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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])

Executive orders,   pp. 478-479 PDF (727.9 KB)


Page 478

EXECUTIVE ORDERS. 
NAVAHO RESERVATION, UTAH. 
WHITE HOUSE, March 10, 1905. 
It is hereby ordered that the following described lands situated in the State
of Utah, be 
and the same are hereby, withheld from sale and settlement and set apart
for Indian pur- 
poses, as an addition to the Navaho Indian reservation, viz: Beginning at
the mouth of 
Montezuma Creek (in Utah); running thence due east to the Colorado State
line; thence 
south along the Colorado State line to the San Juan River; thence down the
San Juan 
River to the place of beginning: Provided, That any tract or tracts within
the region of 
country described as aforesaid, which are settled upon or occupied, or to
which valid rights 
have attached under existing laws of the United States prior to the date
of this order, are 
hereby excluded from the reservation. 
THEODORE ROOSEVELT. 
CANCELLATION OF LANDS SET APART IN UATH. 
WHITE HousE, May 15, 1905. 
The Executive order of March 10, 1905, setting apart certain lands in Utah
as an addition 
to the Navaho Indian Reservation, is hereby cancelled, and in lieu thereof,
it is hereby 
ordered that the following-described lands situated in said State be, and
the same are 
hereby withheld from sale and entry and set apart for Indian purposes, as
an addition to 
the said Indian reservation, viz: Beginning at the corner to sections 25
and 30, 31 and 36, 
on the range line between ranges 23 and 24 east, in township 40 south, running
east on 
the north boundary of sections 31 to 36 inclusive, in townships 40 south,
ranges 24 and 25 
east, and sections 31 to 34 inclusive, township 40 south, range 26 east,
to the Colorado 
State line; thence south along the Colorado State line to the San Juan River;
thence down 
the San Juan River to the meander corner to fractional sections 31 and 36,
on the range 
line between ranges 23 and 24 east; thence north on said range line to the
place of begin- 
ning: Provided, That any tract or tracts within the region of country described
as aforesaid, 
which are settled upon or occupied, or to which valid rights have attached
under existing 
laws of the United States prior to the date of this order, are hereby excluded
from the 
reservation. 
T. ROOSEVELT. 
FORT SHAW SCHOOL RESERVATION, MONTANA. 
WAR DEPARTMENT, 
Washington, D. C., July 21, 1905. 
The PRESIDENT: 
The military reservation of Fort Shaw, Mont., declared by Executive order
of January 
11, 1870, and embracing an area of about 29,843 acres, has become useless
for military 
purposes. By order of the Secretary of War, dated April 25, 1892 (G. 0.,
No. 30, Hdqrs. 
of the Army, 1892), the military post of Fort Shaw, Mont., including the
entire reservation, 
were, under authority of the act of Congress, approved July 31, 1882 (22
Stats., 181), set 
aside for Indian school purposes and turned over to the custody and control
of the Secre- 
tary of the Interior "so long as it may not be required for military
occupation." 
By order of the Interior Department, dated July 6, 1893, 4,999.50 acres of
the land 
embraced within the military reservation, were reserved for the use of the
Fort Shaw 
Indian school; and by order of the Secretary of the Interior, dated July
6, 1905, there has 
been added from such lands to the school reserve, as made by said order of
July 6, 1893, 
a tract situated immediately west of the school reserve containing 4,364
acres, as described 
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