This article will summarize the basic structure of bed title law and will examine its current status under the recent Supreme Court decisions. It will then analyze the cases to determine the location of title of beds of federally nonnavigable inland waters when a state created from a federal territory asserts such title.
Peter N. Davis, State Ownership of Beds of Inland Waters - A Summary and Reexamination, 57 Ark. L. Rev. 665 (1978)