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RE LAKE NEWS
A newspaper devoted to the interests of
the Red Lake Chippewa Indians.
Semi-monthly, Sept. 1st to July 15.
Subscription 75c a year
Entered as second class matter September
1,1912, at the postoffice at Red Lake, Minn.,
under the act of March 3, 1879.
Address all communications to
RED LAKE NEWS,
Red Lake, Minn.
The Red Lake Indians are to be congratu
lated upon the success of their Third Annual
Fair. Progress and a man's ability must
be judged largely through his work. A little
over three years ago a fair at the Red Lake
agency was unthought of, and when first
broached was met with a great deal of op
position, skepticism, etc. It is noted with
few exceptions that the Indian men who
took hold of this work in its beginning have
stayed A N ith it and taken an active promin
ent part in each year's exhibits. Despite
the efforts of a few disgruntled persons who,
prompted by their own failures tried to
disuade and discourage other members of
the tribe from giving their co-operation, the
fair was a genuine success.
It is pleasing to the Department, to the
local employees and the officers of the Fair
association that so many Indians displayed
such deep interest in the exhibitis this time.
As this interest increases and each member
of the reservation lends his or her support,
the success of the proposition will be as
sured and the standard of exhibits will be
While our fairs have been very commenda
ble iBeTe~ls yet rtjoirr for a great deal of
improvement, and by this improvement may
be judged the progress in industrial and
educational work on this reservation.
The Honorable Commissioner of Indian
Affairs, as expressed in his telegram on the
opening da\ of the fair, is keenh interested
in the movement. The interest manifested
by each individual member of the tribe and
the support and assistance given the fair
officials towards a successful continuance of
the Red Lake Fair will demonstrate in a
very large degree the ability of the individu
al to assume personal responsibilities and
obligations to which goal we are all looking
forward and hope to attain.
No other single movement among the Red
Lakers is productive of so much industrial
activity as the fair.
I S. INSPECTOR PRAISES
RED LAKE INDIAN FAIR
(Continued from first pare).
and I want to thank them through the
columns of the Pioneer.
"A few facts of which I am proud are the
splendid booths of our four Farmers' clubs.
The county fair at Bemidji had only three,
"Another attraction of which I would
make special mention is the Returned Stud
ent's club booth. It is mighty pleasing to
note the interest these boys and girls are
taking in the welfare and progress of the
"We had bigger and better corn than was
shown at the state fair and bigger pump-
LaCrouse Game* Played.
The Lacrosse game between the Red Lake
and Cross Lake schools was won by the
In the baseball game between Clovertown
and Red Lake the latter won easily.
The woman's foot race was won by Mrs.
A. 0. Goddard Mrs. H. Moore second.
In the nail driving contest Mrs. H. Moore
was first, with Mrs. Goddard second.
The men's foot race was awarded to
James Gerneau, with his brother Simon,
1NJIAN EXHIBIT AT FAIR.
iContinued from first page.)
an earnest of their interest in farming.
The Hlackfeet reserve, in addition to the
work of the painter and sculptor heretofore
mentioned, have sent in some good wheat
Flathead's Great Show.
When President Hannaford, of the North
ern Pacific, was here a day or two ago he
picked out several samples from the exhibit
and asked to have them sent to St. Paul.
Flax, wheat, Soudan grass 10 feet high, and
oats which produced 105 bushels to the acre
there was 60 acres of itall are to be ex
hibited in the east. The Flathead Indians,
in competition with the state, obtained sec
ond prize for flat Dutch cabbage. Marion
drew second prize for a hand-painted bowl,
and Vivian Martin, another Indian girl,
drew second prize for a dressed doll. The
Indians also won third prize on green gages
and second prize on Rartlett pears.
Mr. Knudsen says there are main Indians
engaged in fruit raising and the display of
apples, plums, gages, grapes, apricots, pears,
raspberries and strawberries prove his asser
tion.The Independent, Helena, Montana.
LAPWAI IN MAX 8 MAKING
Lapwai, Idaho.The work being done by
government employees among the Nez Perce
Indians for their material advancement is
showing results. The increased acreage in
grain raised by the Indians this year, and
the new interest taken by them in stock
raising is noticeable.
A marked increase in the numbers of the
tribe has occurred during the last five years.
An annual census is taken by the agency
officials and it has been found that the Nez
Perces have increased 139 during the five
years past. This is the more striking from
the fact that for 15 years following the al
lotting of the Indians' land in severalty, the
tribe decreased in numbers rearly 300.
The agency officials believe the gains naw
made in population are accounted for by the
greater interest taken in home improvement.
Many Indian women are good housekeepers
and the officials of the agency are endeavor
ing to make the practice of clean, well ven
tilated houses with pure water supply, gen
eral among them. A field matron and gov
eminent farmers are constantly at work on
Paul Corbett and wife of Kamiah are ex
amples of the progressive type of Indians.
They are now supplying the town with
blackberries grown in their home orchard,
and have sold about $50 worth of fruit.
Mrs. Corbett has in her cellar 450 quarts of
fruit of various kinds which she has canned
for winter use. Their lands are well tilled,
and they raise not only grain, vegetables
and fruit, but hogs and cattle. All of their
children of school age attend the public
James Stuart is another example of a
progressive Nez Perce. He has just com
pleted the construction of a business build
ing in Kooskia which is the best one in any
town of the upper Clearwater valley. Mr.
Stuart is a licensed surveyor, is employed
by the government as a forest ranger, and
is a trustee of the Presbyterian church at
Kooskia.Spokane (Wash.) Spokesman
WM F. SPEARS
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