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Reject Indian Claims WASHINGTON. D. C, May 1 UP. — The United States Court of Claims today rejected claims of the Cherokee Indian Nation for ,500,000 in unpaid principal and interest from the sale of Cherokee lands of the government more than a century ago. The decision involved a ,000,000 claim by the Western Cherokee and a ,500,000 claim by the Eastern-Cherokee. The Indians sought to reopen their claim under the Indian Claims Commission Act of 1946. The court ruled, however, that all Indian claims already passed upon by the court before that act are not reopened by the act.