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Act of February 26, 1927 (44 Stat. 1247)

Relevant Provisions: 
Forced fee patents

Authorizes the secretary of the interior to cancel any patent-in-fee simple issued to an Indian allottee or to his heirs before the end of the trust period described in his original trust patent or any extension of trust period by the president. The secretary of the interior is authorized to do this in situations of forced fee patent where the allottee or his or her heirs was given a fee simple patent without their consent or application.  This act is applicable if the patentee has not mortgaged or sold any part of the land described in such a patent.  This act states that upon cancellation of the patent, fee simple land reverts to the status it would have if the fee patent had never been issued.

Click here for full text in Charles J. Kappler’s Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, produced by Oklahoma State University Library

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