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Justice and Fair Dealing for
every Indian who desires to
beoome a good Citizen.
Official Organ of the Minnesota
I LOGAN, Editor and Publisher,
Published Weekly at
White Earth Agency, Minnesota.
Enlered the Postoffice at White
Earth, Minn., as mail matter ot the
JWSCRIPTIOI: S1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVINCL
A Unjust Ruling,
Last year the executive officer
of the Fish and Game Comuiissioj,
Carlos Avery, issued an edict de
daring White Earth, Strawberry
atid Manypoint lakes, on the
White Earth reservation, closed
to nett Bshing, in other word?,
forbidding the catching of fish in
these lakes with nets. This ruling
very materially effected the In
dians, especially their fall fishing
for Tullabee and White Fish.
From time immemorial the Indians
have practiced this mode of fish
ing and in this manner they have
secured the major supplv of their
winter's store of food. The Tull
abee and White Fish more about
in certain places in large schools
late in the fall and when the lakes
are frozen*over,.and at.such time
the Indians set nets in places fre
quented by this class of fish. One
peculiar feature is noticable dur
ing Jhe_ time .the Julkbee- and.
IVhite Fish are "running," and
that is that no other kinds of fish
mix or come near these schools
during the "runuing" season, so
that it is very seldom that any
other kinds of fish are ever caught
in the nets during the fall fishing.
The Tullabee and White Fish
are strictly a sucker fish and seing
cure their food by suction the
larger quanity of their food con
sists of the spawn of other fishes
and of which an enormous quantity
are destroyed every season. Con
ditions among the poorer classes
of Indians this fall is very serious,
and unless relief is afforded them
in the matter of fishing the county
may be ealled upon to contribute
needed relief. The ban on fishing
in the lakes mentioned should be
released for the present fall at
Mr. Theo. H. Beaulieu of this
village took this matter up with
Mr. A. Knutson, Detroit,
Chairman of the Becker County
Republican Central Committee,
and received the following in
Oct. 11th, 1922.
Theo. H, Beaulieu,
White Earth, Minn.
Dear Mr. Beaulieu:
I have your letter of the 10th.
inst. with sketch outlining the
fishing situation on the Reserva
tion. I have taken this matter up
with Senator Baldwin and Mr. G.
J. No*-by who have both indicated
their willingness to put forth their
very best efforts to secure the
relief you desire. I have no doubt
but that the order w^ll come for
ward from Mr. Avery's office
raising the ban on the waters
mentioned in your said letter.
Very truly yours,
A. C. Knutson.
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Hon. Knutr Wefald
Addresses Large Au
dience atWhile Earth.
Hon. Knute Wefald of Hawlev,
Minn., Farmer-Labor candidate
for Congress, Ninth Dist., accom
panied by bis campaign manager,
Mr. Cole, were in White Earth
last Friday evening and addressed
a large audience in the Strand
Mr. Wefald's pleasing personal
ity seemed to have captivated the
earnest attention of his audience
from the start, and while not a
flowery orator his positive and
logical arguments left practically
no consideration for doubt as to
the honest and earnest endeavors
of the speaker. He handled the
question of State and Federal mis
management without gloves and
administered some telling solar
plexius ounches concerning the
manner in which the farmer's in
terests generally were being hand
led, especially in connection with
the Esch-Oummins law. The gen
eral government? especially as con
cerns the management of Indian
affairs came in for a goodly share
of his attention. He likened the
condition of the Indians to the
farmers, who were being taxed to
death to prosper an army of state
and government employees, a
large majority of whom were oc
cupying sinecure positions and
drawing big fat salaries. And he
asuuiad his audience that "if elect
ed to Congress I will never be tooof
busy to see and hear any of my
-CoTMifoetits "whoever they may
be, either at home or in Washing
ton, and another thing I will
promise you my friends from the
reservation, the Chippewas of
Minnesota, if 1 am elected to Con
gress 1 will employ my utmost
endeavors to see to it that the
promises and provisions of exist
treaties between the United
States and the Minnesota Chippe
was, especially the agreement of
1889, will be sacredly lived up to
even tho it cost me a re-election,
anyway I will give the Indian
Department a lot of trouble if they
attempt any skulduggery not in
conformity with your treaties,"
We believe that if lion. Knute
Wefald is elected to represent the
Ninth Congressional District at
the coming November election,
neither the farmer's nor the Min
nesata Chippewas' interests will be
permitted neglect or unconcern
during his incumbency in office,
we are of the opinion that he
would add dignity to that splendid
galaxy of tried and true friends of
the Indian, viz: Hon. C, K. Davis
Hon. Moses E Clapp Solomon G.
Comstock Frank M. Eddy, Hon.
Clyde Kelly and Hon. Franklin F.
Ellsworth, furthermore, we have
no doubt of the fact that he would
add prestige, prominence and force
to Minnesota's Congressional de
legation. We urge the Chippewa
people to go to the polls next
November and cast a solid vote
for Hon Knute Wefald for Rep
resentatrue in Congress for the
Ninth Congressional District.
Chief Wah hre she, and five
head tribesmen of the Oklahoma
Osage Indians recently left El"
Paso, Tex., Ifor Mexico City,
where they will ask for a coloniza
tion concession. They plan to
purchase 50.000 acres of land on
the Mexico Northwestern Railroad,
to which they would mov* their
Vol. XX. White Earth, Becker County, Minnesota, Thursday, October 19, 1922.
The mandate of the supreme
court in its decision covering the
appeal jn the case of the State of
Minnesota vs. Cyril S Glaum was
received by County Attorney A.
O. Sletvold and Clerk of Courji J.
L. Ketten last Saturday morning,
and in the afternoon Deptlty
Sheriff Joiin Swanson took Mr.
Glaum to St. Cloud to begin the
serving of the eight months sen
tence imposed upon him by Judge
W. L. Parsons on April 11th, last.
The details of this case, or ,such
of them as we considered proper
for publication, have already been
given to Record readers. The
only further features which might
be classified as news is the fact
that counsel for defendant, in his
oral argument before the supreme
court, objected strenuously to,.con-
viction on the charge of 'indecent
assault,' alleging that this was
within itself a reversible error.
Other alleged reversible errors
were also presented
In its decision the high opurt
goes into detail in quoting and ex
plaining the state statutes cover
ing prosecutions such as the on in
question, and gives the following
syllabus, which is fully explana
tory insofar' as is necessary to
make public anjthiDg further con
nected with this case.
1. An accused may be convicted
indecent assault under an in
dictment charging an assault^Hk
intent to ravish and carnally know
2 Testimony considered and
held sufficent to support a convic
tion of indecent assault.
3. Record examined and found
to contain no reversible error.
Judgment affirmed.Detroit Rec
ord. A RECORD BREAKING STATE MEETING.
October 26 will be a great day
for health in Minnesota, for it
marks the beginning of a series of
meetings of all health agencies in
Minnesota and the Annual Meeting
of the Minnesota Public Health
Association. Meetings will' be held
in the Mechanic Arts High School
in St. Paul.
Promptly at 10:00 a. m., the
Health Crusade Conference will
open for teachers, educators, and
health workers from all Minneso
One o'clock is the time set for
PAID ADVERTISEMENT. In
serted by the person named and paid
for at our regular rate.
THERON E. VIGEN
SHERIFF, BECKER COUNTY
General Election, Nov. 7th, 1022.
I will greatly appreciate
your vote and support.
OFFICIAL ORGAN O YHE MINNESOTA CHIPPEWAS.
'Truth before Favor."
losuJU c^D U^u^Airv3/- g#
the meeting of the Board of Direc
tors which will receive the mess
age of its President, Dr. C. L.
Scofield, also President of the
State Board of Health and Vice
President of the Advisory Com
mission for Tuberculosis. Elec
tion of Directors and officers for
the coming year will also take
place, and Dr. William F. Wild,
Executive Secretary, will deliver
the annual report of the Associa
tion, which is a record of great
achievements in health work in
The gavel will fall for the open
ing of the Seal Sale Institute at
2:30 sharp. Campaign Directors
from every county in the State
will be in attendance, and no effort
will be spared to make this the
most enthusiastic meeting of its
kind ever held.
Meets Tragic Death.
Kah gah quay ung, or Margaret
Little Wolf, aged wife of Maeng
guance, or Little Wolf, met a
tragic death the latter p^arG of last
week in the swampy meadows at
what is known as Selkirk lake, a
short distance northeast of this,
village. The unfortunate woman
had been subject to fits of tempor
ary insanity and last Thursday
while in one these moods she
strayed away from her home in
the village, and although searching
parties were immediately organ
ized and continued the search for
two days throughout the wooded
district northeast of town it was
not until Saturday afternoon that
she was found dead in the place
mentioned above. She had evi
dently wandered into the marsh in
search of water, as she held a
small tin pail in her hand. Coroner
Englund was summond from De
troit and pronounced death due to
exposure, and stated that death
had occurred probably sometime
Deceased was about 80 years of
age, and was a member of the
Catholic church The funeral was
held from St. Benedict's Catholic
church Monday morning.
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ir brings results.
Citation For Hearing on Petition to
Sell Mortgage 01 Lease Land.
Oct. 12Nov. 2.
State of Minnesota, County of Bec
ker, In Piobate Court.
In the Matter of the Estate of
The State of Minnesota to Nub-
un-ay-gah-bow-e-qmiy, Pah neesh
wube-quay, Buy -bah-inah-ge-wabe,
Ke-zhe-wash, Ka\ -dah-ge-gwon-ay-
yaush, and all petsons interested in
the sale of ccitain lands belonging
to said decedent, The petition ot A.
A. Baker as repiesentative of the
above named decedent, beingduly filed
in this eourt, lepiesenting that it is
necessai and for the best interests
of said estate and all interested
therein that certain lands of said
decedentdescnbed theiein be sold and
praying that a license be to him
granted to sell the same:
THEREFORE. You, and Each of
You, ate hereby cited and required
to show eause, if any you have, before
this court at the Probate Court
Rooms in the Court House, in the
City of Detroit in the County of
Becker, State of .Minnesota, on the
sixth day of November 1922, at ten
o'clock A. M., why said petition
should not be granted.
Witness, the Judge of said Court
and the seal of said Court, this tentli
day of October 1922.
E. O. Hanson,
Judge O Probate.
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