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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 253

EXECUTIVE     ORDERS RELATING TO        INDIAN   RESERVES.     253 
CALIFORNIA. 
Yuma Reserve. 
EXECUTIVE MANSION, January 9, 1884. 
In lieu of an Executive order dated July 6, 1883, setting apart certain lands
in 
the Territory of Arizona as a reservation for the Yuma Indians, which order
is hereby 
canceled, it is hereby ordered that the following-described tract of country
in the 
State of California, except so much thereof as is embraced within the Fort
Yuma 
military reservation, viz, beginning at a point in the middle of the channel
of the Col- 
orado River due east of the meander corner to sections 19 and 30, township
15 south, 
range 24 east, San Bernardino meridian; thence west on the line between sections
19 
and 30 to the range line between townships 23 and 24 east; thence continuing
west on 
the section line to a point which, when surveyed, will be the corner to sections
22,23, 
26, and 27. in township 15 south, range 21 east; thence south on the line
between sections 
26 and 27 in township 15 south, range 21 east, and continuing south on the
section lines 
to the intersection of the international boundary, being the corner to fractional
sections 
34 and 35, in township 16 south, range 21 east; thence easterly on the international
boundary to the middle of the channel of the Colorado River; thence up said
river, 
in the middle of the channel thereof, to the place of beginning, be, and
the same is 
hereby, withdrawn from settlement and sale and set apart as a reservation
for the 
Yuma and such other Indians as the Secretary of the Interior may see fit
to settle 
thereon: Provided, however, That any tract or tracts included within the
foregoing- 
described boundaries to which valid rights have attached under the laws of
the 
United States are hereby excluded out of the reservation hereby made. 
It is also hereby ordered that the Fort Yuma military reservation before
men- 
tioned be, and the same is hereby, transferred to the control of the Department
of the 
Interior, to be used for Indian purposes in connection with the Indian reservation
es- 
tablishod by this order, said military reservation having been abandoned
by the War 
Department for military purposes. 
rCHESTER A. ARTHUR. 
DAKOTA. 
Great Sionx Reserve. 
EXECUTIVE MANSION, March 20, 1884. 
It is hereby ordered that the lands embraced within the three existing Executive
additions to the Great Sioux Reservation, in Dakota, east of the Missouri
River, viz, 
the one opposite the Standing Rock Agency, the one opposite the mouth of
Grand 
River and the site of the old Grand River Agency, and the one opposite the
mouth of 
Big Cheyenne River and the Cheyenne River Agency, be, and the same are hereby,
restored to the mass of the public domain, the same being no longer needed
for the 
purpose for which they were withdrawn from sale and settlement. 
CHESTER A. ARTHUR. 
Turtle Mountain Reserve. 
EXECUTIVE MANSION, March 29, 1884. 
It is hereby ordered that the tract of country in the Territory of Dakota
withdrawn 
from sale and settlement and set apart for the use and occupancy of the Turtle
Mount- 
ain band of Chippewa Indians by Executive order dated December 21, 1882,
except 
townships 162 and 163 north, range 71 west, be, and the same is hereby, restored
to 
the mass of the public domain. 
CHESTER A. ARTHUR. 
EXECUTIVE MANSION, June 3, 1884. 
The Executive order dated March 29, 1884, whereby certain lands in the Territory
of Dakota previously set apart for the use and occupancy of the Turtle Mountain
band of Chippewa Indians were, with the exception of townships 162 and 163
north, 
range 71 west, restored to the mass of the public domain, is hereby amended
so as to 
substitute township 162 north, range 70 west, for township 163 north, range
71 west, 
the purpose and effect of such amendment being to withdraw from sale and
settle- 
ment and set apart for the use and occupancy of said Indians said township
162 north, 
range 70 west, in lieu of township 163 north, range 71 west, which last-mentioned
town~hip is thereby restored to the mass of the public domain. 
CHESTER A. ARTHUR. 
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