Minnesota Historical Society Collections Volume 11

Minnesota Historical Society Collections Volume 11

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...within the limits of the reservation, with some success. Much more could have been done if the use of firearms was entirely prohibited there. In 1893 Indians and pot-hunters roamed all over the park, killing every animal and fowl they came to. Moose, deer and bear suffered in the common slaughter. No portion of the game and fish appropriation was expended there, my application for the same having been denied. During this season I have personally caused an ample number of painted notices to be posted, warning off all poachers, with good effect, but it must be confessed that white men very much dislike to be denied privileges in hunting and fishing, which teepee Indians avail themselves of at every opportunity. A terrific and telling destruction of moose and deer has taken place at and beyond Itasca lake the past twenty-four months, regardless of all law. Moose meat has been more plentiful than beef. The howl of hounds has been heard in every direction in the chase, and fish nets have been set promiscuously. One firm at Bemidji lake had about thirty fawn saddles ready for shipment on the first day of November of this year. I caused the arrest of several parties at Park Rapids for illegal hunting and fishing, and upon a criminal complaint by me against one Foster for hunting deer and seining fish at Naiwa lake, Hubbard county, with others, one of whom was shot and killed at said lake, Sheriff Moran took possession of their seines in the month of June last and made no return to the state whatever therefor. Circumstances of this kind do not encourage prosecutions. PREHISTORIC MOUND BUILDERS. On the 27th day of October last I discovered and located on the shores of Itasca lake the unmistakable remains and relics of a lost village of prehistoric...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236888871
  • 9781236888877