No. 82-2144.

709 F.2d 508 (1983)

Louise Ellen Bluestone SMITH, Appellant, v. William G. HALIBURTON, Acting Field Representative and Officer-in-Charge, Minnesota Sioux Area Field Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and his predecessor, Richard L. McLaughlin; the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community; and George Crooks, Allen Prescott and Robert Prescott, Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided June 15, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bernard P. Becker, St. Paul, Minn., for appellee Crooks.

James M. Rosenbaum, U.S. Atty., Francis X. Hermann, Asst. U.S. Atty., Minneapolis, Minn., for Federal appellees and The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

Mitchell R. Hadler, Minneapolis, Minn., for appellant Larry Leventhal & Associates.

Allen Prescott pro se.

Robert Prescott pro se.

Francis X. Hermann, Minneapolis, Minn., for appellees Haliburton, McLaughlin and Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

Before LAY, Chief Judge, and HEANEY and FAGG, Circuit Judges.


Louis Ellen Bluestone Smith sought a writ of mandamus in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota,1 to require the defendant Haliburton, an official in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to include a 10-acre tract of land in the inventory of trust assets of the estate of Mayme Maxine Gofas, Smith's sister. Smith claims a right as heir in the 10-acre tract of land....

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