Hearings, Reports and Prints of the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs

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Էջ 11 - C. railroad lands, administered by the Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior.
Էջ 92 - While the different nations of Europe respected the right of the natives, as occupants, they asserted the ultimate dominion to be in themselves, and claimed and exercised, as a consequence of this ultimate dominion, a power to grant the soil, while yet in possession of the natives...
Էջ 8 - As long as the special treatment can be tied rationally to the fulfillment of Congress' unique obligation toward the Indians, such legislative judgments will not be disturbed.
Էջ 92 - The majority of the court is of opinion that the nature of the Indian title, which is certainly to be respected by all courts, until it be legitimately extinguished, is not such as to be absolutely repugnant to seisin in fee on the part of the State.
Էջ 77 - This principle was, that discovery gave title to the government by whose subjects, or by whose authority, it was made, against all other European governments-, which title might be consummated by possession.
Էջ 89 - That each and every person claiming lands in California by virtue of any right or title derived from the Spanish or Mexican government...
Էջ 96 - Contrary to the characterization made by appellees, this preference does not constitute "racial discrimination." Indeed, it is not even a "racial" preference. Rather, it is an employment criterion reasonably designed to further the cause of Indian self-government and to make the BIA more responsive to the needs of its constituent groups.
Էջ 96 - In the exercise of the war and treaty powers, the United States overcame the Indians and took possession of their lands, sometimes by force, leaving them an uneducated, helpless and dependent people, needing protection against the selfishness of others and their own improvidence. Of necessity, the United States assumed the duty of furnishing that protection, and with it the authority to do all that was required to perform that obligation and to prepare the Indians to take their place as independent,...
Էջ 36 - The Commission shall receive claims for a period of five years after August 13, 1946, and no claim existing before such date but not presented within such period may thereafter be submitted to any court or administrative agency for consideration, nor will such claim thereafter be entertained by the Congress.
Էջ 32 - Senator MELCHER. Thank you. Thank you all very much. Mr. YELLOW BIRD. Senator, on behalf of the Three Affiliated Tribes, I would like to thank you for taking the time to listen to us. Senator MELCHER. Thank you very much. I think we will hear from the Justice Department now, because we will be talking about their position, and then we will go on to the Fort Peck and Assmiboine Tribes. After that, we will turn to the Blackf eet and Gros Ventre.

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