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first many subscriptions where the juuititi »r-i w ctti Indains operations of warfare. Last year I reported their subscriptions to the issue of liberty bonds amounted to $4,607,850. Subscritioas to the sccond issue were $4,392,750, and to the third issue $4,362, 300. They are only such results as are known to the various field superintendences and reported by them. However, I have enough reliable information from numerous sources to show that Z^ZZ were made through banking channels in localities quite generally have acquired citizenship or have no fiscal relation with a reservation, official report of which did not reach bureau, and I am sure that a conservative estimate of such additions to the list would raise the grand total to $15,000,000, or a per capita subscription of approximately $50. It is tine that the moneys thus invested were largely individual trust funds drawing a rate of interest less or nor exceeding, the rate of the bond, but the subscriptions were in accordance with the wishes of the Indians and were a true index of their sentiment. The equivalent of a $50 liberty bond for every man, woman, and child of the Indian race in the United States at the close of our first year in the war needs little comment. It speaks for itself. It writes indelibly into American history and into the annals of all progress it is an expression of pa triotic allegiance to the right side of a contest involving the fate of humanity, as extraordinary as it is gratifying. RED CROSS WORK. The cooperation of the Indians, young and old, with the Red Cross awH other agencies for war relief developed during the year into a most important factor of philanthrophy. In many instances the Indians inaugurated with but little outside assistance, lively cam paigns for funds through social gatherings, auction sales of contribu tions, and various community activities. The reports coming from the different Indian schools and field work ers show little more than a fragment of the relief work done by the Indians, for the reason that large numbers in localities near towns and white communities affiliated with local chapters in gifts of both money awH service, of which only estimates are at hand, but it is known that on many reservations practically every adult subscribed a Red Cross membership fee or more. The actual data received justifies a report, 6.