And, that means land patents do not limit your ability to secure your contracts with the property appurtenant to (that sits upon or is related to) your land as collateral securing your promise to pay.
People also think they own their land because they paid for it and they have a Warranty Deed however, often that is not enough to establish land ownership.
It is usually granted by the federal or state government to an individual or private company.
The federal government used land patents to transfer its property to individuals mostly in the 19th century, and their use faded over time as properties were sold.
A land patent is a title to land which was originally acquired by a treaty.
If you are under the impression that you �own� your property because you paid good money for it and have the original deed with your name on it stored in a secure place for safekeeping, then read on � because, in fact, you are not the equitable or beneficial owner of that property but merely have what is called color of title� with only an apparent right of ownership and possession, without full and absolute title.
Color of title is not the same thing as ownership with full and absolute title, but the powers to be would have you believe it is.
It's one thing to understand the basic concept of a land patent.
It's another thing entirely to put this knowledge to good use.