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SKELTON V. DILL, 235 U. S. 206 (1914)

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Skelton v. Dill, 235 U.S. 206 (1914)

Skelton v. Dill

No. 56

Submitted November 5, 1914

Decided November 30, 1914

235 U.S. 206


Restrictions upon alienation of allotments to Creek Indians made under the Act of March 1, 1901, c. 676, 31 Stat. 861, supplemented by the act of June 30, 1902, c. 1323, 32 Stat. 500, apply only to allotments made to living citizens in their own right, and do not apply to those made on behalf of deceased members of the tribe. Mullen v. United States, 224 U. S. 448.

Quaere, who are the true heirs under the above statutes of a Creek Indian child of mixed parentage who was born prior to May 28, 1901, and died before receiving his allotment.

30 Okl. 278 reversed.

The facts, which involve the construction of the Creek Indian allotment statutes and the effect of the provisions regarding restrictions on alienation of allotments and their applicability to allotments made to deceased members of the tribe, are stated in the opinion.

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