Johnson and Graham’s Lessee v. M’Intosh

Johnson and Graham’s Lessee v. M’Intosh

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Shaan Yadav-Ranjan Case Brief Johnson and Graham’s Lessee v. M’Intosh Title of Case and/or Parties Involved Johnson and Graham’s Lessee v. M’Intosh; United States Supreme Court Facts of the Case Johnson and Graham purchased land from an American Indian tribe in the 1770’s, however in 1818 M’Intosh bought the same land from the United States government. Both parties claim their transactions were legal and both clam they own the disputed land. Legal Issue or Legal Question Can the United States Courts recognize the transactions between Indian tribes and American colonists over land. Verdict or Holding The court ruled the courts cannot recognize the transactions. Reasoning or Analysis The reason the court ruled that United States Courts cannot recognize land transactions between Indian tribes and colonists is because Indian tribes do not own the land they live on. The United States Government owns the land because of the doctrine of
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