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_f Justice and Fair Dealing for every Indian who desire* to become a good Citizen. THE TOMAHAWK. Official Organ of the Minnesota Chippewas. GUS H. BEAULIEU, Founder. Edited by THE TOMAHAWK PUB. GO, White Earth Agency. Minnesota, Entered at the Poatofflce at White Barth, Minn., as mail matter ot the second class. SUBSCRIPTION: 11.50 PER TEAR I I MUHl 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, 19*8. THE TOMAHAWK'S slogan to the German's peace overtures:UN CONDITIONAL SURRENDER. We are indebted to the Indian for one of the season's most pleas ing features, Indian summer.Ex. And the Indian is indebted to a vicious protective policy for oneChippewa of the most baneful retrogressive factors of progressive civilization, Indian agents, likewise the Indian Bureau. "My conscience is clear." How often do we hear people pra$e'over this much abused phrase, especial ly by some high in office. In a verbal sense it is no sign of either honesty or morality, ^ome people seem to have a perfectly self sat isfied and transparent "inner adviser." William the Blasphem ous, until a very few days ago, prated and insisted on his ruling by "divine right." There are others besides Billy Honzollern who are likely to discover their mistakes when it is too late. Indians W and Loans. From telegraphic reports re ceived from the various Indian reservations the Indians in this country have subscribed $4,500,- 000 to the Fourth Liberty Loan. This brings their totwl subscrip tions to all four loam to approxi mately $20,000,000. And this from a people who nave been branded with the igno minious stigma of "incompetent*" by the degenerate reasoning and impotent judgment of unqualified minions of the Indian Bureau and who are insistent that the Indian be continued under present servile dominance, especially th Minne sota Chippewas., until every penny of their once huge tribal funds has baen appropriated and squandered away, mostly in pnying the sal aries of a horde of political prote gee. Give the loyal American-' citizens and soldiers his wonted rightswhat belongs to him, abolish the Indian Bureau, insist in the "work or fight" policy and kelp the LOTAL INDIAN win the And, last but not least, every Chippewa Indian offers np his grateful thanks to Ki-cbe man i to that the above $20,000,000 is imune fra-o being squandered feuge annual appropriations. in I Defective Page i -.1.. i THE Remember the Election. This week we wish to especially call the attention of our kindred, Chiopewa Indian citizens, living on the different reservations in the 6th, 8th and 9th Congressional Districts of Minnesota, to the fact that the fall or General Election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 1918. At that time every citizen will be called upon to cast his ballot for State and County officials a U. S. Senator and Mem bers of Congress for the several Congressional Districts in the State of Minnesota. As the most vital issues which effect the general interests of the Minnesota Chippewas are practi cally centered in Congress it de volves on Indian citizens, who reside within the confines of the Congressional Districts above men tioned, to take a moie than gener al interest in the coming election and to see to it that every Indian citizen, to a roan, goes to the polls on that day and cast his ballot, es pecially in so far as the Congress ional ballot is concerned. THE TOMAHAWK wishes to es pecially mention the names of members of Congress who have, in the past, proven themselves true, loyal and noble friends of the Indian cause and who are candidates for re election at the coming election. Hon. Halvor Steenerson, 9th Congressional Dis trict, and which includes White Earth and Red Lake reservations. Hon. Harold Knutson, 6th Con gressionai District, and which includes the Leech Lake and part of the Cass Lake reservations. Hon. Clarence B. Miller, 8th Con gressional District, and which includes the Fopd du Lac, Deer Creek, White Oak Point and part of the Winnebegoshish reserva tions. The three above mentioned Congressmen stood valiently and loyally by the reforms and meas ures advocated by the Legislative Committee of the General Council, Minnesota Chippewas, in the 66th Congress. And it was through their priceless efforts that the Legislative Committee succeeded in accomplishing such decided good results for the general inter ests of the Minnesota Chippewas and more so than all other delega tions have heretofore accomplish ed. The gentlemen referred to arescared conversant with Chippewa Indiau affairs generally and their services at the aiming session of Congress, especially in the discussions of Chippewa Indian legislation, are of the utmost importance to every Chippewa Indian residing in theTaking several respective districts men tioned. Remember that there are 90 per cent of the Minnesota Chip pewas who are self-supporting, tax paying citizens that while you are registered as a reputed, full fledged citizen you are, under present conditions, DENIED A VOICE IN THE MANAGE MENT OR DISPOSITION OF YOUR FINANCIAL AFFAIRS. You have on deposit in the U.battle S. Treasury about $6,000,000 hich, under present conditions, is subject to appropriations under the auspices of the Indian bureau. Within the pa*t 25 years a like amount has beei practically squandered under like auspices without any visable practical good results. At the prodigal rate in which the tribal fund is being decimated it will oe but a few years before the last dollar of the Chippewa tribal fund will have been frittered away. If you are in favor of having the tribal fund i g OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE MINNESOTA CHIPPEWAS. Truth before Favor." The "Incompetent" Burgj?! On the Fourth Liberty Loan drive. White Earth stands at the head of the list on over-subscrip# loth that you mention the meeting tion on a quota of $25,000, to tune of $3,000. This must be Sour grapes to them who would fain brand White Earth as the only "incompetent" burg in Becker county. Oh, well, just consider from whence such fetid mental vaporings come from. U. S, Indians' War Whoops Put Germans To Flight. /r!fl'*ii" With the French Armies, Oct. 17.Two companies of American Indians belonging to different tribes took a valiant part in the capture of Machault by an American division operating under General Gour aud's orders. The Germans were strongly intrenched around the town and, supported by a violent poison gas barrage, desperately opposed the American advance. The Americans assaulted several times, but were checked by ma chine gun nests. Reserve bat talions, including the Indian com panies, were brought up and ordered to charge. "When they went over the top they simply went wild," said Mike Kelly, a doughboy, from Houston, Tex., who told me the story on the battle field. "They charged yelling like regular blanket In dians, and from the way the boches acted they were mighty at hearing that old redskin yell, which nobody had heard in war for many years. The Indians routed the Germans from the fir ing pits and worked on them properly with bayonets and knives. Nightfall checked the battle. advantage of the darkness, the Germans hastened away. "Those Indian boys were de lighted with the scrap. It was the firat time they had been in battle, but they did not belie their fighting reputation."Ex. Two whole companies of "In- juns", when at home by the dictumo of the Indian Office, pro nounced "incompetent", have wop for themselves* glory upon, the field. When under the sun boys, did you discover that you have manhood and initiative? The Huns now believe it, the War Department of our own country has always believed it, but the Indian Bureau in the In terior Department has always professed unbelief, and one might as well undertake to teach a hog Greek as any Indian official from the higher-ups to the lowest clerk in an agency office the biological fact that an Indian has brains and the psycholgical fact that he has faculties of competency and in- MAHAW White Earth, Becker Cunty, MUnesota, Thursday, October 31, 1918. segregated and the same appor- itiative. Gentlemen of the Indian tioned to every qualified person| office and agencies, "put this in entitled then be sure ant^ go to the, your pipe and smoke it." polls on election day and vote ton We know that General Pershing some one of the men mentioned iand you have differing ideas and above. Furthermore, "this is the'judgments as to the Indian's time for the selection of the big- character and ability, but youonly gest, brainiest and best men every, have the whip haudle just now, where for Congressmen, regardless but you won't always be able to of their party affiliations" Mensing, "The Indian Office over all party who will see to it that every American citizen gets a square deal men whose loyalty will never know relaxation until the muder our Hun is whipped to a brown finish and this good' old world is made a safer place to live in. Indians." Justice is "a comin," and ye sleek-feds will have to come off the perch and do hard work to keep life "a goin." Fat jobs? Not, forevermore. A Communication. Chicago, 111.. Oct. 14, 1918. To THE TOMAHAWK, White Earth, Minn., To the Editor: I noticed in your issue of Oct. p( the Society of American In dians. We regretted very much that a delegate from White Earth was not present at the meeting, because we are fighting the same cause that you are fighting for, and we believe the same as thetion, Chippewa Indians who are strug gling against the Indian Bureau for their rights. The Society is not half way about it in this mat ter. It is our desire to cooperate with you. We need your help. Two forces.working for one object is better than one. Let us not understand that you are pulling in ^Totie directum and the Society of American Indians pulling in anliam other, for the best interest of the Indians. My heart has been with your good work to get a square deal on the Chippewa reservations. I believe you are in the right, and since you are in the right you need not fear for the outcome, you keep at it like a bull dog. You are exposing great things that go to prove that the Indian Bureau should be abolished. Keep in mind the Society of American Indians is back of you. Sincerely. Carlos Montezuma. Two Indians From Minne sota on Camp Grant Grid Eleven. Rockford, 111.New additions to Camp Grant's football material include three representatives of American Indian stock. Wiliie Redbird, an all around athlete from the White Earth reservation of Minnesota, can boast of his pure blood. James Kajuue, a Chippewa from Odanah reserva and Frank Smith, formerely of Carlisle, who hails from north-' em Minnesota, are the others. The camp eleven went to Madsoo to meet the University of Wiscon sin team last Saturday.Ex. White Earth has good reason to feel puffed up over the splendid records her loyal soldier boys are building up for themselves. Both Frank Smith and Wil- RedbirdMis-co-be-naiae oc cupy places on the White Earth escutcheon and which When you want the best In Groceries, Dry Goods, Winter Clothing, Footwear, etc., call on us. We're right here every dy 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, White Earth, flinnesota. Published in behalf of, and to secure the we/fare of the Indians of the United States. j^JOrcn contains, aClllu |m*seut time, over two hundred bright blue stars and two gold ones. And to think too that the great majority of these orave and loyal American youths were branded with the stigma of "incompetency," by the kultured, slacker element of the Indian Bureau. PAIL) ADVERTISEMENT. Inserted by N. P. Hanson in bis own behalf and paid for at our reg ular rates. To the Voters of Becker County: I hereby announce myself as a can didate for the legislature from Mee ker county, the Sixty-third District, and respectfully solicit your support during the campaign and your vote ot the November election. Yours truly, N. P. HANSON. Westbury, Minn., May 27, 1918. Advertise in TheTomahawk it brings results. i ,1 I Mo. 8.