1889 - Minnesota Chippewa Commission
Chippewa Indians in Minnesota - 1890 - 51st Congress, 1st Session - House of Representatives - Ex. Doc. No. 247
 
  
Report of the Minnesota Chippewa Commission, page 12





the Treasury between the years eighteen hundred and forty-three, and eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, inclusive; also, the aggregate difference between the coin value of payments made in currency during the years eighteen hundred and sixty-three and eighteen hundred and sixty-four, at the dates of Treasury warrants, and the amounts due in coin by Treaty stipulations, with interest at the rate of five per centum per annum, from the date of said Treasury warrants to June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety, the sum of one hundred and ninety thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be required, to be expended by the Secretary of the Interior in the purchase of such articles as he may deem best, or in the payment of cash, to be apportioned in accordance with article eight of the treaty proclaimed January twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, one hundred and ninety thousand dollars.

            For compensation of losses and damage sustained by the Chippewa Indians on account of the building of dams and reservoirs on Lake Winebagoshish, Cass Lake, and Leech Lake, the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, with interest at the rate of five percentum per annum from the seventeenth day of September, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, up and including June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety, the sum of one hundred and eighty thousand dollars, or such thereof as may be necessary, to be paid in cash, per capita, in cash, in two yearly installments as follows: Two-thirds to the Pillager and Lake Winnebagoshish bands, now residing or entitled to reside on the Leech Lake, Lake Winnebagoshish, and Cass Lake Reservations, and one third to the Mississippi band, now residing or entitled to reside on the White Earth, White Oak Point, and Mille Lac Reservations one hundred and eighty thousand dollars.

            For compensation for forty-six thousand nine hundred and twenty acres of land at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, on account of land overflowed in the construction of dams and reservoirs on Lake Winnebagoshish, Cass Lake, and Leech Lake Reservations, to be divided in the same manner as the compensation for losses and damages above referred to, and to be paid in cash, per capita, fifty-three thousand and six hundred and thirty dollars.

            For the purchase and erection of saw and flour mills, agricultural implements; for surveys appraisals, removals, and allotments; for payment of expenses of delegations of Chippewa Indians to visit the White Earth Reservation; for the erection and maintenance of day and industrial schools, for subsistence and pay of employés, and for such other purposes as the Secretary of the Interior may deep proper, the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars; Provided, That this amount shall be reimbursed to the United States from the proceeds of sales of land ceded by the Chippewa Indians under the act of January fourteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

            SEC. 2. That the Secretary of the Interior is herby authorized and directed to pay, per capita, to the Chippewas entitled to it, under the act of January fourteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, the sum of ninety thousand dollars, appropriated by section eight of said act of January fourteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine (Statues 25, page 645), as first annual payment of interest contemplated and provided for, in lieu of expending it in conformity with the provisions of the above-mentioned act of January fourteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine.

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            Department of the Interior
                        Office of Indian Affairs
                        Washington, January 2, 1890

SIR: Agreeably with your personal request, the 31st ultimo, I have the honor to transmit herewith the final report (in triplicate) of the Commission appointed to negotiate with the different bands or tribes of Chippewa Indians in the State of Minnesota, under authority of the act of January 14, 1889 (25 Stat. 642), together with the several agreements entered into, the census of the Indians, and the proceedings of the several councils held with them.

            Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
                        T.J. Morgan
                                    Commissioner

THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR     

 







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