Grover Cleveland

Executive Order—Land for Jicarilla Apache Indians

February 11, 1887

EXECUTIVE MANSION, February 11, 1887.

It is hereby ordered that all that portion of the public domain in the Territory of New Mexico which, when surveyed, will be embraced in the following townships, viz: 27, 28, 29, and 30 north, ranges 1 east, and 1, 2, and 3 west; 31 and 32 north, ranges 2 west and 3 west, and the south half of township 31 north, range 1 west, be, and the same is hereby, set apart as a reservation for the use and occupation of the Jicarilla Apache Indians: Provided, That this order shall not be so construed as to deprive any bona fide settler of any valid rights he may have acquired under the law of the United States providing for the disposition of the public domain.


SOURCE: Kappler, Indian Affairs, Laws and Treaties, US GPO, 1904, p 875

Grover Cleveland, Executive Order—Land for Jicarilla Apache Indians Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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