United States v. QuiverAnnotate this Case
241 U.S. 602 (1916)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Quiver, 241 U.S. 602 (1916)
United States v. Quiver
Submitted April 28, 1916
Decided June 12, 1916
241 U.S. 602
The policy reflected by the legislation of Congress and its administration for many years is that the relations of the Indians among themselves are to be controlled by the customs and laws of the tribe, save when Congress expressly or clearly directs otherwise.
Section 316 of the Penal Code does not embrace the offense of adultery committed by one Indian with another Indian on an Indian reservation.
The facts, which involve the construction and application of certain provisions of the act of March 3, 1887, and § 316, Penal Code, are stated in the opinion.
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