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 eleven western townships, Red Lake Indian Reservation, proceedings of McLauglin councils, page 19

 

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and when the lumber concern who bought it contracted to have this timber cut there was 300,000,000 feet contracted for and cut out of the 70,000,000 feet estimated.    And there was another man, Bob McGinn, bought 80 acres of pine land that was estimated at 300,000 feet of timber standing on it, and he cut this timber, which scaled 1,100,000 feet, cut off of this land that the estimators reported as only 300,000 feet.  Another man named Carter, took a homestead of 80 acres, which had been classified as agricultural land, and he cut off of one forty of this 80 acres over 800,000 feet of pine, which was classified as agricultural land.

One of our people, KE ME WEUM, stopped with the estimating corps at Ten Mile Lake for three days.  The day he arrived at their camp it was snowing.  He didn’t see any of the men go out any farther than they had to go for their own purposes.  On the third day in the morning one of them went out with him and walked out to about 200 feet from their camp and when he came to a pine tree, he sized the tree up and estimated how much timber there was in it and took out his little book and made notes of the same and walked back to camp.  That was the amount of their work for three days that JE ME WEUM was in camp with them.  At another time he camped with the estimators at the mouth of Black Duck River and while he was there in camp with them, an entire week, he didn't see any of them go out to do any work all that time.

AH JE DUM stopped with an estimating crew down at Four Legged Lake.  In the morning he stopped and waited for the estimating crew to more out to do some work.  He stayed in the camp there waiting until eleven o'clock and he got tired and went away before they got out. They were asleep yet when he left.

The school sections have been unpaid and over ten years hove elapsed since out 1889 agreement, and a part of the pine that was



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