A Brief Statement of the Rights of the Seneca Indians in the State of New York, to Their Lands in that State: With Decisions Relative Thereto by the State and United States Courts, and Extracts from United States Laws, &c, Volume 25
Witt, Pile, Printer, 1877 - Indians of North America - 32 pages
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Page 6 - So, too, with respect to the concomitant principle, that the Indian inhabitants are to be considered merely as occupants, to be protected, indeed, while in peace, in the possession of their lands, but to be deemed incapable of transferring the absolute title to others.
Page 19 - That no purchase, grant, lease, or other conveyance of lands, or of any title or claim thereto, from any Indian nation or tribe of Indians, shall be of any validity in law or equity, unless the same be made by treaty or convention entered into pursuant to the constitution.
Page 8 - to the government, sovereignty and jurisdiction" of the lands in dispute. New York, on its part, ceded "to the said commonwealth of Massachusetts, and to the use of the commonwealth, their grantees and the heirs and assigns of such grantees forever, the right of pre-emption of the soil from the native Indians, and all their estate, right, title and property (the right and title of government, sovereignty and jurisdiction...
Page 12 - Indians, or any nation or tribe of Indians within the United States, shall be valid to any person or persons, or to any state...
Page 12 - Here then is the security for the remainder of your lands. No state or person can purchase your lands, unless at some public treaty held under the authority of the United States.
Page 27 - Any railroad corporation may contract with the chiefs of any nation of Indians, over whose lands it may be necessary to construct its railroad, for the right to make such road upon such lands, but such contract...
Page 18 - Congress, and whether this proceeding under it has deprived the relators of property or rights secured to them by any treaty or act of Congress. The statute in question is a police regulation for the protection of the Indians from intrusion of the white people, and to preserve the peace. It is the dictate of a prudent and just policy. Notwithstanding the peculiar relation which these Indian nations hold to the Government of the United States, the...
Page 10 - Nation, nor any of the Six Nations, or of their Indian friends residing thereon and united with them, in the free use and enjoyment thereof; but it shall remain theirs until they choose to sell the same to the people of the United States, who have the right to purchase.
Page 12 - Hear well, and let it be heard by every person in your nation, that the President of the United States declares, that the general government considers itself bound to protect you in all the lands secured to you by the treaty of Fort Stanwix, the 22d of October, 1784, excepting such parts as you may since have fairly sold to persons properly authorized to purchase of you.