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RED LAKE SCHOOL ITEMS
Among the visitors at Red Lake during the fair
were Mrs Carter from Wahpeton, N. D., Mr. Carr
from Flandreau, S. D., Mr. and Mrs. Graham, Mrs.
Breckner, Miss Showalter and Mr. and Mrs. Stan
ard, all of Cross Lake.
Mr. Clements and party of surveyors are en
gaged in laying out the Red Lake townsite.
Mr. Murray and party were at Red Lake several
days repairing the old wanigan. Sunday after
noon, Mr. Goddard with the Chippewa towed the
wanigan to the Outlet. Mr. Murray and party are
from the Engineering section of the War Depart
ment and have been making soundings and bor
ings in the lake and river. They plan to break
camp and board the wanigan and live houseboat
style on their trip as they work down the river
to Thief River. Mr. Goddard, Addie Goddard, Mr.
Hashbarger and Willie Beaulieu can attest the
good eats and genial hospitality of the "boys" at
The school now has an enrollment of 45 boys
and 37 girls.
Sam Rainy has enrolled at Flandreau. Margaret
Strong, Angeline Stately, Angeline Clark, Louisa
Stone and Isabel Spears have enrolled at Pipe
stone. Richard Bellanger is now in school at
Haskell. Willie Beaulieu, Thomas Spencer, Ben
B. Lawrence and Julia Johnson have enrolled at
We are glad**o chronicle the fact that all of the
older boys have been working during the summer.
Miss Thomas motored to Bagley for the fair on
Mr. Frank Lariver, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Meley
Sptfit' tift*^^Tr^mranT!irTnftifTiir witir TOWTSUS-.
The school is in the market for 45 tons of wild
hay and six hundred cords of dry wood.
A cordial invitation is extended to the patrons
of the school, employees and everyone to attend
the Sunday evening song services at the school.
The pupils of the school have begun to do their
bit toward relieving the suffering of this great
war by organizing under the able leadership of
Miss Thomas a society called "The Green Bough."
Every member pledges to contribute a little, which
will be sent to the nearest Red Cross Chapter.
Any one wishing to help in this work will be wel
come to do so.
RED LAKE AGENCY ITEMS
At the request of the Clearwater County Fair
Society an agricultural booth from the Red Lake
Reservation was put on display at the Fair held
at Bagley, Minn., Sept. 25th, 26th and 27th.
The artistic arrangement of the booth and the
products were commented en by those attending
Besides having the honor of a Blue Ribbon a
prize of $75.00 was given by the Society.
Agency Farmers H. C. Moore and C. A. Smith
had charge of the display.
The people from Red Lake who attended the
Clearwater County Fair, held at Bagley, witnessed
one of the best baseball games of the season. Red
Lake won frcm Fosston by a score of four to noth
A bouncing daughter was recently born to Mr.
and Mrs. Simon Fairbanks.
A number of the older Indians have returned
from the rice fields. They report that rice is un
usually plentiful this fall.
The reservation grain turned out better than
was expected Potatoes and corn, however, will
be below normal.
A number of our people have lost their hay
near the Outlet and Farm Station because of the
fires that have swept over that area. Nearly all
have gotten busy and now have more hay than
A crew of ten men from the War Department,
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"liave been successful moose hunters.
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Dr. L. L. Culp surprised us all by arriving un
expectedly in our midst a day or two ago. Mrs.
Culp and Miss Bright are at Lac du Flambeau, Wis
consin, but we hope they will be with us soon.
Joe Mason won fourth prize on his wheat in
Laker as this is the first time the Indians have
competed against the whites at the State Fair.
Owing to the drought crops have not been of the
best in the northern section of Minnesota. How-
The Fair Association has set aside a fund of
$200 for payment of prizes to Minnesota Indians
having the best agricultural products. A check
has been received from the Fair Association and
individual checks to prize winners will be mailed
18th and 19th of September, the Central Farmers
Club won first prize, the Farm Station Club second
Favour to resign from his position as Agency and
Hospital physician. Dr. Favour left with his fam
ily for Massachusetts on September 1st.
Dr. McCann, of Bemidji, has made several trips
to the Hospital and Agency during the past few
Mrs. W L. Thomas has resigned from her posi
tion as cook at the Red Lake Hospital and left us
last Monday for Inverness, Montana, where she will
join her husband. Mrs. Thomas has been employ
ed at the Red Lake Agency for the past four years,
and will be greatly missed by her many friends
Omar Gravelle, who has been in the Hospital at
Bemidji for the past two months, is slow improv
ing. Mrs. Gravelle has spent considerable of her
time at the bedside of her husband.
Susan Jourdan of Re Lake mad,e the highes.
sota State Fair participated in by seven Indian
girls representing the state Indian schoos. Mar
garet B. Baker Assistant State Club Leader, gives
Eliza Berrard 87.8
Angeline Clark 91.1
Margaret Strong 872
RED LAKE, MINNESOTA, OCTOBER 1, 1917. NUMBER 12
in charge of Mr. Charles Murray, has begun sur- rived at the Fair Grounds the suit case was miss-
veymg the Red Lake River. ing. The loss was not discovered until the fair
George Clark, George Stately and Antoine May
Mr. and Mrs. Goddard and family made an auto A check was received a few days ago at the
trip to Watertown, So. Dak., where they visited Agency office for $97.75 covering premiums
Mr. Goddard's brother. awarded individual Indian exhibitors in Minne-
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Blakeslee and family re- sota's Indians' Exhibit at the State Fair September
turned on the 14th from Nebraska and Kansas, 3d to 10th, inclusive,
where they had been visiting with friends. Tn
competition with the white people at the recent Ramsey Smith, Cloquet, Minn.
Minnesota State Fair. Ten entries were made in Frank Linnieu, Cioquet, Minn,
this particular class. This speaks well for a Red
Fran E i izabe
ever, the display of the Minnesota Indians at the Wah-bish-kah-mah-quod,a Onigum, Finn.
State Fair was a great deal better than was ex-
out within the next few days. Ah-ke-wain-zee, Re Lake, Minn.
At our local fair, which was held on the 17th,
N Rarr Joh
grade in the Bread Baking contesA a. Minne-
the standing of the girls as follows: ish-qua-aush, Onigum, Minn.
Susan H. Jourdan 91.2
Mary Jane Omen 89.6
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hadi returned home, and now every one won-
following is a list of the prize winners,
Hibard, Morton, Minn,
th Lawrence, Morton,n Minn.
Ben a Min
Andrew Goodthunder, Morton, Minn.
Emm a Goodthun
Um R^ Min
May-quom-e-wub, Shah bo ying
Red Lake, Minn.
nMinn.n George Stately,M Retd Lake,i
fa Redby Minn
Bah wan we nind
Richard Whitefeather, Ponemah, Minn.
Leo Durant, Pipestone, Minn.
Bay-bah-maush,, Onigum,u,Minn,, Allen Kingbird Ponemah Minn
Ah zhow bin ais
Emma St. John che-pah-vah-be-kah-we-ne-nee, Onigum, Minn.
Agnes Lemieux 89.6
Mrs. Baker was well pleased with the girls and
is anxious for them to return next year. She says,
"The girls did remarkably good work and were One of the disappointments of our fair was the
\ery much pleased with not only their work at the absence of Mrs. Margaret Baker, Asst. State Club
fair, but their conduct at the camp." Let us hope Leader Boys' and Girls Clubs. While demonstrat-
that many more girls can win a trip next year. ing at the county fair at Bemidji Mrs. Baker
To say that our girls were pleased with the atten- caught a severe cold and had to return to St. Paul.
lion given them and the many interesting sights, Before leaving Bemidji she made arrangements
exhibits, etc, is putting it mildly. with Miss Alma Samdahl, of Bemidji, to attend
our fair and put on the canning demonstrations
When ire sir'& went to the State Fair to take which attracted so much attention among our In-
part in the Bread Baking Contest they had a suit dian women last year. Miss Samdahl, thinking she
care containing thirty odd pieces belonging to could get the usual excursion train in the morning
Mrs. Hashbarger, several pieces from the "Sisters" of the 18th, made no other arrangements to get
School, and some exceptionally fine sewing from here, consequently we were all disappointed, and
Josephine Jourdain for exhibit, but when then ar- Mrs. Baker most of all.