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 71

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are written at the same time, the typewriter made the same impressions on each at the same time, and therefore the one is an exact copy of the other.  Now I will have one of your young men hold that copy. Which is the one that will be left here at the agency.  This in my hand is the original which I will read and after it is signed will forward to the Department.  This is the copy that the signatures will be attached to.

 

Mr. McLAUGHLIN:- Reads the agreement.

 

Mr. McLAUGHLIN:- You have now heard the agreement read, and the three interpreters say that it is exactly as it is written here.  I will now sign on the part of the United States and you must sign it after me, so as to complete it.

 

IEEN JE GWON ABE:- I want to speak to you.  God is listening to what we have been saying. God is a witness to this agreement.  We want this agreement so that the mice cannot break into it as they have to other agreements.  Our diminished reservation must remain intact for all time.

                Inspector McLaughlin then signs the agreement.

                Followed by Chief KAY BAY NO DIN and others until 108 of the Indians present had signed and council adjourned at 11 P.M. Monday March 10th 1902.

 

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct transcript of the proceedings of the councils held by James McLaughlin, United States Indian Inspector, with the Indians of the Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota, from March 4th to 10th, inclusive, 1902.

[signed]

Fred Dennis

Stenographer




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