No. 81.

283 U.S. 691 (1931)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 25, 1931.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. T.J. Leahy, with whom Messrs. C.S. Macdonald, James H. Maxey, F.W. Files, and Louis N. Stivers were on the brief, for petitioner.

Assistant Attorney General Youngquist, with whom Solicitor General Thacher and Messrs. Claude R. Branch, Sewall Key and A.H. Conner, Special Assistants to the Attorney General, Clarence M. Charest, General Counsel, Bureau of Internal Revenue, and Ellis W. Manning, Special Attorney, were on the brief, for respondent.

MR. JUSTICE ROBERTS delivered the opinion of the Court.

The petitioner is a member of the Osage tribe of Indians, duly enrolled as such under the Act of June 28, 1906,1 and holds a certificate of competency issued March 5, 1910, pursuant to that Act. He owns his own original allotment of the tribal lands, and has inherited from a deceased member a one-half interest in the latter's allotment, but nothing in this case turns on his ownership...

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