Beaulieu allowed to sue White Earth Agent
In an interesting report on a court case from 1887, it was found that half-breed newspaper publisher, Gus. H. Beaulieu, was able to bring suit against the White Earth Indian Agent despite an argument that he did not have the right to do so because of his Indian blood.
Beaulieu was awarded $200 damages and the right to continue publishing his newspaper.
This court case was the first on record where a half-breed was granted such a right.
In 1884, a white land prospector was captured and held for ransom by the Ojibwe at Turtle Mountain. The kidnappers sent a ransom note to his wife in Ohio and they threatened to kill the man if the authorities pursued them.
No indication is given if the man was returned safely.