No. 14.

231 U.S. 341 (1913)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided December 1, 1913.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. M.D. Munn and Mr. Chester L. Caldwell for plaintiff in error.

No appearance for defendant in error.

MR. JUSTICE VAN DEVANTER delivered the opinion of the court.

This is a suit to determine conflicting claims to the title to 160 acres of land in Roberts County, South Dakota. Both parties claim through Henry A. Quinn, an Indian of the Sisseton and Wahpeton tribe, to whom the land was allotted under the act of Congress of February 8, 1887, 24 Stat. 388, c. 119, the fifth section of which, omitting portions not here material, reads as follows:

"That upon the...

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