614, 617 (1877) (holding that Pueblos were not tribes because of their advanced state of civilization and therefore were not entitled to the protections of the Nonintercourse
Act, which prohibited land sales to non-Indians), abrogated by United States v.
Act of 1790, this would open the door to reclaiming
(47) During the undeclared war with France, Congress enacted the Nonintercourse
Act of 1800, (48) which prohibited commercial intercourse between residents of the United States and residents of any French territory.
In Charming Betsy, a Danish schooner owner challenged the attempt by the United States to prosecute him under the Nonintercourse
Act of 1800.
1976) (granting the tribe possession of land that had been alienated in violation of the 1790 Nonintercourse
Act); Mohegan Tribe v.
The most nettlesome issue was a little-known 1790 law known as the Nonintercourse
Act, which prevents Indian tribes from selling, granting or leasing lands except by treaty with the U.S.
cases involved nonintercourse
or embargo acts (88) or the prohibition
Six years later, the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe of Indians attempted to recover native lands illegally purchased under the Nonintercourse
it with the Nonintercourse
Act, which permitted American ships to cross
Hauptman-SUNY Distinguished Professor of History-has pointed out, the "theory" Tureen utilized (basing claims on the Nonintercourse
Act) has been used by lawyers since the 1890s (see Seneca Nation v.
The basis of Tureen's legal claim was the requirement of the Indian Nonintercourse
Act of 1790 that every sale of tribal land be approved by federal treaty.