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OUS. H. p^AULlEU Publisher.
White Earth Agency, Minn,
WHITE EARTH, MINN.
100,0()0 acres of first class farm
land* on White Earth Reservation, in
tracts of 80 acres and mde, by
INDIAN PROTECTIVE Association
200 Bond Building
Washington D. G.
Dan'! 6. Henderson, Att'y.
Indian claims against the Unit-
ed States a speciality.
K. S. MURCHISON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
LATE LAW CLERK, LAND
DIVISION, INDIAN OFFICE.
DEPARTMENT PRACTICE A
LOAN AND TRUST BLD'G.
WASHINGTON D. C,
White Earth, Minn.
The Largest' and Host
Commodious Hotel on
Table always bountifully supplied
with everything that the market
affords, including game and
fish in season*
A large and comfortable, Feed and
Livery stable in Connection
JOHN LEECY Prop.
Market price paid for Oinsing
Snake Root and Furs,
Orders for pure Maple-Syrup,
and wild rice promptly attended
"t he Tomahawk
3 months 4Vnt
6 months 75 Cent.-
TOMAHAWK, ECONOMY ADVOCATED.
their disapproval of any proposi
tion which contemplates the pur-
voted to the interests of the chasing of lumber outside of thi
White Earth Reservation and gen- reservation for the use of the Mil-
eral Northwestern News. Publish le Lac Indiana that are about to be
ed and managed by members of
Subscription rates: $1.50 per facturing the lumber on this res-
annum. For the convenience of ervation that will be used for thi?
those who may feel unable to pay purpose. This opposition is based
for the paper yearly or who wish on the present high prices of lum-
to take it on trial, subscription ber, outside of the reservation
may sent us for six and three
months at the yearly rates. All
sums sent to us should be forward- for the most inferior grades, whlie
by registered letter to insure
safety. Address all communica
removed here, and reservation
sentiment is ajl in favor of manu-
which would cost from twenty
five to thirty dollars a thousand
the best lumber, if manufactured
on the reservation, would cost not
to exceed ten dollars per thousand
We do not believe that the
agent contemplates buying an.\
lumber outside of this reservation
for the use of the removal of Mille
Lac Indians since he has repeated
ly expressed himself in favor of
having the lumber for these Mille
Lacs manufactured on this reserva
tion in order to enable him to fur
nish them with employment.
Knowing what he does regard
ing the shortage in scales and in
ferior quality of the lumber that
lias been manufactured on this res
ervation, in the past, under con
tract, the agent would hardly fa
vor having any more lumber
manufactured here under the con
In our opinion, it would be for
the best interests of the business
community and the Indians on thi
reservation if the government
would erect a saw mill, or even a
good portable mill, and manufac
ture lumber under the system that
was adopted during the adminis
tration of Agent E. P. Smith,
namely: under the exclusive super
vision of the Agent. During that
period the young men, or at least
a great many of them, were kepi
employed all summer at the big
saw mill that was destroyed by fire
at White Eurth Lake, and on thi^
account the Indians and busim ss
interests of this reservation wei
more prosperous than they now
are and everybody was happy and
Under recent policies everything
has been done by contract and la
bor lias been imported into the
reservation while the members
thereof have cither been compelled
to seek employment elsewhere,
and thus to contend with the pop
ular prejudices against Indians
which exist in the communities out
side of the reservation, or have
been compelled to"remain idle if
they stayed on the reservation.
If there are any good grounds
for the belief that exists here,
that lumber for reservation use is
going to be purchased outside of
this reservation, then the TOMA
HAWK will raise its voice against
any such proposition.
FUND FOR REMOVING
missioner Jones yesterday direct-
nish him with an estimate of tht
Mille Lacs Indian Reservatian
the head of each family will be
farming implements and a house.
A number of Indians want to go
to I^eeeh Iak Recnation, but
the land there has been all taken
up for settlement. No report has
been received at the Indian Office
The members of this Eeserva- concerning the ailegod le,,nstra
tion have stron* **X "^h A
removal to White '^artn. A^
ova ofganyexpressed proposi-
IC"1V soon as Commissioner Jones re
ceives the 'report from Agent
Michelet the necessary funds foi
removing and fitting out the In
dians will be sent to him.Min
Washington, July 2.Accord-
ing to reports received at the In
dian bureau the officials at White
Earth are having consicferabh
difficulty in removing the Indian.
at Mille Lacs in accordance with
the provisions of the act passed
at the last session of Congress.
Agent Michelet reports thai
while the majority of the/reds de
sire to go to White Earth, many
of them express a preference vfoi
Leech Lake. The Washington
authorities want the Indians to go
to the former agency, as theTe in
adequate land there for allotments
Provisions cannot be made for tin
Indians at Leech Lake.
The White Earth Agent hn
been instructed to make a thorough
report on conditions at Mille Lac*
and to submit an estimate of t|h
cost of transportation of the In
dians and of the amount that will
be necessary to supply them with
the equipment authorized by con
gress. Every effort will be made
by the Washington officials to ha\
the Mille Lac Indians go to AVhito
It is undoubtedly true that a
great many of the Mille Lac In
dians prefer to remove to tin
Mississippi Chippewa reservation
to coming here. This they have
a right to do since the act of last
year, providing for their reiir.
bursment for the damages sus
tained by them for the loss ot
their improvements at Mille Lac.
gives them a right not only to re
move to that reservation but to
any Chippewa reservation in Min
nesota where allotments are
We have always taken an acti\
part in trying to secure justice foi
the Mille Lac Indians, nnd whi'c
we will use every effort to induct
them to remove to this reservation
we will do whatever we can to si
cure allotments for them at any
reservation to which they may
select to remove, and in this way
fulfi 1 our promises made to them
in the McLaughlin councils of last
year even if the departments re
fuse to comply with the laws,
and its agreements with the In
NEWS FROM PONSFORD.
Clarence K. Beaulieu, who has
been employed at the Pine Point
School, for the past three months,
as principal teacher, returned
home on Sunday. Rudy will not
return to Pine Point, for the posi
tion which he so creditably filled
has been abolished by the depart
ment and it is expected that the
superintendent of the school, in
addition to his regular duties must
teach. This is seemingly another
instance of ill-advised economy on
Washington, July 3.Indian Com- the part of the department, as this
superintendent of the school, con-
ed Indian Agent Michelet at White sidering the number of pupils in
Earth Indian Reservation to fur- attendance there, should be pro
vided with at least two assistant
cost of removing the Indians from teachers to insure the progressive
status of the school.
It is rumored that Mr. H. J.
There are about 600 Indians to Curtis, the present superintendent
be removed to White Earth, and contemplates resigning his posi
tion, as he feels that the addition
pair of oxen, set of of teaching school in connection
with his already overtaxed duties.
more than one maji can consist-
:ntl.\ do and do it well.
WHITE EARTH, BECKER COUNTY MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 9, 903, NQ, 10,
AN ABSURD REPORT.
Indians are not Contemplating An Uprising.
There is not the least danger
of an outbreak among the Mille
Lac Indians as some mischievious
ly inclined and selfish people
would lead the government and
the public to believe. These re
ports have undoubtedly emanated
from the settlers and speculators
who have stolen the Mille Lac re
servation from the Indians, and
who now seek to drive them from
there the most persistant of thcjse
being foreigners who can scarce
ly speak English. If the Indians
are so obnoxious to these foreign
ers the latter should have re
mained in Europe where there are
no Indians, instead of coming to
this country and dispossessing the
original owners of it of their
Scandinavians are, in some re
regard for the rights of Indians
and their influence with the Min
nesota Congressmen, who want
their votes, is too strong for the
Indians to look for much justice,
The Mille Lac Indians have all
gathered at Maosomaunay Point
at Mille Lac, for the purpose of
holding the" Spring meeting of
their Grand Medicine Lodge,
which was delayed, and not for
the purpose of resisting any at
tempt which may be made to re
move them from Mille Lac, for
there will be no forcible aff'ort to
do this because it Avould be con
trary to existing law, and besides
this, force will not be necessary
to remove them since morcH of
them may remove to White Earth
this year than the government can
It is not to be expected that the
Indians will pack up their effects
vn day and all be shipped out
of the country the next like a lot
of cattle, but it will take a number
of months, and possibly a couple
or three years, to move all of them.
The success of this removal will
lepend largely on its management
and if every effort, compatible
with reason, is used to make the
rirst two or three months of their
settlement on this reservation
agreeable, there is not much dan
ger that any of them will return
to Mille Lae to spread hostility
THE PLAY OF "HIAWATHA."
The company from this place
who played "Longfellow's Hia
watha" at the Ponsford celebra
tion met with no small success,
notwithstanding the fact that it
rained and there was some dis
agreement in regard to previous
It seems that the owners of the
fine hall in which they had agreed
to play decided at the last moment
that they would keep the place
and use it for a dancing hall for
Of course this put the players
at a very great disadvantage but
an indomitable will and feeling of
'stick-to-it-ive-ness^ prevailed in
them and they set to work with
new courage and determination to
build a bowry in which to have
their play. Although this erction
was more open than the building
they had arranged to have, it was
very nicely fixed up and their per
formance there drew a large crowd
in spite of the fact that many
who intended to come from Park
Rapids and other points were kept
away the hea\.v rains.
spects, all right, but they have no beautiful boquet from the ladies
Miss Ella Beaulieu presenting it.
In the afternoon all the games
that arc usually played by nath
Indians were in progress also
bowery and lhdian dancing.
The Peerless Brass Quartette
which was ongaged failed to ap
pear, owing to an accident of their
wagon between here and Straw
berry Lake, as luck would have,
the (iull I^ike String Quartette
was on the grounds, hence their
engagement. Louis Emily, and
Frank Charrette were with them.
THE 4th AT
The day that played so impor
tant part in bringing forth the
the first Fourth of July, by an
nouncing the birth of a new na
tion, when the Declaration of In
dependence was read, is regarded
as the groatest day to all Ameri
can people in the United States,
hence, we too played a little part
in our little village in celebrating
the 127th birth day of our nation.
At Sunri.se, the federal salute
was fired with one hundred canon.
At 1) o'clock the Declaration of
Independence was read by H. H.
Beaulieu after which Judge W. F.
Campbell gave an eloquent and
patriotic speech going into detail
of those whom honor is due by
our nation. The President of the
day, B. L. Fairbanks spoke a few
words and received a large and
BASE-HAM- OAM K.
The ball game between two ag
gregations chosen respectively by
Ben L. Fairbanks ttnd John Heis
ler, played a game of four innings
and owing to rain and wet grounds
the umpire called the game off
with the scor a 4 "2k2
of Ben's nine,.
This nine had their pictures
taken just before the ball in full
evening dros follows.
H. Fairbanks, J', ("apt.
H. SelkJik, C.
W. Campbell, 1st.
A. Vanoss, Jf.
Geo. Fox. 2nd.
II. Iteatilieu, :trd.
J. Fairbanks, rf. IK Hcteourt.cf.
While the ball players were
having their pictures taken, um
pire Leecy was found missing and
it was not until after considerable
searching that he was found at the
squaw dance and here he is in full
John Lewj. umpire.
John Heis^er, *J*e *4l$ifi of
the tjhjer nine, state* that 4he o!4
men had money and consequential
bought the umpire out ior one5
dime and four pennies, so hef
called the game off on the fourth]
inning with the score as above!
stated on the grounds that therejj
were too many aged players onr
Ben's side and coukl not stand the'
running and also could not see?
after four o'clock.
Heisler, 2nd. dipt.
Wm. Henry, 1st.
J. B. Lousson, 3rd*
Ben* Brunette, P.
Joe. Lou/on, C.
L. Brisbois, rf
Joe. (Joyon, ss. (J. Johnson, cf
FlKK-WOKKB AND lANCINi
The dance in the evening was
well attended, over thirty couples
being present. The fire works in
terrupted the dance at !):3i0 p. m.
and everyone was out to view the
grand display which was in pro
gress for an hour.
Antoine Charrette, marshal of
the day says that it was the most
gentlemanly crowd of people he
had ever seen.
The nation's birth-day was pro
perly celebrated here and we wish
every one many returns of the
THE 4th at PONSFORD.
A large delegation of our people
went to Pine Point to celebrate
the Nation's birthday. It was ex
pected that the school band would
also be in attendance, as by pre
vious arrangement with the leader
of the band, Mr, Ilerr and Mr.
Aspinwall, one of the Pine Point
celebration managers, the piice
of transjiortation, ixnird etc., wa
supposed to have been deffinately
settled, but through some very
undecided pretext the band failed
to show up. The managers had
prepared a very interesting pro
gram, including native games and
(lances etc., in Porteon Grove on
the reservation and about i miles
from the school buildings.
In ami around the grounds were
about 100 tents and tepees and
more than 500 Indians. Ofcourse
the wet conditon of the weather
in the forenoon dampened the
order of the celebration consider
ably and notwithstanding that
fact that an opposition celebration
was attempted at Curtiss and
Xunn's store, about two miles
distant, the reservation people
kept the attention of the crowd
and a good time was enjoyed
Mr. Samuel Grais and William
Aspinwall, the managers, are cer
tainly deserving of praise and
credit for the energetic labors
they manifested in the interest of
the reservation people and the
general success of the celebration.