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Grand Portage Reservation




- - 1889 - - THEY ALL SIGNED
Source: The Herald-Despatch (Decatur, IL) November 2, 1889; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

The Chippewa Indians at Grand Portage Sign the Nelson Bill.
Grand Marais, Minn., Oct. 28.-The Chippewa Indian commissioners have obtained the signatures to the Nelson bill of every male Indian in the Grand Portage reservation. The commissioners' proposition met less opposition than has been encountered elsewhere, as the Indians here have every thing to gain and nothing to lose, they merely agreeing to take lands in severalty and to receive annuities for fifty years and then their share of the principal sum which will be derived from the sale of the pine of the reservation of the Chippewas of the Mississippi, who have been prevailed upon to agree to the equal division, the lands of Northern Minnesota having been once held by them in common. This treaty involves more than 300,000 acres of land along the Upper Mississippi.


- - 1915 - - BIRCHWOOD SCHOOL
Source: Cook County News (Grand Marais, MN) May 20, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

RESERVATION NEWS: The Birchwood school organized a Reservation Boys' and Girls' County Contet Club on the 14th inst., to consist of the nine boys and girls who plan on taking part in the county school contest work next fall. The officers elected are: Peter A. Peterson, president; Elsa E. Netterlund, vice president; Ruby M. Woodard, secretary; and C. J. Linnell, treasurer. The members are specially interested in the needlework, birdhouse woodworking, and potato raising contests.

Source: Cook County News (Grand Marais, MN) May 27, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
The Birchwood school held a "last day" picnic on Wednesday under the auspices of the Audubon Bird Class, in the picnic grove near the spring creek. A noon-day lunch was served by the officers of the Class, under the evergreens, after which croquet playing and b all practice formed the principal amusements.



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