United States Land Office, or upon which any valid settlement has been made pursuant to law, and the statutory period within which to make entry or tiling of record has not expired: Provided, that this exception shall not continue to apply to any particular tract of land unless the entryman, settler or claimant continues to comply with the law under which the entry, filing or settlement was made.
Reserved from settlement.Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settlement upon the lands reserved by this proclamation.
The Grantsville Forest Reserve.The reservation hereby established shall be known as The Grantsville Forest Reserve.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this 7th day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and four, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.
By the President of the United States of AmericaA PROCLAMATION.
Whereas, by an agreement between the Sioux tribe of Indians on the Rosebud Reservation, in the State of South Dakota, on the one part, and James McLaughlin, a United States Indian Inspector, on the other part, Ante, p.254.amended and ratified by act of Congress approved April 23, 1904 (Public—No. 148), the said Indian tribe ceded, conveyed, transferred, relinquished, and surrendered, forever and absolutely, without any reservation whatsoever, expressed or implied, unto the United States of America, all their claim, title, and interest of every kind and character in and to the unallotted lands embraced in the following described tract of country now in the State of South Dakota, to wit:
Lands ceded by the Sioux Indians.
Ante, p.256.Commencing in the middle of the main channel of the Missouri River at the intersection of the south line of Brule County; thence down said middle of the main channel of said river to the intersection of the ninety-ninth degree of west longitude from Greenwich; thence due south to the forty-third parallel of latitude; thence west along said parallel of latitude to its intersection with the tenth guide meridian; thence north along said guide meridian to its intersection with the township line between townships one hundred and one hundred and one north; thence east along said township line to the point of beginning.
Acreage and location.The unallotted and unreserved land to be disposed of hereunder approximates three hundred and eighty-two thousand (382,000) acres, lying and being within the boundaries of Gregory County, South Dakota, as said county is at present defined and organized.
Ante, p.257.And whereas, in pursuance of said act of Congress ratifying the agreement named, the lands necessary for sub—issue station, Indian day school, Catholic and Congregational missions are by this proclamation, as hereinafter appears, reserved for such purposes, respectively:
And whereas, in the act of Congress ratifying the said agreement, it is provided:
Disposal of ceded lands.
Ante, p.257.Sec. 2. That the lands ceded to the United States under said agreement, excepting such tracts as may reserved by the President, not exceeding three hundred and ninety eight and sixty-seven one—hundredths acres in all, for sub-issue station, Indian day school, one Catholic mission, and two Congregational missions, shall be disposed of under the general provisions of the homestead and townsite laws of the