U.S. Supreme Court
Libby v. Clark, 118 U.S. 250 (1886)
Libby v. Clark
Submitted April 19, 1886
Decided May 10, 1886
118 U.S. 250
The provisions in article VII of the Treaty of June 24, 1862, with the Ottawa Indians of Blanchard's Fork and Roche de Boeuf, 12 Stat. 1237, limiting the power of alienating granted lands, apply to the grants authorized by Article III of the Treaty to be made to chiefs, councilmen, and headmen of the tribe, and deeds made in violation of that limitation (as it was incorporated by the Land Office into patents for lands allotted to chiefs, councilmen, or headmen), are void.
This was an action in the nature of ejectment. The case is stated in the opinion of the Court. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary