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placing flic wasteful water holes, and the breed and value of their
live stock herds are improving. The government has also establish ed schools, which are well attended. 350 IN ROCKY BOY'S BAND The story of "Rocky Boy's Band", now numbering about 350, may be more sordid but it promises to end just as happily. More than sixty years ago a band of Chippewa left "Wisconsin to hunt buf falo in Montana, then a very wild country. Years passed and the Chippewa in Minnesota and Wisconsin received land, but this band continued to wander, its hunting grounds becoming more and more restricted, until they became little better than nomads, seeking odd tasks and depending largely on the bounty of the whites. In time one of their number named Rocky Boy developed qualities of lead ership and the Indians became known as Rocky Boy's Band. Con gress usually has made small annual appropriations for them, but nothing was done to make them self-suporting and selfrespecting un til the last three years. Mr. Sells at last prevailed on Congress to give them three town ships in the Fort Assiniboine military reserve, and there they are now establishing themselves. The sad feature of their history is that Rocky Boy, after leading his people through the wilderness for many years, died just before they entered the "Promised Land" Their new home is a wild country that would appeal but little to white settlers, but they are making rapid progress. From reimburs able funds Commissioner Sells has provided breeding stock, and a government farmer is directing their efforts to stock-raising and agri culture. The problem of the Florida Seminoles, of whom there are less than 600, is now claiming the personal attention of the Commissioner. He is the first government official to obtain their consent to place their children in school, and a small government institution with an Indian teacher will be opened at Indian Town, Fla., this year. Many things are now in prospect for the heretofor neglected Seminoles. Commissioner Sells has recently arranged to send an Inspector to investigate and report conditions among the Alabama Indians of Polk County, Texas, and has expressed his intention of aiding these long overlooked but worthy people, The forgotten fellow is for the first time receiving the attention of the Government. 15.