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 66

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are getting the right amount of money or not.  I am very glad my friends that your speaker has raised this question as it has enabled me to explain it to you.  I have now answered all of your questions and will proceed to the office and prepare the agreement.  I want you all to be here when I return to hear the agreement explained.  I will have duplicate copies of the agreement and after I explain it one copy is left here with you, the other I forward to Washington.  I want you all to remain here because our many councils and long discussions would amount to nothing unless you remain and sign the agreement when it is ready for signature.

WAM WAAH WE YEZ CUMIG:-  I want to say a little more to you in regard to the payment.  We would like to have the money paid to us in currency or silver, for it is very hard for us to get a check cashed here.

MR. McLAUGHLIN:-  The agreement will provide that it be paid in cash.

WAM WAAH WE YEZ CUMIG:-  Another thing I want to say to you is when anybody starts to deliver anything to its destination, if he loses it on the road he must go back and recover it. We don't want to be loosers by anything that would be lost.

MR. McLAUGHLIN:-  You would not be loosers by any loss of money by the disbursing agent.  He would be responsible for all the money placed in his hands for you until it was paid and your receipts for same obtained.

WAM WAAH WE YEZ CUMIG:-  Joseph C. Roy will now read to you in our language the paper we have prepared which I referred to a while ago.

Joseph C. Roy- reading.  Peter Graves- interpreting.




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