Ransom Judd Powell, attorney, with three Indian women, possibly at
White Earth, about 1910.
Ransom Judd Powell Papers
Minnesota Historical Society
|| Powell, Ransom Judd, 1865-1937.
|| Ransom J. Powell papers, 1843,
|| 15 microfilm reels.
||Ojibwe genealogical and census records,
land allotment rolls,
transcripts of legal testimony, correspondence, notes, abstracts of
title, plats, deeds, and other papers. They stem from Powell's
involvement with the Ojibwe Indians of the White Earth (Minnesota)
Reservation as (1) a member of a commission established by Congress in
1913 to investigate the blood status of Indian allottees within the
reservation, and (2) legal counsel both to lumber companies seeking
title to Ojibwe lands and to various individual Indians defending their
||There is a substantial set of case files
comprising testimony on the
blood status of individual Ojibwe, Indian estate claims, and land
titles and transfers; extensive files of family genealogies; a printed
report on the blood status of White Earth landholders (the "Hinton
roll"); several allotment rolls and supporting documentation; and White
Earth Reservation plat books.
10 - White Earth genealogies - 1913 - 1915