United States v. Joseph - 94 U.S. 614 (1876)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Joseph, 94 U.S. 614 (1876)
United States v. Joseph
94 U.S. 614
A. settled upon land belonging to the Indians of the village or Pueblo of Taos, in New Mexico.
1. That he was not liable under the acts of Congress which prohibit a settlement by any person on land belonging, secured, or granted by treaty with the United States to any Indian tribe.
2. That they have a complete title to their land, and are not an Indian tribe within the meaning of those acts.