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SEVERALTY, title to an estate. An estate in severalty is one which is held by the tenant in his own right only, without any other being joined or connected with him in point of interest, during the continuance of his estate. 2 Bl. Com. 179. Cruise, Dig. 479, 480.

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--In case of multiple heirs, the legacy opening date marks the day when the severalty state starts, and by which the declarative effect of dividing the inheritance retroactivates.
One Real Property exam question represents both the similarities and differences with modern law school examinations: "Define a tenancy in severalty, a joint tenancy, and a tenancy in common.
(305.) General Allotment Act (or Dawes Act, or Dawes Severalty Act of 1887), 49th Cong., 24 Stat.
While the Dawes Act represented the final, full-scale realization of the allotment policy, many treaties made with western tribes from 1865 to 1868 provided for allotment in severalty of tribal lands.
is advantageous for agricultural and grazing purposes," to allot the lands in an Indian reservation, in severalty, "to any Indian located thereon." (42) The GAA, which was mandatory, was not the first provision for the allotment of Indian lands but was consistent with the federal Indian policy at the time of "civilization and assimilation" (43) and was a dramatic exercise of federal plenary power at the expense of tribal sovereignty.
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when the US government carried out the policy of allotment in severalty, which called for breaking up reservation lands into individual family holdings, both Indian and black tribal members were entitled to an allotment.
The issue became more complicated when Republican Senator James Lane of Kansas pointed out that in his state most Native Americans had already separated themselves from their tribes and held land in severalty. However, they did not pay taxes.
Contextualization of Presbyterian missionary fervour within early nineteenth-century evangelical awakenings is needed, in presenting Presbyterian views on the forced breakup of Indian lands (allotment in severalty) the writers did not find as much bitter opposition as I did: individual missionaries presciently feared that such a policy would lead to massive tribal land loss (Michael C.
The Dawes Severalty Act of 1887 advocated the destruction of communal land ownership and the tribal structure, which had been the cornerstone of Native culture, through land allotments intended to turn Native peoples into individual property holders.
--the registration of all the agricultural and forest areas, including the ones derived from severalty.
We know of no principle which can distinguish this case from a grant made to a native Indian, authorizing him to hold a particular tract of land in severalty. (37)
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