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Cherokee Nation v. Blackfeather, 155 U.S. 218 (1895)

Cherokee Nation v. Blackfeather

No. 671

Argued and submitted October 18, 1894

Decided November 19, 1894

155 U.S. 218


A stipulation on the part of the Cherokees in an agreement made by them with the Shawnees under authority of the Act of October 1, 1590, c. 1249, 26 Stat. 636, that the Shawnees, in consideration of certain payments by them, etc.,

"shall be incorporated into and ever after remain a part of the Cherokee Nation on equal terms in every respect and with all the privileges and immunities of native citizens of said Cherokee Nation"

secured to the Shawnees equal rights with the Cherokees in that which was the common property of the Cherokee Nation, namely, the reservation and the outlet as well as all profits and proceeds thereof.

Without an appeal taken, a party will not be heard in an appellate court to question the correctness of the decree in the trial court.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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