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Justice and Fair Dealing for
every Indian who desires to
become a good Citizen.
Official Organ of the Minnesota
FAIRBANKS ESTATE, OffltfS.
L. LWA*, Editor and Publish
Published Weekly at
White tartb Agency, Minnesota.
::*m*rcd at Che Posfcofflce at WWte
lUrth, Minn., mali matter of the
niitniriioi: vnm TEA ADUICI
Mure Road Work
To Help Jobless.
ViMMHinti Htfkwty Departiiit to Continue
Qftntiw Bli Scili Dnring Winter
travel surfacing of 18 miles on
ifc#^bV^*abim^wetioii of Min'
Besots trunk highway No. 30,
estimated at $75,000 is part of the
big winter program- of highway
construction announced by Charles
M. Babcock, state highway com
missioner, following action by
congress to provide funds to carry
oat the "more workbetter roads"
plan to cut idleness and build
The 6rat list of 27 winter jobs
25 miles of paving and 274 miles
of gtfttofti-aurfaeinff estimated to
rt$M87,000--id to be followed
goon 3 other* of grading and
4*%4biJ40B also special team
"^^f^^^f&i tb farthet relieve uuempfoywE
and especially the aettfere and
farmers of some districts*, accord-
%r' nig,to,John H. Mullen, assistant
commissioner and chief highway
Engineer. The tentative plan is!the
to' useTabout $4.$HX)*K) this winter
for the dual purpose ol reducing
idleness and imprdving roads.
Special efforts are being made
tg gpread the work so that many
pactions may share in, the benefits.
Several proposed undertakings
were postponed until next year
because not adopted to cold
weather operations, t: Work is ex*
pected to start about Dec. I. Tne
state law requiring three weeks of
advertising, first bids are to. be
opened Nov. 29 and 30. Then the
&uccessful bidders will be made
public that job seekers may apply
direct to tbem^ The highway de
partem) wift have no jobs to fill.
The partial of projects, with
looatiops ftnd estimates, follpws:
No. IBetween Northfield and
Westcott, 25 miles of paving, es
I timated cost, $800,000. **T
HNo. 3Between IsakeOity and
Wabasha, 8 mites of gravel sur
facing, estimated cost, $30,000.
THNo. 5Between Cambridge
A and Brabam, 5 mites of gravel
nr4cin8: at $42,750
No. 6Between Lake Benton
and Ivanhoe, 15 miles of gravel
surfacing at $40,000.
surfacing at $41,750.
"No 10Between Howard
Lake and Dassel, 8.9 miles of
gravel surfacibg at $18,250.
No. 10r-Between Xitchfield
and Atwater, 12 2 miles of gravel
surfacing at $27,250
No. 10RetweenCiontarf and
Handcock, 9 miles of gravel
surfacing at $30,000.
No. 18Between Elk River
and Zimmerman, 9.9 miles of
gravel surfacing at $23,500.
TH Nb. 18Between Brainerd and
Nichols, 4 miles of gravel sur
facing at $12,000.
T. H. No. 21Between LeSueur
Center and Cleveland, 6 miles of
gravel surfacing at $17,500.
No. 21Between Cleveland
and St. Henry, 5 miles of gravel
surfacing at $14,500.
No. 28-^-Through Johnson, 4
miles of gravel surfacing at
No. 28Between Browns
Valley and Johnson, 23.4 miles
of gravel surfacing at $100,000
No. 30Between Bejou and
Waubun, 18 mile9 of jzmyeLsur-
No. 34Park Rapids through
Akely, 22 miles of gravel sur
facing at $54,000.
No. 35Between Bennajtsvilie
and Millo Lac Lake, 8 milea of
gravel surfacing at $24,000.
No. 35Between Grand Rapf
ids and Pokegama Lake, 7.5
miles of gravel surfacing #t
No. 54Between Elbow Lake
and Herman, 12 miles ef gravel
surfacing at $18,000.
No. 60Between Mankato
and Madison Lake, 4 miles of
No. 68Between Marshal and
Taunton, tl mile* of gravel sur
facing at $55,000r
The projects total 229 milea end.
cost estimates aggregate
687,000,. The a ai?i '*& be
opened at the old state capitol
building in St. Paul.
THNr6-Be"twwnBreckenridge soldiers, thev were dressed in
and Brushvale, 6 5 miles of gra
vel surfacing at $32,500.
"-T No. 6Brushvale and north
ward, 16 miles of gravel sur
tcing at $$0,^5P(.
No. 7Between Mankato and
Jtadison J^ke, ^mijea of gravel
..THNo. 8Between 8wan River
and Blackberry, 11.8 miles of
gravel surfacing at $50,750-
No.^-Bemidji, eastand west,
13.5 mites of gravel surfacing at
^^T H, No. 8^Between East Grand
Forks arid Fisher, 15 miles of
gravel aurfaciog a#$60,000.
No. 9Between Fairmont and
Guckeen, 10.3 miles of gravel
Indian Chiefs Honor
Four American Indian^chiefs,
each a tribal hero, paid to the
unknown dead at the National
Cemetery at Arlington, Virginia,
last Friday, the highest honor
known to their race, by placing
upon the casket a coup stick and
war bonnet, plenty Ooos of fryor
Creek, Montana, chief of the
Crows X^one Wolf, chief of the
Kiowas of Oklahoma Amos Red
Owl, of thf Fine Ridge, &outh
Dakota, agency, and Stranger
Horse, of the Rosebud, South
Dakota, agency of the Sioux, were
chosen to confer the decoration by
Commissioner of Indian A'ffairs
Charles H. Burkerbecause of-their
prominence in the history of the
west Each is a high chief in his
tribe, and has fought American
full warrior regalia. The coup
stick, pronounced "koo,V is several
feet long, and was carried tyy
warriors who considered it a brave
deed to touch an enemy during a
fighf. When a warriordid so he
eut a ng^h, jn the stick or attached
to it an egie feather.
The war bonnet was regarded
by the Indian warrior as the most
important article of his -Mgalifti
.and only proven braves were
allowed to Wear one.
Subscribe for THE TOMAHAWK,
$1.50 per year advance.
Votf* XVIIll. White Earth, Becker County, Hlseesota, Thursday, November 17, 1921.
lames I, Coffey Still
Up To His Old Tricks,
Lati Aetiilties of Woulb-bi Shaper f
tkt Destinies of the Minneseti Gniipewii
An Blocked by OeptrtienUI Order.
James I. Ooffej, who has been
most active during the past few
years in endeavoring to block
.every move made by the Genera)
Council looking toward the im
provement of conditions among
Chippewa people, and who
now resides at Washington, D.
is still going strong, as is disclosed
by the following Departmental
letter received by Superintendent
Wadsworth at this agency the first
of the week. .Coffey has been
Washington, D. C,
Noy. 10, 1921.
Mr. Peter R. Wadsworth,
Supervisor v\ charge.
White Farth Agency,
White Earth, Minn.
My dear Mr. Wadsworth:
Your attention is invited to, ft
telegram, dated November & 19|1,
sent to Benjamin Caswell at Osss
Lake, Minnesota, and reading is
Advised you were requested-:
by Coffey to send number*oik,
Chippewa ^Indians to Wsh-|^
'ingtra for* conference. Not^,
necessary for Chippewa In-\
dians to come to Washington
at this time and Office will not
pay expenses of Indians who
come berg without previous
Departmental authority, Au*
knowledge receipt this tele
You are requested to advise
Indians who contemplate visiting
Washington that- this Office will
not pay the expenses of Indians
coming here without previous
It is important/that Indians
be fully advised of the decision St
this Offiee in regard to this matter.
(Sighed) OHAS. tt. BUIt#E,
T_ftl.no Be FdareJ
"No, t,tie fear p| fc\\\nK B0vr en
ters my head." s*Mf the aviator to his
gaping hearers. "What scares W is
the danger of stalling my engine about
two miles up and hot being able to. get
An art writer of Boston says there
1ST now very little for the painters to
do but fight Why dan/t they pnlnt
tiprtrnUffht pprierhtmtfe steaks smoth
ered with ontojas?Houston Tost
Every person Is responsible for all
the good within the scope of his abil
ities, and for no more, and none can
tell whose sphere Is the largestGoU
ORGAN O TH^MINNESOTA CHIPPEWAS.
Truth befirthe, rFavor."
:l' president Harding has issued a
proclamation designating Thurs
day, Nov. 24, as a day of thanks
jjriving, devotion and prayer, and
riljpging the people to give thanks
nfor all that has beep rendered
ui them," and to pray "for" a
continuance of the divine fortune
which has been showered so gen
erously upon this nation." The
THAT season has come when,
alike in pursuance of a devout
people's time honored custom and
19 greatful recognition of favoring
national fortunes,, it is proper that
sending telegrams to his aids in president should summon the
nation to a day of devotion, of
thanksgiving for blessings be
stowed and of prayer for guidance
in modes of life, that may deserve
continuance of divine favor.
Foremost among our blessings,
is the return of peace, and the
approach to normal ways again.
This year^ has brought us again
into relations of amity with all
nations, after a long period of
struggle and turbulence. In
thankfulness therefore, we may
well unite in the hope that provi
dence will vouchsafe approval to
the tbings we have done, the aims
iVhich have guided us, the aspira
|ions which nave inspired us. We
shall be prospered as we shall de
Jerve prosperty, seeking not alone
for the material things but for
Minnesota urging them, to send
down another bunch of^, his
supporters without delay in order
that they may, as usual, be.
hand to Jrarass otficials of tK#
Indian Bureau and the Department
of the Interior with their non
sensical ravings, and to protest
against anything and everything
that may come before these d*
partments that would in. any way
beneficial to the Chippewa
e. But, thank the Lord, his!
"scheme has been blocked this
winter, unless his satellites in
Minnesota are prepared to finance
their annual visit the the national
capital out of their own pockets.
The Departmental lettec to Sup*
erintendent Wadsworth follows:.
Department of the Interior"
U^p ",'jg ""'W^^Sgg^. "^jt'itV" vjW"
ly trying to help others asking,
before all else, the privilege of
service. As we render thanks
anew for the exaltation which came
to us, we may fittingly petition
that moderation and wisdom shall
be granted to rest upon all who
are in authority, in the tasks they
discbarge. Their hands will
be steadied, their purposes
strengthened, in answer to our
YOURS has been a favored na
tion in the bounty which God has
bestowed upon it. The great trial
of humanity, though iudeed we
bore our part as well as we were
able, left us comparatively little
scarred. It is for us to recognize
that we have bsen thus favored
and, when we gather at our alters
to offer up thanks, we will do well
to pledge, in humility and all
sincerity, our purpose to prove
We have been raised up and
preserved in national power and
consequence, as part of a plan
whose wisdom we cannot question.
Thus believing, we can do np less
than hold our nation the willing
(Continued on 4th page.)
Advertise in THE
i* brings results.
PuhHshed in behalf of, and
to Secure the welfare of the
Indiansofthe United States.
$100 Reward, $100
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there Is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able to cure in ail its- stages and
that Is catarrh. Catarrh being greatly
Influenced by constitutional conditions
requires constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Medicine is taken internally and
acts thru the Blood on the Mucous Sur
faces of the 8ystem thereby destroying
the foundation of the disease, giving the
patient strength by building up the con
atltutlon and assisting nature In doing Us
work. The proprietors have so much
faith in the curative power of Hall's
Catarrh Medicine that they offer One
Hundred Dollars for any.case.that It falls
to cure. Send for list of testimonials.
Lddrggs F. J. CHENEY St CO.,
^^W aTrTOugflitS, t*c
The Best is
W too Good!
Years of experience In buy
ing and selling groceries has
taught us that the public
want the best
Our shelves are always full of pure, fresh and up-to date Gro-
ceries, which we give to our customers at'the lowest possible
price. Our line of
Men's and Women's
Boots and Shoes
"Buy where the buying Is good."
Come In and see what great buying power9
a little money will have^ In
this up-to-date store*
The B. L. FAIRBANKS
White Earth, Minnesota.
A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION^
Organized at Ohio Stmte University."',
Junior ActiveIndians under 21
years of age. Including Maga
zine, $2.00 annually. Without
Magazine, $1.00 annually.
Application for membership should
be made to the Secretary-Treasur
er, Society of American Indians,
711 20tb St. N. W., Washington,
D. C. Information regarding the
Society will be cheerfully furnish
ed upon inquiry to the Secretary
Treasurer, Washington, D. C.
THOMAS L. SLOAN,.
3459 Macomb-St., N. W.,
Washington, D. C.
When Visiting Fargo
JUBt 4 doovs north of Ford iauilding.
Fargo, iV. D.
Now is the time
to pay that
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