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RED LAKE NEWS
A newspaper devoted to the interests of
the Hed Lake Chippewa Indians.
Semi-monthly, Sept. is to July 15.
Subscription 75c a year
Entered as second class matter Septem
ber 1, 1912, at the postoffice at Bed Lake,
Minn.', under the act of March 3,1879.
Address all communications to
RE LAKE NEWS,
Red Lake, Minn.
The following rules and regulations gov
erning the construction and maintenance
roads on Indian reservations are to be en
forced on the Red Lake reservation this
calendar year. A list of all able bodied
men between the ages of twenty-one and
forty-five is now being prepared by the
Agency Farmers, and plans have been per
fected" with the exception of a few minor
details for enforcing the law. All persons,
Jndian or white living upon the reservation
with the exceptions provided in the follow
ing rules and regulations will be compelled
to', work on the roads or to furnish a substi
tute. Four days single handed or two days
with a man and team is to 'be assessed
against every individual coming within the
purview of the law, which is quoted here
with for the information of the public.
Under Supervision of the Indian Office.
It is important that the Indians be instructed in
the duty and labor of opening and repairing roads,
and building bridges for their common benefit and
the general welfare.
Vll roads existing or required to be opened on In
dian reservations or school tracts for general use
by the Indians, and for purposes of the Indian Ser
vice (except such as may exist under charter or
other proper authority requiring them to be in
condition for travel) should be kept in good repair.
Where new roads are to be opened or old one
are straightened or otherwise necessarily changed
thev should be laid out and constructed, as far as
mav be practicable, upon the lines dividing the al
lotments or tracts occupied by individual Indians
and those roads likely to form a continuation and
part of public highways, existing outside of reser
vations, should be laid out and constructed in the
general direction most necessary and convenient
for the public interest.
The whole reservation shall be districted, the
districts for this purpose to coincide, as nearly as
practicable, with those prescribed for the purposes
of the Indian courts. The Agent shall appoint a
"supervisor of roads" for each district, who will
"be selected from the most industrious, capable, in
telligent and progressive Indians residing therein,
and who'will be charged with the duty of the super
vision of the roads and bridges within his district.
When a farmer, additional farmer, or other per
son employed for instructing Indians in industrial
pursuits is stationed in any road district, he will
be expected to see that the work necessary to keep
the roads in condition for travel is not neglected
and the supervisor of roads for that district shall
make his reports to the agent through him
Each supervisor of roads, as soon as practicable
after his appointment, shall prepare and submit
the agent an alphabetical list of all persor- liaDle
to road labor, residing within his district, such list
to be revised yearly and the revised list
to be filed with the agent on or before the first dav
of January of each year.
All able-bodied male Indians belonging on the
reservation, between the ages of 21 and 45 years,
including persons permitted to reside there by rea
son of marriage to Indian women, or for any other
reason, except employees of the Government, mis
sionaries, ministers of the gospel and persons regu
larlv employed in school work, will be required to
nerform without compensation therefore, such
number of days of labor in each year, not less than
two nor more than five, as may be required for
opening and repairing the roads provided, wlien
great damage is done to the roads by sudden storms,
etc such greater number of days' labor may be
required of those persons liable for road labor as
the emergency may demand.
The supervisor'shall call upon those in his dis-
trict liable to road labor to perform their respective
duties at such times as will least interfere with
their own private work upon their allotments or
elsewhere, and shall give each person not less than
two days' notice. Every person so notified shall
be required to appear at the place and hour desig
nated by the supervisor, with such tools and im
plements as said supervisor may direct, and shall
perform, under the personal direction of the super
visor, or of some one appointed by him, eight hours
faithful labor for each day's work assessed to him.
Any person furnishing, when required to do so,
teams, tools, or other implements for work on the
roads will be allowed proper deduction therefor
from the number of days of personal labor assessed
Any person required to perform labor on the roads
of his district may be allowed, if Jie desire to do so,
to furnish at his own expense a competent and
suitable substitute to perform such labor in lieu
of his own personal service.
Any Indian who refuses, or without good and
sufficient cause fails to perform the work assessed
to him, shall be reported by the supervisor having
charge of the district in which he is liable to per
form such labor, to the agent, and by the agent to
the judge of the Indian court having jurisdiction
over such district, if such court exists, and shall
be subject to the punishment provided in the regu
lations relating to the establishment and jurisdic
tion of Indian courts. If no such court exists the
agent shall himself take steps to oblige the delin
quent to perform the proper amount of work, or to
punish him according to the nature of the offense
in such manner as may be within the scope of his
authority. Any person other than an Indian re
fusing or failing to perform the road duty assess
ed to him shall be liable to removal from the reser
Persons held as prisoners under charge ot the
agent inav be required, when practicable and in
the descretion of the agent, to perfom labor neces
sary for opening and repairing roads on the reser
It shall be the duty of each supervisor to sub
mit to the agent an annual report showing:
1. The total number of days- work done under
his supervision during the year.
2. The locality in which such work was done
and the nature of the work.
3. The number of days labor actually performed
by each Indian, or other person, whose name ap
pears on the roll of those liable to road labor, and
whether such work was performed by the individual
in person or by a substitute.
4. The points in the district where it^is most
desirable that work be done du'rihg the next yeav-
and the nature and extent of the work required.
The agent shall make an annual report to the
Commissioner of Indian Affairs, based upon the
several supervisors' reports submitted to him, and
upon his personal observation and knowledge of
the work accomplished during the year in the way
of road improvement and building.
WALTER F. DICKENS,
Mrs L. L. ('nip is spending the week with
the Linion's at Cross Lake.
Kohert Smith has moved from Sandy to
his place west of town. Robert intends to
furnish the school with wood.
"Smoky" Kelly says he is satisfied with
a farm near the Farm Station, and intends
to locate there soon. Mr. Kelly spent some
time in the northwest section, but decided
thJit the future prospects are better at th,
Farm Station We hope that many others
will follow Mr. Kelly's example.
Joe Omen called at the Agency the 12th
on business. Joe says he is enjoying the
winter very much, taking care of his cattle.
W. K. Spears had the misfortune of loos
ing one of bis horses on January fitli. When
(lias. Che-lu'-zig was returning from Fone
mah with the mail, the horse slipped on the
ice breaking its leg.* The horse was killed
Dr. Dennison of lemidj was called to
Red Lake this week.
The infant son of Jane Jourdain died
January 10th, funeral services being held
at the Catholic church on Monday.
Lucv Martin, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Martin, died January Oth.
Frank Carl and Frank Morgan are \t
work luiuling logs to the mill.
For the benefit of the Red Lake Indians
the council room will be turned into a read
ing- room, where the Indians may spend
their leasure time and evenings reading.
We hope that every Indian will make ne
of the "The Red Lake Indian Reading
Room." In the near future a good library
will be placed in this room.
Ah-ke-wain-zee, John Day, and a number
of other Indians are hauling wood to the
Some of the down river Indians called at
the office this week and secured permits to
cut and sell fence posts.
Alex Gillespie has made several trips to
Cross Lake hauling freight.
A meeting of the Farmers was held on
Januar 5th at the Agency office and plans
discuseil for the enforcement of the Road
George Prentice and Simon Spears are
spending most of their time caring for their
sheep which are now in very fine condition.
I would be well for others to note that
Simon and George are generally found at
home and "at work."
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