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Act of February 6, 1901 (31 Stat. 760)

Relevant Provisions: 
Pursuit of claims

Amends slightly the portion of the Act of August 15, 1894, which states that anyone of Indian descent who claims to be entitled to land under any allotment act or claims to have been unlawfully denied any allotment is able to prosecute or defend any action or suit in the appropriate circuit court.  Also provides for the process by which these suits are brought to the attention of the district attorney and authorizes him to defend the U.S. government against the suit.

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