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 27




[confi-]dence can be gained, and by a wise hand he can be started on the road to a useful life.  He is naturally trustful, with strong attachments for those he believes to be his friends.  To his enemies and to those he distrusts, a different nature will be unmistakably visible.
            In carrying out this new departure, many details must be considered.  Of the final result of this most beneficient measure, properly put into execution, there can not be a doubt.
            Respectfully,
                        HENRY M. RICE
                        MARTIN MARTY
                        JOSEPH B. WHITING
Hon. T.J. Morgan
            Commissioner of Indian Affairs

                        Interior Department, Washington, D.C.
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Schedule showing the number of acres in the Chippewa reservations in the State of Minnesota

Bois Fort ………………..107,509
Deer Creek………………..23,040
Fond du Lac……………….92,346
Grand Portage……………..51,840
Leech Lake………………...94,440
Mille Lac…………………..61,014
Red Lake
     and Pembina bands…3,200,000
Vermillion Lake………….796,672
Winnebagoshish, Cass Lake,
     and White Oak Point….329,000
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          Total………………4,747,931

Name of Band
Number in each band
Number asssenting
Adult males
Adult females
Miors
Total
Red Lake and Pembina Chippewas
286
422
578
1,386
324
Mississippi Chippewas
924
854
1,414
3,002
688
Pillager and Lake Winnebagoshish
600
649
959
2,208
466
Grand Portage Chippewas
73
85
136
294
72
Bois Forte Chippewas
157
187
327
671
123
Fond du Lac Chippewas
157
187
327
671
123

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          Total
2,178
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8,304
1,884

A. SIGNATURE ROLLS RED LAKE BANDS OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS, MINNESOTA
            We, the undersigned, being male adult Indians over eighteen years of age, of the tribes or bands of Chippewa Indians occupying and belonging to the Red Lake Reservation, in the State of Minnesota, do hereby certify and declare that we have heard read, interpreted, and thoroughly explained to our understanding, the act of Congress approved January 14, 1889, entitled "An act for the relief and civilization of the Chippewa Indians in the State of Minnesota (Public No. 13), which said act is embodied in the foregoing instrument and after such explanation and understanding, have consented and agreed to said act, and have accepted and ratified the same, and do hereby accept and consent to and ratify the said act, and each and all of the provis-





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