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Opinions of the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior Relating to Indian Affairs 1917-1974

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ABORIGINAL TITLE 09/16/1943 M-33246,  Grant of Right-of-Way -- Allotted Indian Lands
02/12/1924 Mineral leasing Act 11/10/1958 M-36538,  Restrictions on Individually Owned Purchased Lands of Kaw Indians, Oklahoma
02/13/1942 M-31634,  Fishing rights of Alaskan Natives 09/16/1943 M-33246,  Grant of Right-of-Way -- Allotted Indian Lands
05/06/1947 Mining Claims on the Papago Indian Reservation 11/10/1958 M-36538,  Restrictions on Individually Owned Purchased Lands of Kaw Indians, Oklahoma
03/04/1948 M-35028,  Indian Delegation Act of 1946 -- Possessory Rights Within Tongas National Forest -- Extinguishment of Indian Title by Cession Treaty       Exchanges
ADOPTION See DOMESTIC RELATIONS 06/06/1924 M-12498,  Exchange of Allotted Land -- Flathead
ADVERSE POSSESSION 03/22/1935 Cheyenne River and Standing Rock -- Exchanges
01/03/1946 M-34330,  Acquisition of Lands by an Indian Tribe by Adverse Possession 01/02/1940 Land Conveyance -- Lands Held in Trust for Blackfeet Indian Tribe
ALASKA 07/05/1944 Exchange of Allotment for Lands Purchased With Tribal Funds
08/16/1949 M-36012,  Use of Coastal Waters Contiguous to Indian Reservation in Alaska       Income
01/06/1953 School Sections -- Mineral Leasing Act -- Title Upon Alaskan Statehood 03/21/1941 Government Owned School Buildings on Indian Allotment -- Question of Land Lease Payments to Indian
01/04/1955 Applicability of Alaskan Territorial Law to Natives Dying Testate or Intestate       Leases
01/17/1955 M-36248,  Disposals of Public Lands -- Withdrawals and Reservations 06/14/1938 Lease -- Consent of Indian
09/07/1955 Mineral Leasing on the Klukwan Indian Reservation, Alaska 06/15/1938 Lease -- Consent of Indian
09/17/1956 M-36367,  63 I.D. 333, Organization of School Districts on Indian Reservations in Alaska 01/08/1959 M-36540,  Leasability of Ceded Lands Used by U.S. for the Benefit of the Indians
05/11/1959 M-36563,  66 I.D. 212, Disposal of Lots in Saxman, Alaska       Mineral Rights
05/14/1963 M-36652, 70 I.D. 166, Oil and Gas Leasing on Lands Withdrawn by Executive Order for Indian Purposes in Alaska 07/11/1955 M-36291,  Reservation of Minerals in Allotted Land to Tribe -- Fort Belknap Reservation
07/19/1963 M-36658, 70 I.D. 363, Proposed Lease of Annette Islands Reserve for Metalliferous Mining 09/09/1955 Reservation of Minerals in Allotted Land to Tribe -- Ft. Belknap Reservation
      Hunting and Fishing 01/23/1956 M-36325,  Ownership of Mineral Rights Within the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana
04/19/1937 M-28978, 15 I.D. 110, Reservation of Waters -- Alaska 07/29/1960 Natives Waive Mineral Rights When Acquiring Land
02/13/1942 M-31634, Fishing Rights of Alaskan Indians      Taxation
05/02/1950 M-36030, Residence Requirements for Taking Fur Animals in Fur Management Areas of Alaska 11/13/1922 49 L.D. 348,  Taxability and Alienability -- Allotted Lands
      Natives 03/03/1930 M-25737, 53. I.D. 48,  Taxability of Cherokee Lands
05/18/1923 49 L.D. 592, Leasing of Lands within Reservations in Alaska 06/30/1930 M-25930, 53 I.D. 133,  Taxation of Allotments -- Period -- Expiration
03/12/1924 50 L.D. 315, Status of Alaska Natives -- Tide Lands 11/28/1931 53 I.D. 564,  Taxability of Homestead Allotments of Members of the Osage Tribe
02/24/1932 M-26915, 53 I.D. 593, Status of Alaska Natives 09/12/1939 M-29867,  Taxation of Restricted Lands -- Interpretation of 49 Stat. 1542, as Amended by 50 Stat. 188
09/03/1932 M-27185, 54 I.D. 39, Custom Marriage -- Validity -- Alaska 12/16/1940 Osage -- Taxation of Partitioned Restricted Lands -- Conveyance of Title and Intervening Legislative Action
01/11/1934 Proposed Trust for Alaskan Natives as Non-profit Corporation, Under Delaware Law -- Legislative requirements -- Administrative Authority 08/04/1960 Refund of Taxes Paid by Heirs of Allottee -- Act of June 11, 1940
05/06/1937 M-29147, 56 I.D. 137, Liquor Traffic -- Alaska ANNUITIES, INDIAN
02/17/1939 Issuance of Deeds to Alaskan natives 11/23/1921 M-6383,  Osage -- Payments to Minors
02/24/1943 Alaska Natives Subject to Territorial School Tax 12/29/1921 Stockbridge -- Munsee -- Back Annuity Payments, D-42071
07/07/1945 Taxing Powers of Village of Saxman 10/27/1924 M-12874,  Chippewa -- Back Annuities
07/28/1945 Contractual Employment of Attorney by Alaskan Village Where Representation Before Court of Claims Is Not Contemplated 11/06/1924 M-13270,  Chippewa -- Back Annuity Payments
02/12/1948 Alaska Reservation Establishment Policy and Adjudication of Native Claims 01/08/1927 M-15954,  Chippewa -- Back Annuity Claims
03/04/1948 M-35029,  Indian Delegation Act of 1946 -- Possessory Rights Within Tongass National Forest -- Extinguishment of Indian Title by Cession Treaty 04/28/1936 M-28256,  Use of Trust Funds -- Annuity Policies
03/27/1957 M-36409,  Proposed Cancellation of Indebtedness to the U.S. 11/02/1936 Pawnee -- Back Annuities
08/15/1958 M-36524,  Effect of the Alaska Statehood Act on the Suffrage Rights of Indians and Other Native Inhabitants 02/01/1944 Flathead Reservation -- Per Capita Payments -- Use of Tribal Roll for Purposes of Distribution
07/29/1960 Natives Waive Mineral Rights When Acquiring Land APPROPRIATIONS
09/16/1960 M-36604,  Title Status of Tidelands Comprising the Juneau Village 03/18/1936 Delaware -- Appropriation for
09/21/1964 M-36662, 71 I.D. 340,  Allotment of Land to Alaska Natives 07/03/1936 1937 Appropriation Act
10/23/1969 Whether Congress May, Without State Consent, Enact Legislation Granting Alaskan Natives Overriding Royalty Interest in Proceeds Derived From Public Lands (Mineral Leasing Act) 08/17/1940 Interior Dept. Appropriations Act of 1941 -- Section 5 -- Prohibition of the Use of Funds for Alice Howard
10/15/1971 Revocation of Indian Allotments in Alaska 08/27/1940 Interior Appropriations Act of 1941 -- Section 5 -- Prohibition of the Use of Funds for Harry Ritchie
      Reindeer 03/01/1944 Moneys Appropriated to Compensate Pueblos for Loss of Lands and Water Rights -- Use to Purchase Lands for Lease to Another Tribe
09/16/1931 M-26690,  Alaskan Reindeer Acquisition 12/04/1944 Navajo Sawmill Appropriation -- Use of Revenues -- Applicability of Other Acts Governing Use
07/25/1932 M-27127,  Regulation of Reindeer Owned by Alaska Natives 08/17/1945 Costs of Subjugation Work on Salt River Indian Irrigation Project as Deferrable Construction Cost Under Leavitt Act of July 1, 1932 (47 Stat. 564)
07/02/1970 State and Federal Taxation of Income Derived From Reindeer Industry -- Interpretation of Reindeer Act 12/13/1946 Premium Payments for Timber Production on Indian Lands Under Veterans' Emergency Housing Act -- Payments to Incorporated Tribes
ALASKA NATIVE CLAIMS SETTLEMENT ACT 12/27/1946 M-34815,  Relocation of Indians for Construction of Dam in North Dakota
03/25/1971 Alaska Native Claims Legislation: Compliance With national Environment Policy Act 06/04/1947 M-34936,  Land Transaction Between State of Oklahoma and U.S. for Land Patented
02/22/1972 Allowance of Attorney Fees and Expenses Under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 01/05/1956 M-36319,  Interpretation of Act Authorizing Expenditures for Relocation of Yankton Sioux -- Ft. Randall Dam Project
06/28/1972 Advisory Responsibilities of Land Use Planning Commission Under Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 01/12/1956 M-36323, 63 I.D. 7,  Interpretation of the Cheyenne River Act of September 3, 1954 (68 Stat. 1191)
10/13/1972 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 85 Stat. 688, 714 -- Village Corporations and Regional Corporations 05/31/1956 M-36347,  Responsibility for Construction of Roads on Cheyenne River Reservation
04/15/1974 Public Lands Under Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 03/05/1957 Payments to Pine Ridge Sioux Indians for Lands Taken for Aerial Gunnery Range
05/29/1974 M-36876,  Alaska Native Claims Act -- Statutory Construction ARTS AND CRAFTS, INDIAN
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES See LIQUOR 06/21/1941 Indian-Made Store Advertisement Regarding Moccasins Manufactured by Shoe Company -- Unfair Trade Practices Question
ALLOTMENTS See also TRUST PATENTS ATTORNEYS
07/14/1921 M-5379,  Fee Title -- Expiration of Trust Period 07/25/1934 Snake -- Attorney's Contract
01/11/1922 M-2258,  Taxation of Restricted Allotments 08/06/1934 M-27788,  Osage -- Attorney's Fee
03/10/1922 M-7002,  Kiowa, Comanche -- Patented Allotments 08/08/1934 Shawnee -- Awards
06/09/1922 M-7599,  Ft. Belknap -- Changes in Allotment Roll 11/28/1934 M-27833,  Disbursement of Osage Funds
06/02/1926 M-19190,  Certificate of Competency -- Osage 06/04/1935 M-28033,  Seminole Nation Attorney's Contract
12/28/1926 M-20612,  Sioux Benefits 09/12/1935 Attorney Contracts
11/20/1931 M-26395,  Final Rolls of the Crow Indian Tribe of Montana Prepared Under Act of June 4, 1920 04/16/1936 M-28309,  Five Civilized tribes -- Attorney's Fees
05/22/1935 M-27770,  Issuance of Patents -- Quinault Reservation 07/13/1936 Ute Attorney's Contract
07/17/1935 Ft. Peck -- Allotments 01/23/1937 IRA -- Attorney's Contract
07/17/1935 M-28086, 55 I.D. 295,  Allotment Selections -- Ft. Belknap 01/26/1937 IRA -- Attorney's Contracts
04/08/1937 M-29097, 56 I.D. 102,  Power of Congress to Enact Legislation 08/07/1937 Tribal Power -- Exclusion of Non-Indian Attorneys
06/15/1938 M-29798, 56 I.D. 330,  Restoration to Tribal Ownership -- Ute Lands 01/18/1938 Attorney's Contract -- Organized Tribe
06/30/1938 Allotment -- Right-of-Way 08/06/1938 Claims Against United States
05/31/1939 M-30256,  Continuation of Allotment Activities at Fort Peck Reservation -- Rejection of IRA Implications 02/08/1939 M-30146,  Employment of Counsel -- Canadian Indians
05/11/1942 M-31552,  Authority of the Department of the Interior to Refuse to Issue Trust Patent 12/23/1940 M-30898,  Attorney Contract Re Federal Tax Assessment Against Restricted Five Tribes
08/24/1942 M-31351,  Use of Allotted Land -- Power of Secretary to Control 01/24/1941 M-30604,  Proceeds From Investment of Restricted Funds -- Individual Entitlement
06/17/1943 M-33165,  Restriction Against Alienation of Allotted Osage Indian Land 04/11/1941 Question of Departmental Approval of Osage Partition Proceedings and Other Litigation Regarding Attorneys' Compensation
01/29/1946 M-34056,  Rights of Indians to Allotments on Public Lands 08/14/1941 M-31404,  Attorneys Fee -- Services Rendered Tribe in Securing Passage of Legislation
05/29/1950 M-36033,  Land Allotted to a Full-Blood Creek Indian Pursuant to a Partition Proceeding 07/28/1945 Contractual Employment of Attorney by Alaskan Village Where Representation Before Court of Claims is Not Contemplates
05/28/1952 M-35089,  Issuance of Fee Patent for Allotment of Oz-ho-we-wush-co-be-nais, Deceased White Earth Allottee No. 2308 01/22/1946 Delegation of Authority to Perform Certain Functions Relating to Attorney Contracts With Indian Tribes
02/15/1954 M-36184,  Issuance of Fee Patent -- Legal and Jurisdictional Ramifications 01/31/1946 Attorney Contracts With Individual Indians Not Involving Tribal Funds
09/21/1964 M-36662, 71 I.D. 340,  Allotment of Land to Alaska Natives 06/03/1946 Tribal Authorization to Employ Attorney -- Delegation of Approval Authority to Commissioner -- Solicitor's Responsibility
02/18/1969 M-36456 (Supp.), 76 I.D. 14,  Status of the Ozette Indian Reservation, Washington 06/27/1947 M-34926,  Prosecution of Claims Before Indian Claims Commission Under Existing Attorney's Contract
10/15/1971 Revocation of Indian Allotments in Alaska 08/29/1947 M-34990,  Right to Access to Departmental Records Pursuant to Ute Indian Jurisdictional Act
     Alienation 03/04/1948 M-35028,  Indian Delegation Act of 1946 -- Possessory Rights Within Tongass National Forest -- Extinguishment of Indian Title by Cession Treaty
10/29/1921 M-6083,  Devise of Indian Land -- Allottee's Will 11/16/1949 M-35097,  Cancellation of Approval of Attorney Contract to Prosecute Indian Claims
11/22/1921 M-5805,  Crow -- Additional Allotments -- Disposition 06/22/1951 M-36069,  Attorney Contracts -- Power of Secretary to Approve
01/24/1923 49 L.D. 414,  Status of Property Purchased With Indian Trust Funds 08/02/1951 M-36081,  Attorney Contract -- Payment of Fees Under Contract With Colville Indian Tribes
06/04/1935 Five Tribes -- Oil Leasing Regulations 08/10/1951 M-36090,  Use of Regular Office Staff Stenographer by Attorney Under Tribal Contract -- Claim for Reimbursement
09/20/1935 Cherokee -- Distribution of Oil Royalties 10/02/1952 M-36120,  Employment of Attorney by Fort Belknap Indian Community
03/12/1938 IRA -- Transfer of Land to Non-Members 11/21/1952 M-36155,  Proposed Amendments to the Charter and the Constitution and Bylaws -- Caddo Indian Tribe
02/17/1939 Interest of Employee in Land Transaction 06/05/1969 Attorney Contract -- Proceedings in Congress for Alaskan Native Claims Settlement
04/13/1943 Rights-of-Way Over Allotted Indian Lands for Electrical Plants and Transmission Lines Under Acts of Feb. 15, 1901 and Mar. 4, 1911 02/22/1972 Allowance of Attorney Fees and Expense Under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
08/26/1943 Power of the Secretary to Delegate Functions to the Heads of Bureaus 06/02/1972 M-36855,  Litigation Before Court of Claims -- Authority of Secretary to Approve Settlement Provision in Attorney Contracts

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BOUNDARIES See RESERVATIONS 08/25/1942 Authority of the State of North Caroline to Tax the Income of Cherokee Indians Derived From Employment With the Federal Government
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS 04/03/1945 M-34030,  Deductions for Travel Allowance
12/22/1938 Tribal Permit for Ranger Station 02/11/1946 Driving Government Automobiles on Short Detour as Use for "Other Than Official Purposes"
10/06/1944 Impoundment of Automobiles Purchased With Restricted Funds When Driver Is Intoxicated 10/21/1946 M-34721,  Prohibition Against Certain Former Employees Participating in Disposal of Surplus Property
05/26/1945 Lindbergh Kidnap Law -- Applicability to Confinement of Indians in Hospitals Under Order of Guardianship Courts 09/29/1948 M-35077,  Use of Funds in Tribal Treasury to Supplement Salary of Government Employees
08/20/1945 Deposit and Use of Moneys Collected As Fees For Services Performed for Indians 04/02/1956 M-36340,  Employment as Interpreter of Government Employee by Navajo Tribe
05/20/1948 M-35040,  Regulation of Traders on the Navajo Indian Reservation 08/22/1956 M-36365,  Application of Federal Law Regulating Work Hours -- Employees of BIA -- Eight Hour Law
05/19/1952 M-36124,  Furnishing Copies of Official Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to the Public 04/03/1970 M-36803,  Authority of the BIA to Transfer to Tribe the Direction of Federal Employees
04/27/1971 M-36856,  Negotiability of Construction Contract Under the "Buy Indian" Act of June 25, 1910 06/15/1971 M-36803 (Supp.),  Tribal Direction of Federal Employees -- Explanation of Term "Delegation"
     Agency Property BUSINESS CORPORATIONS, TRIBAL
06/03/1946 M-34500,  Indian Reservations and Schools -- Property Transfer 12/13/1934 M-27810,  Wheeler-Howard Act -- Interpretation
01/15/1960 M-36510, 67 I.D. 10,  Status of Title to Lands Reserved for School and Agency Purpose on the Former Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Indian Reservation, Western Oklahoma 10/22/1936 Resettlement Loan -- Unorganized Tribes
      Delegated Authority 05/24/1937 Chartering of Subordinate Organizations
08/26/1943 Power of the Secretary to Delegate Functions to the Heads of Bureaus 03/14/1938 Blackfeet -- Tribal Power -- Business Organizations
03/02/1948 M-35027,  Delegation of Power to Indian Field Officers 04/22/1938 Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act -- Cooperative Associations
03/04/1948 M-35028,  Indian Delegation Act of 1946 -- Possessory Rights Within Tongass National Forest -- Extinguishment of Indian Title by Cession Treaty 12/07/1938 Menominee Tribal Request for Charter and Right to Employ or Dismiss Employees at Will
      Employees 02/24/1943 Alaska Natives Subject to Territorial School Tax
11/05/1923 M-11094,  Interior Employees -- Land Ownership 02/04/1952 Indian Corporation -- Borrowing From Government Agency -- Metlakatla Indian Community, Alaska
12/09/1932 M-27882, 54 L.D. 109,  Retirement -- Service Credit -- Five Tribes Schools 10/21/1955 M-36312,  Application of the Mine Inspection Provisions of Title II of the Federal Coal Mine Safety Act to Mines on Indian Lands
02/17/1939 Interest of Employee in Land Transaction 01/16/1973 Taxation of Tribally Owned Enterprises
04/24/1940 M-30655,  Service in Indian Corporation by Indian Office Employee BUY INDIAN ACT
02/26/1941 Indian Service Employees -- Ownership of Stock in Indian Owned Corporations 04/27/1971 M-36856,  Negotiability of Construction Contract Under the "Buy Indian" Act of June 25, 1910
04/10/1942 Indian Employee of U.S. -- Purchase of Trust Land With Funds Borrowed From Tribal Loan Fund

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CALIFORNIA INDIANS See also RANCHERIAS 12/14/1937 Hopi -- Family Relations
07/08/1930 M-25999,  California Indians -- Enrollment 03/19/1938 Expatriation -- Rights to Tribal Property
03/17/1948 M-35029,  Indians of California as "Identifiable" Groups Within the Meaning of Indian Claims Commission Act 05/14/1938 Tribal Council -- Delegation of Power
11/07/1951 M-36108,  Enrollment of the Indians of California 02/08/1940 Lease of Tribal Land Limited by Tribal Constitution
06/24/1954 Transferring Deed-Land -- Hospital Site 07/10/1940 M-30849,  Lower Brule Sioux -- Authority to Borrow Funds for Development and Operation of a Power Plant
08/01/1960 Rancheria Act of August 18, 1958 05/17/1941 Tribal Rolls for the Purpose of Distributing Tribal Funds, and for Allotment Purposes
10/19/1966 Funds Used by California Legal Services Program to Benefit Indians -- Not Chargeable to Indians 07/07/1949 M-36007,  Oil and Gas Leases of Tribal Lands of Northern Cheyenne Tribe
CANADIAN INDIANS 07/05/1950 M-36040,  Private or Competitive Sale of Oil and Gas Leases -- Laguna Pueblo
02/08/1939 M-30146,  Employment of Counsel -- Canadian Indians 11/21/1952 M-36155,  Proposed Amendments to the Charter and the Constitution and Bylaws -- Caddo Indian Tribe
06/01/1939 M-30146 (Supp.),  Canadian Indians Proposing Employment of Attorney to Prosecute Claims Against U.S. -- Question of Commissioner's Approval 11/09/1953 Revision of Membership Roll of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
04/09/1942 Canadian Born of American Indian Parents -- Citizenship Act of 1924 and Nationality Act of 1940 06/21/1954 Navajo-Hopi Rehabilitation Act -- Proposed Constitution for Navajo Tribe
12/18/1953 M-36186,  Probate of Estates of Canadian Indians 06/08/1956 M-36346,  Blackfeet Tribal Constitution -- Eligibility of Voters
06/05/1959 Question of Authority of Department to Probate Estate Devised to Canadian National 06/20/1956 M-36350, 63 I.D. 188,  Proposed Elections -- Amendment to tribal Constitution
02/03/1969 Jay Treaty of 1794 -- New York Indians -- Customs and Immigration Legislation      United States
05/06/1971 Rights of Canadian Sioux Indians in Distribution of Mississippi Sioux Judgment Fund -- Claims Commission Limitations 10/25/1934 55 I.D. 14,  Powers of Indian Tribes
CEDED LANDS See INDIAN LANDS; PUBLIC LANDS 04/08/1937 M-29097, 56 I.D. 102,  Power of Congress to Enact Legislation
CITIZENSHIP 08/13/1937 Suffrage -- Discrimination Against Indians
07/29/1921 M-4018,  Right to Citizenship 01/26/1938 M-29596,  Right of Franchise -- State Law
01/08/1927 M-15954,  Chippewa -- Back Annuity Claims 11/07/1940 M-31039,  Method of Determining "Indians Not Taxed"
02/17/1939 Issuance of Deeds to Alaskan Natives 11/22/1040 M-31039 (Supp.),  Method of Determining "Indians Not Taxed"
08/17/1940 Interior Dept. Appropriations Act of 1941 -- Section 5 -- Prohibition of the Use of Funds for Alice Howard 06/17/1944 Alaska Village Enactment of Ordinance in Variance With U.S. Constitution on Searches and Seizures
08/27/1940 Interior Appropriations Act of 1941 -- Section 5 -- Prohibition of the Use of Funds for Harry Ritchie 05/11/1945 Power of Indian Tribe to Delegate Legislative Authority to a Subordinate Agency of the Tribe
09/27/1940 Citizenship Status of an Indian Born in Metlakatla, Canada, on March 10, 1906 11/09/1971 M-36840,  The Eighteen-Year-Old Vote Amendment of U.S. Constitution as Applied to Tribes
11/07/1940 M-31039,  Method of Determining "Indians Not Taxed" CONTRACTS See also ATTORNEYS
04/09/1942 Canadian Born of American Indian Parents -- Citizenship Act of 1924 and Nationality Act of 1940 10/23/1933 Navajo -- Timber Contracts
06/06/1958 Division of Great Sioux Reservation by Statutes and Question of Tax Exemption Extension on Allotments 03/30/1934 M-27681, 54 I.D. 401,  Indian Timber Sale Contracts
CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES See also VOTING 07/26/1934 M-27728,  Default in Payments Under Timber Contract -- Determination of Difference Between Breached and Terminated Contract -- Klamath
10/13/1933 Twenty-first Amendment -- Liquors 07/26/1934 M-27744, 54 I.D. 546,  Algoma Lumber Company
08/08/1938 Tribal Ordinances -- Federal Constitution 04/27/1935 M-27998,  Navajo Timber Sale Contract
10/07/1940 Legal Procedures Regarding Sterilization 08/12/1935 M-28125,  Personnel Employment -- Indian Trusts
10/08/1940 M-30984,  Kiowa Indian Hospital -- Alcohol for Medicinal Purposes -- Power of Oklahoma to Require Permit 12/13/1935 M-28259,  Timber Contracts -- Colville Reservation
06/15/1955 M-36285,  Non-Discrimination by Government Contractors 02/17/1939 Timber Contracts -- Minimum Stumpage Rate
12/10/1969 M-36793, 76 I.D. 353,  Classification of Persons as Illegitimate for Purposes of Exclusion From Tribal Membership Repugnant to Civil Rights Act of 1968 07/05/1944 Lack of Secretarial Authority to Alter Terms of a Reimbursable Loan Contract
      Due Process 08/13/1948 M-35064,  Administration, Lease and Sale of Choctaw and Chickasaw Coal and Asphalt Lands
04/08/1937 M-29097, 56 I.D. 102,  Power of Congress to Enact Legislation 02/14/1952 M-36119,  Contracts for the Employment of Managers of Indian Tribal Enterprises
07/27/1939 Admission of Indians to St. Elizabeths Hospital for Insane -- Statutory Authority and Constitutional Limitations 10/29/1953 M-36185,  Indian Timber Sale Contracts -- Transfer of Administration From Secretary to Department of Agriculture
CLAIMS See also INDIAN CLAIMS COMMISSION 07/22/1957 Construction of a Contract for the Sale of Indian Timber
01/20/1932 Restrictions on Inherited Personalty 03/06/1958 Common-Carrier Stipulation in Quinault Lake Timber Sale Contract -- Quinault Indian Reservation
12/26/1935 Ft. Berthold -- Claims Against United States 11/24/1958 Right of Purchase at "Appraise Value" of Industrial Property
06/28/1940 Mescalero Reservation -- Exclusion Claim by the United States of Certain Lands by Executive Order 06/15/1962 M-36639,  Validity of Contingent Fee Expert Witness Contracts in Indian Claims Litigation
12/03/1940 Claims -- North and South Dakota Indian Reservation -- Loss of Personal Property 09/24/1971 M-36860,  Non-Availability of Confidential Agreement of Indian Tribe Under Public Information Act
03/10/1941 Agreement Between Interior and Justice Regarding Evidence Used in Cases Before Court of Claims -- Menominee CORPORATIONS, TRIBAL See  BUSINESS CORPORATIONS, TRIBAL
10/05/1942 Land Erroneously Excluded From Reservation and Fishing Rights Abrogated by Treaty -- Discussion of Claims Court Decision COUNCILS, TRIBAL See TRIBAL GOVERNMENT
04/03/1944 M-33321,  Claim for Damage to Fruit Trees Caused by Burning Weeds on Banks of Yakima Irrigation Project COURTS, FEDERAL See JURISDICTION, CIVIL; JURISDICTION, CRIMINAL
04/03/1945 Shoshone Land Claims -- Question of Title, Property Concepts, and Federal Obligations in Absence of Treaty COURTS, INDIAN See also JURISDICTION, CIVIL; JURISDICTION, CRIMINAL
07/03/1945 Default on Tribal Loan to Tribal Member -- Collection -- Tribe Need Not Assign Debt to U.S. in Order to Sue       Courts of Indian offenses
08/29/1947 M-34990,  Right to Access to Departmental Records Pursuant to Ute Indian Jurisdictional Act 02/28/1935 Secretary's Power to Regulate Conduct of Indians
03/06/1956 M-36333,  Statutory Time Limit on Payment of Claims Under Act of June 30, 1945 (59 Stat. 265) 11/19/1935 Determination of Heirs by Courts of Indian Offenses
06/02/1972 M-36855,  Litigation Before Courts of Claims -- Authority of Secretary to Approve Settlement Provision in Attorney Contracts       Tribal
      Torts 10/25/1934 55 I.D. 14,  Powers of Indian Tribes
11/08/1945 M-34238,  Legislative Relief for Indian Injured in Collision of Government Owned Vehicle With Private Car 08/07/1937 Tribal Power -- Exclusion of Non-Indian Attorneys
01/08/1947 M-34583,  Application of Federal Tort Claims Act to Federal Employee on Indian Reservation 09/08/1938 Transition From Indian to Tribal Court
12/04/1951 M-36110,  Status of Agua Caliente Band -- Bailment -- Federal Torn Claims Act 04/25/1945 Jury Provisions of Navajo Law and Order Code
COMPETENCY 12/01/1955 M-36316,  Jurisdiction of Tribal Court and Colorado Juvenile Court for Determination of Custody of Dependent and Neglected Indian Child
06/04/1921 M-4017,  Osage -- Payments to Guardians of Minors and Incompetent Adults 02/13/1961 Assumption of State Jurisdiction Under P.L. 280 -- Tribal Courts
07/29/1921 M-4018,  Right to Citizenship COURTS, STATE See JURISDICTION, CIVIL; JURISDICTION, CRIMINAL
01/04/1922 M-4017 (Supp.),  Osage -- Royalty Payments to Incompetents CREDIT AND LOANS
03/16/1926 M-18423,  Osage -- Certificate of Competency 12/02/1922 M-9094,  Indian Money -- Surety Bonds
06/02/1926 M-19190,  Certificate of Competency -- Osage 03/26/1927 M-21642,  Validity of Mortgage -- Claims
06/07/1926 M-19225,  Certificate of Competency -- Osage 02/24/1928 M-22708, 52 L.D. 325,  Erroneously Issued Fee Patents -- Cancellation
03/26/1927 M-21642,  Validity of Mortgage -- Claims 12/05/1935 Credit Regulations
09/20/1945 Certificates of Competency -- Issuance to Non-Indian Heirs Not Required or Authorized 01/24/1936 Colville Resettlement Loan -- Security
CONDEMNATION 03/18/1936 M-28316,  Emergency Funds -- Stricken Rural Areas
10/31/1917 Five Civilized Tribes -- Eminent Domain,  D-40462 10/16/1936 Lower Brule Sioux -- Revolving Credit Fund
01/02/1923 49 L.D. 396,  Condemnation of Lands Allotted in Severalty 10/16/1936 Assignment of Property -- Forms
10/16/1933 Condemnation -- Value of Tax Exemption 02/11/1938 Cancellation of Liens Securing Loans From Gratuity and Tribal Funds, When Land Transferred From Individual to Tribe
12/13/1934 M-27810,  Wheeler-Howard Act -- Interpretation 05/24/1938 Loans -- Preference -- Degree of Indian Blood
02/07/1935 Flathead Power Site 06/14/1938 Revolving Credit Loans -- Government Employees
10/04/1938 M-29961,  Rights-of-Way -- Eastern Cherokee 07/19/1938 Loans -- Mortgages
08/24/1942 M-30582,  Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act -- Laws Governing Condemnation and Rights-of-Way Over Lands of Five Civilized Tribes 12/22/1938 Chattel Mortgage Forms
12/14/1945 War Department Condemnation Authority Over Indian Lands Under 31 Stat. 1058 and Condemnation Authority of Federal Agencies 07/10/1940 M-30849,  Lower Brule Sioux -- Authority to Borrow Funds for Development and Operation of a Power Plant
05/11/1950 Congressional Authorization for Appropriation to Compensate Ft. Berthold Indians 08/06/1940 M-30807,  National Housing Act -- Eligibility of Indian Tribes
10/27/1952 M-36148,  Condemnation of Indian Lands for the Yellowtail Dam and Reservoir Site 04/10/1942 Indian Employee of U.S. -- Purchase of Trust Land With Funds Borrowed From Tribal Loan Fund
07/30/1953 M-36170,  Taking of Cheyenne River Hospital 07/07/1944 M-33709,  Availability of Pueblo Compensation Funds for the Purpose of Loans to Other Pueblos
02/03/1954 M-36148 (Supp.),  Yellowtail Dam -- Condemnation of Indian Lands 07/03/1945 Default on Tribal Loan to Tribal Member -- Collection -- Tribe Need Not Assign Debt to U.S. in Order to Sue
01/12/1956 M-36323, 63 I.D. 7,  Interpretation of the Cheyenne River Act of September 3, 1954 (68 Stat. 1191) 02/26/1947 Fish Trap Loans and Use of Statistics Relating to Alaska Salmon Fishery
02/27/1958 Condemnation Actions Involving Indian Lands Within the Randall Dam and Reservoir Project, South Dakota 02/04/1952 Indian Corporation -- Borrowing From Government Agency -- Metlakatla Indian Community, Alaska
CONGRESSIONAL POWER 02/14/1952 M-36119,  Contracts for the Employment of Managers of Indian Tribal Enterprises
06/19/1923 M-5386,  Ft. Hall -- Lands for Reservoir 03/27/1957 M-36409,  Proposed Cancellation of Indebtedness to the U.S.
04/08/1937 M-29097, 56 I.D. 102,  Power of Congress to Enact Legislation 02/20/1970 M-36800, 77 I.D. 20,  Repayment of Expert Assistance Loans
09/04/1940 M-30920,  Enforcement of Florida Deer Removal and Quarantine Law on Seminole Indian Reservation CRIMINAL PROCEDURE See also JURISDICTION, CRIMINAL
10/29/1953 M-36185,  Indian Timber Sale Contracts -- Transfer of Administration From Secretary to Department of Agriculture 08/14/1941 M-31194,  Extradition of Indian Fugitives to Reservation Where Offense Was Committed
10/23/1969 Whether Congress May, Without State Consent, Enact Legislation Granting Alaskan Natives Overriding Royalty Interest in Proceeds Derived From Public Lands (Mineral Leasing Act) 06/17/1944 Alaskan Village Enactment of Ordinance in Variance With U.S. Constitution on Searches and Seizures
CONSTITUTIONS See also CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES CROPS
      Tribal 03/25/1936 Kiowa Crop Mortgages
03/29/1935 San Carlos Apache -- Constitution 12/18/1937 Loan -- Crop Mortgages
03/30/1935 Gila River -- Constitution 01/05/1938 Trust Land -- Crop Mortgages
04/15/1936 Sioux -- Elections on Constitutions 06/11/1945 County Personal Property Taxes -- Immunity of Severed Crops From Levy on Trust Land -- Winnebago
09/15/1936 Colorado River Tribes -- Constitution 04/08/1963 M-36651, 70 I.D. 119,  Long Term Farming Leases of Indian Lands
10/29/1936 Colorado River Indian Tribes of Colorado River Reservation -- Surrender of Rights of Exclusive Occupancy

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