No. 65.

390 U.S. 365 (1968)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 18, 1968.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles Hill Johns argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs was Houston Bus Hill.

John H. Cantrell argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was S. W. Wells.

Solicitor General Griswold, Acting Assistant Attorney General Williams and Roger P. Marquis filed a brief for the United States, as amicus curiae, urging reversal.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN delivered the opinion of of Court.

The question presented is whether petitioners, who are Comanche Indians, have standing to sue under an oil and gas lease approved by the Department of the Interior for use on land held by Indians under trust patents issued by the United States.

In 1947 the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs approved an oil and gas lease which petitioners had executed to respondent, Skelly Oil Company, on the form...

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