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, pae 44



are given:   I have the original of all our proceedings, which will be forwarded to the Department with my report, and is in every particular the same as the copy you have.  I have one copy for transmittal to the Department and the other copy I turn over to you for reference. Now it is for you to say whether you wish to have the interpreters explain them to you or not. I think it would be very well if you can take the time to do so.   I will give you all the time that you need, because any agreement that we may enter into I wish you to understand fully and distinctly.

KAY GAY GAH BOW OINCE:-  My friend, it is very nice, the way you hare talked, it is a very good thing that everything that is said between us we are to distinctly understand, and to ask questions about the value of what you come to see us for.   It is a very important matter what you come to see us about, and I am thinking over it very deeply.   There is one question I want to ask you, and that is, who it was that sent you up here to see us?

Mr,HcLAUGHLIN:-  The Secretary of the Interior, who is my direct superior.  He represents the President of the United States in Indian matters.

He gave you full authority?

Mr, McLAUGHLIN:-  Yes, full authority to negotiate an agreement with you people for the tract of land we have been talking about.

KAY GAY GAH BOW OINCE:-  Is there any authority given me that a proposition I make should be accepted?

Mr. McLAUGHLIN:-  That is what I am here to see you for, to discuss the matter with you.  I have made you a proposition,

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