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3. The lands described in paragraphs 1 and 2 above are undisposed of opened lands of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation restored to tribal ownership for use and benefit of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah, and added to and made a part of the existing reservation by the order of the Secretary of the Interior of August 25, 1945 (10 F. R. 12409).

This order shall be known as Power Site restoration No. 515.

WESLEY A. D'EWART, Assistant Secretary of the Interior. June 29, 196.

WYOMING

Restoring to Tribal Ownership Minerals Reserved to United States

By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by section 5 of the act of July 27, 1939 (53 Stat. 1128), it is ordered as follows:

The minerals reserved to the United States in the following-described lands, which lands have heretofore been patented by the United States and reacquired by it in trust for the Shoshone and Arapahoe Tribes of Indians of the Wind River Reservation, are hereby restored to tribal ownership for the benefit of said tribes of Indians and are hereby added to and made a part of the existing reservation: WIND RIVER MERIDIAN

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Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 13 of the act of August 13, 1954 (68 Stat. 724), I, Fred A. Seaton, Secretary of the Interior, do hereby proclaim that:

1. On and after August 13, 1956, the tribes, bands, groups, or communities of Indians located west of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, including the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Alsea, Applegate Creek, Calapooya, Chaftan, Chempho, Chetco, Chetlessington, Chinook, Clackamas, Clatskanie, Clatsop, Clowwewalla, Coos, Cow Creek, Euchees, Galic Creek, Grave, Joshua, Karok, Kathlamet, Kusotony, Kwatami or Sixes, Lakmiut, Long Tom Creek, Lower Coquille, Lower Umpqua, Maddy, Mackanotin, Mary's River, Multnomah, Munsel Creek, Naltunnetunne, Nehalem, Nestucca, Northern Molalla, Port Orford, Pudding River, Rogue River, Salmon River, Santiam, Scoton, Shasta, Shasta Costa, Siletz, Siuslaw, Skiloot, Southern Molalla, Takelma, Tillamook, Tolowa, Tualatin, Tututui, Upper Coquille, Upper Umpqua, Willamette Tumwater, Yamhill, Yaquina, and Yoncalla, and the individual members thereof, shall not be entitled to any of the services performed by the United States for Indians because of their status as Indi

ans.

2. Effective on August 13, 1956, all powers of the Secretary of the Interior, or any other officer of the United States, to take, review, or approve any action under the constitution and by-laws of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon approved May 13, 1936, pursuant to the act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), are terminated. Any powers conferred upon the tribe by its constitution and by-laws that are inconsistent with the provisions of the act of August 13, 1954, supra, are terminated. Such termination shall not affect the power of the tribe to take any action under its constitution and by-laws that is consistent with that act without the participation of the Secretary or other officer of the United States in such action.

3. Effective on August 13, 1956, the corporate charter of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, issued pursuant to the act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), and ratified on August 22, 1936, is revoked.

4. Effective on August 13, 1956, the proceeds from the sales of lands of owners whose whereabouts cannot be ascertained shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States for safekeeping until properly claimed.

5. On and after August 13, 1956, all statutes of the United States which affect Indians because of their status as Indians shall no longer be applicable to the western Oregon tribes, bands, groups, or communities of Indians of Oregon or the members thereof, and the laws of the several States shall apply to the tribes, bands, groups, or communities and members thereof in the same manner as they apply to other citizens or persons within their jurisdiction.

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affect any claim heretofore filed against the United States by any tribe, band, group, or community of Indians of western Oregon.

Nothing in this proclamation shall abrogate any valid lease, permit, license, rightof-way, lien, or other contract heretofore approved.

8. Nothing in this proclamation, issued pursuant to the act of August 13, 1954 (68 Stat. 724), shall affect the status of members of the tribes, bands, groups, or communities as citizens of the United States.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused the seal of the Department of the Interior to be affixed this 13th day of August 1956.

FRED A. SEATON, Secretary of the Interior.

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Restoring Lands to Tribal Ownership of Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation

Whereas pursuant to authority contained in the Act of Congress approved June 21, 1906 (34 Stat. L., 354), certain townsites and villa sites were established within the Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana, and

Whereas there are a number of undisposed of lots within the townsites and villa sites referred to which are desired by the Indians and for which there appears to be no public demand, and

Whereas the Tribal Council, the Superintendent of the Flathead Agency, and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, have recommended restoration of the lands involved to tribal ownership.

Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by sections 3 and 7 of the act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. L., 984), I hereby find that restoration to tribal ownership of the lands included in the townsite and villasite lots listed below will be in the public interest and the said lands are hereby restored to tribal ownership for the use and benefit of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana, and are added to and made a part of the existing reservation, subject to any valid existing rights:

Block 1, lot 1;

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Block 2, lots 1 and 2;

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Block 21, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, and lots 12 to 16, inclusive;

Block 23, lots 1 to 6, inclusive;

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[Order 2508, Amdt. 14]

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS

Delegation of Authority

Section 30, Authority under specific_acts of Order No. 2508, as amended (14 F. R. 258; 20 F. R. 3834, 5106), is further amended by adding to paragraph (a) thereof the following:

(8) Sec. 1, act of August 12, 1953 (67 Stat. 558, 25 U.S.C. 375 (c)).

FRED A. SEATON, Secretary of the Interior.

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[Order 2508, Amdt. 15]

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS Delegation of Authority With Respect to Certain Duties and Functions

September 29, 1956.

Order 2508, as amended (14 F. R. 258; 16 F. R. 473, 11620, 11974; 17 F. R. 1570, 6418; 19 F. R. 34, 1123, 4585; 20 F. R. 167, 552, 3834, 5106, 7017), is further amended as hereinafter indicated.

1. Paragraph (a) under section 13 Lands and minerals is amended to read as follows:

(a) (1) The execution and approval of leases for oil, gas, or other mining purposes, covering lands or interests in lands held by the United States in trust for individual Indians, or tribes of Indians, or subject to restrictions against alienation without the consent of the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to 25 CFR Parts 183, 186, 189, 192, 195 and 201;

(2) The execution and approval of leases for and on behalf of the United States, as trustee, of mineral lands acquired by or for Indians under the act of June 26, 1936 (49 Stat. 1967). The execution of leases on behalf of the United States, where the title to the mineral estate has been acquired by the United States by purchase where funds used were appropriated under grants of authority referred to in section 7 of the act of June 26, 1936, supra. The execution and approval of mining leases on the Chilocco School Reservation Lands, pursuant to the act of June 21, 1906 (34 Stat. 325, 362);

(3) The authority conferred by subparagraphs (1) and (2) extends to and includes the approval of, or other appropriate administrative action required on, assignments of leases, whether heretofore or hereafter executed; bonds and other instruments required in connection with such leases or assignments thereof; unit and communitization agreements; wellspacing orders of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission submitted for approval under authority of section 11 of the act of August 4, 1947 (61 Stat. 731); the acceptance of voluntary surrender of leases by the lessees; the cancellation of leases for violation of the terms thereof; and the approval of agreements for settlement of claims for damage to Indian lands resulting from oil, gas, or other mineral operations.

2. Sec. 19 Litigation; Five Civilized Tribes, is amended to read as follows:

SEC. 19. Litigation; Five Civilized Tribes. The Commissioner may with respect to the Five Civilized Tribes, exercise the authority of the Secretary (a) to make determinations against the removal to the United States District Court of cases in which notices have been served under section 3 of the act of April 12, 1926 (44 Stat. 239), and (b) to submit to the Department of Justice recommendations for the removal of such cases to the United States District Court.

3. Sec. 30 Authority under specific acts is amended to read as follows:

SEC. 30. Authority under specific acts. (a) In addition to any authority delegated elsewhere in this order, the Commissioner

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of Indian Affairs, except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, is authorized to perform the functions and exercise the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by the following acts or portions of acts or any acts amendatory thereof:

(1) June 17, 1954 (P. L. 399, 83d Congress, 2d session; 68 Stat. 250),

(2) August 13, 1954 (P. L. 587, 83d Congress, 2d session; 68 Stat. 718),

(3) August 23, 1954 (P. L. 627, 83d Congress, 2d session; 68 Stat. 768),

(4) August 27, 1954 (P. L. 671, 83d Congress, 2d session; 68 Stat. 868),

(5) September 1, 1954 (P. L. 762, 83d Congress, 2d session; 68 Stat. 1099),

(6) August 30, 1954 (P. L. 716, 83d Congress, 2d session; 68 Stat. 980),

(7) Sec. 1, act of August 12, 1953 (67 Stat. 558, 25 U.S.C. 375 (c)).

(8) Sec. XI and Sec. XIV of the act of September 3, 1954 (P. L. 776, 83d Congress, 2d session; 68 Stat. 1191).

(b) The authority granted in paragraph (a) of this section shall not include:

(1) The authority to dispose of enrollment appeals,

(2) The issuance of documents for publication in the FEDERAL REGISTER as required by the acts cited in paragraph (a),

(3) The issuance of additions to or amendments of the Code of Federal Regulations,

(4) The authority to issue patents under sections XI and XIV of the act of September 3, 1954 (P. L. 776, 83d Congress, 2d session, 68 Stat. 1191).

FRED A. SEATON, Secretary of the Interior.

NEW MEXICO

Partially Revoking Departmental Order of September 1, 1939, Which Placed Lands Under Jurisdiction of Commissioners of Indian Affairs for Use of Navajo Indians

By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by section 4 of the act of March 3, 1927 (44 Stat. 1347), it is ordered as follows:

The Departmental order of September 1, 1939, temporarily withdrawing lands for Indian use in aid of proposed legislation to adjust Navajo Indian land matters in New Mexico, is hereby revoked so far as it affects the following-described lands:

NEW MEXICO PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN

T. 18 N., R. 12 W.,

Sec. 2, lot 4, S/2NW/4, and SW14;
Secs. 11 and 23.

The areas described aggregate 1,562.40

acres.

The released lands are embraced in State Exchange Application, New Mexico 019116, by which the offered lands will benefit a Federal land program. The lands, therefore, are not subject to the provisions contained in the act of September 27, 1944 (58 Stat. 747; U.S.C. 279-284) as amended, granting preference rights to veterans of World War II, the Korean Conflict, and others.

FRED A. SEATON, Secretary of the Interior.

November 8, 1956.

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TRUST PERIODS EXPIRING DURING

CALENDAR YEAR 1957

By virtue of and pursuant to the authority delegated by Executive Order No. 10250 of June 5, 1951, and pursuant to section 5 of the act of February 8, 1887 (24 Stat. 388, 389), the act of June 21, 1906 (34 Stat. 325, 326), and 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,

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unless extended will expire during the calendar year 1957, be, and the same are hereby, extended for a further period of one year 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.

(R. S. 161; 5 U.S.C. 22)

F. E. WORMSER, Acting Secretary of the Interior. November 30, 1956.

VOLUME 22-1957

Restoring Lands to Tribal Ownership of Blackfeet Tribe of Indians

Whereas pursuant to authority contained in the act of Congress approved March 1, 1907 (34 Stat. 1015, 1039), certain townsites were established within the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana, and

Whereas there are certain undisposed of lands within the townsites referred to which are desired by the Indians and for which there appears to be no public demand, and

Whereas the Tribal Council and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, have recommended restoration of the lands involved to tribal ownership.

Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by sections 3 and 7 of the act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984; 25 U.S.C. 463a), I hereby find that the restoration to tribal ownership of the remaining vacant, undisposed of lands included in the townsites listed below will be in the public interest and the said lands are hereby restored to tribal ownership for the use and benefit of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana, and are added to and made a part of the existing reservation, subject to any valid existing rights:

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FRED A. SEATON,
Secretary of the Interior.

[Order No. 2508, Amdt. 16]

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS

Delegation of Authority

January 23, 1957. Section 11 Funds and fiscal matters of Order No. 2508; as amended (14 F. R. 258; 16 F. R. 473, 11620; 19 F. R. 34, 4585; 20 F. R. 167), is further amended by addition of a new paragraph to read as follows:

(aa) Segregation of the fund on deposit for the Fort Berthold Indians, approval of the Tribal membership roll, approval of expenditures from the segregated fund and any other matters provided for in the act of June 4, 1956 (70 Stat. 228). This authority shall not be redelegated beyond the Area Director.

FRED A. SEATON,
Secretary of the Interior.
UTAH

Withdrawing Lands in Aid of Legislation

By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by section 4 of the act of March 3, 1927 (44 Stat. 1347; 25 U.S.C. 398d) and otherwise, it is ordered as follows:

Subject to existing valid rights, including the valid rights of Indians, the public lands in the following-described areas are hereby temporarily withdrawn from all

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forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining and mineral-leasing laws, in aid of legislation to add such lands to the Navajo Indian Reservation:

T. 38 S., R. 23 E.,

SALT LAKE MERIDIAN

Secs. 13, 14, 15, 17, and 18;

Secs. 20 to 29, inclusive;

Secs. 33, 34, 35.

T. 38 S., R. 24 E.,

Secs. 13, 14, and 15;

Secs. 17 to 31, inclusive;

Secs. 33, 34, and 35.

T. 38 S., R. 25 E..

Secs. 33, 34, and 35.

T. 39 S., R. 22 E.,

Sec. 13, E'2:

Secs. 21, 22, 23, and 24;

Sec. 25, E'2.

T. 39 S., R. 23 E.,

Secs. 1, 3, 4, and 5;

Secs. 8 to 15, inclusive;
Secs. 17 to 31, inclusive;
Secs. 33, 34, and 35.

T. 39 S., R. 24 E.,

Sec. 1;

Secs. 3 to 15, inclusive;

Secs. 17 to 31, inclusive;

Secs. 33, 34, and 35.

T. 39 S., R. 25 E.,

Secs. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 18.

The areas described, including both public and nonpublic lands, aggregate approximately 73,600 acres.

FRED A. SEATON, Secretary of the Interior.

February 8, 1957.

[Order No. 2508, Amdt. 17]

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS Delegation of Authority With Respect to Operation of U. S. M. S. "North Star" Order No. 2508, as amended, is further amended by addition of a new section to read as follows:

SEC. 32. Operation of U. S. M. S. "North Star". The Commissioner of Indian Affairs may exercise all of the authorities contained in 25 CFR Part 3.

FRED G. AANDAHL, Acting Secretary of the Interior.

February 19, 1957.

[Order No. 2508, Amdt. 18]

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS Delegation of Authority With Respect to Funds and Fiscal Matters

SEC. 11. Funds and Fiscal Matters of Order No. 2508, as amended (14 F. R. 258; 16 F. R. 473, 11620; 19 F. R. 34, 4585; 20 F. R. 167) is further amended by addition of a new paragraph to read as follows:

(3) (1) The approval of mortgages of trust chattels and crops on trust or restricted land of an Indian, and assignments of income from trust or restricted land of an Indian, except income from restricted land of heirs or devisees of members of the Five Civilized Tribes, Oklahoma, as security for a loan by any lender.

(2) The approval of assignments of any trust property of an Indian, except land, and authority to act as the Indian's attorney in fact to execute leases on any trust land in which the Indian borrower may have an interest, and to apply the rentals

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on the Indian's indebtedness, for a loan made pursuant to 25 CFR Parts 21, 23, and 28.

(3) The release of interests of the United States in any trust or restricted property of an Indian, except land.

FRED G. AANDAHL,

Acting Secretary of the Interior. February 20, 1957.

PROPERTY OF CERTAIN TRIBES, BANDS, AND COLONIES OF INDIANS IN UTAH AND OF INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS THEREOF

Termination of Federal Supervision Whereas, all Federal restrictions on the property of the Shivwits, Kanosh, Koosharem and Indian Peaks Bands of the Paiute Indian Tribe, located in the State of Utah, and of individual members thereof, have been removed, and

Whereas, Congress, by section 17 (a) of the act of September 1, 1954 (Public Law 762, 83d Congress, 68 Stat. 1099, 25 U.S.C. 757), has directed the Secretary of the Interior to publish this Proclamation,

Now, therefore, I, Fred G. Aandahl, Acting Secretary of the Interior, do hereby declare that

1. The Federal trust relationship to the affairs of the Shivwits, Kanosh, Koosharem and Indian Peaks Bands of the Paiute Indian Tribe and its members has terminated.

2. Hereafter, all powers of the Secretary of the Interior or other officer of the United States to take, review, or approve any action under the Constitutions or bylaws of the Shivwits, Kanosh, Koosharem and Indian Peaks Bands of the Paiute Indian Tribe are terminated, and any powers conferred upon the tribe by such constitution which are inconsistent with the provisions of the act of September 1, 1954, supra, are terminated.

3. The corporate charters issued pursuant to the act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), as amended, to the Kanosh Band of Paiute Indians of the Kanosh Reservation, Utah, and ratified by the band on August 15, 1943, and to the Shivwits Band of Paiute Indians of the Shivwits Reservation, Utah, and ratified by the band on August 30, 1941, are revoked.

4. All statutes of the United States which affect Indians because of their status as Indians shall no longer be applicable to the members of said Bands of the Paiute Indian Tribe, and individual members shall not be entitled to any of the services performed by the United States for the Indians because of their status as Indians.

5. All other rights, privileges, immunities and obligations of such bands, and of the members thereof, and all other powers and responsibilities of the Secretary of the Interior, remain unaffected, except as proIvided in said act of September 1, 1954, to which reference is hereby made for the provisions of Congress concerning the termination of Federal supervision over the affairs and property of such Indian bands and individuals.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto

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