Nonintercourse Act

The Nonintercourse Act (also known as the Indian Intercourse Act or the Indian Nonintercourse Act) is the collective name given to six statutes passed by the United States Congress in 1790, 1793, 1796, 1799, 1802, and 1834. The Act regulates commerce between Native Americans and non-Indians. The most notable provisions of the Act regulate the inalienability of aboriginal title in the United States, a continuing source of litigation for almost 200 years. The prohibition on purchases of Indian lands without the approval of the federal government has its origins in the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the Confederation Congress Proclamation of 1783.

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... title in the United States Although the Court found that the Nonintercourse Act did not bar condemnation under the Federal Power Act, it laid down an expansive ... under s 21 of the Federal Power Act, the mere ‘expressed consent’ of Congress would be vain and idle ... by condemnation under s 21 of the Federal Power Act, the result would be that the Tuscarora lands, however imperative for the project, could not be taken at all ...
State Nonintercourse Acts
... Further information Aboriginal title statutes in the Thirteen Colonies The Nonintercourse Act did not pre-empt the states from legislating additional restraints on alienation of Native American lands ... on any such lands, contrary to this act, it shall be the duty of any judge of any court of Common Pleas of the county within which such lands shall be situated, on complaint made to him, and on due ...

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