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Wednesday, April 6 • 8:00am - 9:10am
Federal Indian Lands

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An examination of the basis of land title in the United States via the Doctrine of Discovery, as it relates to Federal Indian Trust Lands and its enactment as Federal Policy via the Supreme Court Case 1823 Johnson v. McIntosh and later supreme court cases. Utilization of the Eighteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1896-97, Part 2, to plot with Geographic Information Systems successive Native American land cessions in the Rocky Mountain Region by Treaty and later Acts of Congress. Review of the effects of the General Allotment Act of 1887. Lastly to summarize the current status of Federal Indian Trust Lands and future implications for federally recognized Indian tribes.


Frank Desmond Rollefson

Mr. Frank Desmond Rollefson Cartographic Technician Land Title & Records Office Rocky Mountain Regional Office Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of Interior 2021 4th Ave. North Billings, MT 59101 (406) 247-7993 Education: Bachelors Degree Biology, University of Montana, 1997 Masters... Read More →

Wednesday April 6, 2016 8:00am - 9:10am MDT
Montana/Alberta Room Heritage Inn