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 68

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10th.  That there shall be no sane or pond nets set to catch fish, in the waters of Red Lake.

11th.  After all pine timber on the ceded lands of our reservation under the act of 1889 has been cut, making the water ways for the removal of the timber no longer necessary, the water ways for commercial purposes within our reservation to be closed.

12th.  In making the agreement now under consideration the name of the Indians of this reservation heretofore known as Red Lake and Pembina bands of Chippewa, to be changed so as to be hereafter known as the Red Lake Chippewa, as all Pembinas of this reservation have become Red Lake Indians by intermarriage or long residence.

13th.  It must also be provided in our new agreement that the present law be so changed as to give the Red Lake Indians all monies collected from fines imposed upon whites for trespassing upon our reservation.

McLAUGHLIN:-  The privilege of cutting dead and down timber can only be legally done by obtaining authority of the Department.

The present law prohibits persons not belonging to an Indian Reservation from remaining thereon, or coming upon it without permission from proper authority, and all persons violating such law can be summarily removed.

It is now the policy of the Department not to admit any one to the rolls of an Indian Agency without the consent of a majority of the Indians Interested has been first obtained.

The laws of the respective states govern in regard to fishery laws, as they do in game laws; and the right to free use of all navigable waters to all citizens of the United States is provided .by our federal laws.

Federal and state laws also govern in regard to construction of




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