For the Relief of the Wichita and Affiliated Bands of Indians: Hearings Before the United States House Committee on Indian Affairs, Sixty-Fifth Congress, Second Session, on Jan. 24, 31, 1918

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1918 - 45 halaman
Considers (65) H.R. 7584.
 

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Halaman 42 - And the sum of $2,991,450 be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations of Indians for all the right, title, interest, and claim which said nations of Indians may have in and to certain lands now occupied by the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians under Executive order...
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Halaman 42 - Nation, and one-fourth of this appropriation to be paid to such person or persons as are or shall be duly authorized by the laws of said Chickasaw Nation...
Halaman 27 - For and in consideration of the foregoing cession, on the part of the Choctaw nation, and in part satisfaction for the same, the Commissioners of the United States, in behalf of said States...
Halaman 40 - In the first place, this court does not possess any treaty-making power. That power belongs, by the constitution, to another department of the government ; and to alter, amend, or add to any treaty, by inserting any clause, whether small or great, important or trivial, would be on our part an usurpation of power, and not an exercise of judicial functions.
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Halaman 40 - States free from any trust, then the court can not amend the treaty or refuse to carry out the intent of the parties, as gathered from the words used, merely because •one party to it held the relation of an inferior and was politically dependent upon the other, or because in the judgment of the court the Indians may have been overreached.
Halaman 40 - Neither can this court supply a casus omissus in a treaty, any more than in a law. We are to find out the intention of the parties by just rules of interpretation applied to the subject-matter ; and, having found that, our duty is to follow it as far as it goes and to stop where that stops — whatever may be the imperfections or difficulties which it leaves behind.

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