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The Indian advocate. ([Sacred Heart, Okla.]) 1???-1910, February 01, 1902, Image 18

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The Indian Advocate.
-lN.alLthe history of. the. Indians'. civilization, there are but
.two ihfluences-whose brightness have not diminished. The
'4Black,Robe" ,and, the Catholic contract school.
Father Barnum', S." J., has prepared a grammar of the
''Eskimo language, which will shortly be published. The au
,thor had the opportunity of making a careful 'study of' the
slanguage during years of missionary labor in Alaska. . 1
There-are 1,000 claims in the Kiowa 'and Comanche
country which are affected by the question as to whether
, mining claims will interfere with homestead entries. The
question has-been referred to the Secretary-of the Interior.
The consistency of the French Government authorities
in relation to religious matters is well illustrated by their ac
tion in urging the Sultan of Turkey to grant favors to his
Catholic subjects, while giving orders, as 'they have recently
,jdone, that, in future-no religious services shall be held on
French war vessels. ri.r-i , . , ,
Miss Katherine Hughes, of Ottawa, Canada, is the
leader of a movement for providing employment for Indian
, children when they, leave the schools. Heretofore the Cana
dian government and the churches have spent a vast amount
of money .on. the education of theIndian children and have
allowed them afterward to go back to the reserves, where
they speedily relapsed into the ways of their ancestors, or
rather Into ways that are not nearly so good" as those of the
noble red man in his original state, for they are unfitted for
the old Indian life and are prevented by the condition of the
'reserves from' -adopting the -habits of the white-Mnan. Miss
-Hughes', who- has been a teacher for the' lasfttmple of years
on one of the reserves, took up the matter single-handed, in-

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