United States v. Quiver,
241 U.S. 602 (1916)

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United States v. Quiver, 241 U.S. 602 (1916)

United States v. Quiver

No. 682

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.

Page 241 U. S. 603

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