Executive Order 7984—Extension of Trust Periods on Indian Lands Expiring During Calendar Year 1939
By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 5 of the act of February 8, 1887, 24 Stat. 388, 389, by the act of June 21, 1906, 34 Stat. 325, 326, and by the act of March 2, 1917, 39 Stat. 969, 976, it is hereby ordered that the periods of trust applying to any Indian lands, whether of a tribal or individual status, which, unless extended, will expire during the calendar year 1939, be, and they are hereby, extended for a further period of 25 years from the date on which any such trust would otherwise expire.
This order is not intended to apply to any case in which the Congress has specifically reserved to itself authority to extend the period of trust on tribal or individual Indian lands.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
The White House,
October 7, 1938.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 7984—Extension of Trust Periods on Indian Lands Expiring During Calendar Year 1939 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/276639