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Unformatted text preview: The Indian Claims Commission was founded in August 1946. It was made to help the Indians make claims against the federal government for centurys worth of treaty violation and financial mismanagement. They made it expecting to last ten years, the 3 member Indian claims commission operated until September 1978. At that time the U.S. Courts of Claims reassumed jurisdiction over the outstanding cases. Ultimately, the Indian Claims Commission cleared 546 dockets and named 342 awards totaling $818,172,606.64. these judgments ranged from several from several hundred dollars to 31.2 million. This was a great thing for Indians to get their settlements....
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course HIST 153 taught by Professor Henderson,rodger during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Fall '07