Executive Order 2612

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It is hereby ordered that the following-described lands in the State of Arizona be, and they are hereby, reserved from all forms of disposal and set aside temporarily until allotments in severalty can be made to the Navajo Indians living thereon, or until some other provision can be made for their welfare:

Beginning at a point on the Little Colorado River where it intersects the eastern boundary of the Tusayan National Forest as set aside by the proclamation of June 28, 1910;
thence up the Little Colorado River to where it crosses the 40-mile limit of the Santa Fe R.R.;
thence west to the eastern boundary of the Tusayan National Forest;
thence north along the eastern boundary of said Tusayan National Forest to place of beginning, which when surveyed will cover fractional parts of Ts. 31, 32, and 33 N., R. 6 E.;
Ts. 29, 30, 31, and 32 N., R. 7 E.;
Ts. 29, 30, and 31 N., R. 8 E.; and
T. 29 N., R. 9 E., Gila and Salt River meridian, Arizona, containing approximately 94,000 acres.

This withdrawal is subject to all prior valid and existing rights and claims of any persons, and to all prior orders establishing or creating water-power designations and power-site reserves.

Signature of Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson 
The White House,
May 7, 1917.


Superseded by
See Related
  • Proclamation of June 28, 1910

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