No. 520.

324 U.S. 316 (1945)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 5, 1945.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Messrs. Roy St. Lewis and Chas. R. Gray for petitioner.

Mr. Roger P. Marquis, with whom Solicitor General Fahy, Messrs. J. Edward Williams and Norman MacDonald were on the brief, for the United States.

MR. JUSTICE FRANKFURTER delivered the opinion of the Court.

Mamie Fletcher Pitts, a full-blood Osage Indian, died on May 24, 1937, leaving land allotted to her as a member of her tribe. Her husband, George Pitts, also a full-blood Osage, was appointed administrator of her estate in appropriate proceedings in an Oklahoma court. His certificate of competency which had been granted him in 1910, § 2, Seventh, Act of June...

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