Indian Heirship Land Problem: Hearings...April 2 and 3, 1962, Part 1

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Page 172 - That no lands acquired under the provisions of this act shall in any event become liable to the satisfaction of any debt or debts contracted prior to the issuing of the patent therefor.
Page 147 - ... 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 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 86 - 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 167 - States does and will hold the land thus allotted, for the period of twenty-five years, in trust for the sole use and benefit of the Indian to whom such allotment shall have been made, or, in case of his decease, of his heirs according to the laws of the State or Territory where such land is located...
Page 145 - ... 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 167 - ... at the expiration of said period the United States will convey the same by patent to said Indian, or his heirs as aforesaid, in fee, discharged of said trust and free of all charge or incumbrance whatsoever; Provided, that the president of the United States may in any case in his discretion extend the period.
Page 45 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That as used in this Act— (a) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Interior.
Page 147 - 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 89 - 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.

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