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Vol. XVI. i .y **m -v* Justice and Fair Dealing for every Indian who desires to become a good Citizen. THE TOMAHAWK. Official Organ of the Minnesota Chippewas. BUS M. BEAUUEU, Foirier. EiltUly THE TOMAHAWK PUB. CO,sanitation White Earth Aqeacy, Minnesota. Entered at the Poatofflce at White Earth, Minn., as mail matter ot the Second class. 1BISMIPTI01:11.50 PER TEAR IR Allaltt i ROLL of HONOR 6,000 SIX THOUSAND 6,000 Native Americans, Indians if you please, in the Military Service of the United States, and this does not include a large number in the Navy. August 1st, 1918. The Indian Bureau is an inde pendent factor in this country and knows no politics but has for per haps more than a half a century wore the collar of the remorseless members of the big Indian ware house syndicate, which forms the distributing centers for furnishing the annual supplies and rations to the several Indian agencies throughout the country. The machinations of this gang-ruled autocracy if chronicled into astro* would appropriately fit its preface under the black flag. The Indians have demonstrate! a true and loyal spir|t that calls aloud for emanci pition from the alien and incompe tent rolls on which the Indian Bureau has their names.Mahno men Free Press. GET READY for the Fourth Liberty Loan. JUNKERISM. The Indian bureau, ffom all out ward appearances, seems to have copied after the mendacious meth ods of the German propagandist in its frantic efforts to prolong its blighting influence and dominance over the Minnesota Chippewa In dian affairs, especially the financial interests thereof. At the present time the White Earth agency seems to have been the specially chosen field in which to spread its noluted junkerism with "honest" tfohn H. Hinton as the "special prophet among the snointed Within the last six weeks there has been dispatched here three in spectors, members of the Indian bureau staff, detailed to inspect itself, and who seem to have de voted the major portion of their time, when not otherwise comfort ably ensconced within the palatial quarters of the superintendent or iome of the more favored employ ees, in endeavoring to impress a corporal's guard of agency snd warehouse dependants of the im portance of their offices and of the exceeding benefit they, the ware houses, would derive by voting Mr a continuance of the warehouse and Indian hoarding school and not forgetting tbesgency, likewise "booest" John H. Hintm and further emphasising their sinis trous junkerism by contemptible al lusions against the mixed-blood and progressive element and progres sive classes generally. In addition to the above official quartet a "traveling auditor** has also loomed op on the scene. On the beels of which has followed a worn I bearing the title of "Sanitary I ?^-JS-- the great benefits the Indians de rived from the Indian bureau and that such "a wonderful institution should be matained indefinitely," presumably until the Chippewa tribal fund should become exhaust ed. She also took occasion to pay her compliments to the "Indian members of Congress," undoubt edly referring to Senators Curtis Owens snd Congressmen Carter* Chandler and Hastings, whom she stated were "not friendly to the Indian bureau." And aside from the warehouse Indians and those who are employed in the Indian service, we doubt whether there are any other Indians, similarly situated as the Chippewas, who have sny psrticular use for -such medival institutions. And, wonder ful to relate, she could not under stand why the self-supporting, tax-paying citizen Indians, would not sacrifice whst interest they had in tribal property, including tribal funds, for the sake of helping the few less fortunate of their kin dreds. Presumably the lady did not understand that the continuance of such a policy also meant the keep ing in existence of a hungry horde of employees, political parasites for the most part, at the expense of the Indians. She also related a journey to some tribe of Indians in the wilds of Arizona, whom she said bad" never seen a "while person" until she went among them how much these Indians needed government help to bring "civilization" to them and what a "terrible calamity" woulcl^ befall these Indians if the Indian bureau should be abolished. No doubt Mrs. Rhodes is sincere to a certain extent, but she, like many others of her class, can only see the In dian through the size of their pay checks, her ignorance of true con ditions among the Indians is de serving of consideration rather than envy. The fact that the particular In dians she refers to "never saw a white person" is no sign that they cannot get along, perhaps a great deal better, than many Indians who have known the white man and greatly to their grief and sorrow. And may the- good Lord help them if they too are to be come the vassals of the Indian bureau, especially if the' future should develop such a thing as a tribal fund in their favor. In answer to Mrs Rhodes' query as to "why the self-supporting, tax-paying citizen Indians are not willing to sacrifice what interest they yet possess, including tribal funds, for the sake of helping the few less fortunate of their kin dtt ds," etc., cpn be told ins nut shell. If the great big appropria tions, annually taken from the tribal fund, was really and directly expended for "education and sup port" of the really needy Indians, of which there are very few, there is no doubt but a-more liberal con ception of the situation would be considered by the progressive ele ment. But when it is considered that fully 70 per cent of the vast soms annually appropriated are absorbed in paying the salary of a horde of employees, mostly politi cs! protege and for the most part unqualified and incompetent for the position assigned them whose mediocre services are absolutely of no avail progressively speaking, who for the most part consume a large portion of their time in cre ating dissension between the mixed r*&a&&~ *V *&- Wgt/gM Inspector." So far as we can learn and full blood element and in other the greatest efforts of the latter was manifested in giving addresses sive members, denying them their to small audience-*, composed main* ly of school and sgency employees, and consisted not on the subject of does protest and ooject and justly however but in the main so, and no person, of whatever of laudatory allusions concerning race or creed, with an atom of THE TOMAHAWK. OFFICIAL ORGAN O THE'MINNESOTA CHIPPEWAS. Truth before Favor." ways antagonistic to the progres- just and wonted rights, then the intelligent and progressive Indian manhood in his makeup, would have about 6,200 Indians, they practically all have received pat ents, and 90 per cent of the adult Indians are no longer under the jurisdiction of the Federal Gov ernment." And all of these 90 per cent people of the White Earth reservation demand, have demand ed for the past several years, that the tribal funds be segregated and apportioned per capita to every person entitled snd notwithstand ing the jierverted sssertions of "honest" John H. Hinton to the contrary. RCounty EMEMBER THE BECKER Quota for the Fourth Liberty Loan is $630,000.00. Everybody be prepared to do his utmost to put it across. The systems'ic an'l iron-clad censorship which envelopes and shrouds in mystery the operative functionr of the Indian bureau and which imposes its immutable decree of secrecy snd silence on the least of its 7,000 employees has been so well guarded that Congress itself hss experienced much difficulty in eliciting needed information concerning the man agement of certain Indian agency affairs. Especially hss this been the case with matters concerning the prodigal disbursement of Chip pewa trust and tribal funds. With in the past twenty five years or more several requests have been made by the Chippewas themselves, through members of Congress, for sn accounting of the manner in which the vast sums apnroprate from their tribal funds was being spent and otherwise employed bat, under one pretext or another, the Indian bureau hss evaded the re quest. And right here at this agency instances are not lacking where persons, members of. the reservation, seeking information concerning matters of much im port not only* to the individual welfare but to the tribe in general, have been tendered scant courtesy White Earth, Becker Canty. Minnesota, Thursday, September. 26, IB 18. and have been rudely turned down and when such' persons have in sisted op their just and lawful rights it has not been unusual for such peraOns to have been tendered short shift followed with the hec toring threat, "get out" or "we'll have you put out." Not long sgo a TOMAHAWK tolerate such a contemptible prop- snouting party, taking a casus osition much less meekly submit stroll in "No Man's Land," un- to it, and don't you forget it. And to cap the climax of this series of brazen subterfuge the hectoring henchman of the Indian bureau, "honest" J. H. Hinton, who hss been fostered on the bounty of the White Earth Chip pewas for these many years, took occasion on August 19th, 1918, to publish and distribute carbon copies of a solid four page type written letter, addressed to some of the prominent business men snd county officials, citing among other egregious presumptions, the terri ble consequences which Would follow the "segregation and appor- Hinton, superintendent. tionment of the tribal funds," as also the "abolishment of the board ing-school, agency and warehouse," etc., etc. That only "a very few selfish mixed bloods desired such a proceeding should take place," etc. And this in spite of the very potent declaration of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in "Hearings before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, 65 Congress, H. R. 8696, Monday, Fob. 11, 1918, page 359," to wit as follows: "On the White Earth reservation, the moet populous reservation of the Chippewa country, where they stroll in expectedly came in possession of a very interesting letter snd memo randum, concerning the manner and expenditure of approximately $396,81741 of Chippewa Indian money including tribal funds, ex pended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1918. Of this amount $71,034.66 "was expended for the education and support of Indian children," such as attended the Government boarding school at this agenoy and five Indian day schools, etc. The letter and mem orandum are da'ed August 19, 1918, and signed by John H. Naturally the question arises as to what sinister motives prompted the author of the said letter and memorandum to prowl around "no man's land" seeking a recep tive agent in whom to entrust his mental junk and have the same conveyed to the officials of Becker county and the Board of Commis sioners thereof, the reasons are obvious, it was evidently the in tention to mislead and create a favorable impression on the officials thereof to the extent that a protest would be submitted to Congress antagonistic to the proposition of fcgffgftting the tribal fund and having same apportioned to all qualified persons entitled to share mm GET READY Liberty Loan. Tbiy Knw Now To Usi. The American soldier swears by his rifle. Machine guns are power ful weapons, band grenades and trench bombs rosy be hsndy at times, but when it comes right down to real sure enough fighting in the open, where the enemy csn be seen, give the doughboy rifle every time. The ease with which he can pot a leaping Boche at a hundred yards has amazed the French and British armies. Give the Yauks time and rifl enough and they will drive straight through to Berlin. The boys will do the shooting, but it is up to those who stay st'home to provide the rifles. White Earth must pro vide its share and it will do it by subscribing its quota and more of the fourth Liberty loan. Do you know what White Earth will be doing if it subscribes only the When you want the best White Earth, In Groceries, Dry Goods, Winter Clothing, Footwear, etc., call on us. We're right here every day in the year (except Sunday) to supply you with aoy and everything you may need in THE BEST AND PUREST GROCERIES IN THE MARKET. The B. L. Fairbanks Company, Published in behalf of, and to secure the welfare of the Indians of theMnUed States. MlNNbSOT HISTOP the same, and to the end that the enormous appropriation from the Chippewa tribal funds be continued and, probably the most secretive objective, thst "honest" John H. Hinton and others of iiis ilk be permitted to continue in office draw a big monthly salary live in ease and comfort and all this at the expense of the Chippewas of White Earth. 8221^1 for the Fourth Give The Boys Rifles. Whits Earth's Liltrti Lou Qauti Will 61ft Soltiirs 800 Wnpm That GET READY Liberty Loan. Ho. 23. minimum quota of $20,000 that has been allotted to it? It will be putting rifles in the hands of 800 of the boys who are offering their lives in the cause of their country. Each rifle used by the American soldier costs the government $25. Every $50 bond that you buy will put two rifles in the hands of our boys at the frontand maybe they will be White Earth boys who are fighting your fight many thousand miles away from home. White Earth will buy 800 rifles for the boys over there if it only subscribes its minimum quota of the fourth Liberty loan, but it will do more than that. Remember that every $1,000 over the quota sub scribed means 40 more rifles for the boys who know how to them. use for the Fourth White Earth Bus and Ex press Line. P. C. MARTIN, Prop. Let me do your DRAY1NQ between White Earth and Ogema. My prices are right, and satis faction guaranteed. White Earth, Minn.