CEDING OF LAND TO INDIANS (COLUMBIAN RESERVE)

 

April 19, 1879

Washington, D.C.

 

It is hereby ordered that the tract of country in Washington Territory lying within the following-described boundaries, viz:  commencing at the intersection of the forty-mile limits of the branch line of the Northern Pacific Railroad with the Okinakane River; thence up said river to the boundary line between the United States and British Columbia; thence west on said boundary line to the forty-fourth degree of longitude to its intersection with the forty-mile limits of the branchy line of the Northern Pacific Railroad; and thence with the line of said forty-mile limits to the place of beginning, be, and the same is hereby, withdrawn from sale and set apart as a reservation for the permanent use and occupancy of Chief Moses and his people, and such other friendly Indians as ;may elect to settle hereon with his consent and that of the Secretary of the Interior.

 

R.B. HAYES.