Chippewa Flowage Lake Association

History Documentation:

LETTER ON THE  FLOWAGE ALLOTMENTS 1921 May, 26

 American Public Utility Company
Management
Kelsey, Brewer & Company
Engineers & Operators
Charles McPherson
Attorney
Grand Rapids, Michigan
May 26, 1921

(Receive stamped – May 28, 1921 – Hayward School, Hayward Wisconsin)
(Subject: Documentation of Flowage Allotments)

TO: R. C. Craige Superintendent
        Indian School
        Hayward, Wisconsin

Sir:
CHIPPEWA RESERVOIR:

  I am sending you herewith three typewritten copies of a list of the allotments, which lie wholly, or partially within the Chippewa Flowage basin which have been acquired by the Wisconsin-Minnesota Light and Power Company, the Dells Paper and Pulp Company and other persons than Indians.
  The list is entirely accurate as to the allotments which have been acquired by the Wisconsin-Minnesota Light and Power Company and the Dells Paper and Pulp Company, but the list of allotments, which have been acquired by others in based upon an examination of the records in the office of the Register of Deeds of Sawyer County made several months ago and show only such transfers as had been made by conveyances recorded prior to that investigation.
  Very truly yours,
  Charles McPherson (signed)

CHIPPEWA RESERVIOR:

  The following list contains:
  I. Indian allotments owned by Wisconsin-Minnesota Light and Power Company –May 1, 1921.
  II. Indian allotments purchased by Wisconsin-Minnesota Light and Power Company prior to May 1, 1921, form incompetent Indians under contracts subject to approval of, but not yet approved by the Indians Department.
  III. Indian allotments owned by the Dells Paper and Pulp Company – May 1, 1921.
  IV. Other Indian allotments sold by the Indian owners to persons other than the Wisconsin-Minnesota Light and Power Company and the Dells Paper and Pulp Company prior to May 1, 1921.

I.
Indian allotments owned by Wisconsin-Minnesota Light and Power Company –May 1, 1921.

ALLOTTEE        ACRES
(1) Allottee – Frank Thomas………………………………………80
        T.39N. R.7W.
         Section 5 NW¼ of NW¼
         Section 6 NE¼ of NE¼
(2) Allottee – Gwa-Ko-Ge-Jig……………………………………..80
        T.39N. R.7W.
         Section 5 SW¼ of NW¼
         Section 5 NW¼ of SW¼
(3) Allottee – Ellen LaPointe……………………………………….80
        T.39N. R.7W.
         Section 11 SW¼ of NW¼
         Section 11 NW¼ of SW¼
(4) Allottee – Alice Da-Gi-Ose……………………………………..80
        T.39N. R.8W.
         Section 1 S½ of NW¼
(5) Charlotte Oshoga………………………………………………..80
        T.40N. R.6W.
         Section 8 E½ of SE¼
(6) Chi-Wa-Bu-Zesch………………………………………………80
        T.40N. R.6W.
         Section 9 S½ of NE¼

ALLOTTEE        ACRES
(7) Allottee – Frank Thayer………………………………………..80
        T.40N. R.6W.
         Section 18 NE¼ of SE¼
         Section 19 NW¼ of NE¼
(8) Allottee – Minnie Thayer………………………………………64.94
        T.40N. R.6W.
         Section 28 – Lots 5 & 6
(9) Allottee – Mary Bell……………………………………………90.54
        T.40N. R.6W.
         Section 29 – Lots 8 & 11
        T.40N. R.8W.
         Section 25 SW¼ of SE¼
(10) Allottee – James Vernette……………………………………..71.17
        T.40N. R.6W.
         Section 29 – Lots 9 & 10
(11) Allottee – Sosette Link…………………………………………78.44
        T.40N. R.6W.
         Section 30 – Lot 1
(12) Allottee – Katie Thayer…………………………………………80
        T.40N. R.6W.
         Section 33 W½ of NW¼
(13) Allottee – O-Ga-Bay-Ge-Zhig………………………………….79.18
        T.40N. R.6W.
         Section 33 – Lots 3 & 4
(14) Allottee – William Yankee Joe…………………………………97.33
        T.40N. R.6W.
         Section 34 – Lots 4 & 5
(15) Allottee – William Potack………………………………………80
        T.40N. R.6W.
         Section 34 S½ of SW¼
(16) Allottee – David (?)…………………………………………….89.46
        T.40N. R.6W.
         Section 34 – Lot 1
         Section 35 – Lot 2
(17) Allottee – Ne-Ia-Na-Wa-Do-Kwe……………………………..68.05
        T.40N. R.7W.
         Section 26 – Lot 2

ALLOTTEE        ACRES
(18) Allottee – Esther Carefelt…………………………………….40
        T.40N. R.7W.
         Section 27 – Lot 1 West
(Note: this allotment contains 62.2 acres C.M. Olson bought the east 22.2 acres)
(19) Allottee – Bazil Corbine……………………………………..69.40
        T.40N. R.7W.
         Section 27 – Lot 2
(20) Allottee – Theresa O-Zho-Gay………………………………55.65
        T.40N. R.7W.
         Section 35 – Lot 1
(21) Allottee – Na-Zha-Na-Kwe George………………………….80
        T.40N. R.8W.
         Section 13 – E½ of SE¼
(22) Allottee – O-Ka-Bi-Kami-Go-Kwe………………………….80
        T.40N. R.8W.
         Section 13 – W½ of SE¼
(23) Allottee – Ogi-Ma-Gi-Ji-Go-Kwe Martin……………………80
        T.40N. R.8W.
         Section 24 – N½ of SE¼
(24) Allottee – Julia Isham………………………………………..80
        T.40N. R.8W.
         Section 25 – S½ of NE¼
(25) Allottee – James Butcher……………………………………40
        T.40N. R.8W.
         Section 25 – NW¼ of SW¼
(Note: The Wisconsin-Minnesota Light and Power Company has sold this allotment to T.M. Smith, a white man, subject to a reservation of flowage rights)
(26) Allottee – Angeline Buck……………….………………….80
        T.40N. R.8W.
         Section 25 – S½ of SW¼
(27) Allottee – John Quarderer, Jr..………….………………….80
        T.40N. R.8W.
         Section 35 – NE¼ of SE¼
         Section 36 – NW¼ of SW¼
(28) Allottee – Wa-Jashk, Jr…………………………………….80
        T.40N. R.8W.
         Section 36 – S½ of NW¼

II.
Indian allotments purchased by Wisconsin-Minnesota Light and Power Company prior to May 1, 1921, form incompetent Indians under contracts subject to approval of, but not yet approved by the Indians Department.

ALLOTTEE        ACRES
(1) Allottee – Hattie Miller…………………………………………78.07
        T.39N. R.7W.
         Section 1 – Fr. E½ of NE¼
(2) Allottee – Shin-Ge-Gis…………………………………………77.90
        T.39N. R.7W.
         Section 6 – Lots 2 & 3
(3) Allottee – Bi-Da-Na-Kwa-To-Kwe……………………………80
        T.39N. R.7W.
         Section 6 – SE¼ of SW¼
         Section 6 – SW¼ of SE¼

III.
Indian allotments owned by the Dells Paper and Pulp Company – May 1, 1921.

ALLOTTEE        ACRES
(1) Allottee – George Gauthier……………………………………80.15
        T.39N. R.7W.
         Section 2 – N½ of NW¼
(2) Allottee – Jessie Thayer………………………………………80
        T.40N. R.6W.
         Section 18 – W½ of SE¼
(3) Allottee – David Andeg………………………………………80.30
        T.40N. R.6W.
         Section 28 – Lots 1 & 7
(4) Allottee – Julia Slater…………………………………………87.04
        T.40N. R.6W.
         Section 30 – NW¼ of SW¼ & Lot 3
(5) Allottee – Effie Harndon………….…………………………..80
        T.40N. R.6W.
         Section 34 – E½ of NE¼
(6) Allottee – Baptiste Sheff………………………………………62.75
        T.40N. R.7W.
         Section 26 – Lot 4
(7) Allottee – Prospero Belille…………………….………………68.20
        T.40N. R.7W.
         Section 34 – Lot 1
(8) Allottee – Sophia Loranger…..………………………………..38.80
        T.40N. R.7W.
         Section 35 – Lot 2
(9) Allottee – Bug-we-Wag-Iji-Go-Kwe………………………….80
        T.40N. R.8W.
         Section 13 – S½ of SW¼
(10) Allottee – (?)…………………………………………………80
        T.40N. R.8W.
         Section 35 – S½ of NW¼
(NOTE: In addition to the ten allotments above described the Dells Paper and Pulp Company has purchased from George Fleming and Indian, the SW¼ of the NE¼ AND the NW¼ of the SE¼ of Section 24, T.40.N, R.7W.)

IV.
Other Indian allotments sold by the Indian owners to persons other than the Wisconsin-Minnesota Light and Power Company and the Dells Paper and Pulp Company.

ALLOTTEE        ACRES
(1) Allottee – Esther Carefelt………………………………………22.2
        T.40N. R.7W.
         Section 27 – Lot 1 East 22.2 acres
        (Sold to C.M. Olson)
(2) Allottee – Ke-We-Ash-I-Kwe Martin…………………………80
        T.40N. R.8W.
         Section 24 – S½ of NE¼
         (Sold to Leonard E. Kransfelder)
(3) Allottee – Louis Damorah…………………………………….80
        T.40N. R.8W.
         Section 26 – SE¼ of SE¼
         Section 35 – NE¼ of NE¼
         (Sold to T.M. Smith)
(4) Allottee – Julia Isham…………………………………………80
        T.40N. R.8W.
         Section 35 – S½ of NE¼
         (Sold to Oscar Hooly & C.M. Olson)


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