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damages, upon the presentation of sufficient proof: provided, such last mentioned claims shall not exceed 3,500 dollars.
XI. It is hereby made the duty of the Indian Department to appoint an interpreter for said tribe, in the customary manner, to be continued during the pleasure of the Secretary of the Interior. And it is expressly understood that all expenses incurred by the stipulations of this Treaty shall be paid out of the funds of the afore mentioned tribe of Ottawas, and their annuities shall be paid semi-annually.
In testimony whereof, the said "Wm. P. Dole, Commissioner, as aforesaid, and the Undersigned Chief and Councilmen of the United Bands of Blanchard's Pork and of Roche de Boeuf, in Franklia county, Kansas, have hereunto set their hands and seals at the place and on the day and year hereinbefore written.
"WM. P. DOLE, Commissioner.
JOHN T. JONES.
Clinton 0. Hutchinson, Indian Agent.
Antoine Goket, M United States' Interpreter.
And whereas the said Treaty having been submitted to the Senate of The United States for its constitutional action thereon, the Senate did, on the 16th day of July, 1862, advise and consent to the ratification of the same by a resolution, and with an amendment, in the words and figures following, to wit:
In Senate Of The United States,
July 16, 1862.
Eesolved (two thirds of the Senators present concurring), That the Senate advise and consent to the ratification of the Articles of Agreement and Convention, mado and concluded at Washington city, on the 24th day of June, 1862, by and between William P. Dole, Commissioner, on the part of The United States, and the following named Chief and Councilmen of the Ottawa Indians of" the United Bands of Blanchard's Fork and of Eoche de Bceuf, now in Franklin county, Kansas, viz.: Pem-ach-Wung, Chief; John T. .Tones, William Hurr, and James Wind. Councilmen, they being thereto duly authorized by said tribe,
Strike out from the first Article the following proviso: "Provided, further, That John T. Jones, now a member of the Ottawas, being au educated and experienced man withal, having given many evidences of devotion and loyalty to the Government of The United States, he is, at his request and that of the Ottawas, hereby declared to be a citizen of The United States, exempt from the restrictions hereinafter provided, concerning the purchase, alienation, or encumbrance of the Ottawa lands; and after all the selections and allotments herein provided for are made, he is hereby authorized to locate and purchase of the Secretary of the Interior any of the remaining lands of said Ottawas at 1 dollar and 25 cents per acre; but this Article Bhall not deprive the said Jones of any of the pocuniary benefits of this Treaty as an Ottawa Indian."
Attest: J. "W. Foeket, Secretary.
By W. Hickit, Chief Clerk.
And whereas the foregoing amendment having been fully interpreted and explained to the aforesaid Chief and Councilmen of the Ottawa Indians, they did, on the 19th day of July, 1862, at Washington city, in the distript of Columbia, agree to and ratify the same in the words and figures following, to wit:
Whereas the Senate of the United States did, on the 16th day of July, A.d. 1862, advise and consent to the ratification of the Articles of Agreement and Convention, made and concluded at Washington city on the 24th day of June, 1862, between William P. Dole, Commissioner, on the part of the United States, and certain Chief and Councilmen representing the Ottawa tribe of Indians, with the following
Strike out from the first Article the following proviso: "Provided, further,That John T. Jones, now a member of the Ottawas, being an educated and experieni-ed man withal, having given many evidences of devotion and loyalty to the Government of The United States, he is, at his request and that of the Ottawas, hereby declared to be a citizen of The United States, exempt from the restrictions hereinafter provided, concerning the purchase, alienation, or encumbrance of the Ottawa lands; and after all the selections and allotments herein provided for are made, he is hereby authorized to locate and purchase of the Secretary of the Interior any of the remaining lands of said Ottawas at 1 dollar and 25 cents per acre; but this Article shall not deprive the said Jones of any of the pecuniary benefits of thiB Treaty ns an Ottawa Indian." We', the Undersigned Chief aud Councilmen, representing the Ottawa tribe of Indians, having heard the foregoing amendment read, and the same having been fully explained to us by our interpreter, do hereby agree to and ratify the same.
PEM-ACH-WUNG, M mark
J. T. JONES.
Cmhtoit C. HncniNSON, JJ. S. Ind. Agt.
(3.)—Tbeatt with the Chippewas of the Mississippi, and the Villager and Lake Winibigoshish bands of Chippewa Indians in Minnesota. — Washington, in the district of Columbia, March 11,1863.
[Eatified by the President of The United States, March 19, 1863.]
Abticles of Agreement and Convention, made and concluded at the city of Washington, this 11th day of March, A.d. 1863, between William P. Dole, Commissioner of Indian affairs, and Clark W. Thompson, Superintendent of Indian affairs of the northern superintendency, on the part of The United States, and Henry M. Rice, of Minnesota, for and on behalf of the Chippewas of the Mississippi, and the Pillager and Lake Winibigoshish bands of Chippewa Indiana in Minnesota:
Art. I. The reservations known as Gull Lake, Mille Lac, Sandy Lake, Rabbit Lake, Pokagomin Lake, and Rice Lake, as described in the second clause of Article II of the Treaty with the Chippewas of the 22nd February, 1855, are hereby ceded to The United States, excepting one-half section of land, including the mission buildings at Gull Lake, which is hereby granted in fee simple to the Reverend John Johnson, missionary.
II. In consideration of the foregoing cession, The United States agree to set apart for the future homes of the Chippewas of the Mississippi, all the lands embraced within the following described boundaries, excepting the reservations made and described in the third clause of Article II of the said Treaty of February 22, 1855, for the Pillager and Lako Winibigoshish bands: that is to say, beginning at a point one mile south of the most southerly point of Leech Lake, and running thence in an easterly course to a point one mile south of the most southerly point of Goose Lake; thence due east to a point due south from the intersection of the Pokagomin reservation and the Mississippi river; thence on the dividing line between " Deer Biver and Lakes" and "Mashkorden's Biver and Lakes," until a point is reached north of the first-named river and lakes; thence in a direct line north-westwnrdly to the outlet of "Two-Eoutes Lake;" thence in a south-westerly direction to tho north-west corner of the "Cass Lake" reservation; thence in a south-westerly direction to " Karbekauu" river; thence down said river to the lake of the same name; thence due south to a point due west from the beginning; thence to the place of beginning.
III. In consideration of the foregoing cession to The United States, and the valuable improvements thereon, The United States further agree: 1st. To extend the present annuities of the Indians, parties to this Treaty, for 10 years beyond the periods respectively named in existing Treaties; 2nd. And to pay toward the settlement of the claims for depredations committed by said Indians in 1862, the sum of 30,000 dollars; 3rd. To enable said Indians to pay their present just engagements, the sum of 30,000 dollars, as the Chiefs in council may direct; 4th. To the Chiefs of the Chippewas of the Mississippi, 10,000 dollars (provided they shall pay to the Chiefs of the Pillager and Lake Winibigoshish bands 1,000 dollars), to be paid upon the signing of this Treaty, out of the arrearages due under Article IX of the Treaty concluded at La Pointe, in tho State of Wisconsin, on the 30th September, 1854; 5th. And to pay the expenses incurred by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota, in the mouth of September, 18G2, in sending Commissioners to visit the Chippewa Indians, amounting to 1,338 dollars and 75 cents.
IV. The United States further agree to clear, stump, grub, and break in, the reservation hereby set apart for the Chippewas of tho Mississippi, in lots of not less than 10 acres each, at such point or points as the Chiefs of each baud may select as follows, via : For tho Gull Lake band, 70 acres; for tho Mille Lac band, 70 acres; for tho Sandy Lake band, 50 acres; for the Fokagomiu band, 50 acres; for the Rabbit Lake band, 40 acres; for the Bice Lake band, 20 acres; nnd to build for the Chiefs of said bands one house each, of the following description: to be constructed of hewn logs; to bo 10 by 20 feet each, and two stories high; to be roofed with good shaved pine shingles; the floors to be of seasoned pine-plank, jointed; stone or brick fire-places and chimneys; 3 windows in lower story and two in the upper story, with good substantial shutters to each, and suitable doors; said houses to be pointed with lime mortar.
V. The United States agree to furnish to said Indian*, parties to this Treaty, 10 yoke of good, steady, work oxen, nnd 20 log chains, annually, for 10 years, provided the Indians shnll take proper care of, aud make proper use of tho same; also, for the MUM period, annually, 200 grubbing hoes, 10 ploughs, 10 grindstones, 100 axes, handled, not to exceed in weight 3} pounds each; 20 spades. Also two carpenters and two blacksmiths, and 4 farm labourers, and I
VI. The United States further agree to remove the saw-mill from Gull Lake reservation, to such point on the new reservation hereby set apart as may be selected by the agent, and to keep the same in good running order, and to employ a competent sawyer, so long as the President of The United States may deem it necessary; and to extend the road between Gull Lake and Leech Lake, from the last-named lake to the junction of the Mississippi and Leech Lake Rivers; and to remove the agency to said junction, or as near thereto as practicable.
VII. There shall be a board of visitors, to consist of not less than two nor more than 5 persons, to be selected from such Christian denomination or denominations as the Chiefs in council may designate, w hose duty it shall be to present at all annuity payments to the Indians, whether of goods, moneys, provisions, or other articles, and to inspect the fields, buildings, mills, and other improvements, made or to be made, and to report annually thereon on or before the 1st day of November; and also as to the qualifications and moral deportment of all persons residing upon the reservation under the sanction of law or regulation; and they shall receive for their services 5 dollars per day for the time actually employed, and 10 cents per mile for travelling expenses, provided that no one shall be paid in any one year for more than 20 days' service, or for more than 300 miles' travel.
VIII. No person shall be recognized as a Chief whose band numbers less thau 50 persons; and to encourage and aid the said Chiefs in preserving order and inducing by their example and advice the members of their respective bands to adopt the pursuits of civilized life, there shall be paid to each of said Chiefs, annually, out of the annuities of said bands, a sum not exceeding 150 dollars, to be determined by their agent, according to their respective merits.
IX. To improve the morals and industrial habits of said Indians it is agreed that no agent, teacher, interpreter, traders or their employes, shall be employed, appointed, licensed, or permitted to reside within the reservations belonging to the Indians, parties to this Treaty, missionaries excepted, who shall not have a family residing with them at their respective places of employment or trade within the agency, whose moral habits and fitness shall be reported upon annually by the board of visitors, and no person of full or mixed blood, educated or partially educated, whose fitness, morally or otherwise, is not conducive to the welfare of said Indians, shall receive any benefits from this or any former Treaties, and may be expelled from the reservation.