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Winnebago Agency Nebraska
Sept. 14, 1887.

Hon. Commissioner of Indian Affairs

At different periods within the last fifty years certain members of the Winnebago tribe, have "drawn out" their share of tribal land or money. There are several descendents [[sic]] of these people on this reservation. Some of these claim they were of age when their parents withdrew and consequently their rights to tribal funds and lands is unimpaired.  There are some disputed cases and claims are being made which will require careful examination in order to secure justice to all parties.  I would therefore request that I be furnished a list of the Winnebago who have drawn out from the tribe, giving the date of withdrawal, and also the amt. of land or money.  If there is any record of the man's or woman's family, I would like that, so that I can identify the children if possible, among the present claimants.

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