Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 878||Pigeon River Improvement, Slide, and Boom Company may improve Pigeon River on Grand Portage Indian Reservation Minn.|
|Chap. 878||Use of timber by company.|
|Chap. 878||proceeds credited to Chippewa Indians, Minnesota.|
|Chap. 878||Provisos. River open to passage of timber.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Pigeon River Improvement, Slide, and Boom Company, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Minnesota, be, and hereby is, authorized, under such rules and regulations and subject to such conditions and limitations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, to enter upon and improve the Pigeon River at what is known as the cascades of said river, for the purpose of making said river at said point navigable for floating logs, and to that end to enter upon the unallotted lands, and, with the consent of the allottees, upon any allotted lands, adjacent to said cascades, of the Grand Portage Indian Reservation, in said State, and to construct such sluice dams, wing dams, bulkheads, spill dams, and other works necessary for said purpose, and to take from said unallotted lands timber for the construction of said improvements and works in quantity not to exceed one hundred and twenty-five thousand feet, board measure, for which timber said company shall pay such price as may be agreed upon between said company and the Secretary of the Interior, but not less than five dollars per thousand feet, board measure, the proceeds to be placed in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Chippewa Indians in Minnesota: Provided, That said river after being so improved shall be open at all times to the free passage of all timber cut from said Grand Portage Indian Reservation, and to the passage of all other timber for a reasonable charge therefore: Provided further, That suitable fishways shall be constructed and maintained by said company, to be approved by the United States Fish Commission.
Approved, March 3, 1901.