Pronovost v. United States,
232 U.S. 487 (1914)

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Pronovost v. United States, 232 U.S. 487 (1914)

Pronovost v. United States

No. 128

Submitted January 15, 1914

Decided February 24, 1914

232 U.S. 487


Under the Act of January 30, 1897, 29 Stat. 506, it is an offense against the United States to introduce liquor into the Indian country, and this act embraces Indian country within a state.

An Indian reservation is Indian country, and this Court takes judicial notice of the existence at a specified time of a reservation established by treaty and statute.

With exceptions immaterial here, the jurisdiction of the district court of the United States, as prescribed by law, embraces all offenses against the United States committed within the district.

The facts, which involve the jurisdiction of the district court of a criminal prosecution for introducing intoxicating

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liquor into the Indian county, are stated in the opinion.

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