Arenas v. United States
322 U.S. 419 (1944)

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Arenas v. United States, 322 U.S. 419 (1944)

Arenas v. United States

No. 463

Argued March 6, 7, 1944

Decided May 22, 1944

322 U.S. 419

Syllabus

Upon the record in this case, which was a suit brought against the United States under the Act of August 15, 1894, by an Indian claiming, under the Mission Indian Act of 1891, as amended by the Act of March 2, 1917, a right to a trust patent to an allotment of lands which had long been in his possession and which had been considerably improved by him, but which allotment had not been

Page 322 U. S. 420

finally approved by the Secretary of the Interior, the Government was not entitled to summary judgment, but should be required to answer, and the cause should proceed to trial, findings, and judgment. P. 322 U. S. 433.

137 F.2d 199 reversed.

Certiorari, 320 U.S. 733, to review the affirmance of a summary judgment for the United States in a suit against it under a special jurisdictional act.

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