No. 78-1756.

445 U.S. 535 (1980)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 15, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Deputy Solicitor General Claiborne argued the cause for the United States. On the briefs were Solicitor General McCree, Acting Assistant Attorney General Sagalkin, and Robert L. Klarquist.

Charles A. Hobbs argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief was Jerry R. Goldstein.

MR. JUSTICE MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case presents the question whether the Indian General Allotment Act of 1887 authorizes the award of money damages against the United States for alleged mismanagement of forests located on lands allotted to Indians under that Act.


In 1873, a Reservation was established by Executive Order in the State of Washington for the Quinault Tribe. 1 C. Kappler, Indian Affairs 923 (2d ed. 1904)...

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