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, "council" proceedings, page 53

 

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and that is, to ascertain the number of you people, if any, who intend to remain on the ceded portion.   If they all come in here it is very simple.  What I mean by being simple is that in case they all decide to come in, the amount of money that I have stated to you will remain just as stated, but if any decide to remain on the ceded tract I have to allow 80 acres of land for each person so remaining.   It will reduce the total amount proportionately, and we would not hare to make any allowance for payment of improvements of the persons remaining there.    Now my friends, you hare the question before you, it is for you to decide.

AID DUS O KE ZHIG:-  Well my friend, I do not want to stay over there.  I want to come within the reservation.

Mr. McLAUGHLIN:-  Every person that moves in from there upon the diminished reservation will receive a certain amount in proportion to the value of his improvements.   Some of the improve­ments are better and worth more than others.

BAY BAUM E GISH E WAY SKUNG:-  (George Hylanding).

Well my friend, I will say to you what I think.  I make my expressions just as these Indians here hare talked matters over.  We want the treaty of 1889 amended. We want to make a treaty with you. We want to accept a treaty from you, if you can pay us a little more than what your offer is.   I have my house over at Highlanding, I don't want to remain there.  I want to come in upon the reservation.

Mr. McLAUGHLIN:- I wish to say something now that will only interest those people who are living on that land that will be ceded.  Coming through that section I noticed a number of well kept graves along the way.  The relatives will probably want to bring them into the reservation when they come.   I will add to the price offered



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