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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 479

EXECUTIVE      ORDERS.                           479 
in letter of the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, dated June 28, 1905,
addressed to 
the Secretary of the Interior. It appears, therefore, that a portion only
(9,363.5 acres) 
of the military reserve is needed for Indian school purposes-the remainder
of the reserve 
(20,479.5) acres) being useless for either military or Indian school purposes.
At the suggestion of the Secretary of the Interior and upon the recommendation
of the 
Chief of Staff, U. S. Army, I have the honor to recommend that the entire
reservation, 
except the portion (9,363.5 acres) which has been set aside for the Fort
Shaw Indian school, 
as set forth above, be placed under the control of the Secretary of the Interior,
under 
authority of the act of Congress, approved July 5, 1884 (23 Stats., 103),
for disposition as 
provided therein or as may be otherwise provided by law. 
Inasmuch as the entire reservation has become useless for military purposes,
it is further 
recommended that the portion of the military reserve which has been set aside
for the 
Fort Shaw Indian school be also placed under the control of the Secretary
of the Interior, 
the same, however, to be held in reserve for Indian school purposes. 
Very respectfully, 
ROBERT SHAW OLIVER,-Wr 
Acting Secretary of War. 
WHITE HOUSE, July 22, 1905. 
The recommendations made within by the Acting Secretary of War are approved.
The Secretary of the Interior will cause this action to be noted on the records
of the 
General Land Office. 
T. ROOSEVELT. 
SANTA CLARA PUEBLO, NEW MEXICO. 
WHITE HOUSE, July 29, 1905. 
It is hereby ordered that all that portion of the public domain in the Territory
of New 
Mexico, embracing the following sections and fractional sections, viz: South
half of section 
1, all of sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and
north half of sections 
17, 18, 23, anj 24, of township 20 north, range 7 east; all of section 31,
and south half of 
section 32, of township 21 north, range 7 eart; all of sections 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 
10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, and north half of sections 13, 19, and 20, of township
20 north, range 
6 east; all of sections 33, 34, 35, 36, and south half of sections 25, 26,
27, and 32, of town- 
ship 21 north, range 6 east; all of sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, and north
half of sections 
23, and 24, and that east part of sections 3, 10, and 15, not included in
the land grant, 
Baca location No. 1, on the west, of township 20 north, range 5 east; and
so much of the 
south half of section 6, and the north half of section 19, and of sections
7, and 18, of town- 
ship 20 north, range 8 east, as may be required to connect the proposed reservation
with 
the west boundary of the Pueblo grant of Santa Clara; t e, and the same is
hereby, set 
apart as a reservation for the use and occupation of the Pueblo Indians of
New Mexico 
belonging to the Pueblo of Santa Clara: Provided, however, That any tract
or tracts to 
which valid existing rights have attached, under the laws of the United States
providing 
for the disposition of the public domain, are hereby excepted and excluded
from the res- 
ervation hereby created: And provided further, That if at any time the lands
covered by 
any valid claim shall be relinquished to the United States or the claim lapse,
or the entry be 
cancelled for any cause whatever, such lands shall be added to and become
a part of the res- 
ervation for the Pueblo of Santa Clara, as herein provided for. 
THEODORE ROOSEVELT. 


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