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Part I.-Laws relating to Indian Affairs.
(No laws relating to Indians passed Seventy-sixth Congress, second session.)
Laws of Ninety-first Congress, second session. 1970–71. (84 Stat.)
EXCLUDING CERTAIN LANDS FROM THE BEAVERHEAD NATIONAL
FOREST AND ADDING THEM AND OTHER LANDS TO THE BIG HOLE
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
June 20, 1939
53 Stat. 2544
Big Hole Battlefield
WHEREAS the unsurveyed E2NE4/4SE/NW/4 sec. 24, T. 2 S., R. 17 W., P. M., Montana, was reserved by Executive Order No. 1216 of National Monument, June 23, 1910, as the Big Hole Battlefield Monument;
WHEREAS upon survey it has been found that the area intended to be reserved by that Executive order is the five-acre tract designated as the “Big Hole Battlefield Monument” on General Land Office supplemental plat of the survey of sec. 24, approved July 19, 1917, and described by metes and bounds as follows:
Beginning at a point S. 0° 1' W., 5.00 chs. and N. 89° 42' E., 3.00 chs. from the northwest sixteenth-section corner of Sec. 24, T. 2 S., R. 17 W., M. P. M.; thence S. 0° 2' W., 10.00 chs.; S. 89° 42' W.,
5.00 chs; N. 10 chs.; N. 89° 42' E., 5.00 chs.; to point of beginning. WHEREAS it appears that certain public lands within the Beaverhead National Forest, adjacent to the Big Hole Battlefield Monument, are historic landmarks, forming a part of the battle grounds where Chief Joseph and a band of Nez Perce Indians were defeated by a detachment of United States Soldiers;
WHEREAS certain other public lands within the aforesaid national forest are contiguous to the said national monument and are necessary for the proper care, management, and protection of the historic landmarks included within the monument; and
WHEREAS it appears that it would be in the public interest to reserve all of the aforesaid public lands as a part of the said national monument:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President of the United States of America, under and by virtue of the authority kerest vested in me by the act of June 4, 1897, 30 Stat. 11, 36 (U.S.C., title 16, other lands added to. sec. 473), and the act of June 8, 1906, c. 3060, 34 Stat. 225 (U. S. C., title 16, sec. 431), do proclaim that the above-mentioned Executive Order of June 23, 1910, is hereby construed in conformity with the supplemental plat of survey approved July 19, 1917, to embrace the tract described above by metes and bounds, as well as the area erroneously reserved thereby; and that the hereinafter-described lands are hereby excluded from the Beaverhead National Forest and, subject to valid existing rights, added to and made a part of the said monument, which is hereby designated as the Big Hole Battlefield National Monument:
Lands excluded from Beaverhead National
30 Stat. 36.
Montana Principal Meridian
sec. 23, E1/2NE/4NE/4, E/2SE1/4NE'/4;
comprising 195 acres. Warning is hereby expressly given to all unauthorized persons not to appropriate, injure, destroy, or remove any feature of this monument and not to locate or settle upon any of the lands thereof.
I The Director of the National Park Service under the direction of
Warning against unauthorized sets.