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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1904, Part I
([1904])

Reports concerning Indians in Minnesota,   pp. 216-223 PDF (3.8 MB)


Page 216

216       REPORTS CONCERNING INDIANS IN           MINNESOTA. 
Intoxicants.-This reservation is environed by small villages and the Indian
can 
procure with less trouble than any other person all the whisky or other intoxicants
he may want. Notwithstanding prosecutions in the United States district courts
and 
under the prohibitory law of Kansas, the ubiquitous "boot legger"
thrives and 
prospers at the expense of the Indian. 
Education.-There is only one school on the reservation, the Potawatomi training
school, which has a modern equipment with a capacity rated at 80 pupils,
although 
over one hundred have been accommodated. There is at least one new building
needed-an employees' cottage. With this building and some minor improvements
to the laundry and a sewing room, the accommodations at the school would
then be 
very good. The attendance for the past year has been very satisfactory and.the
out- 
look for the coming year very promising. 
Improvements.-A very neat and substantial superintendent's cottage and a
granary 
and tool house have been erected at the school* during the past year, buildings.
repaired and painted, and the grounds and general surroundings are receiving
attention. 
In conclusion, I desire to express my appreciation of the courteous treatment
and 
generous support rendered me by the Department and of the advice and encourage-
ment of Special Agent Consor, and the faithful and efficient service of the
clerks and 
other employees, who have worked in harmony during the year past. 
Very respectfully, 
G.L. WILLIAMS, 
Superintendent and Special Disbursing Agent. 
The COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS. 
REPORTS CONCERNING INDIANS IN MINNESOTA. 
REPORT OF AGENT FOR LEECH LAKE AGENCY. 
LEECH LAKE AGENCY, MINN., September 15, 19041. 
Sin: I have the honor to submit my third annual report of this agency. 
The census of the Indians belonging to the several reservations under my
charge 
shows the total number to be 3,348, composed as follows: 
Leech Lake Pillager Chippewa------------------------------981 
Males above 18 years----..---------------------------225 
Females above 14 years------------------------- ---287 
Children 6 to 16 years------------------------------277 
Cass and Winnebagoshish Pillager Chippewa-------------------465 
Males above 18 years-----------------.--------------119 
Females above 14 years-----------------------------132 
Children 6 to 16 years--------------------------- ---114 
White Oak Point Mississippi Chippewa------------------------643 
Males above 18 years-------------------------------163 
Females above 14 years------------------------ ----- 182 
Children 6 to 16 years------------------------------185 
Red Lake Chippewa.     .     .     .      ..-------------------------------------1,338
Males above 18 years-------------------------------336 
Females above 14 years-----------------------------353 
Children 6 to 16 years-----------------------------327 
Removal Mille Lac Chippewa.--------------------------------  11 
Total---------------------------------------------3,348 
Reported, 1903.     .      .      .       ..------------------------------------------3,
287 
Gain-------------------------------- _---------------61 
Schools.-The five boarding schools within the agency were .welr attended
last year. 
Improvements were made at Bena, Cass Lake, and Cross Lake schools, which
increased their capacity and made room for 50 more pupils 
The Red Lake school was not filled at any time during the year, partly owing
to 
bad management, but principally caused by general aversion among the older
unciv- 
ilized Indians to sending their children to school or putting any restraint
upon them. 


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