United States v. Sisseton & Wahpeton Indians
208 U.S. 561 (1908)

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United States v. Sisseton & Wahpeton Indians, 208 U.S. 561 (1908)

United States v. Sisseton & Wahpeton Indians

No 338, 339

Argued January 7, 8, 1908

Decided February 24, 1908

208 U.S. 561

Syllabus

While there are no general rules of law determining what payments are chargeable against Indian annuities when annuities which have been confiscated on account of an outbreak of the annuitant Indians are restored, sums paid by the government for the support of the annuitants on account of their destitution must be taken into account, and, in this case, the restored annuities are also chargeable with the amount of depredations during the outbreak for which the Indian were liable under a treaty made subsequently to that granting the annuity and before the outbreak.

This court affirms the judgment of the Court of Claims adjusting the claim of the Sisseton and Wahpeton Band of Sioux Indians for their confiscated annuities restored under acts of Congress and in regard to which jurisdiction was conferred by the Act of June 21, 1906, c. 3504, 34 Stat 372.

42 Ct.Ct. 416 affirmed.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

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