No. 187.

165 U.S. 316 (1897)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 15, 1897.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Alexander Porter Morse for appellants. Mr. Assistant Attorney General Howry filed a brief for the same.

Mr. John Wharton Clarke for appellee.

MR. JUSTICE PECKHAM delivered the opinion of the court.

There is here but a single question for this court to review, and that relates to the right of the Court of Claims to render judgment against the United States alone under the Indian depredation act where the tribe of Indians to which the depredators belong cannot be identified, and such inability is stated and judgment rendered against the United States only.

The act in question is entitled, "An act...

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