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Justice and Fair Dealing for
every Indian who desires to
become a good Gitizen.
Official Organ of the Minnesota
L. L06AN, Editor and Publisher.
Published Weekly at
White Earth Agency, Minnesota.
Eniered at the Postofflce at White
Earth, Minn., as mail matter ot the
SUBSCRIPTION: SI JO PER TEAR III ADVANCE
The Chippewa Indians of North
ern Minnesota have petitioned
Congress for immediate relief.
From owners of great lands they
have become wards of the Federal
Government. Theirs is the
story of a birthright sold for a
mess of pottage, and now tbey
claim that the pottage haa
been delivered. The situation has
been complicated by the fact that
so many of the redmen have been
unable to resist the vices and
germs of civilization. Their mem
orial claims that they have been
dispossessed not only of their lands
timber and trapping grounds, but
of such occupations as basket
weaving, bead work and canoe
The Chippewas now seek relief
through the bill framed by Con
gressman O. J. Larson of Duluth
now pending' in Congress. The
bill provides an allotment of
hundred dollars ,tb each of the
Northern Minnesota Chippewas
from their accumulated tribal
fund, now held in trust by the
Federal Government. The bill
would thus devote two and a half
million dollars to their use. If
this is taken out, together with the
million and more devoted to their
aid last fall, little will be left of
their four million dollar tribal
Such allotment of moiiey to the
Chippewas may be necessary at
this time. Surely the older ones
who cannot work should be taken
care of. They face a serious con
/dition and not a theory. But,
'after all, such relief is at best but
temporary. The situation calls
for something more constructive.
True, they are wards of the
Federal Government. Neverthe
less, this State has a vital interest
in their wellfare. Over the United
States as a whole the Indian popu
lation shows an increase, but in
this State it shows a loss.
Minnesota may have little or no
authority to deal directly with the
problem, but it can appropriately
inquire into the conditions against
which the Chippewas complain.
This would be a mere matter of
protection to all citizens. Further
than this, the Indians of Minneso
ta ought to be settled on good'
lands and aided toward self sup
port'by training and supervision
in occupations to which they are
Let the Indians of this State
have no occasion to say as tbe In
dians of California have, *'White
man make promise, no keep 'urn.
Hope all gone.Minneapolis Jour
Xbe above editorial is the more
significant coming as it does from
orje of the most constant advocates
of Indian Bureau policies pub
lished in the Slate. ~Yes, the
people of the great State of Min
nesota can and should "appropri
ately inquire into the conditions
against which the Chippewas com
plaic. This would be mere
matter of protection to all citi-
zens." Furthermore, it would
materially go along way towards
securing for the Minnesota Chip
pewas some mete of justice, the
curbing of years of abuse of a
sinistrous policy which has served
not only to despoil them of their
inheritance but which has tended
to debase and demoralize them
morally and spiritually.
Minutes of the Council
Held at White Earth,
Minn,, May 30,'22.
Pursuant to a notice sent out
calling the several bands of Chip
pewa Indians residing upon the
White Earth Chippewa Indian
Reservation to a council for the
purpose of selecting a delegation
to proceed and meet Honorable
O. Larson, Member of Con
of Duluth, Minn., to pre
sent and set forth the conditions
upon fche White JEJartb Reserva
with a view of soliciting his
aid towards securing a per capita
payment as provided in a Bill (H.
R. 11300) introduced by said Hon.
O. J. Larson, said council was
held at the White Earth Hall, in
the village of White Earth, State
of Minnesota, on the 30th day ofJuly
The Council was called a order
at 3:00 P. M., by the Chairman
and the purpose of the council
was then stated.
The regular secretary being
absent, Mr. George A. Berry
moved that the chairman be au
to appoint a^ secretary.
This motion was duly seconded by
E.P.Wakefield. The chairman
asked a vote on said motion which
was cariied unanimously. T?bf
chairman thereupon appointed
Niles A. Beaupre.
After considerable diseussiqn
relative to the matter at issue, a
motion was made by A. C. Beaul
leu that said delegation should
comprise three members of the
White Earth lndiaus. The motion
was duly seconded and unanimous
After considerable discussion as
to who it was advisable to send as
said delegation, Mr George A.
Berry nominated A. C. Beaulieu
as a delegate. Upon motion made
and duly seconded and carried
unanimously A. C. Beaulieu was
Mr. E. P. Wakefield was duly
nominated but respectfully de
clined, giving good andV sufficient
reasons. Mr. E. P. Wakefield
then nominated William Potter.
Upon motion made and carried
Mr. Potter was unanimously elect
Upon motion made, duly second
ed and carried. Mr. George A.
Berry was elected as the third
After some discussion relative
to a letter written by 'Louis J.
Carpenter of Bena, Minn., wherein
he makes an appeal for the pass
age of the Bill H. B. 11300, pro.
viding for aper capita payment of
$200 and directs same to tbe Min
neapolis Journal and which was
published, and wherein he refers
refers to the Morrig Act of May
23rd, 1908, known as the Minne
sota National Forest Beserve Act,
and asked th-it said Act be carried
A motion was made by A. 0.
feeaulieu, which was duly second
ed, that this council repudiate
that part of said L. J. Carpenter's
wherein he pleads for tbe approval
of said Morris Act, as not repre.
8entingtbe wishes and views of
the Indians of tbe White Earth
Reservation as manifested in a
council held at Cass Lake, Minne
sota, May 25th, 1922, under toe
direction of Harvey K. Meyerfr.
This motion was carried unani"
Upon motion made and. duly
seconded and carried the chair
man was authorized to send no
tice to tai Minneapolis Journal
of action taken in this council
regarding said Forest Reserve
There being no further busing
before the house the council ad*
journed without date.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE MINNESOTA CHIPPEWAS.
'Truth before Favor."
NOTICE OF MEETIN6
TENTH ANNUAL SESSION 03F
GENERAL COUNCIL CHIP*
PEWA INDIANS OF MINNE-
Pursuant to provisions in the
Constitution of the General Council
of the Chippewa Indians of Minna
sota which was adopted at Cqss
Lake, Minnesota, on the 8th day
of May, 1913, and was amended
by said General Council at ijbd
Fourth Anqual Session held at Be
midji, Minnesota, commencing
11th, 1916, the Annual Meet
ing of said General Council will
be held at Detroit, Minuesota, be
ginning on the
11th day o* July, 1822.
Therefore, your attention is in
vited to the following, being Art
icle 6 of the Constitution of said
General Council, which provides
this. organization the Councils of
shall be one delegate for each one
hundred members or fraction
thereof, of the White Earth and
Red Lake reservations, and reser
vations ceded under the Act of
Congress of January fourthteenth,
eighteen hundred and eighty-nine
(25 U. S. Stats., 642). Such dele
gates shall be elected on the first
Tuesday in June of each year
"Notices shall be posted and
given by the proper officers of the
said local councils and said notices
shall be given and posted in each
and every settlement and burg
within said reservation for a period
of not less than twenty days,,
specifying the time and place of
the election of such delegates."
In accordance with the above
Article, the election of delegates
to said General Council must be
held June 6th, 1922 being the
first Tuesday in June of this year,
or adjourned meeting from such
Where there are no proper or--
ganfeed local councils it shall de
volve upon the Executive Commit
teeman of tbe Reservation to call a
council for the purpose of electing
The members of each reserva
tion are cautioned to observe with
utmost care in tbe election of dele
gates so that notices reach every
portion of each reservation and
ceded reservation, to the end that
a representative gathering qf each
band be in attendance for the pur
pose of naming delegates.
P. H. BEAULIEU,
The great artist who paints a ploture
which compels the admiration of the
world does not do so with one sweep
of the brush In one moment of Inspira
tion, The great masterpiece la the
product of thousands of strokes of the
brush, of Infinitesimal bits of pigment
put on the canvas layer after lajjrer,
each done with consummate art. Et^ry
tiny bit of paint, every swift sftafefc
does ft* tiny prt toward what beeonie*
at last a marvel qf age. 80 mtfst we
yrofli, stroke by stroke, a bit here and
a bit there, until our masterpiece baa
Young Athlete in Whose Veins Runs Chip
pewa Indian Blood is Best All-Round
Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Daily
CapitalGeorge Beaulieu, son of
Mr. and Mrs. George Beaulieu of
this city, was awarded the beauti
ful silver loving cup given by the
local Kiwanis club for the best
all-round athlete of the Pawhuska
high school Thursday evening.
Beaulieu, who is 17 years of
age, has always taken a keen in
terest in all athletic activities and
during the past two years
been the star track athlete,
only of the local high school,
of Osage county.
He was given a place as hal f
baek on one of the all-state foot
ball teams in 1921 and was also
given honorable mention in the
districc basket ball tournament
A short time ago Beaulieu won
first in the high hurdles and sec
ond in the broad jump at the state
meet and was only one* point be
hind the lad who was high point
man or all round athlete in cass
Winning the coveted prize in a
school which is noted for its good
athletes is indeed an honor.
Towering six feet above the
terra firma with a splendid phy
sique, this young athleto's home
has always been in Pawhuska and
it is but natural that Pawkuska
folks are proud of his abilityr
v&K'F'' 3'*'"f ^r
White Earth, Becker County Minnesota, Thursday, June 8, 1922. No. 4
The well wishes of the entire
community will go with this son
of native Americans when he
enters the State university this
fall and no doubt there be
bring honor to himself, the
versity and to his home city.
Statute in Honor ot
Indian Maid Unveiled.
The tribute of a nation to the
Indian maiden who saved from
"death, famine and utter confus
ion" the first struggling colony of
white men from which it has
sprungthe William Ordway Pat
ridge statue of Pocahontasdrew
greatful Americans from many
states last week to attend the un
veiling ceremonies on the historic
grounds of Jamestown Island, Vir
ginia. The picturesque feature of
the unveiling program was a
group of little girls, all tracing
descent from the famous Indian
maiden, who were selected to
draw the curtain from before the
monument representing the girlish
'figure of the protector of James:
town colony standing with arras
outwtretched in welcome to the
Mrs. Noel"My husband has had
lyspepsia dreadfully lately." Mrs.
Nock"I am so sorry, but I had no
'.dea you were without a cdok."
Blames It on Teeth.
According ton Paris physician, pre
n&ture baldness is due to some trouble
The Best is
None 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
Published in behalf of, and
to seoure the welfare of the
Indians of the United States.
Boots and Shoes
is complete and up-to-date
Buy where the buying is good.
Come in and see what great buying power
a little money will have in
this up-to-date store.
TheB. L. FAIRBANKS Co.
White Earth, Minnesota.
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When buying Groceries
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and everything usually
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Our Prices are Right.
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