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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the commissioner of Indian affairs, for the year 1884
([1884])

Executive orders establishing, restoring, or defining existing Indian reservations, including certain military and industrial school reservations, not heretofore published,   pp. 252-255 PDF (1.9 MB)


Page 252

252  EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO INDIAN RESERVES. 
EXECUTIVE ORDERS ESTABLISHING, RESTORING, OR DEFINING EXIST 
ING INDIAN RESERVATIONS, INCLUDING CERTAIN MILITARY AND IN- 
DUSTRIAL SCHOOL RESERVATIONS, NOT HERETOFORE PUBLISHED. 
ARIZONA. 
Gila River Reserve. 
EXECUTIVE MANSION, November15, 1883. 
It is hereby ordered that the tract of country in the Territory of Arizona
embraced 
within the following-described boundaries, which covers and adds to the present
res- 
ervation as set apart by act of Congress approved February 28, 1859 (11 Stats.
401), 
and Executive orders dated August 31, 1876, June 14, 1879, and May 5, 1882,
viz: 
beginning at a point in the middle of Salt River 4 miles east from the intersection
of 
said river with the Gila River, being the northeast corner of the Executive
addition 
of June 14, 1879; thence southeasterly along the boundary line of said Executive
ad- 
dition to the township line between townships 1 and 2 south, range 2 east
of the Gila 
and Salt River meridian; thence east on the township lines between townships
1 and 
2 south to the northeast corner of township 2 south, range 4 east; thence
south on 
the range line between ranges 4 and 5 east to the southeast corner of township
2 
south, range 4 east; thence east on the township lines between townships
2 and 3 
south to the nprtheast corner of township 3 south, range 6 east ; thence
south on the 
range line between ranges 6 and 7 east to the southeast corner of township
3 south, 
range 6 east; thence east on the township lines between townships 3 and 4
south to the 
quarter-section corner on the north boundary of section 3, township 4 south,
range 8 
east; thence south through the middle of sections 3, 10, 15, 22, 27,and 34,
in town- 
ship 4 south, range 8 east, and secLiou 3, in township 5 south, range 8 east,
to the 
northeast corner of the present reservation as established by Executive order
dated 
August 31, 1876, being the northeast corner of the southwest quarter of section
3, 
township 5 south, range 8 east; thence following the boundary line of said
reserva- 
tion southwest and north to the northeast corner of section 2, township 5
south, 
range 7 east; thence south on the section lines to the sf)utheast corner
of section 11, 
in township 5 south, range 7 east; thence west on the section lines through
ranges 7, 
6, and 5 east to the southwest corner of section 7, township 5 south, range
5 east; 
thence north on the range line betw3en ranges 4 and 5 east to the northwest
corner 
of section 18, township 4 south, range 5 east; thence west on the section
lines through 
ranges 4, 3, and 2 ekst to the southwest corner of section 7, township 4
south, range 
2 east; thence north on the range line between ranges 1 and 2 east to the
northwest 
corner of section 19, in township 2 south, range 2 east; thence west on the
section 
lines through range 1 east to the southwest corner of section 18, township
2 south, 
range 1 east, on the Gila and Salt River meridian; thence north on the Gila
and Salt 
River meridian to a point in the Gila River opposite the middle of the mouth
of Salt 
River; thence up the middle of Salt River to the place of beginning, as approxi-
mately represented on the accompanying diagram, be, and the same is hereby,
with- 
drawn from sale and settlement and set apart for the use and occupancy of
the Pima 
and Naricopa Indians: Provided, however, That any tract or tracts of land
included 
within the foregoing-described boundaries the title of which has passed out
of the 
United States Government, or to which valid homestead or pre-emption rights
have 
attached under the laws of the United States prior to the date of this order,
are 
hereby excluded from the reservation hereby made. 
CHESTER A. ARTHUR. 
Navajo Reserre. 
EXECUTIVE MANSION, 
Washington, D. C., lay 17, 1884. 
It is hereby ordered that the following-described lands in the Territories
of Arizona 
and Utah be, and the same are, withheld from sale and settlement and set
apart as a 
reservation for Indian purposes, viz: 
Beginning on the 110th degree of west longitude at 36 degrees and 30 minutes
north 
latitude (the same being the northeast corner of the Moqui Indian Reservation);
thence due west to the 111th degree 30 minutes west longitude; thence due
north to 
the middle of the channel of the Colorado River; thence up and along the
middle of 
thechannel of said river to its intersection with the San Juan River; thence
up and 
along the middle channel of San Juan River to west boundary of Colorado (32
degrees 
west longitude, Washington meridian); thence due south to the thirty-seventh
par- 
allel north latitude; thence west along said parallel to the 110th degree
of west lon- 
gitude; thence due south to place of beginning: Provided, That any tract
or tracts 
within the region of country described as aforesaid which are settled upon
or occu- 
pied, or to which valid rights have attached under existing laws of the United
States 
prir to date of this order, are hereby excluded from this reservation. 
CHESTER A. ARTHUR. 


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