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Justice and Fair Dealing for
every Indian who desires to
become a good Citizen.
Official Organ of the Minnesota
B. I FAIRBANKS Owner.
L. L06AR, Editor and Publisher.
Published Weekly at
White Earth Agency, Minnesota.
Entered *t the Postofflce at White
Karth, Minn., aa mail matter ot the
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Minutes of the Meeting
of the General Council,
NINTH ANNUAL SESSION, AT DETROIT,
MINN., JULY 12-13, 1921.
Resolution No. 7.
Mr. Frank D. Beaulieu intro
duced the following resolution,
which was read in open council
and referred to the Committee on
For the purpose of inquiring and
adjusting losses sustained by the
Fond du Lac Chippewa Indians
during the great forest fire in Oc
Whereas^during the great forest
fire which wiped out the City of
Cloquet, Minnesota, and did great
damage and caused great losses of
property of Chippewa Indians re
siding on the Fond du Lac reser
vation during October, 1918 and,
Whereas, many Chippewa In
dians of said reservation lost their
horaesrlivestock and other prop
Whereas, a great portion of the
livestock of said Indians has been
bought from funds of the Chippe
was of Minnesota under the so
called reimbursable plan now,
BE IT RESOLVED by the
Chippewa Indians of Minnesota in
General Council assembled, That
the Executive Committee of said
council inquire into the losses of
said Indians, with a view of having
their losses adjusted in suit in such
a way so as to have the amounts of
money due on such losses cancelled
so far as it is found by them to be
proper and just.
Resolution No. 8.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Gen
eral Council of the Chippewa |n-*
dians of Minne&ota in Annual
l,That its mem-
bers greatly appreciate the kind
a^jj cpr,.daF tr.eatyaen* e^tendjtf to,
it by tha Business Men's Assogia*
tion of the said City, and hereby
express our thanks to said Associa
tion and especially to its Secretary,
Mr, Sherrets, who gave much
personal attention on this occasion.
Upon motion by Mr. Geo. A.
Berry and seconded by Mr. J. A.
Morrison^, the report of the Com
mittee on Resolutions was accepted.
Mr. Frank D. Beaulieu, one of
the Committeemen who was ap
pointed at tfie" general Council
held *t Bemidji, Minnesota, in
July, 1920, to investigate the
feasibility of leasing or selling the
school buildings and plat on the
White Earth Reservation that nave
been discontinued, made a verbal
report to the council of the activi*
ties of the committee and upon this
report, Mr. Rogers moved that
the report be accepted and a vote
of thanks be extended to the Com
mittee, and that the Committee
poBlaaue to act in that capacity.
The motion was seconded by Mr.
Berry and unimously carried.
Mr. Rogers was called upon to
make additional report of the
work done by the members of the
Legislative Committee while in
Washington last winter. Mr.
Rogers reviewed the conferences
bad with officials of the Depart
ment and members of Congress
while he was with the Committee
Mr. Mcintosh called on Eugene
Warren to explain his position and
that of the Legislative Committee
regarding the $300.00 payment
proposed last winter by the De
partment. That in his report to
the White Earth Local Council
after his return home from Wash
ington, Mr. Warren was under
stood by the council that the Leg
islative Committee opposed the
proposed distribution and which
was the cause of much dissatisfac
tion among the members of the
White Earth reservation. Mr.
Warren, replying to Mr. Mcin
tosh, stated among other things,
that the Committee was not op
posed to the distribution of the
trust funds, but that the Commit
tee opposed the language used in
the bill as drafted by the Depart
ment legalizing the expenditures
out of the tribal trust funds of the
Chippewas made heretofore and
that may hereafter be made.
Mr. Rogers introduces the fol
lowing resolution, which was^ad
to the council: ^T
Resolution No. 9.
Requiring the Legislative Com
mittee, while in Washington, D.
D.. to write weekly letters for
Whereas, it is desired by the
Indians of Minnesota to be kept
fully informed relative to the
activities of the Legislative Com
mittee during their stay in Wash
ington upon the business of the
BE IT THEREFORE RE
SOLVED, that the Legislative
Committee or some member thereof
write a weekly letter for publica
tion in -THE TOMAHAWK, for the
general information of the Chip
pewa people and particularly with
reference to the doings of the said
Legislative Committee concerning
Upon motion duly made and
seconded the council was adjourned
to 9':30 o'clock the following morn
Morning Session at the Pavilion.
Detroit, Minn., July 13,1921.
Meeting was called to orJer
by the President at 9:30 A. M.
Mr. Mcintosh requests that the
Committee on Enrollment make
fcheir report, insinuating' that
tain members of the ^egisbtive
file for |be enrollment of many
applicants pft the White Earth
roils, Mr, Frank D. Beaulieu,
replying to Mr. Mcintosh, stated
in part, that many of the members
on the White Earth reservation
accused him of assisting applicants
for enrollment in an official capac
ity and that thiough hisefforts and
assistance many of them have been
placed on the Chippewa roll?. Mr.
Beaulieu denied of acting in any
other capacity but that of an at
tornoy and as such was in duty
bound to protect the legaj rights Qf
his clients. W- Beajilieq then,
introduce* the following resolution,
which was r#ad to the council?
Resolution No. 10.
Whereas, it has oorae to the no
tice of the General Council that
many persons are being enrolled
upon the rolls of the various bands
of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota,
by order and direction of the. Bu
reau of Indian Affairs and that
such persons so being enrolled are
(Continued on 4th page.)
OFFICIAL ORGAN O THE MINNESOTA CHIPPEWAS.
Truth before Favor.
Congressman Ellsworth's Great Noiel Prw
Ing THE Book tf the Year.
California Woman Disputes
John Smith's Claim as the
World's Oldest Indian.
Now comes Old Lucy, aged
squaw of the Yosemite tribe, to
contest the claim of J[ohn 'Sm^ty,
otherwise fcnown. a$ Wnnktat
jigati," yen4ra.ble Minnesota Chip
pewa, that he i* tbe oldest Indian
in the world. *John gmifch, whose
home is ftt Leech Lake, Minnesota,
18 generally accredited with an age
of 136 years.'Old Lucy says she is
148. If tbat is true she was a
husky lass of 12 years when our
Minnesota redenan was born. Lucy
recently attended the annual Indian
field day in Yosemite National
park, where she took her first
White Earth, Becker County, Minnesota, Thursday, September I, 1921.
Indian Aid Bill
Passed by House.
The Steenerson bill, authorizing
a per capita payment of $100 to
the Minnesota Chippewas, passed
the House of Representatives last
week Thursday. There was some
opposition to the bill and both
'The long line of Pembina ca#s
swung into a circle Bear Lake
"There was confused babble of
shrill-pircbed voices above squeak^-Representative Knutson and Rep
wooden wheels and crackling of
underbrush beneath hoofs of horsey
and oxen and presently the curi
ous procession of high-wheele4
vehicles that rode the woods and
swamps of the Indian country
like strange caravans of the Orient,
transplanted to the heroic West
halted and like magic, was con
verted into camp.
"One more train of furs for the
American Fur Company, deliver*
ed at St. Paul! One more load of
Indian goods to be started tyack on
the 448 mile trail to Pembina.'*
The above is a little of the first
page of Congressman Franklin
Ellsworth's great "Novel of Mid-f
die-America," The Band Wagonv
Called by the St. Paul Daily News*
a big contribution," by the Bos
ton Transcript*"a masterly argu-
ment." The Band Wagon, though
published but two weeks ago, is
aheady starting its third edition.
A story of the Indians and the In
dian country, of Washington, D.
C, the Steel Trust and Knute
Nelson, it has been called "the
book of the year by the man of
the hour." For it shows up
crooked politics and crooked poli
ticians in Minnesota* aniit-a*g4K $-+
that American things should be
run by aad for Americans, not at
the expense of men and women
for the benefit of a few office
Long a friend of the Indian, a
worker for his rights, every reader
of THE TOMAHAWK should want to
own Mr. Ellsworth's book. It
contains a personal message for
his friends, as well as a sharp
warning to old-line politicians*.
Mr. Ellsworth has worked bis way
up from a poor boy, through the
offices of city and county to the
Congress ot the United States, and
it is more than possible that he
will be the Governor of Minne
For the benefit of our readeis
we will add that this new book of
Minnesota, "The Band Wagon,"
may be obtained for $1.90, post
paid, from the publishers, p.or
ranee & Company, 3,0g Wajnut
St., P.hilade|pbai ^a. Or it may
obtained nearer home, from
John fy jVJorrion, Red Lake, an^
8. fair^p^Qo,^ White fiarth,
resentative Steenerson spoke in
favor of it on the floor.
A rumor was current last week
that the measure had also passed
the Senate, this is not the truth
however, this measure has passed
the House only, and as the Senate
is now taking a recess of thirty
days it will be impossible for this
bill to pass the Senate until that
body convenes again after the
The large wagon bridge on the
road between Mahnomen and
Beaulieu collapsed last Friday
afternpon while two young men
were driving over it with a team,
and empty lumber wagon. The
bridge collapsed in the middle ard
the timbers and truss rods fell
across the wagon box, but neither
of the occupants received serious
injury. There had been heavy
traffic on the bridge all day, con
sidering the condition of the roads.
4 The bridge is reported to be a
total wreck and beyond repair.
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6,000 Indians Attend Religious
Conclave in South Dakota,
More than 6,000 Sioux Indians,
among them a group of braves
who participated in the Custer
massacre, closed in upon Okreek,
S. last week, but banners and
crosses of the Episcopal church
supplanted the bow and arrow and
rifle on this occasion.
From all points within a radius
of 500 miles, the Indians came to
build a city of tepees on the banks
of the Oak creek near Okreek,
where a four day convocation,
different from the religious rituuls
of tribal days, was held under the
leadership of Rt. Rev. Hugh L.
Burleson, Episcopal bishop of the
Public services and business
meetings were held, including an
address by Hon. Charles II. Burke,
Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
The convocation was designed
to bring together the Sioux and
other tribesmen from the Rosebud
and surrounding Indian agencies.
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Don't pay regular prices for your
present household needs. Buycheaper
at our big Blackboard Sale.
"Weeks of preparation have filled
our store with a lot, of new things to
show you. Pvery department offers
Jvlake your money go twice as
far as Jast week. You can do it
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Published in behalf of, and
to secure the we/fare of the
Indians of the United States.
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE.
Default having been made in the
payment of the sum of Five hundred
eig-ht) -six and 60-100Dollars ($580,60),
whicli is claimed to be due and is
due at the date of this notice upon a
certain mortgage, duly executed and
delivered by Ah-sum-ah-ge-wabe, or
Tom Mountain, a single man, mort
gagor to E. W. Davis, mortgagee,
bearing date of the 13th day of Au
gust, 1906, and with a power of sale
therein contained, duly recoided in
the office of the Register of Deeds in
and for the County of Becker and
St?te of Minnesota on the 13th day
of August, 1906, at three o'clock P.
in book 24 of mortgages on page
392- and no action or proceeding hav
ing been instituted at law or other
wise, to recover the debt secured by
said mortgage or anv part thereof:
NOW, THEREFORE, Notice is
Heieby Given, That by virtue of the
powei of sale contained in said mort
gage, and pursuant to the statute in
such case made and provided, the
sfrid mortgage will be foieclosed by
a sale of the premises described in
and conveyed by said mortgage, viz
The north half of the northwest
quarter, N* of NWl, of section
twenty-six, 26, in township one hun
dicd forty-one, 141, north of range
thirty-eight, 38, west of the principal
meridian in Minnesota, in Becker
County and State of Minnesota, with
the hcieditamentsand appurtenances
which sale will be made by the Sheriff
of said Beckei County at the front
door of the Court House in the City
Of Detroit, in said County and State,
10th Day of September, 1921
at ten o'clock A. M., of that day, at
public vendue, to the highest bidder
for cash, to pa}' the said debt of Five
hundred eighty-six and 60-100 Dol
lars ($586.60), and the interest, and
the taxes if any, on said premises,
and twenty live dollars, ($25.00* at
torney fees, as stipulated in and by
said mortgage in case of foreclosure,
and disbursements allowed by law
subject to redemption at any time
within one year from the date of sale,
as piowded by law.
Dated July 12th, 1921.
E. W. Davis,
P. F. Schroeder,
Attorney for mortgagee,
First National Bank Bldg.,
Now is tbe time
to pay tbat