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UNITED STATES V. JACKSON, 280 U. S. 183 (1930)

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United States v. Jackson, 280 U.S. 183 (1930)

United States v. Jackson

No. 57

Argued December 5, 1929

Decided January 6, 1930

280 U.S. 183



l. An Indian who, being a ward of the United States, has entered land under the Homestead Law, as permitted by the Act of July 4, 1884, c. 180, 23 Stat. 96, and, pursuant to the latter enactment, has received a "trust patent" under which the title is to be held in trust for him by the United States for twenty-five years and, at the expiration of that period, is to be conveyed to him discharged of the trust, has no vested right which would be unconstitutionally impaired by an enlargement of the period of restriction. P. 280 U. S. 189.

2. The United States, in virtue of its guardianship over the Indians, may during the period of restriction provide for its extension. Id.

3. The Act of June 21, 1906, 34 Stat. 326, which provides

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