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Kent also says, after giving the Supreme Court decision in the case of Johnson v S . ” Dr. Walker, in his “American Law,” makes a still briefer summary: “The American doctrine on the subject of Indian title is briefly this: The Indians have no fee in the lands they occupy. The fee is in the Government. They cannot, of course, aliene them either to nations or individuals, the exclusive right of pre-emption being in the Government. ” It being thus established that the Indian’s “right of occupancy” in his lands was a right recognized by all the Great 18 A CENTURY OF DISHONOR.
To do this, it is only needful to look into the history of the accepted “Law of Nations,” from the days of the Emperor Justinian until now. ” Nations being simply, as Vattel defines them, “societies of INTRODUCTORY. 19 men united together,” it is plain that, if there be such a thing as the “law of nature,” which men as individuals are bound to obey, that law is also obligatory on the “societies” made up . ” Grotius draws the distinction between the law of nature and the law of nations thus: “When several persons at different times and in various places maintain the same thing as certain, such coincidence of sentiment must be attributed to some general cause.
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