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the state of being several and distinct

exclusive individual ownership

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section] 503 (2006)), "permitted Oklahoma Indians to take advantage of most of the provisions of the 1934 Wheeler-Howard Act, which ended allotments in severalty, allowed the re-establishment of communal lands, and permitted the organization of tribal governments with control over tribal funds.
47) Pursuant to New York State treaties and related real property laws, Indian lands were divided into severalty, thereby providing for individual ownership complete with right of inheritance, as well as to transfer or encumber property.
Allotment in severalty was a federal policy that sought to break up the Indian reservations into individual land holdings.
The Dawes Severalty Act of 1887 is much more complicated than the above sentence indicates.
Land previously owned communally by tribes was parceled in severalty to American Indians, leading to large tracts of reservation land being sold or leased to white settlers.
An act to provide for the allotment of lands in severalty to indians on the various reservations (General Allotment Act or Dawes Act), Statutes at Large 24, 388-91, NADP Document A1887.
section] 461 ("[N]o land of any Indian reservation, created or set apart by treaty or agreement with the Indians, Act of Congress, Executive order, purchase, or otherwise, shall be allotted in severalty to any Indian.
In the South, the intervening years had brought the replacement of slavery with sharecropping and lynching and the advent of voter disenfranchisement and Jim Crow segregation; the Chinese Exclusion Act in the West (1882), which limited Chinese immigration after "coolie" labor had built the transcontinental railroad; the Dawes Severalty Act (1887), which divided communally owned Native American land into individual parcels so that white settlers could finish stealing land (reservation land declined from 138 million acres in 1887 to seventy-eight million in 1900); the Battle of Wounded Knee (1892), which ended the "Indian wars"; and, in the Southwest, Mexican servitude in low-wage jobs in mining and agriculture.
The government of Canada received a request from myself and my family for land in severalty and tax exemption.
For example, Charles Vancouver concludes his General View of the Agriculture in the County of Essex: With Observations on the means of its improvement (1795) with "A general statement of the improvement, which by enclosing and laying into severalty, may be annually made on the present rent or value of open common fields and waste lands, in this County" (emphasis mine).
a common stock, held and carried forward collectively by the community' such that the 'state of the industrial arts is an affair of the collectivity, not a creative achievement of individuals working self-sufficiently in severalty or in isolation' (Veblen, 1914, p.
sections] 503 (2000)), "permitted Oklahoma Indians to take advantage of most of the provisions of the 1934 Wheeler-Howard Act, which ended allotments in severalty, allowed the re-establishment of communal lands, and permitted the organization of tribal governments with control over tribal funds.
In conjunction with this educational policy, the purpose of which was to dissolve the social organization of Indian life, Congress saw fit to enact the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887.
First, as with the Brown example, resident heirs may bring suit to quiet title intending to acquire ownership in severalty of part of the farm.
33) To resolve any ambiguities, Lane proposed an amendment that would have specifically conferred citizenship on "Indians holding lands in severalty by allotment.