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no THE INDIAN ADVOCATE.
But in decidedly clear and primitively simple way his brain kept pace with it all. He alone of all the chiefs looked ahead. Had not his own life been kaleidoscopic in epochs? There would be other epochs and still others, each one show ing the Indian farther away from what had been. Yes, even the ground would be pushed out from under him if he stood still. The first agent and the last and present one found him a friend to the white man's theories and plans concerning this great Indian question. He was for boarding schools when it seemed cruel tyranny to take 6 and 7-year-old babes out of their protesting mothers' arms, to take up their abode in modern dormitories for nine months of the year. "It is better for our children," said Saucy Chief. "White people ought to know." He was for industrial schools which took away from the reservation for years the proudest and fairest of the boys and girls. Some came back grown and good to look at, but their fathers and mothers were dead. Some came home gaunt and wasting from consumption to living fathers and mothers. Some never came home. But no murmur of protest found welcome at Saucy Chief's door. "Others have died," he said, "who never went away. None of us lives forever. It is good for our people's children to learn what white children learn. You see what they can do when they grow to be men and women. Our children and the children of our children will some day do as well." In the same way he encouraged agriculture, the improve ment of and living on farms, the accumulation of stock and the disintegration of Indian villages, the enforcement of which agents long ago abandoned. Saucy Chief stood by the half-breeds through all the years, and they needed him, for in the Osage country there are no chiefs except full-bloods, and the full-bloods are autocrats. They are the true lords of the land mixed bloods are beggars. During all the years Saucy Chief, foremost of Osages, was an unswerving friend to his half-breed brothers and to the full Caucasian turned Osage by adoption. "They came