Indian Heirship Land Problem: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States Senate, Eighty-seventh Congress ...

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Page 5 - Such notes or other obligations shall bear interest at a rate determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, taking into consideration the current average market yield on outstanding marketable obligations of the United States of comparable maturities during the month preceding the issuance of the notes or other obligations.
Page 84 - The subject of this legislation is not a matter for which the Department of Justice has primary responsibility, and accordingly we make no recommendation as to the enactment of the bill.
Page 12 - US Senate, Washington, DC DEAR SENATOR : This is in response to your request for the views of the Department of Justice on S. 1719, to amend the Interstate Commerce Act and the Federal Aviation Act of 1958...
Page 139 - ... the Secretary of the Interior, upon notice and hearing, under such rules as he may prescribe, shall ascertain the legal heirs of such decedent, and his decision thereon shall be final and conclusive.
Page 141 - ... thereafter all restrictions as to sale, incumbrance, or taxation of said land shall be removed and said land shall not be liable to the satisfaction of any debt contracted prior to the issuing of such patent...
Page 141 - Section 4 of the General Allotment Act of February 8, 1887 (24 Stat. 389; 25 USC 334), as amended by the act of February 28. 1891 (26 Stat. 794) , and section 17 of the act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 859; 25 USC 336), provides that where any Indian entitled to allotment under existing laws shall make settlement upon any surveyed or unsurveyed lands of the United States not...
Page 13 - Our decisions, while recognizing that the government has power to control and manage the property and affairs of its Indian wards in good faith for their welfare, show that this power is subject to constitutional limitations and does not enable the Government to give the lands of one tribe or band to another, or to deal with them as its own.
Page 162 - So that if they may be taxed, then the obligations which the Government has assumed in reference to these Indians may be entirely defeated ; for by the act of 1887 the Government has agreed at a named time to convey the land to the allottee in fee, discharged of the trust, "and free of all charge or incumbrances whatsoever.
Page 9 - The Bureau of the Budget has advised that there is no objection to the presentation of this report from the standpoint of the administration's program. Sincerely yours, JOHN A. CARVER, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
Page 163 - ... manage their own affairs shall cause to be Issued in their names a patent in fee simple for said lands; but If he finds them Incapable of managing their own affairs, the land may be sold as hereinbefore provided: Provided, That the...