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The reservation selected for these Indians under the provisions of said act not proving satisfactory,a treaty was made with them (Oct.22,1864,14 Stats.,671) by which they relinquished the same and accepted in leu thereof,a tract of land in Nebraska containing some 96,000 acres,to which has been added 12,347.55 acres purchased from the Omahas under provisions of the Act of June 22,1874 (18 Stats.,170).

While this purchase as authorized for the use of the Winnebago Indians in Wisconsin,the land was conveyed to the United States in trust for the "Winnebago tribe" of INdians, paid for with the common funds,and is considered as being the common property of the tribe.

Under the provisions of Section 4 of the Act of 1863 ^[[,]] some 487 patents have ben issued to these Indians,mostly for 80 acres each.

The Agent reports that probably less than half of the allottees know where their land is,owing to the careless manner in which the allotments were made,and recommends that the lands be re-allotted.

Your first duty,therefore will be to clear the land not
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