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79th Congress, 2d Session

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This United States (US) Public Law, also known as US Public Law 79-726, passed on August 13, 1946 to establish the Indian Claims Commission. The Claims Commission, which operated from 1946 to 1978, served as an intermediary between Indigenous people in the United States and the US Court of Claims to help process the volume of claims filed against the United States for treaty violations and other grievances related to the conduct of the US government.

Publication Date

8-13-1946

Keywords

Court of Claims, Claim Commission, Indian Claims Commission, Indian Citizenship Act, treaty violations, grievances, taken land, lawsuit, litigation, court case

Organizations Referenced

Indian Claims Commission

Publisher

Government Printing Office

Disciplines

American Politics | Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | Law and Politics | Native American Studies | United States History

Recommended Citation

An Act to Create an Indian Claims Commission to Provide for the Powers, Duties, and Functions Thereof, and for Other Purposes Public Law 726. US Statutes at Large 60, (1946): 1049-1056. https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/169/.

An Act to Create an Indian Claims Commission, to Provide for the Powers, Duties, and Functions Thereof, and for Other Purposes

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