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I PAGIz THE FOLLOW XG IS A COS DEW HE I)
SUMMARY OF THE EXTE MPORANE
Ol S ADDRESS MADE BY COMMIS-
SI OXER [TO SELLS OX THE LAST
DAY (MET URN ED ST DENTS DAY)
OF THE COSFERESCE RECENTLY
HELD AT SAS FRANCISCO.
I am greatly pleased to participate in this
great conference of employees, returned
students and others whom I may properly
assume are deeply interested in Indian wel
For a long time I have desired to visit the
Indians of the Southwest that I might
closely study their problems. I have spent
the last several weeks among the Apaches,
Pimas, Papagoes, and the Indians along the
Colorado River. About a week of this time
was given to the Papago country. For
many reasons I am convinced that the Pa
pago Indians are among the most deserving
of any people I have ever known. Their home
for more than two hundred years has been
in the dryest desert of the United States. No
branch of the Caucasian race could exist
under such conditions, and I doubt if there
is another Indian tribe that would do so.
Under these circumstances they have de
monstrated that the genius of necessity
works out wonderful things. The Papagos
have made their struggle unassisted, aiwl
mendons obstacles are marvelous. Alto
gether they are entitled to more kindly con
sideration than they have received and it is
my firm purpose to show the Papagos that
we are willing to help those who have so
valiantly helped themselves. In this connec
tion, I should say that their neighbors, the
Pimas, are an industrious and deserving
people. During my visit among them, I
found the warm side of the Apaches. I am
persuaded that they, too, respond to the
hand of friendship, and that their rapid ad
vancement is assured with sympathic co
operation. There are important and press
ing problems demanding administrative
action for the several tribes and bands of
Indians along the Colorado River. All of
the tribes recently visited by me will have
the earnest and best attention of which I
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FARM STATION ITEMS.
Fires have been running quite extensively
for the past week in our vicinity bringing
down a good many people to see after their
hay in the meadows.
Supt. Dickens, Messrs Head and King
were at the Farm Station on the 27th when
the fires were the worst. Mr. Head leports
that the riles aie all out.
Mis. Jennie Gillespie and MI \Nite Mr*
Fran Hum seuial days the past week
Miss Josephine and Mrs. Frank Rrun
with Mrs* Gillespie called on the Lee's at
Louis Gurneau^ last Sunday.
Alex Gillespie and John Hanson brought
down a couple of loads of lumber Monday
The carpenter work here was completed
Mr. Goddard and family and Mr. Blakes
lee and familv motored down to the Farm
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VOLUME 4. RED LAKE, MINNESOTA, NOVEMBER 1, 1915.
RE LAK E NEW S
"Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine and the Shadows Will Fall Behind You"
FOl RTH A SSL AL STASDISG ROCK
IS 1)1 AX FAIR.
The Fourth Animal Standing Rock Indi
an Fair for North and South Dakota opened
at Fort Yates Wednesday morning and
tomes to a successful close this evening.
The fair was largely attended and every
event on the program was carried out in a
manner that reflects credit upon the ottieers
in charge, and the reservation officials who
co-operated with the Indians. No accident
occurred to mar the occasion and there was
an entire absence of rowdyism of any kind,
despite that over three thousand people were
present on the grounds throughout the great
er part of the week.
The agricultural display was exceptional
ly line, and visitors present from other
places went on record as saying that the ex
hibits were the finest ever seen anywhere
this season, this despite the fact that the
fair was held rather early.
Manager Mills of the State Agricultural
Association was present with Photographer
Holmboe of Bismark, and secured 1,000
feet of moving picture film of the various
features of the fair which will be shown at
the State Exposition in October, and later
be taken on a trip through the United States
to advertise the resources and possibilities of
the state.Fort Yates N- DJ) Sioux Coun-
CROSS LAKE SCHOOL ITEMS.
Jack Budrow and Joseph Budrow, broth
er and nephew respectfully of Ephriam Bud
row, Industrial teacher, are here on a visit.
George Blakely is doing considerable im-
provement at his place, particularly on his
Barneyr Perkins built a new warehouse
An automobile can be seen at Ponemah al
most every day now.
Bav-shaun-ah-quod killed two deer recent
There was a big dance at Wah-be-bin-ais's
George Gain, who went to the harvest
fields, has been gone so long that people here
are wondering if some accident befell him.
Paul Bealieu is in Ponemah in connection
with his work for the Chippewa store.
Ephriam Budrow and nephew motored to
Kelliher one day this week in two hours and
Mrs. Stevens left for Red Lake the 25th
where she is to be employed.
Mr. R. K. Dickens is busily engaged in
la\in the tile for the new sewer system at
vloseph C. Roy is at Red Lake on busi
Mr. Dupris writes that his wife died at
the Sac and Fox Sanatorium, Toledo, Iowa,
on the 20th and that the body will be sent
to the Cheyenne River Agency, So. Dakota
The Mudhen came in on the 27th with a
large cargo, a good deal of which is school
The introduction of intoxicating liquors
into this reservation or its sale to non
citizen Indians is forbidden by law under
a penalty of imprisonment for not less
than sixty days.
See Act of January 30, 1897 (29 State
The Agency sawmill finished sawing logs
this week after a very successful run of
about six months. Nearly 1,200,000 feet of
lumber was sawed.
The hum of the Plainer may be heard eve
ry day. There is a great demand for planed
Mr. August Weber, our head Sawyer left
Monday with his family for his home near
Peter Kahellick and family left for Breek
enridge where be has accepted the position
as Night Foreman in the Great Northern
The Mudhen left Redby Monday for Pone
mah and the upper lake with about forty
tons of merchandise.
Selam Hart writes from Leech Lake
where he went about three weeks ago with
his parents, that he is feeling some better,,
being able to walk out doors.
Ah-ke-wain-zee has been hauling wood t
v. JjaftilmjaftJ^b^a.feia ,frffberto th^lea^^,
water district, where he is building a new^|gMf
Miss Boobar and Miss Moore visited in
Nebish October 23rd, so they say. They
left early in the morning on foot and re
turned on the train.
A number of the young ladies at the
school are enjoying the hunting season,
"occasionally" they bring home a partridge.
The question seems to be, "How much do
they pay for them?"
Nearly all of the Farm work is finished.
However, there is considerable plowing,,
that should be clone.
William Sayers and Tom Mason have
about completed building farm houses for
John Day and She-mah-gun.
Mr. Miller of Remidji is repairing the
house where Mr. Blakeslee and family live.
A number of White Earth Indians left
for Remidji to get their payment of $18.00.
The trip cost each one about $4.00. Why
Avoulden't it be better to have the checks
sent here to the Agency?
Joe Way-be-nais is repairing his house
for the winter.
A number of the Indians have gone visit
ing to other reservations.
A new machinery shed is being construct
ed at the school. We have been in need of
this for some time
Mr. A. C. Goddard, who is never looking
for 1 rouble, but always getting into it, met
with an accident while loading the dredge
on the barge. He slipped and cut his leg
above the knee. Mr Goddard worked until
noon before he realized that he was hurt.
When he looked to see how bad it was Mrs.
Goddard brought the smelling salts and
Addie ran for Dr. Culp. It was necessary
to put five stitches in the wound. Mr. God
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