US LAWS, STATUTES and CODES : Chan Robles Virtual Law Library USA Supreme Court Decisions | Resolutions : Chan Robles Virtual Law Library

ChanRobles™ Virtual Law Library™ |™   
Main Index Repository of Laws, Statutes and Codes Latest Philippine Supreme Court Decisions Chan Robles Virtual Law Library Latest Legal Updates Philippine Legal Resources Significant Philippine Legal Resources Worldwide Legal Resources Philippine Supreme Court Decisions United States Legal Resources United States Supreme Court Jurisprudence ChanRobles LawTube - Social Network

ChanRobles Internet Bar Review : DebtKollect Company, Inc. - Debt Collection Firm Intellectual Property Division - Chan Robles Law Firm

Philippine Supreme Court DecisionsChanRobles On-Line Bar Review

google search for chanrobles.comSearch for

LA ROQUE V. UNITED STATES, 239 U. S. 62 (1915)

Subscribe to Cases that cite 239 U. S. 62 RSS feed for this section

U.S. Supreme Court

La Roque v. United States, 239 U.S. 62 (1915)

La Roque v. United States

No. 240

Argued October 15, 18, 1915

Decided November 8, 1915

239 U.S. 62


The Nelson Act of January 14, 1889, c. 24, 25 Stat. 642, for allotment to Chippewas of the White Earth Indian Reservation contemplated only selections on the part of living Indians acting for themselves or through designated representatives. There was no displacement of the usual rule that incidents of tribal membership, like the membership itself, are terminated by death. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary

Page 239 U. S. 63

While not conclusive, the construction given to an act of Congress relative to Indian allotment in the course of its actual execution by the Secretary of the Interior is entitled to great respect, and ought not to be overruled without cogent and persuasive reasons.

The fact that the act provided for a census of the Indian is not conclusive that the allotments were to be made to all those included in the census. Fairbanks v. United States, 223 U. S. 215.

The Act of March 3, 1891, c. 561, 26 Stat. 1099, establishing a six-year limitation for actions by the United States to annul patents, has been construed as being part of the public land laws, and refers to patents issued for public lands, and does not relate to suits to annul trust patents for allotments of reserved Indian lands.

The Act of April 23, 1904. c. 1489, 33 Stat. 297, limiting and defining the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to correct mistakes in, and to cancel, trust patents for Indian allotments does not restrict or define the powers or jurisdiction of the court to cancel such a patent.

198 F.6d 5 affirmed.

The facts, which involve the construction of the Nelson Act of 1889 and an allotment to a Chippewa Indian in the White Earth Indian Reservation in Minnesota, are stated in the opinion.

ChanRobles™ LawTube

google search for Search for

Supreme Court Decisions Philippine Supreme Court DecisionsUS Supreme Court Decisions



Browse By ->> Volume


Browse By ->> Year


  Copyright © ChanRobles Publishing Company | Disclaimer | E-mail Restrictions
ChanRobles™ Virtual Law Library |™