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, page 67

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1st.  We accept your offer of $1,000,000 .  We will pay the Indians located on the ceded tract for the improvements they abandon and for removing of their dead.

2nd.  In ceding the western portion of the reservation, which embraces about 256,152 acres, we wish the balance of the diminished reservation to be held in common by the Red Lake Chippewa Indians.

3rd.  The pine on our reservation not to be cut without our consent, except as may be required for our own use, and that we may out all dead and down timber, other than pine, for our use and benefit.

4th.  We not to be forced to take allotments until such time as we deem proper, and consent to same.  And we want it provided that each man, woman and child shall be entitled to 160 acres.

5th.  No railroad to be built inside of our diminished reservation, or permission given by the Indian Department for such, without obtaining our consent.

6th.  The United States Government, or any other party, shall not construct a dam or cause one to be built on our reservation without first obtaining our consent.

7th.  Any person who is not a member of our band to be removedfrom our reservation, when so recommended by a majority of our people.

8th.  Any person who is not on the census rolls of our Agency shall not be admitted on our census rolls without first obtaining the consent of a majority of our people.

9th.  That all the claims which we have against the Government shall be referred to the court of claims for adjudication, with the right of appeal to the supreme court of the United




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