Decisions of the Court of Claims on appeals from the Indian Claims Commission : with abstracts by Wilkinson, Cragun and Barker, attorneys-at-law

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Frederick, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1978
28 microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.


Microfiche edition of book originally published by Clearwater Press.

Edited by Norman A. Ross.

The library has (on microfiche) the Briefs, Transcripts, Expert Reports and General Accounting Office Reports on which the Decisions of the Indian Claims Commission are based.

Contains decisions of the Court of Claims on appeals from the Indian Claims Commission. Most of the decisions are followed by abstracts written by the firm of Wilkinson, Cragun and Barker, Attorneys-at-Law, who represented many of the tribes before the Commission. (The Index indicates which decisions are not accompanied by an abstract.)

The Indian Claims Commission was created on August 13, 1946. Its purpose was to serve as a court of original jurisdiction for the hearing and determination of claims against the United States arising prior to August 13, 1946 by any Indian tribe, band or other identifiable group of Indians living in the United States. In this it exercises jurisdiction formerly resting with the United States Court of Claims under the previous system of passing special jurisdictional acts by Congress for individual tribes. The Court of Claims has jurisdiction over claims arising after August 13, 1946.

"Each appeal filed with the Court of Claims was assigned an 'appeal number' as it was received. At first the numbers were simply sequential, however from 1954 onward they are sequential within each year... For each appeal the name of the tribe is given though the appellant could have been either the tribe (claimant) or the Department of Justice (defendant). Also given are the date of the decision and citations to the published texts in West's 'Fed. Second' and the decisions of the Court of Claims. (However, the full texts of the decisions are provided in these microfiche). Each citation provides the volume and page number on which the decision begins. Finally, where the Court of Claims decision was appealed, the citation to the Supreme Court's decision is supplied"--Introd.

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