Property Law Keyed to Singer
Tee-Hit-Ton Indians v. United States
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The Tee-Hit-Tons are a group of American Indians who reside in Alaska. They claims to have a full proprietary ownership, or in the alternative, a recognized right to unrestricted possession, of land within the Tongass National Forest, located in Alaska because their tribal predeccesors have continuously occupied the land. The government sold timber from the forest, and the Tee-Hit-Tons claimed a right to compensation under the Fifth Amendment. The government denies that the group has any compensable interest in the land; their right to the land is solely from the government’s will.
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