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Whereas the Superintendent of the Wind River Reservation and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs have recommended the restoration of the undisposedof, ceded lands located within the aforesaid land use districts.

Now, Therefore, by virtue of authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by section 5 of the Act of July 27, 1939 (53 Stat. 1128-1130), I hereby find that restoration to tribal ownership of the lands described above, which are classified as undisposed-of, ceded lands of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, and which total 625,298.82 acres more or less, will be in the tribal interest, and they are hereby restored to tribal ownership for the use and benefit of the Shoshone-Arapahoe Tribes of Indians of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, and are added to and made a part of the existing Wind River Reservation, subject to any valid existing rights.

OSCAR L. CHAPMAN, Assistant Secretary of the Interior. April 12, 1944.

[Public Land Order 248]

FORT PECK RESERVATION,

MONTANA

Transference of Jurisdiction Over Certain Lands From Secretary of Agriculture to Secretary of Interior

Modification of Executive Order No. 8055 dated February 23, 1939, transferring jurisdiction over certain lands on the Fort Peck Reservation, Montana, from the Secretary of Agriculture to the Secretary of the Interior.

Whereas, by Executive Order No. 8055, dated February 23, 1939, jurisdiction over 2,565 acres of land on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana, acquired under authority of Title II of the National Industrial Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933 (48 Stat. 195, 200), in connection with the Milk River (LA-MT2) Land Utilization Project of the Department of Agriculture, was transferred from the Secretary of Agriculture to the Secretary of the Interior, and

Whereas, 320 acres described as the W2 of section 33, township 32 north, range 43 east, Montana Meridian, purchased in connection with the said Milk River Project, was inadvertently omitted from Executive Order No. 8055.

Now, therefore, by virtue of authority vested in the President and pursuant to Executive Order No. 9337 of April 24, 1943, Executive Order No. 8055, dated February 23, 1939, is hereby modified so as to include under the provisions thereof 320 acres of land described as the W1⁄2 of section 33, township 32 north, range 43 east, Montana Meridian.

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ity vested in me by section 5 of the act of February 8, 1887, 24 Stat. 388, 389, by the act of June 21, 1906, 34 Stat. 325, 326, and by the act of March 2, 1917, 39 Stat. 969, 976, and other applicable provisions of law, it is ordered that the periods of trust applying to Indian lands, whether of a tribal or individual status, which, unless extended, will expire during the calendar year 1945, be, and they are hereby, extended for a further period of twenty-five years from the date on which any such trust would otherwise expire.

This order is not intended to apply to any case in which the Congress has specifically reserved to itself authority to extend the period of trust on tribal or individual Indian lands.

FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT THE WHITE HOUSE,

November 14, 1944.

FORT MCDERMITT RESERVATION,

NEV.

Addition of Land to Reservation

By virtue of the authority contained in section 7 of the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), the lands described below, acquired by purchase under the provisions of that act, for the use and benefit of such Indians in the state of Nevada as the Secretary of the Interior shall designate, are hereby proclaimed to be an Indian reservation for the use and benefit of the Paiute and Shoshone Tribe of the Fort McDermitt Reservation, Nevada, and are hereby added to and made a part of the existing Fort McDermitt Reservation:

TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 33 EAST,
M. D. B. & M.

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pursuant to authority of and with funds made available by the act of May 25, 1918 (40 Stat. 573), and several subsequent similar acts, approximately 3,550 acres of lands in Mississippi were purchased for the use and benefit of Choctaw Indians of that State:

And whereas, the act of June 21, 1939 (53 Stat. 851) provides:

That title to all lands purchased by the United States for the benefit of the Choctaw Indians of Mississippi, under authority contained in the Act of May 25, 1918 (40 Stat. L., 573), and similar subsequent Acts, not under contract for resale to Choctaw Indians, or on which existing contracts of resale may hereafter be canceled, is hereby declared to be in the United States in trust for such Choctaw Indians of one-half or more Indian blood, resident in Mississippi, as shall be designated by the Secretary of the Interior.

And whereas, on March 30, 1935, the Choctaw Indians resident in Mississippi, of one-half or more Indian blood, pursuant to section 19 of the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984) voted to accept the provisions of that act, and subsequently pursuant to Section 5 of said act, approximately 11,600 acres of additional land in Mississippi have been acquired for the use and benefit of the Choctaw Indians of one-half or more Indian blood, resident in that State, the title having been taken in the name of the United States in trust for said Choctaw Indians; And whereas, none of the previously acquired lands for the benefit of the aforesaid Choctaw Indians is now covered by any outstanding contract or contracts for the resale of any part thereof to any Choctaw or other Indian;

Now therefore, by virtue of the authority contained in the act of June 21, 1939, and in section 7 of the act of June 18, 1934, I hereby declare that the lands in Mississippi acquired by the United States prior to June 18, 1934, for the benefit of the Choctaw Indians of that State are now held in trust by the United States for the benefit of those Choctaw Indians of onehalf or more Indian blood resident in that State on January 1, 1940, as shown by the census rolls of the Choctaw Indian Agency, Mississippi, and such other Choctaw Indians of one-half or more Indian blood, resident in Mississippi, as the recognized tribal authorities of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, find to be entitled to membership therein; and I hereby further declare that the approximately 11,600 acres of additional land in Mississippi, acquired since June 18, 1934, for the benefit of the Choctaw Indians of that State are hereby added to the land previously acquired and such lands are hereby declared to be an Indian reservation for the benefit of those members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, of one-half or more Indian blood, resident in Mississippi and enrolled at the Choctaw Indian Agency as aforesaid.

For convenient identification a legal description of the areas of land acquired for the benefit of the Choctaw Indians and covered hereby, is hereto appended as Exhibit A which is made a part hereof to the same extent as though set forth in full herein.

Done at the City of Washington, District

of Columbia, this 4th day of December, 1944.

OSCAR L. CHAPMAN,
Assistant Secretary.

EXHIBIT A-LANDS ACQUIRED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
CHOCTAW INDIANS IN MISSISSIPPI
Lands Acquired Prior to 1934
Attala County-Choctaw Meridian

T. 13 N., R. 7 E.:
Beginning 26 chains and 50 links due
south of the NE corner of Sec. 3 which
corner is evidenced by a Sweet Gum
12 I.D. N. 2 degrees E. 25 links; and a
Post Oak 20 I.D. S. 36 degrees W. 66
links on Section line between sections 2
and 3, T. 13, R. 7 E., and running
thence due west 3 chains and 31 links
to NW corner of this block which is
evidenced by a pine 12 1.D. S. 67 de-
grees East and Ash 12 I.D. S. 7 de-
grees, East 38 links. Thence due south
26 chains and 50 links to SW corner of
said block, which is evidenced by a
Cherry 4 I.D. S. 39 degrees, East 22
links, and a Red Elm S. 77 degrees.
East 24 links, both being on West bank
of ditch. Thence due east 15 chains and
11 links to SE corner of said block,
which is evidenced by a Red Elm 12
I.D. N. 13 degrees, West 8 links, and a
Sweet Gum 12 I.D. due North 12 links;
thence due north 26 chains and 50
links, to NE corner of said block, which
is evidenced by a Sweet Gum 6 I.D. S.
69 degrees, East 3 links, on East side of
ditch and a Sweet Gum 4 I.D. S. 45
degrees West 12 links, making the cor-
ner in the center ditch. Thence due
West 11 chains and 80 links to point of
beginning. Containing by survey 40
acres. 3127/100 acres being partly in
W2NW4 and partly in W2SW of
Sec. 2 and 873/100 acres partly in NE
corner of E2SE1 and E2NE1/4 of
Sec. 3. All bearings by Choctaw Cession
of 1830

Jones County-St. Stephens Meridian

T. 9 N., R. 10 E.:
Sec. 4, SW4NW4, and that part of
NE SW4 which lies north of the
old Shubut a and Ellisville Road
Sec. 5, SE'NE'

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T. 11 N., R. 7 E.:

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Sec. 23, SW4NE' 4 less 10 acres in SW corner, one acre in NE corner of NWSE and 1 acre in NW corner of NE SE'

Sec. 26. W SW' 4SW, NW NW
N2NE

Sec. 27, NE' NE'. E' SE' 4

Sec. 35, SW 4SE', S' 2NW' 4SE' 4 less 2 acres on east side. E' NE' 4, NWNE, NE 4SE' 4 less 10 acres on east side

Sec. 36, W 2NW4NW' 4, SW' NW'.

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