Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. Charles W. Needham for the Chickasaw Freedmen.
Mr. George A. Mansfield and Mr. A.A. Hoehling, Jr., for the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations.
Mr. Assistant Attorney General Pradt for the United States.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE McKENNA, after stating the case as above, delivered the opinion of the court.
Full quotations have necessarily been made from the statutes and agreements relied on and from the treaty of 1866, but the questions presented are, nevertheless, not complex.
The main, if not crucial, question is, were the freedmen adopted by the Chickasaw Nation as provided in the treaty? They were declared adopted by the act of 1873 upon certain conditions, but the...
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