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Tps. 10 to 13 S., R. 19 E., those parts lying west of the following line,

Beginning at the NW corner sec. 31, T. 13 S., Thence east one mile; thence south one mile; thence east one mile to the southeast corner of section 32; thence east on section line to CCC road; thence northerly along said CCC road to the point where said road intersects rim of a mesa south of the north line of township 13 south, range 19 east, Salt Lake meridian; thence northeasterly along said rim to the northeast corner of section 26, T. 12 S., R. 19 E.; thence north one-fourth of a mile; thence east onefourth of a mile; thence north one-fourth of a mile to the northwest corner of the northeast quarter southwest quarter, section 24; thence northerly along Hill Creek approximately one and one-fourth miles; thence west one-fourth of a mile; thence south onefourth of a mile to the quarter corner between sections 13 and 14; thence west two miles to the quarter corner between sections 15 and 16; thence north along the section line one-half mile to the southeast corner of section 9 to the top of the ridge:

All the foregoing descriptions being in township 12 south, range 19 east, Salt Lake meridian; Thence northerly along the top of said ridge three and threefourths miles to the center of section 28, township 11 south, range 19 east, Salt Lake meridian;

Thence northwesterly, to the CCC road; thence northwesterly along said road to the top rim of Wild Horse Bench;

Thence northeasterly along the top rim of Wild Horse Bench to the southeast corner of section 21; thence north one mile; thence diagonally northeast to the southwest corner of section 1; thence northeasterly to the north quarter of said section 1; thence east one-half mile to the intersection of CCC road at the northeast corner of said section 1; thence northeasterly along road to its intersection on the east boundary of sec. 36, T. 10 S., R. 19 E. Tps. 6 and 7 S., R. 20 E.

T. 8 S., R. 20 E., that part north and west of Green River including all secs. 1 and 2.

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Tps. 10 to 15 S., R. 22 E.,
Tps. 6 to 15 S., R. 23 E.,
Tps. 7 to 15 S., Rgs. 24 and 25 E..
Tps. 13 to 15 S., R. 26 E.,

approximately 580,000 acres.

The revocation of the modifying order of August 24, 1945, which permitted the issuance of oil and gas leases on certain lands, shall not be effective until 10:00 a.m. on September 2, 1948, as to such of the remaining lands as were affected by said order.

This order shall not otherwise become effective to change the status of such remaining lands until 10:00 a.m. on September 2, 1948. At that time the lands shall, subject to valid existing rights and the provisions of existing withdrawals, become subject to application, petition, location, or selection as follows:

(a) Ninety-day period for preferenceright filings. For a period of 90 days from September 2, 1948 to December 2, 1948, inclusive, the surveyed public lands affected by this order shall be subject to (1) application under the homestead or the desert land laws, or the small tract act of June 1, 1938 (52 Stat. 609, 43 U.S.C. sec. 682a), as amended, by qualified veterans of World War II, for whose service recognition is granted by the act of September 27, 1944 (58 Stat. 747, 43 U.S.C. secs. 279-283), subject to the requirements of applicable law, and (2) application under any applicable public-land law, based on prior existing valid settlement rights and preference rights conferred by existing laws or equitable claims subject to allowance and confirmation. Applications by such veterans shall be subject to claims of the classes described in subdivision (2).

(b) Twenty day advance period for simultaneous preference-right filings. For a period of 20 days from August 13, 1948, to September 1, 1948, inclusive, such veterans and persons claiming preference rights superior to those of such veterans, may present their applications, and all such applications, together with those presented at 10:00 a.m. on September 2, 1948, shall be treated as simultaneously filed.

(c) Date for non-preference-right filings authorized by the public-land laws. Commencing at 10:00 a.m. on December 3, 1948, any of the lands remaining unappropriated shall become subject to such application, petition, location, or selection by the public generally as may be authorized by the public-land laws.

(d) Twenty-day advance period for simultaneous non-preference-right filings. Applications by the general public may be presented during the 20-day period from November 13, 1948 to December 2, 1948, inclusive, and all such applications, together with those presented at 10:00 a.m. on December 3, 1948, shall be treated as simultaneously filed.

Veterans shall accompany their applications with certified copies of their certificates of discharge, or other satisfactory evidence of their military or naval service. Persons asserting preference rights, through settlement or otherwise, and those having equitable claims, shall ac

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company their applications by duly corroborated affidavits in support thereof, setting forth in detail all facts relevant to their claims.

Applications for these lands, which shall be filed in District Land Office, Salt Lake City, Utah, shall be acted upon in accordance with the regulations contained in § 295.8 of Title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations (Circular No. 324, May 22, 1914, 43 L. D. 254), and Part 296 of that title, to the extent that such regulations are applicable. Applications under the homestead laws shall be governed by the regulations contained in Parts 166 to 170, inclusive, of Title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations and applications under the desert land laws and the small tract act of June 1, 1938, shall be governed by the regulations contained in Parts 232 and 257, respectively, of that title.

Inquiries concerning these lands shall be addressed to District Land Office, Salt Lake City, Utah.

The lands are rolling to rough, rocky, and mountainous in character.

C. GIRARD DAVIDSON, Assistant Secretary of the Interior. July 1, 1948.

STOCKBRIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION, WISCONSIN Proclamation Adding Certain Lands By virtue of 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 section 5 of that act, for the use and benefit of the Stockbridge and Munsee Band of Mohican Indians of Wisconsin, are hereby added to and made a part of the existing reservation established March 19, 1937:

T. 28 N., R. 13 E., 4th P. M.

Sec. 2, SSE4.

Sec. 2, SE4 SW14, excepting the mineral rights reserved to the Brooks & Ross Lumber Company.

Sec. 8, E2SE4.

Sec. 9, W2SE4.

Sec. 11. E1/2SW4.

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Sec. 16, W12, NE1⁄4, N1⁄4/2SE1⁄4, SE1⁄41⁄4 SE1.

Sec. 17, E2E/2,

Sec. 20, E2NE1⁄4.

All of said lands being within Shawano County, Wisconsin, containing 1,200 acres, more or less.

J. A. KRUG,
Secretary of the Interior.

December 7, 1948.

WIND RIVER RESERVATION,

WYOMING

Order of Restoration

October 27, 1948.

Whereas, pursuant to the provisions of the act of March 3, 1905 (33 Stat. 1016), the Shoshone-Arapahoe Tribes of Indians in Wyoming ceded to the United States a large area of their reservation in the State of Wyoming, established under the Treaty of July 3, 1868 (15 Stat. 673), and

Whereas, within land use districts Nos. 4, 29, 31 and 32 there remains certain

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Whereas no part of the land use district involved is under lease or permit to nonIndians, and

Whereas the Shoshone-Arapahoe Tribes of Indians of the Wind River Reservation require additional grazing lands to support their expanded livestock industry, and

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

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undisposed-of, ceded lands of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, and which total 14,177.73 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 Reser

vation, Wyoming, and are added to and made a part of the existing Wind River Reservation, subject to any valid existing rights, and reserves. None of these lands are within any reclamation project. WILLIAM E. WARNE, Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

VOLUME 14-1949

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10027 Extension of Trust Periods on Indian Lands Expiring During the Calendar Year 1949

By virtue of and pursuant to the authority 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 hereby ordered that the periods of trust or other restrictions against alienation contained in any patent applying to Indian lands, whether of a tribal or individual status, which, unless extended, will expire during the calendar year 1949, be, and the same 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 Congress has specifically reserved to itself authority to extend the period of trust on tribal or individual Indian lands.

This order shall become effective as of January 1, 1949.

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this section (5 U.S.C., sec. 22; 25 U.S.C., 1946 ed., secs. 1a, 2).

SEC. 10. Health and welfare matters. The Commissioner may exercise the authority of the Secretary in relation to the following classes of matters:

(a) The commitment of insane Indians to Federal or State hospitals or institutions pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, Part 86.

(b) The quarantine of Indians refusing to submit to remedial treatment of contagious or infectious diseases, pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, Part 84.

(c) The extension of State health laws and regulations to Indian reservations, pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, Part 84.

(d) The negotiation and execution of contracts with States or Territories, or political subdivisions thereof, or with private organizations, for medical, nursing or hospital services, as authorized by the act of June 4, 1936 (25 U.S.C., secs. 452-454), and pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, Part 84.

(e) The negotiation and execution of contracts with States or Territories, or political subdivisions thereof, or with private organizations, for social service, relief, and child welfare, authorized by the act of June 4, 1936 (25 U.S.C., secs. 452-454).

(f) The approval of the appointment of guardians of Osage Indians pursuant to the provisions of the act of February 27, 1925 (43 Stat. 1008).

SEC. 11. Funds and fiscal matters. The Commissioner may exercise the authority of the Secretary in relation to the following classes of matters:

(a) The approval of per capita or annuity payments from Indian tribal funds, pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, Part 224.

(b) The incurring of obligations in excess of appropriations currently available for the benefit of natives of Alaska, in conformity with the provisions of the act of June 1, 1944 (48 U.S.C., sec. 50 d-1).

(c) The approval of expenditures of individual Indian moneys held in the custody of the Department. This authority extends to and includes investments, loans and donations by individual Indians.

(d) The approval of surety bonds, provided that in the case of a corporate surety the bonding company has been approved by the Treasury Department.

(e) The approval of the employment of attorneys for individual Indians and the determination and payment of fees paid on a quantum meruit basis from restricted or trust funds.

(f) The approval of attorney contracts

with Indian tribes and the payment of fees and expenses thereunder, pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, Part 15.

(g) The approval and transmittal to the General Accounting Office, Audit Division, of accounts between the United States and Indian tribes under reimbursable appropriations, as required by the acts of April 4, 1910, and June 10, 1921 (25 U.S.C., sec. 145).

(h) The approval of applications of individual Indians of the Sioux Nation for cash benefits under the acts of March 2, 1889, June 10, 1896, and June 18, 1934 (25 U.S.C., sec. 474).

(i) The approval of applications of individual Indians for their pro rata shares of tribal trust funds, made pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, Part 233.

(j) The approval of quarterly pro rata share payments of Osage tribal funds and interest on individual funds in the United States Treasury pursuant to provisions of the act of June 28, 1906 (34 Stat. 544), as amended or supplemented by the acts of February 27, 1925 (43 Stat. 1008), and June 24, 1938 (52 Stat. 1034).

(k) The approval of applications by individuals, cooperative associations, credit associations, and incorporated and unincorporated tribes and bands for loans pursuant to 25 CFR, Part 21; the issuance of commitment orders; the approval of modifications of loan agreements; and the approval of articles of association and bylaws of cooperative and credit associations.

SEC. 12. Education. The Commissioner may exercise the authority of the Secretary in relation to the following classes of matters:

(a) The negotiation and execution of contracts with State Boards of Education, as authorized by the act of June 4, 1936 (25 U.S.C., secs. 452-454), and pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, Part 46.

SEC. 13. Lands and minerals. The Commissioner may exercise the authority of the Secretary in relation to the following classes of matters:

(a) The approval of leases for oil, gas or other mining purposes covering restricted tribal and allotted Indian lands pursuant to provisions of 25 CFR, Parts 183, 186, 189, 195, 201 and 207. The authority conferred by this paragraph extends to and includes the approval or other appropriate administrative action required on all assignments of mineral leases now or hereafter in force on restricted tribal and allotted Indian lands, bonds and other instruments required in connection with such leases or assignments thereof, unit and communitization agreements, the acceptance of voluntary surrender of such leases by lessees, cancellation of leases for violation of terms thereof, and approval of agreements for settlement of claims for damages to Indian lands resulting from oil and gas or other mineral operations.

(b) The approval of applications for patents in fee or certificates of competency, pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, Part 241.

(c) The approval of partitions of lands held in trust or subject to restrictions

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against alienation, pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, Part 241.

(d) The approval of sales and conveyances of original allotments and inherited lands pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, Part 241. The authority conferred by this paragraph extends to and includes the sale of inherited lands without the consent of the Indian owners, the approval of deeds or other instruments of conveyance, the issuance of certificates or memoranda of purchase to purchasers on deferred payment sales, the reduction or waiver of sales fees, the granting of extensions of time to purchasers to make payment, the cancellation of deferred payment sales in case of default, the approval of the negotiation of notes given in connection with deferred payment sales of restricted lands to the Five Civilized Tribes.

(e) The approval of exchanges of lands between individual Indians, between individual Indians and Indian tibes, between individual Indians and non-Indians and between Indian tribes and non-Indians.

(f) The approval of the purchase of lands for individual Indians and Indian tribes. This authority extends to and includes the acceptance of options for the acquisition of lands.

(g) The removal of restrictions against alienation of Indian lands, pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, Part 241.

(h) The approval and certification of applications for allotments on the public domain under authority of section 4 of the act of February 8, 1887 (25 U.S.C., sec. 334).

(i) The approval of authorizations for the sale of restricted Indian lands pledged as security for the repayment of tribal loans to individuals, and the approval or acceptance of conveyances of such lands in accordance with the terms of the pledge in the event of default.

(j) The approval and certification of allotment exchanges, correction of patent descriptions and cancellation of multiple allotments, as authorized by the act of April 23, 1904 (25 U.S.C., sec. 343).

(k) The approval of permits for the excavation of ruins and archeological sites and the gathering of objects of antiquity on Indian reservations, pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, Part 11.

(1) The issuance of tax exemption certificates covering lands designated as tax exempt under the provisions of the acts of June 20, 1936 (49 Stat. 1542), as amended by the act of May 19, 1937 (25 U.S.C., sec. 412a), and May 10, 1928 (45 Stat. 495), as amended May 24, 1928 (45 Stat. 733).

(m) The cancellation of fee patents, under authority of the act of February 26, 1927 (25 U.S.C., sec. 352a), as amended by the act of February 21, 1931 (25 U.S.C., sec. 352b).

(n) The approval of leases and permits of tribal lands for farming, grazing, or business purposes, pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, Part 171.

(0) The approval of rights-of-way for railroads, including ballast or material pits, oil and gas pipe lines, telephone and telegraph lines, irrigation projects, public

highways, and drainage projects, pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, Part 256. This authority extends to and includes the issuance of advance authority for preliminary surveys and permission to begin construction prior to final approval of the right-of-way.

(p) The approval of releases of mortgages given as security for loans made from the restricted funds of individual Indians, upon proof of payment of the loan.

(q) The approval of transfers of Osage headrights belonging to any person not an Indian by blood, pursuant to the provisions of the act of April 12, 1924 (43 Stat. 94).

(r) The approval of sand, gravel, pumice and building stone leases and permits of tribal and allotted lands pursuant to provisions of 25 CFR, Parts 186, 189, 195 and 204.

(s) The approval, with tribal consent, of sales of improvements made upon tribal lands by individual Indians.

(Secs. 10-13 issued under 5 U.S.C., sec. 22; 25 U.S.C., secs. 1a, 2)

SEC. 14. Oil leases; Osage Indian Agency. The Superintendent of the Osage Indian Agency, or such other officer in charge of the Agency acting in his stead, may exercise the authority of the Secretary in the following classes of matters, subject to right of appeal to the Secretary of the Interior as provided for in this section:

(a) Approve oil leases made by the Osage Tribal Council, such authority to be exercised as to each lease sale only after approval by the Secretary of the Interior of the schedule of bids covering the particular sale.

(b) Approve assignments of Osage oil leases now or hereafter in force, bonds and other instruments required for leases or assignments thereof, and the acceptance of the voluntary surrender of leases.

(c) Any person aggrieved by any decision or order of the Superintendent approving, disapproving, or rejecting any lease, assignment, bond, or voluntary surrender of a lease, may appeal to the Secretary of the Interior within 30 days from the date of such decision or order. (5 U.S.C., sec. 22; 25 U.S.C., secs. 1a, 2, 396e).

SEC. 15. Irrigation matters. The Commissioner may exercise the authority of the Secretary in relation to the following classes of matters:

(a) The issuance of irrigation operation and maintenance orders fixing per-acre assessments against lands included in Indian Irrigation Projects, under authority of the acts of August 1, 1914 (25 U.S.C., sec. 385), and March 7, 1928 (45 Stat. 210).

(b) The approval of the purchase price of privately owned lands within the San Carlos Irrigation Project, Arizona, under authority of section 4 of the act of June 7, 1924 (43 Stat. 475).

(c) The approval of contracts for the sale of water on an annual basis to lot owners in unorganized towns on the Crow Indian Irrigation Project, Montana, operated pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, Part 94.

SEC. 16. Forestry and grazing matters. The Commissioner may exercise the authority of the Secretary in relation to the following classes of matters:

(a) The issuance of advertisements and the approval of timber sale contracts involving an estimated stumpage volume of not to exceed 40,000,000 feet board measure and the readjustment of stumpage rates under such contracts pursuant to provisions of 25 CFR, Part 61.

(b) The fixing of the fair stumpage value of the annual timber cut on the Menominee Indian Reservation, Wisconsin, and the approval of stumpage payments to the Menominee Indians, pursuant to the provisions of the act of March 28, 1908 (35 Stat. 51), as amended by the act of June 15, 1934 (48 Stat. 964).

(c) The negotiation and execution of cooperative fire suppression agreements with Federal, State, and private agencies.

SEC. 17. Trade with Indians. The Commissioner may exercise the authority of the Secretary in relation to the following classes of matters without obtaining Secretarial approval:

(a) The approval of trade by Government employees with Indians pursuant to the provisions of 25 CFR, § 276.5.

SEC. 18. Tribal ordinances and resolutions. (a) To the extent indicated in this section, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs is authorized to exercise the authority of the Secretary of the Interior with respect to passing upon tribal ordinances or resolutions adopted, subject to Secretarial review or approval, pursuant to constitutions approved or charters issued under section 16 or section 17 of the act of June 18, 1934, as amended (25 U.S.C., secs. 476, 477).

(b) The Commissioner of Indian Affairs may approve any such ordinance or resolution which, in his judgment, is not inconsistent with the provisions of any act of Congress or of any treaty or of the tribal constitution or charter under which the ordinance or resolution was adopted, and such approval shall have the same force and effect as if given by the Secretary of the Interior. As used in this paragraph, the word "approve" includes, but is not limited to, the confirmation of an approval given by a subordinate official and the rescission of a disapproval given by a subordinate official.

(c) The Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall forward to the Secretary of the Interior, with his recommendation, any such ordinance or resolution which he believes to be inconsistent with an act of Congress or with a treaty or with the tribal constitution or charter under which the ordinance or resolution was adopted, or which, in his opinion, should be disapproved or rescinded for any other reason.

(d) In subdelegating, pursuant to section 25, the powers and duties vested in him by this section, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall not, where a tribal constitution or charter provides for the consideration of ordinances or resolutions by the local superintendent or other specified official of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, subject to Secretarial review, delegate power

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