EARLY FAMILIES OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES
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Wisconsin/ Minnesota Chippewa Bands -

Chippewas of Wisconsin - under which each head of family is included in the following bands: Fond du Lacc, Grand Portage, Red Cliff, Bad River La du Flambeau and Lac Court D. Oreille.

A treaty of Sept. 30, 1854 and April 7, 1866 in Wisconsin and Minnesota, there was about 695,290 acres in all.

Lac du Flambeau Reservation is in Vilas, Iron and Oneida Counties and is home of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Chippewa Indians. It is cut-over timber land, however nine million feet of standing timber was there yet in 1923.

Minnesota Chippewas: The Indians living within the limits of Minnesota, as in the cases of those of the same name living in Wisconsin heretofore, noticed constitute a portion of the Ojibuay or Chippewa Nation and comprise the following Bands: Mississippi, Pellagar, Winnebagoshihs, Prembina, Red Lake, Boise Forte, Fon du Lac and Grand Portage. The last three bands mentioned are attached to the agency for Chippewas of Lake Superior have been treated as in connection with the Indians of Wisconsin. The five first bands mentioned shall occupy or rather it is intended they shall ultimately occupy ample reservation in the central northern portion of the states known as the White Earth, Leech Lake and Red Lake reservation containing 4,672,000 acres. A portion of this is very valuable for its pine timber. The Mississippi Bands reside in different loccalities. Pembina Bands reside in Dakota, but are here noticed to be connected with the Minnesota Agency.

House Resolution December 20, 1871- By Washington December 12, 1872

RESOLVED: that the Secretary of Interior be requested to communicate to the house the following information in relation to the issuance of scrip to the half-breeds or mix-bloods belonging to the Chippewas of Lake Superior, under the 7th clause of the 2nd article of the Treaty of September 30, 1854, with the Chippewa Indians of Lake Superior and Mississippi: viz.

I. The number of pieces of scrip of 80 acres, each and the names of the parties to whom issued.

II. The number of names of applicants to whom no scrip has been issued, whose application are on file.

III. The population of Chippewas of Lake Superior and where located at time of Treaty.

IV. A copy of said scrip, the manner of locating the same, whether by parties to whom it was issued or by others, whether located upon the lands ceded by said tribe and all decisions of the Department of Interior, in relation to the issuance and location of said script.

V. A copy of all reports to the Indian Office, or Department of Interior of persons authorized to investigate any matter relating to the application for scrip, of said half-breeds, or mix-bloods. Where said half-breeds or mix- blooods resided at the date of their applications and whether parties other than those entitled to the benefits of said Treaty have received scrip, and,

VI. Number of acres of land for with said scrip has been issued.

Note: Each head of a family or single person over 21 years of age shall be entitled to 80 acres of land, to be selected by them, under directions of the President, which shall be secured to them by patent in the usual form.
 


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