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

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GENERAL ALLOTMENT ACT 09/21/1927 M-23421,  Crow -- Farming and Grazing Leases
07/29/1921 M-4018,  Right To Citizenship 12/14/1934 Crow -- Grazing Privileges
06/06/1924 M-12498,  Exchange of Allotted Land -- Flathead 07/25/1935 Grazing on Tribal Lands -- Department Powers
08/27/1924 M-12509,  Restricted Fee and Trust Patents 08/07/1936 Five Tribes -- Agricultural and Grazing Leases
11/21/1924 M-13866, 50 L.D. 676,  Extent of Title to Lands Patented as Mission Claims 02/13/1937 M-28869, 56 I.D. 79,  Eligibility for Grazing Privileges
12/24/1924 M-13864,  State Right to Tax patents in Fee 12/28/1937 M-29560,  Grazing Rights
05/31/1939 M-30256,  Continuation of Allotment Activities at Fort Peck Reservation -- Rejection of IRA Implications 05/14/1938 M-29797, 56 I.D. 308,  Taylor Grazing Act Licenses -- Pueblos
05/06/1947 State Criminal Jurisdiction Under General Allotment Act -- Federal Jurisdiction Under Major Crimes Act 11/09/1938 M-30026,  Circumstances When Lands Acquired Under NIRA and Other Acts and Used for Indian Demonstration Projects Can be Leased Under Taylor Grazing Act
06/02/1952 M-36121,  State Social Security Claims Against Restricted Indian Estates 11/21/1942 M-31653,  Disposition of Proceeds Obtained From Administration of Ceded Indian Lands Under the Taylor Grazing Act
02/15/1954 M-36184,  Issuance of Fee Patent -- Legal and Jurisdictional Ramifications 02/14/1944 M-33374,  Status of Certain Lands in Grazing District Established Under Taylor Grazing Act
11/28/1962 M-36599, 69 I.D. 195,  Authority of Secretary to Restore Lands in San Carlos Mineral Strip to Tribal Ownership 08/03/1944 M-33626,  Taylor Grazing Act -- Preferential Rights of Indians
GENERAL CRIMES ACT 10/09/1945 M-33936,  Status of Remnant Lands of the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Reservation Under the Taylor Grazing Act
07/26/1933 M-27487,  Criminal Jurisdiction -- Whites in Indian Country 04/03/1946 Comparative Grazing Right Privileges of Ute Indians and Non-Indians on Public Lands
GIFTS 06/11/1946 M-33821,  Ownership of the Mineral Estate in the Hopi Executive Order Reservation
08/14/1945 Title Search Requirements When Indians Contribute Land as Gift to Tribe 12/10/1946 Grazing Privileges of Indian and Non-Indian on Former Reservation Lands
11/22/1948 M-35075,  Acceptance by Tribe of Contributions for the Management of Indian Resources 01/05/1954 M-36178,  State Exchanges -- Public Interest Classifications -- Taylor Grazing Act
GRAZING RIGHTS AND LEASES GUARDIAN -- WARD RELATIONSHIP See TRUST RELATION; WARDSHIP

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HABEAS CORPUS See CRIMINAL PROCEDURE 04/19/1937 M-28978, 56 I.D. 110,  Reservation of Water -- Alaska
HEADRIGHTS 06/15/1937 Umatilla -- Hunting and Fishing
12/28/1926 M-20612,  Sioux Benefits 02/18/1938 Hunting and Fishing -- Tribal Power -- Bad River
01/08/1927 M-15954,  Chippewa -- Back Annuity Claims 07/05/1939 Colville Indians Right to Fish in Waters of Lake Opposite Allotments Under Lease to State
      Osage 03/13/1940 Right of Hoopa Valley Indians to Fish in Klamath River Without California State Interference
04/23/1936 M-28029,  Disposition of Osage Trust Funds 09/04/1940 M-30920,  Enforcement of Florida Deer Removal and Quarantine Law on Seminole Indian Reservation
09/06/1945 M-33564,  Osage Headrights -- Non-Resident Decedent -- Ancillary Administration 08/22/1941 Regarding Designation of Alaskan White Mountain Native Village as Reserve and Inclusion of River
02/13/1947 M-34857,  Approval of Will of Deceased Osage Indian 09/23/1941 Right to Fish in Usual and Accustomed Places as provided by Early Treaties; Indians Contend State law Not Applicable
      Power of attorney to collect 02/10/1942 Conflict Between Migratory Bird Treaty With Great Britain and Treaty With the Yakimas Re Hunting Rights on Reservation
10/02/1933 Power of Attorney -- Revocability 02/13/1942 M-31634,  Fishing Rights of Alaskan Indians
HOMESTEADS 04/21/1942 Whether the Migratory Bird Treaty Was Applicable to Hunting by Indians Upon Their Reservation
01/11/1922 M-2258,  Taxation of Restricted Allotments 07/30/1942 Authority of Director, Fish and Wildlife Service -- National Wildlife Refuges Within Indian Reservations
11/11/1924 M-31861,  Five Civilized Tribes -- Oil Royalties 02/12/1943 M-31480,  Jurisdiction -- Hunting and Fishing on the Wind River Reservations
12/21/1926 M-18320,  State Tax on Allotments -- Osage 06/05/1943 Jurisdiction -- State Court -- Game Laws -- Sisseton Reservation
11/28/1931 53 I.D. 564,  Taxability of Homestead Allotments of Members of the Osage Tribe 08/24/1945 Question of Loss of Treaty Fishing Rights When Separated From Band by Creation of Executive Order Reservation -- Nisqually
01/17/1935 Wheeler-Howard Act -- Subsistence Homesteads 12/29/1945 M-34326,  Indian Rights in Columbia River Reservoir
01/22/1935 M-27816,  Homesteads -- Development 01/03/1947 M-34739,  Jurisdiction of Flathead Tribal Council to Regulate Hunting on Pablo and Ninepipe Reservoir Sites
02/20/1939 Tax Exemption of Purchased Restricted Land 10/21/1949 M-36000,  Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Rights of the Nez Perce Indians
01/15/1942 M-31579,  Timber -- Interest of Patentee Whose Patent Was Cancelled and Later Reinstated 05/02/1950 M-36030,  Residence Requirements for Taking Fur Animals in Fur Management Areas of Alaska
08/12/1942 M-30851,  Volstead Act of 1908 -- State Liens for Drainage Charges on Public and Indian Ceded Lands in Minnesota 05/07/1954 Criminal Sanctions Against Non-members -- Fish and Game Violations
12/12/1952 M-36157,  Homesteading on Lands Within the Klamath Lake Reservation and in the Tule Lake Wild Life Refuge 07/20/1956 Fishing by Non-Indians on Fort Hall Reservation and Conviction of Indian for Hunting Without License on Ceded Public Domain Lands -- Oregon Taxation of Income Derived from Non-Indian Employers
09/21/1964 M-36662, 71 I.D. 340,  Allotment of Land to Alaska Natives 07/26/1956 M-36358,  Hunting and Fishing Rights of Klamath Indian Tribe -- Authority to Hire Game Wardens
HOPIS 08/13/1956 M-36362, 63 I.D. 253,  State Jurisdiction Over Criminal Trespass Actions on Klamath Indian Reservation
01/20/1926 M-17187, 51 L.D. 326,  Taxation -- Reservation 02/11/1957 M-36410,  Imposition of North Dakota State Fish and Game Laws on Indian Claiming Treaty and Other Rights to Hunt and Fish
12/14/1937 Hopi -- Family Relations 07/09/1957 Treaty Right to Hunt, Fish and Gather Wild Rice by Minnesota Chippewas on Ceded Lands and Revocation of Privileges by Executive Order
02/12/1941 Creation of the Hopi Unit Within the Boundaries of the Navajo Reservation 02/23/1960 Rights of Coeur d'Alene to Hunt on Land No Longer in Indian Ownership
10/14/1942 Hopi Snake Dance -- Question of Copyright 02/23/1960 Rights of Coeur d'Alene to Hunt on Land No Longer in Indian Ownership
06/11/1946 M-33821,  ownership of the Mineral Estate in the Hopi Executive Order Reservation 05/27/1960 Spokane Indian Hunting, Fishing and Boating Rights in the Lake Roosevelt Indian Zone
HUNTING AND FISHING 03/27/1962 Treaty Rights of Indians in Washington to Market Steelhead Trout
06/21/1932 M-27068,  Blackfeet Indians -- Right to Hunt, Fish, and Cut Timber -- Glacier National Park 05/16/1962 M-36638, 69 I.D. 68,  Off-Reservation Fishing Rights of Indians in Washington and Oregon
04/05/1934 M-27631, 54 I.D. 418,  Fishing Rights -- Yakima Tribes 02/14/1963 Supplemental Relief Based Upon Declaratory Judgment
06/15/1934 M-27690,  Migratory Bird Treaty Act 03/29/1971 M-36813,  Criminal Jurisdiction of Utah Over Non-Indians Hunting on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Violation of State Law
06/30/1936 M-28107,  Red Lake Reservation -- Title to Lands 10/10/1972 M-36864, Hunting, Fishing, Ricing Regulations -- Jurisdiction of Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
11/17/1936 Ft. Hall -- Confiscation of Firearms 06/03/1974 Reservation Boundaries -- Regulation of Hunting and Fishing -- Colville and Spokane Reservation
12/19/1936 Upper Red Lake Fishing Rights of Indians

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IMMIGRATION 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
02/03/1969 Jay Treaty of 1794 -- New York Indians -- Customs and Immigration Legislation 11/28/1962 M-36599, 69 I.D. 195,  Authority of Secretary to Restore Lands in San Carlos Mineral Strip to Tribal Ownership
02/28/1969 Jay Treaty -- Canadian and American Governments' Positions -- Right to Import Goods Across Border Duty Free, Particularly Regarding St. Regis Reservation 10/31/1969 M-36791,  76 I.D. 313,  Disposition of Proceeds Derived From Mineral Deposits -- Lands in Oklahoma Purchased for Choctaw Tribe
INDIAN BILL OF RIGHTS See CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES       Organization under
INDIAN CLAIMS COMMISSION 08/27/1935 Chippewa -- Organization Under IRA
05/27/1947 M-34926,  Prosecution of Claims Before Indian Claims Commission Under Existing Attorney's Contract 11/12/1935 Ft. Bidwell -- Adoption of Constitution
03/17/1948 M-35029,  Indians of California as "Identifiable" Groups Within the Meaning of Indian Claims Commission Act 02/08/1937 Status of St. Croix Chippewas
11/16/1949 M-35097,  Cancellation of Approval of Attorney Contract to Prosecute Indian Claims 05/01/1937 Status of Nahma and Beaver Indians
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 07/29/1937 Keetowah -- Organization as Band
06/15/1962 M-36639,  Validity of Contingent Fee Expert Witness Contracts in Indian Claims Legislation 01/08/1938 Devisee Under IRA -- Tribal Membership
10/31/1969 M-36791, 76 I.D. 313,  Disposition of Proceeds Derived From Mineral Deposits -- Lands in Oklahoma Purchased for Choctaw Tribe 08/06/1940 M-30807,  National Housing Act -- Eligibility of Indian Tribes
02/20/1970 M-36800, 77 I.D. 20,  Repayment of Expert Assistance Loans 01/29/1941 St. Croix Indians -- Organization Under 16 of Indian Reorganization Act
05/06/1971 Rights of Canadian Sioux Indians in Distribution of Mississippi Sioux Judgment Fund -- Claims Commission Limitations 03/20/1944 Catawba Tribe -- Recognition Under IRA
INDIAN COUNTRY 04/11/1944 Questions of the Catawbas' Identity and Organization as a Tribe and Right to Adopt IRA Constitution
05/07/1934 M-27656 (Supp.),  Papago -- Mineral Rights 05/31/1946 Whether Burns Paiute Indians Constitute Band and Possibility of Organization Under IRA
12/17/1935 Osage -- Jurisdiction -- Crimes and Misdemeanors 05/16/1947 M-34681,  Delegation of Veto Power Over Tribal Legislation
04/26/1939 M-28958,  Licensing Power of State Over California Rancheria Dog Owners 12/09/1947 M-35013,  Organization of the Nooksack Indians Under the Indian Reorganization Act
07/09/1940 Whether or Not Lands Purchased by the U.S. for Indian Schools and Hospitals Constitute an "Indian Reservation" or "Indian Country" 11/20/1958 M-36515, 65 I.D. 483,  Separability of Tribal Organizations Organized Under Secs. 16 and 17 of the IRA
04/18/1941 Whether Pueblo With Fee Title is Considered Indian Country and Under Federal Criminal Jurisdiction       Revolving loan fund
05/28/1941 M-31122,  Application of Wisconsin Fish and Game Laws and Other Criminal Statutes to Indians 12/05/1935 Credit Regulations
03/05/1951 Dependent Indian Community -- Definition of Indian Country 06/25/1936 Loan Agreement -- Indian Reorganization Act
09/28/1951 Fee Patent Land Within Reservation Boundaries -- Sale of Beer to Non-Indians 07/31/1936 Oklahoma Indians -- Loans -- Wheeler-Howard Act
06/24/1957 Statutory Rape -- Criminal Jurisdiction Over Native Village of Tyonek 06/14/1938 Revolving Credit Loans -- Government Employees
INDIAN LANDS See also ALLOTMENTS; HOMESTEADS; INDIAN REORGANIZATION ACT; RESERVATIONS; RESTRICTED LANDS; SURPLUS LANDS 01/19/1956 M-36326,  Regulations for Repayment of Loans from Klamath Tribal Loan Fund
04/27/1922 M-5379,  Trust Allotment -- Expiration 10/29/1957 M-36482,  Authority of Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma to Borrow Money and Pledge Assets as Security for Loan From Revolving Fund
01/24/1923 49 L.D. 414,  Status of Property Purchased With Indian Trust Funds       Tribal powers
06/19/1923 M-5386,  Ft. Hall -- Lands for Reservoir 10/25/1934 55 I.D. 14, Powers of Indian Tribes
02/16/1927 M-10068,  Spokane Reservation -- Water Rights 10/05/1936 Expenditure of Tribal Funds
03/01/1934 M-27671,  Yankton Sioux School Lands 01/23/1937 IRA -- Attorney's Contract
05/07/1934 M-27656 (Supp.),  Papago -- Mineral Rights 03/09/1937 Mining Claims -- Tribal Approval of Leases Under IRA
09/17/1934 Temporary Withdrawals of Surplus Trust Lands 04/15/1938 Power of Indian Groups Organized Under IRA But Not as Historical Tribe
10/25/1934 55 I.D. 14,  Powers of Indian Tribes 02/17/1939 Criminal Jurisdiction of Tribes
10/25/1934 Chickasaw -- Lease Approval Procedure 02/10/1941 Adoption of Constitution -- Jurisdiction of Wheeler-Howard Act
03/18/1936 Delaware -- Appropriation for 06/06/1941 Tribal Council Power to Execute Leases Without Public Auction
03/18/1936 M-28108,  Payment of Water Right Charges -- Pueblos 08/28/1947 M-34989,  Federal and State Authority Over Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
08/22/1936 Pyramid Lake -- Cancelled Entries 06/22/1951 M-36069,  Attorney Contracts -- Power of Secretary to Approve
02/11/1938 Cancellation of Liens Securing Loans From Gratuity and Tribal Funds, When Land Transferred From Individual to Tribe 11/21/1952 M-36155,  Proposed Amendments to the Charter and the Constitution and Bylaws -- Caddo Indian Tribe
02/19/1938 M-29616,  Red Lake Band -- Ceded Land -- Disposition       Tribes defined
04/13/1939 M-30133,  Irrigation Projects -- Construction Costs 03/06/1937 Status of Wisconsin Winnebago
08/04/1946 M-34459,  Rights of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians in Lands Allotted to Mennonites 05/01/1937 Status of Nahma and Beaver Indians
08/13/1948 M-35064,  Administration Lease and Sale of Choctaw and Chickasaw Coal and Asphalt Lands 07/29/1937 Keetowah -- Organization as Band
05/12/1955 M-36283,  Selection of Tribal Lands by Members Whose Lands Are Within Taking Area of Oahe Dam -- Cheyenne River Reservation INTERIOR, DEPARTMENT OF See also BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
06/23/1955 M-36288,  Menominee Per Capita Payments 02/03/1932 53 I.D. 589,  Status of Board of Indian Commissioners
07/25/1955 M-36296, 62 I.D. 284,  Authority to Manage and Dispose of the San Carlos Power System 02/10/1939 Investigation of Applicants -- Mining Leases
01/12/1956 M-36323, 63 I.D. 7,  Interpretation of the Cheyenne River Act of September 3, 1954 (68 Stat. 1191) 06/01/1939 M-30146 (Supp.),  Canadian Indians Proposing Employment of Attorney to Prosecute Claims Against U.S. -- Question of Commissioner's Approval
09/12/1956 M-36368,  Status of Land Lying Within a Defined 60-Foot Boundary Line Between the U.S. and Canada 08/14/1941 M-31194,  Extradition of Indian Fugitives to Reservation Where Offence Was Committed
11/27/1956 Necessity of Acknowledging Bureau Orders Which Are Recorded Under State Laws 02/14/1944 M-33374,  Status of Certain Lands in Grazing District Established Under Taylor Grazing Act
11/18/1957 Disposal of Surplus Land and Building at Celilo Falls, Oregon 09/23/1944 Redetermination by Department of Administrative Finding That Investigation of Irrigation Project Has Been Completed
12/07/1959 Eligibility of Landowners to Purchase Additional Crow Lands as Provided in Section 2, Act of June 4, 1920 04/25/1945 M-33893,  Use of Government Owned Automobiles by Field Employees
01/18/1960 Authority to Sell and Lease Lands in Parker Townsite 03/06/1947 M-34863,  Cooperative Undertakings
07/18/1967 M-36708,  Construction Charges, Indian-Owned Lands: Wind River Irrigation Project, Wyoming 04/29/1947 M-34921,  Disposition of Surplus Property at Colorado River Relocation Center
      Acquisition by U.S. 09/08/1948 M-35068,  Payment of Expenses to International Conference
03/28/1949 M-35093,  Acquisition of Yellowtail Reservoir and Dam Site 09/24/1971 M-36860,  Non-Availability of Confidential Agreement of Indian Tribe Under Public Information Act
10/07/1949 M-36015,  Acquisition of Yellowtail Reservoir and Dam Site Under the Provisions of the Flood Control Act       Authority of Secretary
03/22/1957 M-36395, 64 I.D. 70,  Utilization of Lands in the Navajo Indian Reservation for Glen Canyon Dam and Reservoir 01/08/1927 M-15954,  Chippewa -- Back Annuity Claims
      Assignment of 06/07/1929 M-25214,  Confederated Yakima -- Water Rights
01/14/1938 M-29620,  Assignment of Lands -- Choctaws of Mississippi 06/26/1929 M-25258,  Creation of Trusts by Restricted Indians
04/14/1939 Santa Clara Pueblo Land Assignment 07/03/1930 M-26034,  Power of Secretary -- Water Charges
06/23/1955 Occupancy Rights on Navajo Tribal Land Granted to Presbyterian Church by Government -- Discussion of Treaty and Subsequent Congressional Act 04/19/1933 California -- San Miguel -- Enrollment
07/16/1956 M-36354,  Cheyenne River Exchange Assignments 08/02/1933 Five Tribes -- Removal of Restrictions
      Exchanges 10/14/1933 M-27596, 54 I.D. 310,  Trust for Five Civilized Tribes -- Restrictions on Life Insurance Policies
06/02/1937 M-29232,  Land and Water Right Exchanges -- California 12/08/1933 M-27636, 54 I.D. 341,  Home Owners' Loan Bonds for Osages
08/01/1938 M-29791,  Land Exchange -- Forfeiture -- Minnesota 07/14/1934 M-27750,  Removal of Remains of Indians
08/14/1953 M-36183,  Exchange of Public Lands for Indian Allotments -- Taylor Grazing Act 10/25/1934 55 I.D. 14,  Powers of Indian Tribes
06/20/1960 Proposed Exchange of Lands at Zuni Pueblo -- Act of Aug. 13, 1949 12/13/1934 M-27810,  Wheeler-Howard Act -- Interpretation
      Heirship lands 02/28/1935 Secretary's Power to Regulate Conduct of Indians
08/14/1937 Sales -- Heirship Lands 03/25/1936 Navajo -- Authority of Special Disbursing Agent
02/08/1940 Reacquisition of Heirship Lands for the Benefit of the Tribe 05/01/1936 Five Tribes -- Federal Income and State Taxes
06/12/1940 M-30767,  Reacquisition of Heirship Lands by Tribe -- Statutes Governing Transfer 06/09/1936 Menominee -- Keshena Hospital
02/03/1942 M-31476,  Purchase by U.S. Under 25 U.S.C. 372 of Heirship Lands -- Discussion of Inapplicability of IRA 06/03/1938 Shoshone Reservation -- Renewal of Oil Leases
04/11/1947 M-34912,  Restoration of Land to Tribal Ownership Under Indian Reorganization Act 06/18/1941 Agreement Between City of Phoenix and U.S. on Behalf of Ft. McDowell -- Technical Questions
      Individual 10/01/1941 Five Civilized Tribes -- Status of Freedmen -- Organization Under Oklahoma Welfare Act
07/14/1921 M-5379,  Fee Title -- Expiration of Trust Period 03/01/1944 M-33561,  Authority of the Secretary to Transfer, Consolidate or Regroup All the Gas and Oil Functions of the Department
07/25/1932 M-27121,  Pine Ridge Reservation -- Title to Land 10/16/1946 M-34711,  Authority of Secretary to Transfer Hospital Building in Alaska to Territory
09/12/1933 M-27541,  Validity of Papers Connected With Purchase of Land by United States for Benefit of Indians 04/19/1955 M-36277,  Temporary Withdrawals in Aid of Legislation
02/07/1938 M-29619,  Indian Lands -- Conveyance 07/25/1955 M-36296, 62 I.D. 284,  Authority to Manage and Dispose of the San Carlos Power System
06/14/1938 Lease -- Consent of Indian 09/21/1955 M-36305,  Transfer of Minor Full-Bloods to the Mixed-Blood Roll Under Section 4 of the Act of August 27, 1954
06/15/1938 M-29798, 56 I.D. 330,  Restoration to Tribal Ownership -- Ute Lands 11/29/1956 M-36359,  Sale of Government-Owned Telephone Line and Associated Equipment on the Blackfeet Reservation
09/09/1940 Trust Allotments -- Authority of Secretary to Partition 03/05/1958 M-36477, 65 I.D. 101,  Consent of Indians for Sale of Allotted Timber
08/25/1942 M-31576,  Lands Purchased With Unrestricted Funds of Osage Indians -- Trust Character After Devise       Contracts
07/11/1955 M-36291,  Reservation of Minerals in Allotted Land to Tribe -- Fort Belknap Reservation 08/08/1933 M-27499,  Sale of Timber -- Contracts
      Taking of 01/30/1923 49 L.D. 424,  Mining Claims in the Navajo Indian Reservation
01/02/1923 49 L.D. 396,  Condemnation of Lands Allotted in Severalty 06/19/1823 M-5386,  Ft. Hall -- Lands for Reservoir
07/08/1936 Flathead -- Taking Tribal Lands for Reservoir 11/19/1928 M-24735,  Segregated Coal and Asphalt Lands
08/24/1936 M-28589,  Occupancy -- Right-of-Way -- Reclamation 03/27/1929 52 L.D. 594,  Arizona Eastern Railroad Company
05/11/1950 Congressional Authorization for Appropriation to Compensate Ft. Berthold Indians 02/18/1933 M-27343, 54 L.D. 160,  Authority to Cancel Patent
10/27/1952 M-36148,  Condemnation of Indian Lands for the Yellowtail Dam and Reservoir Site 03/01/1934 M-27671,  Yankton Sioux School Lands
07/30/1953 M-36170,  Taking of Cheyenne River Hospital 08/14/1934 Wheeler-Howard Act -- Fee Patent
      Taxation See TAXATION 09/17/1934 Temporary Withdrawals of Surplus Trust Lands
      Title to 11/12/1934 Shoshone -- Oil Lease -- Operations
12/01/1924 M-14017,  Title to Land 11/20/1934 Sioux -- Wheeler-Howard Act -- Land Outside Reservation
03/06/1926 M-18604,  Title to Lands 07/25/1935 Grazing on Tribal Lands -- Department Powers
08/23/1933 M-27500,  Marketability of Title -- Pueblo of Nambe 03/12/1936 Unallotted Lands -- Prospecting & Leases
01/30/1935 M-27814,  Land Title Status 05/20/1936 M-27878,  San Carlos Lands Restoration
01/08/1936 M-28198,  Yuma Reservation -- Title to Lands 03/04/1937 Oklahoma -- Deeds, and Guardianship Sales
03/31/1936 M-28120,  Ownership of Island Within Ft. Berthold 08/14/1937 Sales -- Heirship Lands
04/23/1936 M-27814 (Supp.),  Title to Right-of-Way Lands 06/15/1938 M-29798, 56 I.D. 330,  Restoration to Tribal Ownership -- Ute Lands
07/29/1940 Tax Liens -- Passage of Legal Title -- Oklahoma 09/09/1940 Trust Allotments -- Authority of Secretary to Partition
04/26/1943 Whether Surplus Lands in Uintah and White River Reservation Are Indian Lands 05/11/1942 M-31552,  Authority of the Department of the Interior to Refuse to Issue Trust Patent
02/21/1956 M-36181,  Ownership of Unallotted Lands on the Tulalip Indian Reservation in the State of Washington 07/08/1942 Power of the Secretary to Approve Transfer of a Tract of Land Belonging in Part to Minors
08/06/1956 M-36361,  Status of Title Acquired by Tribe Upon Foreclosure of Mortgage 08/24/1942 M-31351,  Use of Allotted Land -- Power of Secretary to Control
02/05/1958 M-36450, 65 I.D. 59,  Rights of Indians in the Hoopa Valley Reservation, California 08/29/1945 M-33967,  Issuance of Fee Patents -- Authority to Reserve Subsurface Mineral Rights in Favor of Indian Allottees
12/05/1958 Reconveyance of Tribal Land to Original Allottees or Their Heirs 03/26/1947 M-34393,  Sale of Ceded Crow Lands
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 10/08/1947 M-35003,  Validity of Orders Temporarily Withdrawing Public Lands in Aid of Legislation for the Establishment of Indian Reservations
      Tribal lands 10/15/1947 Hydaburg Town Reserve Order
12/28/1922 49 L.D. 376,  School Lands Within the Crow Indian Reservation 03/28/1949 M-35093,  Acquisition of Yellowtail Reservoir and Dam Site
08/21/1936 Nambe Pueblo -- Withdrawal of Land 10/07/1949 M-36015,  Acquisition of Yellowtail Reservoir and Dam Site Under the Provisions of the Flood Control Act
12/16/1936 M-28850,  Pueblo Land Grants -- Purchase 12/07/1950 M-36051,  Oil and Gas Leases on Uintah Lands
02/17/1937 Soil Conservation Act 06/23/1955 Occupancy Rights on Navajo Tribal Land Granted to Presbyterian Church by Government -- Discussion of Treaty and Subsequent Congressional Act
08/11/1937 Claim for Damages to Tribal Land by Occupants -- Usufructuary Rights Discussion 12/17/1956 M-36387,  Status of Lands Reserved for School, Agency and Cemetery Purposes on Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Reservation in Oklahoma
08/27/1938 Southern Ute -- Tribal Lands 08/15/1974 Authority of Secretary to Determine Equitable Title to Indian Lands
11/21/1942 M-31724,  Colville Reservation -- Authority for Land Conveyance Plan Which Would Vest Limited Rights of Alienation and Descent 08/06/1934 M-27788,  Osage -- Attorney's Fee
10/09/1945 M-33936,  Status of Remnant Lands of the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Reservation Under the Taylor Grazing Act 01/24/1936 Colville Resettlement Loan --Security
08/02/1954 Lands Purchased by Navajo Tribe -- Right of Canoncito Navajo Group 08/17/1937 Land Purchase Cases -- Contract Entered Into With Encumbrances Exceeding Purchase Price -- Contract Alternation Legality
09/09/1958 Designation of Klamath Marsh as Required by Act of Aug. 23, 1958 12/11/1937 Tribal Leases -- Approval of Superintendent
11/28/1962 M-36599, 69 I.D. 195,  Authority of Secretary to Restore Lands in San Carlos Mineral Strip to Tribal Ownership 07/06/1939 M-30230,  Assessments and Levies Against Indian School by School District -- Secretarial Authority to Contract
INDIAN REORGANIZATION ACT 02/12/1940 M-30589,  Authority of the Secretary of the Interior to Contract With State of Nevada Concerning Maps and Plans for Indian Road Work
12/13/1934 M-27810,  Wheeler-Howard Act -- Interpretation 12/13/1940 M-30923,  Authority of Secretary to Enter Into Agreement With Owners of Land Bordering on Big Wind River, Wyoming
      Allotments 12/23/1940 M-30898,  Authority Contract Re Federal Tax Assessment Against Restricted Five Tribes
08/14/1934 Wheeler-Howard Act -- Fee Patent 07/05/1944 Lack of Secretarial Authority to Alter Terms of a Reimbursable Loan Contract
12/22/1934 Fort Belknap -- Allotment 06/22/1951 M-36069,  Attorney Contracts -- Power of Secretary to Approve
03/22/1935 Cheyenne River and Standing Rock -- Exchanges       Delegation of authority
05/22/1935 M-27770,  Issuance of Patents -- Quinault Reservation 10/20/1931 M-26750,  Delegation by Secretary -- Ministerial or Clerical Act
07/17/1935 M-28086, 55 I.D. 295,  Allotment Selections -- Ft. Belknap 12/11/1937 Tribal Leases -- Approval of Superintendent
05/31/1939 M-30256, Continuation of Allotment Activities of Fort Peck Reservation -- Rejection of IRA Implications 08/26/1943 Power of Secretary to Delegate Functions to the Heads of Bureaus
04/25/1944 Railroad Rights-of-Way -- Liability for Damages 06/14/1944 M-33633,  Power of Secretary to Delegate Authority if Approving Bonds Given by Officers and Employees of Department
06/16/1944 Secretarial Authority -- Delegation to Commissioner -- Approval of Cash Allotment Benefits and Applications 06/16/1944 Secretarial Authority -- Delegation to Commissioner -- Approval of Cash Allotment Benefits and Applications
      Elections 08/31/1944 M-33717,  Delegation of Authority of Secretary -- Approval of Application of Osage Allottees for Payment of Individual Funds
10/12/1934 Papago -- Wheeler-Howard Act 11/23/1944 M-33857,  Determination of Accounts Between U.S. and Indian Tribes -- Delegation of Authority
11/22/1934 Wheeler-Howard Act -- Elections 01/22/1946 Delegation of Authority to Perform Certain Functions Relating to Attorney Contracts With Indian Tribes
12/13/1934 M-27810,  Wheeler-Howard Act -- Interpretation 01/10/1947 M-34829,  Delegation of Authority of the Secretary to Commissioner -- Sale of Trust or Restricted Indian Lands
02/05/1935 M-27903,  Reservation Elections -- Wheeler-Howard Act 05/16/1947 M-34681,  Delegation of Veto Power Over Tribal Legislation
09/13/1935 Whether Another Election May Be Called By Secretary if Vote Falls Below Thirty Percent -- IRA 03/02/1948 M-35027,  Delegation of Power to Indian Filed Owners
04/15/1936 Sioux -- Elections on Constitutions 03/04/1948 M-35028,  Indian Delegation Act of 1946 -- Possessory Rights Within Tongass National Forest -- Extinguishment of Indian Title by Cession Treaty
05/24/1937 IRA -- Election       Estates
06/08/1956 M-36346,  Blackfeet Tribal Constitution -- Eligibility of Voters 03/25/1929 52 L.D. 591,  Allowances of Claims Against the Estate of an Enrolled Member of the Osage Tribe
06/20/1956 M-36350, 63 I.D. 188,  Proposed Election -- Amendment to Tribal Constitution 04/12/1930 53 I.D. 78,  Custom Marriage and Divorce
02/18/1969 M-36456 (Supp.), 76 I.D. 14,  Status of the Ozette Indian Reservation, Washington 12/18/1953 M-36186,  Probate of Estates of Canadian Indians
11/09/1971 M-36840,  The Eighteen-Year-Old Vote Amendment of U.S. Constitution as Applied to Tribes       Funds
      Incorporation 04/28/1936 M-28256,  use of Trust Funds -- Annuity Policies
05/15/1934 Indian Corporations -- Federal Charters 07/07/1944 M-33709,  Availability of Pueblo Compensation Funds for the Purpose of Loans to Other Pueblos
02/06/1941 M-31064,  Authority for Sale of Timber -- Unallotted Lands 11/07/1944 Emergency Relief Appropriation Acts -- Government Owned Lands -- Mineral Leasing
02/04/1952 Indian Corporation -- Borrowing From Government Agency -- Metlakatla Indian Community, Alaska       Lands
02/14/1952 M-36119,  Contracts for the Employment of Managers of Indian Tribal Enterprises 09/29/1921 M-5613,  Fort Hall Indians -- Restricted Patents -- Authority of Secretary to Remove Restrictions
      Indian defined 04/05/1922 M-7316,  Choctaw and Chickasaw -- Coal Lands
01/04/1937 IRA -- Acquisition of Land 04/27/1922 M-5379, M-5702,  Trust Allotment -- Expiration
      Lands 06/09/1922 M-7599,  Ft. Belknap -- Changes in Allotment Roll
08/17/1934 M-27776, 54 I.D. 584,  Devise of Restricted Lands 12/15/1922 49 L.D. 370,  Wind River Reservation -- Repayment of Irrigation Costs
09/06/1934 Restrictions on Alienation -- Easements IRRIGATION AND RECLAMATION
09/17/1934 Temporary Withdrawals of Surplus Trust Lands 07/10/1931 M-26489, 53 L.D. 399,  Ft. Hall Irrigation Project -- Damages
10/02/1934 Standing Rock -- Mortgage on Restricted Lands 11/25/1932 M-27239, 54 L.D. 90,  Indian -- Owned Land Within Irrigation Project
10/03/1934 Osage -- Grant of Right-of-Way Through Trust Lands 02/19/1933 San Carlos -- Priority in Water Rights
10/12/1934 Papago -- Wheeler-Howard Act 01/08/1936 M-28198,  Yuma Reservation -- Title to Lands
11/07/1934 M-27796,  IRA Interpretation Regarding Devisee Questions -- Tribal Organization and Jurisdiction -- Definition of Tribe as Political Entity 05/15/1936 Tribal Ownership of Non-Irrigable Lands -- Yuma
11/20/1934 Sioux -- Wheeler-Howard Act -- Land Outside Reservation 08/25/1938 M-29908,  Irrigation -- Works -- Damages
12/18/1934 Conveyance to the U.S. to Avoid Taxation 09/07/1940 M-30793,  Bureau of Reclamation -- Payment for Improvements on Colville Reservation
01/17/1935 Wheeler-Howard Act -- Subsistence Homesteads 12/18/1940 Irrigation Projects -- Regulations Requiring Written Statements Relative to Certain Matters
04/04/1935 Taxable Property -- Assignment to U.S. in Trust 09/23/1944 Redetermination by Department of Administrative Finding That Investigation of Irrigation Project Has Been Completed
07/24/1935 Shawnee Land Purchases 05/31/1945 M-33902,  Excess Land Provisions of Federal Reclamation Law -- Coachella Valley County Water District Lands
10/16/1935 M-28183,  Papago Reservation -- Mining Charges 07/30/1953 M-36175,  Inclusion of Indian Lands in State Irrigation Districts
12/10/1935 Reinstatement of Cancelled Sale -- Pyramid Lake 10/21/1964 M-36667,  Acreage Limitation on Landholding Within the Flathead Irrigation Project, Montana
03/20/1936 Ft. Belknap Land Purchase -- Reorganization Act 07/28/1966 M-36693, 73 I.D. 333,  Title to Lands Within San Carlos Reservoir Site
08/22/1936 Pyramid Lake -- Cancelled Entries 08/23/1968 M-36752,  Propriety of Using Funds Appropriated for Indian Irrigation Projects to Construct Facilities to Serve Lands Owned by Non-Indians
08/31/1936 Purchases Under Wheeler-Howard Act 05/11/1971 Allottee Easement Request Subject to Jurisdiction of Army Corps of Engineers -- Allottee's Right to Water Use for Irrigation Purposes
09/02/1936 Isleta and Santo Domingo Pueblos -- Rights-of-Way 08/09/1972 Irrigation and Reclamation
10/05/1936 Restricted Land Use -- Lake Superior Chippewa       Costs and charges
10/30/1936 Restricted Lands -- Security for Loans 12/15/1922 52 L.D. 709,  Wind River Reservation -- Repayment of Irrigation Costs
01/11/1937 IRA -- Sec. 5 11/06/1926 M-20183, 51 L.D. 613,  Assessment Charges on Irrigation Projects
02/03/1937 IRA -- Exchange of Land 09/09/1929 52 L.D. 709,  Wind River Reservation -- Repayment of Irrigation Construction Costs
08/14/1937 Sales -- Heirship Lands 01/25/1930 M-25347,  Liability for Irrigation Costs
10/20/1937 Tribal Land -- Rights to House 07/25/1932 M-27124,  Irrigation -- Non-consenters -- Entitlement to Deferred Charges
02/19/1938 M-29616,  Red Lake Band -- Ceded Lake -- Disposition 12/01/1933 M-27491, 54 I.D. 335,  Irrigation Charges -- Extended Payments
03/12/1938 IRA -- Transfer of Land to Non-Members 02/20/1935 M-27512,  Irrigation Charges -- Pueblo Lands
06/15/1938 M-29798, 56 I.D. 330,  Restoration to Tribal Ownership -- Ute Lands 03/18/1936 M-28108,  Payment of Water Right Charges -- Pueblos
08/01/1938 M-29791,  Land Exchanges -- Forfeiture -- Minnesota 08/25/1936 San Carlos Irrigation Project -- O and M Charges
10/04/1938 M-29961,  Rights-of-Way -- Eastern Cherokee 09/03/1936 Flathead Irrigation Project O and M Charges
03/11/1939 Estate of Mary Big Elk 09/24/1936 M-28701,  Irrigation Project Assessment -- Fort Hall Reservation
01/02/1940 Land Conveyance -- Lands Held in Trust for Blackfeet Indian Tribe 04/13/1939 M-30133,  Irrigation Projects -- Construction Costs
03/21/1941 Exchange of Land Between Indian and Non-Indian 04/03/1940 Individuals' Repayment to Klamath Tribe for Construction of Reservation Irrigation Project -- Federal Register Publication Requirements
03/21/1941 Government Owned School Buildings on Indian Allotment -- Question of Land Leased Payments to Indians 07/09/1942 Construction Charges -- Interpretation of Reclamation Acts -- Crow Irrigation Project
05/28/1941 M-31122,  Application of Wisconsin Fish and Game Law and Other Criminal Statutes to Indians 07/27/1942 M-31684,  Uncollected Assessments Against Lands Within Irrigation Projects -- Liens
02/03/1942 M-31476,  Purchase by U.S. Under 25 U.S.C. 372 of Heirship Lands -- Discussion of Inapplicability of IRA 08/17/1945 Costs of Subjugation Work on Salt River Indian Irrigation Project as Referable Construction Cost Under Leavitt Act of July 1, 1932 (47 Stat. 564)
08/12/1942 M-30851,  Volstead Act of 1908 -- State Liens for Drainage Charges on Public and Indian Ceded Lands in Minnesota 03/23/1948 M-35032,  Adjustment of Indian Irrigation Charges in Non-Government Irrigation Projects
08/24/1942 M-31351,  use of Allotted Land -- Power of Secretary to Control 05/14/1952 M-36029,  Cancellations of Reimbursable Charges Against Indian Lands
05/26/1944 Restricted Land -- Sale for Non-Indian -- Proceeds for Purchase of Tribal Trust Land 05/11/1960 Cancellation of Construction Costs Under Leavitt Act -- Ft. Belknap Indian Reservation
04/11/1947 M-34912,  Restoration of Land to Tribal Ownership Under Indian Reorganization Act 11/21/1960 Collection of Delinquent Operation and Maintenance Assessments From Per Capita Payments
10/22/1947 M-34796,  Status of Indian Surplus Lands Withdrawn from Public Entry 07/18/1967 M-36771,  Construction Charges, Indian-Owned Lands:  Wind River Irrigation Project, Wyoming
06/07/1950 M-36003,  Extent of Secretarial Authority to Issue Patent in Fee -- Indian Reorganization Act 05/05/1972 Reimbursement of Ute Tribal Funds for Construction of Irrigation Project

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