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Executive Order 1555

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It is hereby ordered that the following land and water surfaces within the Tongass National Forest, surrounding the village of Hydaburg, in Alaska, be, and the same are hereby reserved, subject to any vested rights, for use of the Hydah tribe of Indians and such of the natives of Alaska as may settle within the limits of the reservation, viz :

Beginning at a large rock situated at the line of high tide and a few feet north of the sawmill in the village of Hydaburg, on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island, at approximately 55° 12′ N. latitude and 132° 48′ W. longitude, and at a cross chiseled on said rock, and running thence east 140 chains to a point for the middle of the east boundary of the reservation; thence north 140 chains to a point for the northeast corner; thence west 279.60 chains on land and the water of Sukkwan Strait to a point for the northwest corner; thence south 280 chains on said strait and on land, to a point for the southwest corner; thence east 280 chains on said strait and on land to a point for the southeast corner; thence north on the east boundary 140 chains to a point east of the place of beginning, including a tract 12.24 square miles (7.833.6 acres), with all islands and parts of islands within said boundary, as represented upon a diagram accompanying this order and made a part hereof.
Signature of William Howard Taft
Wm. H. Taft.

The White House,

June 19, 1912.


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