U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Ferguson, 247 U.S. 175 (1918)
United States v. Ferguson
Submitted May 1, 1918
Decided May 20, 1918
247 U.S. 175
For the purpose of determining the quantum of Indian blood possessed by members of the Five Civilized Tribes, and therein their capacity to alienate allotted lands, the rolls of citizenship approved by the Secretary of the Interior are conclusive. Acts of April 26, 1906, c. 1876, 34 Stat. 137; May 27, 1908, c.199, 35 Stat. 312.
In this case, the Indian was enrolled as a Seminole, "blood 1/2;" his chanroblesvirtualawlibrary
father was enrolled a a full-blood Creek. Held that oral testimony to prove that his mother, not enrolled, was a full-blood Seminole was properly excluded.
225 F.9d 4 affirmed.
The case is stated in the opinion.