Elk v. Wilkins

1884 United States Supreme Court case

Elk v. Wilkins, 112 U.S. 94 (1884), was a United States Supreme Court landmark 1884 decision[1][2] respecting the citizenship of Indians.[3]

Elk v. Wilkins
Argued April 28, 1884
Decided November 3, 1884
Full case nameJohn Elk v. Charles Wilkins
Citations112 U.S. 94 (more)
5 S. Ct. 41; 28 L. Ed. 643; 1884 U.S. LEXIS 1857
An Indian cannot make himself a citizen of the United States without the consent and the co-operation of the government.
Court membership
Case opinions
MajorityGray, joined by Waite, Miller, Field, Bradley, Matthews, Blatchford
DissentHarlan, joined by Woods
Superseded by
Indian Citizenship Act

References change

  1. Rudolph C. Ryser (2012). Indigenous Nations and Modern States: The Political Emergence of Nations Challenging State Power. Routledge. p. 54. ISBN 978-0-415-80853-8. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  2. Bryan H. Wildenthal (2003). Native American Sovereignty on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents. Santa Barbara, California, United States of America; Denver, Colorado, United States of America; Oxford, Englang, Great Britain: ABC-CLIO. p. 28. ISBN 1-57607-624-5. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  3. "Elk v. Wilkins, 112 U.S. 94 (1884)". Justia Law. Retrieved 22 February 2023.