Washington Law Review


The poverty of the American Indian has been intensified by a number of long-established federal land policies which have resulted in the progressive fractionation of land ownership so that much Indian land cannot be used effectively. This comment describes the origins and present dimensions of the Indian land heirship problem and the existing laws concerning the devolution of Indian land, and concludes with an analysis of the various statutory solutions which have been proposed to alleviate the problem.

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