sections 5 and 6, township
15 
south, range 2 east, San Bernardino meridian, California, were with certain
other tracts of 
land withdrawn from thepublic domain and reserved for the use of the Capitan
Grande 
Band or Village of Mission Indians; and 
Whereas, the commission appointed under the provisions of the act of Congress
approved 
January 12, 1891, entitled "An act for the relief of the Mission Indians
in the State of Cali- 
fornia," (U. S. Statutes at Large, vol. 26, p. 712) selected for the
said Capitan Grande band 
or village of Indians certain tracts of land and intentionally omitted and
excluded from 
such selection the said sections 5 and 6, township 15 south, range 2 east;
and 
Whereas, the report and recommendations of the said commission were approved
by 
Executive order dated December 29, 1891, which order also directed that "All
of the lands 
mentioned in said report are hereby withdrawn from settlement and entry until
patents 
shall have issued for said selected reservations, and until the recommendations
of said 
commission shall be fully executed, and, by the proclamation of the President
of the United 
States, the lands or any part thereof shall be restored to the public domain;"
and 
Whereas a patent was issued March 10, 1894, to the said Indians for the lands
selected 
by the commission as aforesaid and which patent also excluded the said sections
5 and 6, 
township 15 south, range 2 east; and 
Whereas it appears that on the 10th day of March, 1895, Joseph J. Henderson
entered 
upon the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter, section 5, township
15 south, range 2 
east, San Bernardino meridian, for the purpose of taking the land under the
homestead 
law, and can not make the requisite filings on the land occupied by him until
it shall have 
been formally restored to the public domain, and that no good reason appears
to exist for 
the further reservation of said sections 5 and 6, for the said band of Indians:
Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, by
virtue of the 
power in me vested, do hereby declare and make known that Executive orders
dated De- 
cember 27, 1875, and December 29, 1891, are so far modified as to except
from their pro- 
visions sections 5 and 6, of township 15 south, range 2 east, San Bernardino
meridian, and 
the said sections are hereby restored to the public domain. 
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 15th day of May in the year of our Lord,
one thou- 
sand nine hundred and five, and of the Independence of the United States
the 
[SEAL.] one hundred and twenty-ninth. 
T. ROOSEVELT. 
By the President: 
FRANCIS B. LOOMIS, 
Acting Secretary of State. 
OPENING OF UINTAH        RESERVATION     LANDS IN UTAH. 
PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 
Whereas it was provided by the act of Congress, approved May 27, A. D., 1902
(32 Stat., 
263), among other things, that on October first, 1903, the unallotted lands
in the Uintah 
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