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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 15, 1911, Image 9',
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THE 'UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT STAGES THE '
' .. LAST ACT IN THE TRAGEDY OF "PRAIRIE ROSE"
Six Characters and'the U. S. Gov
ernment Compose the Cast for
Romance Which Began Many
-- Years Ago.
Muskogee, Okta., Nov. 15.
The. last act in a romance of love
and poverty, a tragedy of millions
anaphase treachery, isbeingstag
ed;in the-office of the" government
here. .. ,' '
The actors are:
1 rThe-Rbse of the Prairie, a .beau
tifurindian girl of -the Greek- na
tion. - ' -'
- RQbert Pittnian, a white man,
who met and loved and married
theRose'of the Prairie in the days
of his poverty," only to divorce and
humiliate her when she brought
him untold .riches.
Their Three -Children, victims
of- the "white 'man's plague tu
berculosis. Florence Kane, white stenog
rapher, who, as business manager
off the Pittman millions wooed
Robert Pittman from his Indian
. The United States government
. "The first scene of the romance
opens many years ago when Ok
lahoma was part of the great1, un
Robert Pittman, a pioneer
white man, entered the unknown
country. ' " '
"He'made friends 'with the Ih
- dians of the Creek nation, and
loved, the. Rose of the Prairie.
With -alt- thnclehtereirioji-jes-of4herfe&6fi?Pm1uV
was wedded to the belle of the
Creek. , ,
Later the ceremony was made:
moref binding by the words of the
white man's law:
"To have and to hold, through
good report and, evil, in sickness
and in health, until death do us
part." , ,
Pitttnan and his Indian wife'
liyed the simple, primitive life of '
the' Greek nation, wandering'
from place to place, their home
wherever rose the smoke of their
camp fires. Children were horn"
to them. They "were very happy. .
.Then the great invasion of the
white 'men began. The lands that
once had been the birthright of
the .Creek's, were 'seized by 'the
government,, and allotted in'
sparse acres to Indians and white
settlers. ' ' '"
The Rose of the Prairie, Rowie,'
her daughter, "arid'' Robert Pitt
man, jr., her son, were given al
lotments that afterwards were
found to lie over the great Glen
pool, the richest deposit of petro-'
leum.oil, the world ever has
known. ' '
Untold riches having rolled in
upon the -Pittmans. Towns
grew up where they hadjived the
life of nature's children.
And consumption laid its
dread h'arid on the, 'Indian wife '
and her 'half breed children.
f 'The. family-moved to Colorado ,