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RE LAK E NEW S
A newspaper devoted to the interests of
the Red Lake Chippewa Indians.
Semi-monthly, Sept. ist to July 15.
Subscription 75c a year
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RED LAKE NEWS,
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New Year's greeting to its subscribers and
of our little paper, and at t|iis time wish
that if it had not been to? pa$t support we
would have been forced,to cease publications
i This we do not want to do as the paper goe^
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THE rXMAKA SUPERNATURAL
Ky Simon Xeedham, Chippewa.
The story A\Wli I am about to tell to the
^ear reader may be more or less interestino
Realise it ejqrtains how the Indian obtains
supernatural power of becoming
UKUI This knowledge has
exLstance .nam centuries anions
)o\ver rested in the "Thunder aiu
in which some Indian
liew that it is the Great Spirit that makes
the roaring sound as the storm goes In.
That irioht a
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ST under the act of March 3,1879. ill be the one that is going to help him per
form his miracles, in medicine, danger, or
in time of war.
I have seen many of these performances
among no tribe, and many stories concern
ing this mystery can be heard from the old
Indians of the North.The Indian Leader.
Red Lake, Minn.
many friends. We promise to our patrons a A REVH Ah Al OKU W.
neater number of local items in each issue Commissioner Sells, unannouced, arrived
hereafter. We thank the loyal supporters
.^imFCBKi upon our friends \feat a renewal comprehensivthe survey 3e rode, at th
of your subscription will be ^eatly appre- A
iated. We wish especially to thank the tions, examining schools, (ailing upon the
business men of Red Lake and otoer advei- missionaries, inspecting the 'rrigation work
tisers for their help, and to stat* frankly an
into many Indi^U^^ ^elf *&& or coinfclaints. In
and is eagferly J5KeA tot W students fp|n, i nea3r i
never was bothered again.
The way the Chippewas obtain their
power as I was told is that the Indian has a
trial which is not very easy. The aborigine
is compelled to fast for four days and nights
without food or drink, out in some lonely
spot in the forest with hardly any cover,
and during these four days and nights he
will hear all kinds of spirits and dream of
all kinds of creatures, and at the end of four
a 4. iifoiit* IJP will dream of a certain creature or
^ut^criptioDH ^gftfe thanttir our friend *eTePyoue with whom he came ^contact, no
?matter how humble. As "inconsequence,
great storm arose, the lighten
ing flashed and the thunder roared the next
morning the keeper found the cell empty
and the iron doors wide open and partly
bent and brokVnthe Indian was ron and
Agency on October 6. During his
entire reservation a most
t, five hundred Mies in all direc-
tt\e industry, visiting Indian
meeting the Indians in council, talk-
individually and listening al
the utmost deference and pa-
u trips he was Intirely un
i except by a dtir^ Nothing
eye, and he asked lfi|)rmation of
there is probably no one more generally fa
miliar with conditions on the reservation
than the Commissioned himself.
The results of hv visit are already ap
parent. It is not meiely in material im
provement already under way, but in that
indefinable uain in spirit, in stamnia and
purpose. He has talked jrith force and di
rectness to the Indians, making them feel
that they have a jjure and sympathetic
friend, ^jj^ftfat friendship means mutual
confidence and obligations that be intends
tw4o his part, but they also have a part to
iWform. To employees he has made i$
ctwir in wisely chosen words that he has
Superintendent and Mrs. Estep gave a
leception in his honor, this being the only
entertainment for which he allowed him
self any opportunity. The residents of the
\Ui\oe ^ero all invited, the employees re
making to hear the commissioner speak af
ter t\je reception. The other official visit
ors on this occasion were Thief Inspector
E. T. Linnen, Special Agent Fred S. Cook,
Dr. C. H. Dewey and Mrs. E. E. Newton.
Crow is again on the map, but the color
of it is changed from black to the red of/
courage and new purpose.From the In
dian School Journal, Published at U. S. In
dian School, Chilocco, Oklahoma, November,
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