Minutes of councils held by James McLaughlin, United States Indian Inspector, with the Indians of Red Lake Agency, Minnesota, from March 4th to March 10th, 1902, for Cession of land.
1902 cession of 11 western townships, Red Lake reservation, page 6

 

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fairly upon any reasonable proposition.  I wish to add that in case we conclude an agreement for that tract of land, those now residing thereon may take allottments where they now reside, or they may abandon those locations and remove within the diminished reservation, which latter course I would regard much the better for them, in which event a provision would be made in the agreement allowing them a fair price for the improvements that they would thus be obliged to leave on the portion ceded.

I have now explained the object of my presence here at this time and any of you desiring to speak I will be glad to listen to you, but if you desire time to consider the matter we will adjourn for that purpose.  I am here to treat with you for the tract of land I have described, and will not hurry you in your deliberations, but will give you all the time you need to discuss the matter among yourselves*  If you are not ready to reply now, I will hold myself in readiness to respond to your call and will meet you at any time you notify me to appear to receive your reply, or answer any questions regarding the matter, which you may wish to know.

I will now hear anything you wish to say, or we will adjourn for a to time so as to give you an opportunity consider the matter in council by yourselves, as having presented the matter for your consideration I am through for the present.

KOI BAY NO DIN: We have now heard you, what you came to see

us for.  These Red Lake Indians have now understood what your mission is.  We do not propose to answer you just now, we want to hold a council here in this building.

McLAUGHLIN:  Very well we will adjourn and I will hold myself in readiness to respond to your call at any time you send for me.  I will be at Spears Hotel or at the Agency Office.

Council adjourned subject to call.



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