Executive Order 1044—Establishing the Pribilof Reservation, Alaska

February 27, 1909

It is hereby ordered that two small islands of the Pribilof group, located approximately in latitude fifty-seven degrees north, longitude one hundred and seventy degrees west from Greenwich, in Bering Sea, Alaska, known as Walrus island and Otter island, and located within the area segregated by the broken line upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, be and same are hereby reserved, subject to the provisions of section nineteen hundred and fifty-six, Revised Statutes, relating to fur bearing animals, and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, willfully disturb, or kill any bird of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of such birds within the limits of this reservation, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated and which are prohibited by law.

This reservation to be known as Pribilof Reservation.


The White House,

February 27, 1909.

Theodore Roosevelt, Executive Order 1044—Establishing the Pribilof Reservation, Alaska Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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