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White Earth Agency, Minn, 2^A WEEKLY THE TOMAHAWK WHITE EARTH, MINN. RESERVATION LANDS TO LEASE 100,0()0 acres of first class farm land* on White Earth Reservation, in tracts of 80 acres and mde, by ALLOTTEES. INDIAN PROTECTIVE Association 200 Bond Building Washington D. G. Dan'! 6. Henderson, Att'y. Indian claims against the Unit- ed States a speciality. je*^ya*&*W&^ K. S. MURCHISON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. LATE LAW CLERK, LAND DIVISION, INDIAN OFFICE. DEPARTMENT PRACTICE A SPECIALTY. LOAN AND TRUST BLD'G. WASHINGTON D. C, Hotel Leecy. White Earth, Minn. The Largest' and Host Commodious Hotel on the Reservation. Table always bountifully supplied with everything that the market affords, including game and fish in season* A large and comfortable, Feed and Livery stable in Connection with Hotel. JOHN LEECY Prop. Selam Fairbanks, Dealer in DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, HARDWARE and Lumbermen Supplies. Market price paid for Oinsing Snake Root and Furs, Orders for pure Maple-Syrup, and wild rice promptly attended to. BEAtJLlEU MINN. "t he Tomahawk ^"TRTAL Subscriptions. 3 months 4Vnt 6 months 75 Cent.- TOMAHAWK, ECONOMY ADVOCATED. NEWSPAPER fle their disapproval of any proposi tion which contemplates the pur- voted to the interests of the chasing of lumber outside of thi White Earth Reservation and gen- reservation for the use of the Mil- eral Northwestern News. Publish le Lac Indiana that are about to be ed and managed by members of the Reservation, Subscription rates: $1.50 per facturing the lumber on this res- annum. For the convenience of ervation that will be used for thi? those who may feel unable to pay purpose. This opposition is based for the paper yearly or who wish on the present high prices of lum- to take it on trial, subscription ber, outside of the reservation may sent us for six and three months at the yearly rates. All sums sent to us should be forward- for the most inferior grades, whlie by registered letter to insure safety. Address all communica tions to. removed here, and reservation sentiment is ajl in favor of manu- which would cost from twenty five to thirty dollars a thousand the best lumber, if manufactured on the reservation, would cost not to exceed ten dollars per thousand feet. We do not believe that the agent contemplates buying an.\ lumber outside of this reservation for the use of the removal of Mille Lac Indians since he has repeated ly expressed himself in favor of having the lumber for these Mille Lacs manufactured on this reserva tion in order to enable him to fur nish them with employment. Knowing what he does regard ing the shortage in scales and in ferior quality of the lumber that lias been manufactured on this res ervation, in the past, under con tract, the agent would hardly fa vor having any more lumber manufactured here under the con tract system. In our opinion, it would be for the best interests of the business community and the Indians on thi reservation if the government would erect a saw mill, or even a good portable mill, and manufac ture lumber under the system that was adopted during the adminis tration of Agent E. P. Smith, namely: under the exclusive super vision of the Agent. During that period the young men, or at least a great many of them, were kepi employed all summer at the big saw mill that was destroyed by fire at White Eurth Lake, and on thi^ account the Indians and busim ss interests of this reservation wei more prosperous than they now are and everybody was happy and contented. Under recent policies everything has been done by contract and la bor lias been imported into the reservation while the members thereof have cither been compelled to seek employment elsewhere, and thus to contend with the pop ular prejudices against Indians which exist in the communities out side of the reservation, or have been compelled to"remain idle if they stayed on the reservation. If there are any good grounds for the belief that exists here, that lumber for reservation use is going to be purchased outside of this reservation, then the TOMA HAWK will raise its voice against any such proposition. FUND FOR REMOVING MINNESOTA INDIANS. missioner Jones yesterday direct- nish him with an estimate of tht Mille Lacs Indian Reservatian White Earth. to the head of each family will be given one farming implements and a house. A number of Indians want to go to I^eeeh Iak Recnation, but the land there has been all taken up for settlement. No report has been received at the Indian Office The members of this Eeserva- concerning the ailegod le,,nstra tion have stron* **X "^h A removal to White '^artn. A^ ova ofganyexpressed proposi- IC"1V soon as Commissioner Jones re ceives the 'report from Agent Michelet the necessary funds foi removing and fitting out the In dians will be sent to him.Min neapolis Tribune. Washington, July 2.Accord- ing to reports received at the In dian bureau the officials at White Earth are having consicferabh difficulty in removing the Indian. at Mille Lacs in accordance with the provisions of the act passed at the last session of Congress. Agent Michelet reports thai while the majority of the/reds de sire to go to White Earth, many of them express a preference vfoi Leech Lake. The Washington authorities want the Indians to go to the former agency, as theTe in adequate land there for allotments Provisions cannot be made for tin Indians at Leech Lake. The White Earth Agent hn been instructed to make a thorough report on conditions at Mille Lac* and to submit an estimate of t|h cost of transportation of the In dians and of the amount that will be necessary to supply them with the equipment authorized by con gress. Every effort will be made by the Washington officials to ha\ the Mille Lac Indians go to AVhito Earth. Pioneer-Press. It is undoubtedly true that a great many of the Mille Lac In dians prefer to remove to tin Mississippi Chippewa reservation to coming here. This they have a right to do since the act of last year, providing for their reiir. bursment for the damages sus tained by them for the loss ot their improvements at Mille Lac. gives them a right not only to re move to that reservation but to any Chippewa reservation in Min nesota where allotments are ing made. We have always taken an acti\ part in trying to secure justice foi the Mille Lac Indians, nnd whi'c we will use every effort to induct them to remove to this reservation we will do whatever we can to si cure allotments for them at any reservation to which they may select to remove, and in this way fulfi 1 our promises made to them in the McLaughlin councils of last year even if the departments re fuse to comply with the laws, and its agreements with the In dians. NEWS FROM PONSFORD. Clarence K. Beaulieu, who has been employed at the Pine Point School, for the past three months, as principal teacher, returned home on Sunday. Rudy will not return to Pine Point, for the posi tion which he so creditably filled has been abolished by the depart ment and it is expected that the superintendent of the school, in addition to his regular duties must teach. This is seemingly another instance of ill-advised economy on Washington, July 3.Indian Com- the part of the department, as this superintendent of the school, con- ed Indian Agent Michelet at White sidering the number of pupils in Earth Indian Reservation to fur- attendance there, should be pro vided with at least two assistant cost of removing the Indians from teachers to insure the progressive status of the school. It is rumored that Mr. H. J. There are about 600 Indians to Curtis, the present superintendent be removed to White Earth, and contemplates resigning his posi tion, as he feels that the addition pair of oxen, set of of teaching school in connection with his already overtaxed duties. more than one maji can consist- :ntl.\ do and do it well. .w^fl^fcWi--J!^ WHITE EARTH, BECKER COUNTY MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 9, 903, NQ, 10, AN ABSURD REPORT. Indians are not Contemplating An Uprising. There is not the least danger of an outbreak among the Mille Lac Indians as some mischievious ly inclined and selfish people would lead the government and the public to believe. These re ports have undoubtedly emanated from the settlers and speculators who have stolen the Mille Lac re servation from the Indians, and who now seek to drive them from there the most persistant of thcjse being foreigners who can scarce ly speak English. If the Indians are so obnoxious to these foreign ers the latter should have re mained in Europe where there are no Indians, instead of coming to this country and dispossessing the original owners of it of their homes. Scandinavians are, in some re regard for the rights of Indians and their influence with the Min nesota Congressmen, who want their votes, is too strong for the Indians to look for much justice, The Mille Lac Indians have all gathered at Maosomaunay Point at Mille Lac, for the purpose of holding the" Spring meeting of their Grand Medicine Lodge, which was delayed, and not for the purpose of resisting any at tempt which may be made to re move them from Mille Lac, for there will be no forcible aff'ort to do this because it Avould be con trary to existing law, and besides this, force will not be necessary to remove them since morcH of them may remove to White Earth this year than the government can provide for. It is not to be expected that the Indians will pack up their effects vn day and all be shipped out of the country the next like a lot of cattle, but it will take a number of months, and possibly a couple or three years, to move all of them. The success of this removal will lepend largely on its management and if every effort, compatible with reason, is used to make the rirst two or three months of their settlement on this reservation agreeable, there is not much dan ger that any of them will return to Mille Lae to spread hostility towards removal. THE PLAY OF "HIAWATHA." The company from this place who played "Longfellow's Hia watha" at the Ponsford celebra tion met with no small success, notwithstanding the fact that it rained and there was some dis agreement in regard to previous arrangements. It seems that the owners of the fine hall in which they had agreed to play decided at the last moment that they would keep the place and use it for a dancing hall for themselves. Of course this put the players at a very great disadvantage but an indomitable will and feeling of 'stick-to-it-ive-ness^ prevailed in them and they set to work with new courage and determination to build a bowry in which to have their play. Although this erction was more open than the building they had arranged to have, it was very nicely fixed up and their per formance there drew a large crowd in spite of the fact that many who intended to come from Park Rapids and other points were kept away the hea\.v rains. -^^jS&fiL spects, all right, but they have no beautiful boquet from the ladies Miss Ella Beaulieu presenting it. In the afternoon all the games that arc usually played by nath Indians were in progress also bowery and lhdian dancing. The Peerless Brass Quartette which was ongaged failed to ap pear, owing to an accident of their wagon between here and Straw berry Lake, as luck would have, the (iull I^ike String Quartette was on the grounds, hence their engagement. Louis Emily, and Frank Charrette were with them. THE 4th AT WHITE EARTH. The day that played so impor tant part in bringing forth the the first Fourth of July, by an nouncing the birth of a new na tion, when the Declaration of In dependence was read, is regarded as the groatest day to all Ameri can people in the United States, hence, we too played a little part in our little village in celebrating the 127th birth day of our nation. At Sunri.se, the federal salute was fired with one hundred canon. At 1) o'clock the Declaration of Independence was read by H. H. Beaulieu after which Judge W. F. Campbell gave an eloquent and patriotic speech going into detail of those whom honor is due by our nation. The President of the day, B. L. Fairbanks spoke a few words and received a large and BASE-HAM- OAM K. The ball game between two ag gregations chosen respectively by Ben L. Fairbanks ttnd John Heis ler, played a game of four innings and owing to rain and wet grounds the umpire called the game off with the scor a 4 "2k2 cseantd^areoas in favor of Ben's nine,. This nine had their pictures taken just before the ball in full evening dros follows. H. Fairbanks, J', ("apt. H. SelkJik, C. W. Campbell, 1st. A. Vanoss, Jf. Donpre, ss* Geo. Fox. 2nd. II. Iteatilieu, :trd. J. Fairbanks, rf. IK Hcteourt.cf. While the ball players were having their pictures taken, um pire Leecy was found missing and it was not until after considerable searching that he was found at the squaw dance and here he is in full array. John Lewj. umpire. John Heis^er, *J*e *4l$ifi of the tjhjer nine, state* that 4he o!4 men had money and consequential bought the umpire out ior one5 dime and four pennies, so hef called the game off on the fourth] inning with the score as above! stated on the grounds that therejj were too many aged players onr Ben's side and coukl not stand the' running and also could not see? after four o'clock. Heisler, 2nd. dipt. Wm. Henry, 1st. J. B. Lousson, 3rd* Geo. 11.If,Campbell Ben* Brunette, P. Joe. Lou/on, C. L. Brisbois, rf Joe. (Joyon, ss. (J. Johnson, cf FlKK-WOKKB AND lANCINi The dance in the evening was well attended, over thirty couples being present. The fire works in terrupted the dance at !):3i0 p. m. and everyone was out to view the grand display which was in pro gress for an hour. Antoine Charrette, marshal of the day says that it was the most gentlemanly crowd of people he had ever seen. The nation's birth-day was pro perly celebrated here and we wish every one many returns of the day. THE 4th at PONSFORD. A large delegation of our people went to Pine Point to celebrate the Nation's birthday. It was ex pected that the school band would also be in attendance, as by pre vious arrangement with the leader of the band, Mr, Ilerr and Mr. Aspinwall, one of the Pine Point celebration managers, the piice of transjiortation, ixnird etc., wa supposed to have been deffinately settled, but through some very undecided pretext the band failed to show up. The managers had prepared a very interesting pro gram, including native games and (lances etc., in Porteon Grove on the reservation and about i miles from the school buildings. In ami around the grounds were about 100 tents and tepees and more than 500 Indians. Ofcourse the wet conditon of the weather in the forenoon dampened the order of the celebration consider ably and notwithstanding that fact that an opposition celebration was attempted at Curtiss and Xunn's store, about two miles distant, the reservation people kept the attention of the crowd and a good time was enjoyed by all. Mr. Samuel Grais and William Aspinwall, the managers, are cer tainly deserving of praise and credit for the energetic labors they manifested in the interest of the reservation people and the general success of the celebration.