Fee v. Brown - 162 U.S. 602 (1896)
U.S. Supreme Court
Fee v. Brown, 162 U.S. 602 (1896)
Fee v. Brown
Submitted March 20, 1896
Decided April 27, 1896
162 U.S. 602
ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT
OF THE STATE OF COLORADO
The reservations granted by provision "First" in § 1 of the Act of December 19, 1854, c. 7, 10 Stat. 598, "to provide for the extinguishment of the title of the Chippewa Indians to the lands owned and claimed by them," etc., are limited to the territory ceded by the Indians, both as applied to Indians of pure blood and to Indians of mixed blood.
The scrip certificates under which the defendant in error claims were intended to be located only by half-breeds to whom they were issued, and patents were to be issued only to the persons named in those certificates, and consequently the right to alienate the lands was not given until after the issue of the patents.