Print #5. Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska v. United States, 1959-1968

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Print #5. Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska v. United States, 1959-1968. 32×16″ 18 oz. scrim weatherproof vinyl.

Text & Citations for Print #5: Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska v. United States, 1959-1968

“The Commissioner has found and we have adopted his findings that the use and occupancy title of the Tlingit and Haida Indians to the area shown on the map reproduced herein was not extinguished by the Treaty of 1867 between the United States and Russia, nor were any rights held by these Indians arising out of their occupancy and use extinguished by the treaty.”
Tlingit & Haida Indians of Alaska v. United States, 177 F. Supp. 452, 463–64 (Ct. Cl. 1959)

Image Sources:

  • E.W. Merrill Photograph Courtesy of National Park Service, Sitka National Historic Park.
  • Tlingit & Haida Indians of Alaska v. United States, 177 F. Supp. 452, 463–64 (Ct. Cl. 1959)

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