Congressional Edition Volume 2747

Congressional Edition Volume 2747

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...who not only sought the rich pine forests thereon, but actually secured, as is believed, patents to many acres thereof. It is possible matters can be so arranged as to give in some way protection to the well iutentioned but misled whites who have made homes upon this tract; but be that as it may, the question of right should be settled at the earliest possible moment, for the greater the delay the more difficult will be its adjustment. All present assented to the agreement and signed the same. One council was held at Grand Marais, with a part of the Grand Portageband, October 20. These Indians accompanied the Commission to Grand Portage, where councils were held October 23, 24, and 25. At these councils the Indians gave very marked attention, and at the last council expressed themselves as fully understanding and fully satisfied with the terms of the act, and signed the article of agreraent with much cheerfulness and unanimity. These Indians complain that white fishermen spread so many large nets near their reservation that the Indians are unable to procure a supply of fish for food. Bois Forte and Vermillion councils were held November 9,10, 11, nnd 12. At the first council the Indians seemed timid and distrustful. Indeed, the Vermilion Lake and Net Lake parties seemed to distrust each other, and declined to enter into the discussion of the subject presented to them. Subsequently better councils prevailed, and the Indians announced that they should hereafter act as a unit. From this time the discussion was entered into with freedom and cheerfulness, and finally resulted in their " touching the pen" with great solemnity and much formality. These Indians have the best hunting grounds of.any of the Chippewa bands; there being...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236853008
  • 9781236853004