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from the Northwest Angle during the Holi
days and took lumber to improve their ten
tative allotments on their return. Alex
wants to know what's going to happen to
his improvements if he should die? He also
says that the Indian settlers in his commu
nity, want and need a Blacksmith, that they
don't need a Farmer.
Mr. George Hippell of Oklee, has finished
delivering 55 tons of timothy hay to the
Xavier Downwind writes that he is em
ployed in the Ford Motor works in Detroit,
Mich., that he is receiving good wages, and
enjoys his work.
Capt. Eberhardt, a well known skipper on
Hed Lake, is spending the winter in Canada,
being employed by the Winton-Nichols
Frank Defoe, John Day, William Sayers,
John English, (Jeorge Neadeau, and others
have been hauling wood to the school.
We have plenty of snow now which makes
sleighing very good except where it has
Anton Doelile has moved into the office
formerly occupied by Dr. Culp. The room
used for drugs is now used for stationery.
The Little Rock Club have about complet
ed a house for Mis-quah-dais-aince and wife.
This old couple was in need of a home very
badly. The government furnished the
lumber and the members of the Club built
the house for them.
The Club has been busy all winter help
ing those in need of help. They are now
planning on next spring's work, and when
the weather permits they help those who
are in need.
Certainly the Club has the "Right Spirit"
and deserve a great deal of credit for the
work they have done. They have a mem
bership of nearly 75, and every member feels
that he has derived some benefit from it.
We hope that this good work will be kept
up all over the Reservation.
INDIAN YOUTHS SET
RECORDS IN FACTORY
Carlisle Students Obtaining Vocational In
struction in Manufacturing Plants.
Out of the score of nations represented in
an automobile factory in Detroit it remained
for an Indian, Joseph Grillman, a Chippewa,
whose home is in Minnesota and who is at
present enrolled at the Carlisle Indian
School, to set the world's record for as
sembling a car of that make. He had the
machine ready for the road in two hours
and fifty minutes after beginning work.
The previous record was three hours.
This is the first of the results of a new
system of vocational training introduced by
the officials of the Carlisle Indian School,
who plan to place students in the leading
industries of every means of training the
original Americans to become better citizens.
Twenty-five boys are now in the Detroit
automobile plant, one with another motor
car factory in the same city on trial, and
four others are with one of the leading man
ufacturers of electrical appliances in New
While separated from the school life the
boys are still under the training directions
of the school here, and remain so until they
A year ago six boys, several of them lead
ing athletes at Carlisle, were sent to the
Detroit automobile works. So rapid was
their advance, because of their effective
training at the school, that others were sent
later. The Indians keep their own with the
best of the white boys in the school of in
struction and are said to have had a potent
influence on the entire plant through their
willingness to work, ready compliance with
disciplinary measures and general character
principles inculcated at the local school.
Philadelphia (Pa.) Public Ledger.
EVILS OF PEYOTE.
The peyote plant resembles a radish in
size and shape, only the top appearing above
the surface of the ground. A lovely white
blossom springs from the center, which later
disappears and leaves only a tuft of white
down. This top, or button, is the part of the
plant utilized by the Indians north of Mex
ico, where it is cut in slices and dried for
eating during certain ceremonies.
The ritualistic use of this drug by the In
dians was first described by James Mooney
of the Bureau of American Ethnology at
Washington. Mooney had observed the use
of the herb among the Kiowa and collected a
large quantity for medical experimentation.
The tests made indicated that it has valuable
medicinal properties, which lends support to
the Indian theory that it is a panacea for
all ills. There can be little doubt, however,
that the drug is demoralizing and pernicious.
The testimony of various Indians and whites
who have used it goes to show that it induces
hallucinations and other reactions compar
able to those of hasheesh or opium, and its
effect upon the heart is also bad. Unques
tionably, its exploitation should be stopped
by an active campaign. Personally, I be
lieve that well-informed men sent to the
various tribes to speak against its use and
to appeal directly to the devotees would
soon cause many to cease the practice. Al
ready it is used, to my personal knowledge,
by the Pawnee, Wichita, Caddo, Comanche,
Kiowa, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Sauk and Fox,
Shawnee, Potawatomi, Iroquois, Osage,
Kaw, Ponca, Iowa, Oto, Missouri, Winne
bago, and others, and its use is still spread
ing. Rather an appalling list!Alanson
Skinner in the Southern Workman.
The News is informed that Dan. Taylor
has introduced Peyote and prevailed upon
some of the Red Lakers to use it.
There is a law against the introduction
of Peyote into the Indian country, and
some one will get into trouble if they don't
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