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" In the establishment of these relations the rights of the original inhabitants were, in no instance, entirely disregarded, but were necessarily, to a considerable extent, impaired. They were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal... "
The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany - Page 215
1844
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Power of Congress to Dispose of U.S. Property: Hearings Before the Committee ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries - 1978 - 338 pages
...impaired. They were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion ; but their rights to complete sovereignty, as independent nations, were necessarily diminished, and...
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The MX Missile System: Oversight Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Public ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Public Lands - 1980 - 906 pages
...were assumed: . . . to be the rightful occupants • of the soil, with a legal as well as a just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion ... 8 Wheat. at 587. That right of possession could only be extinguished by the sovereign by purchase...
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Hearings, Reports and Prints of the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs

United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Indian Affairs - 1980
...impaired. They were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as a just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion; but their rights to complete sovereignty, as independent nations, were necessarily diminished, and...
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The Quest for Justice: Aboriginal Peoples and Aboriginal Rights

Menno Boldt, J. Anthony Long, Leroy Little Bear - 1985 - 406 pages
...tribes 'were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion.' Marshall referred to the Indian tenure as a 'right of occupancy' to stress the fact of international...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 470

United States. Supreme Court - 1987
...impaired. They were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion; but their rights to complete sovereignty, as independent nations, were necessarily diminished, and...
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International Law Reports, Volume 73

E. Lauterpacht, C. J. Greenwood - 1987 - 768 pages
...newly-found lands were conceded to be the rightful occupants of the soil with a legal as well as a just claim to retain possession of it and to use it according to their own discretion, but their rights to complete sovereignty as independent nations were necessarily diminished and their...
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The Law of Nations and the New World

L. C. Green, Olive Patricia Dickason - 1993 - 316 pages
...impaired. They were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion; but their rights to complete sovereignty, as independent nations, were necessarily diminished, and...
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Native Writers and Canadian Writing

William H. New - 1990 - 306 pages
...discovered it, the Indians remained "the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion. . . ,"22 As Chief Justice Dickson writes in the seminal Supreme Court of Canada case of Guerin v. The...
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Native Liberty, Crown Sovereignty: The Existing Aboriginal Right of Self ...

Bruce A. Clark - 1992 - 259 pages
...Indians] were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as a just claim to retain possession of it and to use it according to their own discretion. In a certain sense they were permitted to exercise rights of sovereignty over it."60 Furthermore, and...
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The Missouri Supreme Court: From Dred Scott to Nancy Cruzan

Gerald T. Dunne - 1993 - 222 pages
...natives were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion, though not to dispose of the soil at their own will, except to the government claiming the right of...
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