Johnson v. McIntosh
Significance, The Discovery Doctrine, Impact
That title to land purchased by private individuals directly from Indian tribes is entitled to recognition by the United States.
Chief Lawyers for Appellants
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
Justices for the Court
Gabriel Duvall, William Johnson, John Marshall (writing for the Court), Joseph Story, Smith Thompson, Thomas Todd, Bushrod Washington
Date of Decision
February term, 1823
The Court upheld McIntosh's claim and affirmed the lower court's decision denying U.S. recognition of land title purchased from Indian tribes by individuals.
- Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, 30 U.S. 1 (1831).
- Worcester v. Georgia, 31 U.S. 515 (1832).
- Tee-Hit-Ton Indians v. United States, 348 U.S. 272 (1955).
- Passamaquoddy Tribe v. Morton, 528 F.2nd 370 (1975).
- County of Oneida v. Oneida Indian Nation, 430 U.S. 226 (1985).
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- Wilkinson, Charles F. American Indians, Time, and the Law. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1987.
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