Federal Power Commission v. Tuscarora Indian Nation
Federal Power Commission v. Tuscarora Indian Nation, 362 U.S. 99 (1960), was a case decided by the United States Supreme Court which determined that the Federal Power Commission was authorized to take...
Aboriginal title in New Mexico
The status of aboriginal title in New Mexico is unique among aboriginal title in the United States. Despite explicit Congressional legislation, early decisions of the Supreme Court of the New Mexico ...
Fellows v. Blacksmith
Fellows v. Blacksmith, 60 U.S. (19 How.) 366 (1857), is a United States Supreme Court decision involving Native American law. John Blacksmith, a Tonawanda Seneca, sued agents of the Ogden Land Company...
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United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians
United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians, 448 U.S. 371 (1980), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that: 1) the enactment by Congress of a law allowing the Sioux Nation to p...
William M'Intosh (fur trader)
William M'Intosh (ca. 1760 - July 1832; surname also spelled "McIntosh") was a fur trader, treasurer of the Indiana Territory under William Henry Harrison, witness to Madoc Indians, and real estate en...
Sims' Lessee v. Irvine
Sims's Lessee v. Irvine, 3 U.S. (3 Dall.) 425 (1799), is an early United States Supreme Court case about conflicting land claims. General William Irvine had been granted Montour's Island by Pennsylvan...
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Mashpee Tribe v. New Seabury Corp.
Mashpee Tribe v. New Seabury Corp., 592 F.2d 575 (1st Cir. 1979), was the first litigation of the Nonintercourse Act to go to a jury. After a 40 day trial, the jury decided that the Mashpee Tribe was...
New York ex rel. Cutler v. Dibble
New York ex rel. Cutler v. Dibble, 62 U.S. (21 How.) 366 (1858), was a companion case to the more well-known Fellows v. Blacksmith (1857). At the time Fellows was decided, this case had reached the U...
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Mohegan Indians v. Connecticut
Mohegan Indians v. Connecticut (1705–1773) was the first indigenous land rights litigation in history in a common law jurisdiction. James Youngblood Henderson, professor of law, calls the case "the fi...
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Oneida Indian Nation of New York v. County of Oneida
Oneida Indian Nation of New York v. County of Oneida, 414 U.S. 661 (1974), is a landmark decision concerning aboriginal title in the United States. The suit was the "first of the modern-day [Native Am...
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Aboriginal title in the Marshall Court
The Marshall Court (1801–1835) issued some of the earliest and most influential opinions by the Supreme Court of the United States on the status of aboriginal title in the United States, several...
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County of Oneida v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York State
County of Oneida v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York State, 470 U.S. 226 (1985), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case concerning aboriginal title in the United States. The case, sometimes ...
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United States v. Shoshone Tribe of Indians
United States v. Shoshone Tribe of Indians of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, 304 U.S. 111 (1938), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that mineral rights on a reserv...
Tribal sovereignty in the United States
Tribal sovereignty in the United States is the inherent authority of indigenous tribes to govern themselves within the borders of the United States of America. The U.S. federal government recognizes t...
City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of N.Y.
City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York, 544 U.S. 197 (2005), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that repurchase of traditional tribal lands did not restore t...
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, 30 U.S. (5 Peters) 1 (1831), was a United States Supreme Court case. The Cherokee Nation sought a federal injunction against laws passed by the state of Georgia dep...
Idaho v. United States
Idaho v. United States, 533 U.S. 262 (2001), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that the United States, not the state of Idaho, held title to lands submerged under Lake Coe...
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Johnson v. M'Intosh
Johnson v. M'Intosh, 21 U.S. (8 Wheat.) 543 (1823), is a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that held that private citizens could not purchase lands from Native Americans. As the facts were r...
South Carolina v. Catawba Indian Tribe
South Carolina v. Catawba Indian Tribe, Inc., 476 U.S. 498 (1986), is an important U.S. Supreme Court precedent for aboriginal title in the United States decided in the wake of County of Oneida v. One...
Seminole Nation v. United States
Seminole Nation v. United States, 316 U.S. 286 (1942), was a United States Supreme Court case.
The original suit was decided by the Court of Claims in favor of petitioner, Seminole Nation, in the ...
Fletcher v. Peck
Fletcher v. Peck, 10 U.S. 87 (1810), is a landmark United States Supreme Court decision. The first case in which the Supreme Court ruled a state law unconstitutional, the decision also helped crea...
Seneca Nation of Indians v. Christy
Seneca Nation of Indians v. Christy, 162 U.S. 283 (1896), was the first litigation of aboriginal title in the United States by a tribal plaintiff in the Supreme Court of the United States since Cherok...
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United States v. Sandoval
United States v. Sandoval, 231 U.S. 28 (1913), was a case decided by the United States Supreme Court.
The King of Spain granted formal title to the Pueblo people in 1689. Mexico ceded most of what...
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Idaho v. Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho
Idaho v. Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho, 521 U.S. 261 (1997), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that the Coeur d'Alene Tribe could not maintain an action against the state o...
Aboriginal title in the Taney Court
The Supreme Court of the United States, under Chief Justice Roger B. Taney (1836–1864), issued several important decisions on the status of aboriginal title in the United States, building on the opini...
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Dred Scott v. Sandford
Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857), was a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court held that African Americans, whether enslaved or free, could not be American citize...
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