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[[preprinted]] 21 [[/preprinted]] Winnebago
Nebraska Oct. 4    7

Hon. Commissioner of Indian Affairs.


I have pleasure in reporting progress in the work assigned to me, that of allotting the Winnebago tribe under the Act of Feb 8, 1887, during that part of the 3d quarter in which I have engaged here. 

On my arrival I found the Indians anticipating the reallotting of their reservation and an adjustment of the many difficulties arising from the past allotment.  At a council held August 19, the Act of Feb. 8, 1887 was explained and a plan of work laid down. Many questions relative to past transactions of the tribe respecting their land were asked, some of which have been transmitted to the Indian Department and have received reply.

The opposition to reallotment instigated by one Perry, a white man married into the tribe, has almost entirely subsided, the Indians are discerning the intended motives which actuated Perry's conduct. 
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