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every Indian who desires to become a good Citizen, THE TOMMWK. Official Organ of the Minnesota Chippewas. GUS M. BEAUUEU, Founder. Edited by THE TOMAHAWK PUB. 00, White Earth Agency, Minnesota. SUKCRIPTION: SIJO PER YEAR II AOUICl According .to the Twin City Press the Indian Appropriation Bill, caning appropriations of $15,000,000 or more, was signed Tuesday, June 30th. The Annual Conference of the Society of American Indiana will be held at University of Minneso ta, Minneapolis. October ^st to 4t!t. Abolishment of the Indian Bureau, freedom and citizenship for the Indians will be the objects of consideration. It will do you good and it will do the Society of American Indians lots of good to see you there. Start subscription lists and get money enough to pay the expenses of your delegate to the meeting. Every Indian's in terest is involved at the meeting. The Pinehurst Council. At the close of the council held at Pinehurst (Twin Lakes) on June 17th, John W. Carl of Mab nomen, made the following ad dress and which was offered as a resolution but was rejected: "Mr. Chairman, Gentlemen of the White Earth Council:We sre now coming to the close of our great council and I feel it my duty to say just a few words in regard to this great event. My friends, this is the largest attend ed Indian council ever held in tha State of Minnesota. It is not only the largest attended Indian coun cil, but it is the official council of the Chippewas belonging Upon the White Earth Reservation it is a council designated by the Com missioner of Indian Affairs, the highest official that we Indians look to. My friends, I regret very much and I am very sorry that some of our friends and rela tives left us before our council was over. I am sure it was not your fault, and I want tp say to you, their action will not take any of the official status, The place designated for the council is right here at this pavilion, the proceedings were regular and all things required by the Commis sioner of Indian Affairs were complied with and our agreement with him carried out to the letter, he is represented here in the per son of our worthy. Superintendent, Mr. Dickens, who I am sure will report to his superior officer every detail of the council proceedings, and you all know that we did everything to make this the best conducted council ever held by the tribe. We have the protection of the United States by the presence of the officials of the Indian Bureau, we also have the protec tion of the great State of Minne sota by the presence of the Sheriff of Mahnomen county and his depotiet* to see that law and order is preserved. My friends, I want to thank yoo one and all for the patriotic part you have taken in coming here today to show what great interest you have in your affairs. I also thank you for the kind patience you have shown in listening to my remarks. Vol. XVII. White Earth, Becker County, Official Notice of the Seventh Annual Session of the Gen eral Council of the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota. Pursuant to provisions in the Con stitution of the General Council of Minnesota Chippewa Indians which was adopted at Caas Lake. Minn., on the8thtlayof May, 1913, and as a-, mended by the General Council at its fourth annual session held at Bemidji Minn., July 11th, 1916, the annual meeting of said General Council of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota wiH be heldat Cass Lake Minn., beginning the 8th, day of July. 1919. Your attention is invited to Article 6 of tile Constitution which reads as follows: "The basis ot representation to the Councils of this organization shall be one delegate for each one hundred members or fraction thereof, of the White Earth and Bed Lake reservations, and reservations ceded2 under the provisions of the Act of Congressof Januaryfourteenth, eigh teen hundred and eighty-nine (25 U. S. State.. 642). Such delegates shall be elected on the first Tuesday in June of each year, by the Local Conncils of the said reservations or ceded reservations. Notices shall be posted and given by the properofficersof said local councils and said notices shall be given and posted in each and every settlement and burg within said reservation or ceded reservation for a period of not less than twenty days, specifying the time and place of the election ofsuch delegates." Where there is no properly organized local council it shall devolve upon the. Executive Committee of the reserva tion to call a council for the purpose of electing delegates. In respect to Article referred to above, delegates to theGeneral Coun cil must be selected on thefirstTues day in June, which will be June 3rd, 1919. Careful attention and good jude ment must be exercised by each and eVery Chippewa Indian interested, to fully observe'the above Article and by so doing avoid any dispute that may arisefrom irregular appointment which in councils prior to the coming council has so manifestly caused considerable annoyance. Dated at Bed Lake, Minnesota, May 1,1919. PAUL II. BEAULEEtJ, Secretary of General Council of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota. In Probate Court. Citation for Hearing on Final Ac count and for Distribution. Estate of Kah-kah-be-she-qUay or Mary White. State of Miunesota, County of Becker, in Probate Court. In the Matter Of the Estate of Kah- kah-be-ahe-quay or Mary White, Decedent* The State of Minnesota to Louisa Lynch, George Lufkins, and Lucy Logan, Whereas, John J, Lynch, ex, ecutor of the estate of above named decedent, has filed in this court his final account of his administration of the estate of the above named deced ent, together with his petition pray for the adjustment and allowance of aid final account and for distribu* tion of the residue of said estate to the persons thereunto entitled: IT IS OBDERED, that said petition be heard, and that all persona interest. ed in said matter be and appear be forethis court on the 28th day of July, 1919, at 10 o'clock A. M., at the Pro bate Court Booms in the Court House, at the City of Detroit, in said county, and then and there, or as soon thereafter as said matter can be heard, SIK cause, if any they have, why said petition should not be granted: and that this citation be served by the publication thereof in The Tomahawk, White Earth, Minn., according to law. WITNESS the Honorable E. O. Hanson, Judge of said court, this 27th day of June, 1919. O. HANSON, Judge. F. 1 BEAULIEU, Attorney for Petitiorer. Now is the timer to pay that subscription. A Communication, Editor, TOMAHAWK: I have read with pleasure the accounts of the Pinehurst Council given in your last two issues. First, I wish to congratulate President Morrison of the General Council upon his able and success ful appeal to the members of the White Earth Reservation to attend the local council at Pinehurst and by their presence and action to show that they were not living1 i THE TOMAHAWK. OFFICIAL ORGAN O THE N|WNESOTA CHIPPEWAS. ^Trutto before Favor." Minnesota, in the hazy atmosphere of -the days past, and covered with what Oscar Wilde called "the bloom of time" when speaking of dust. Or to use a more expressive term when he (Mr. Morrison)spoke of "stand ing on their toes" to show that they were not flat footed or afflict ed with "falling arches", or to go still further in figures to "get thar Eli," and show that there were no flies on them. The boys to the number of 417 real progressives, "got there" in answer to Mr. Morrison's appeal. It appears too that 255 of the backers in the days of away back in the sense of non-progression and dwellers in the eunsheue of the Indian Bureau of traditions also arrived physically. That the representatives of mis-thought and wrong action should number 955 is npt a matter for the reservation to be proud of. And it seems too that this ele ment is not susceptible of conver sion to a walking straight ahead, but clings to old garments, and some (150 you state) bolted the, convention and, crab-like, walked backward into the stagnant waters of the old still and stationary pond. Well, to use another simile, they will, frog-like, put up a big noise, and with about as much effect as a congregation of croakers. There is a story that a man having read the literature of a Chicago com mission house, wrote asking if they would sell frog legs for him, or buy them out and out. In due time he received an answer that the house would be glad to deal with him on commission or buy* directly at 15 cts. per dozen. The bouse also asked as to the probable extent of the shipment if he made one. He answered, "I can 'ship millions upon millions/9 terms. Thursday, July 3, 1919. secure a majority at a local council if the good element fails to attend. There are to be many more local councils and every voter should feel it to be his solemn duty to attend and personally register his conVictions. As Mr. Clemenceau recently said to the allies, "though we have won keep your powder dry." The progressive Chiupewas have won but they must keep their powder dry, -and ready for immediate use at any moment. And the words of General Jackson, "eternal vig ilance is the price of liberty," are suoh as to be remembered by us. You intimate Mr. Editor that the authorities at Washington will recognize only the General Council and its delegates, I sin cerely hope that this means that the Indian Office will recognize only the General Council and give no heed to any prattleing little bunch of Coffeyites. ^rVe have got to be eternally vigilant or we will lose the liberty whose torch seems now to be well Ht,* The council must as ever keep a atm upper lip the delegates to Washington their sense of inde pendence and self respect and last but not least, THK TOMAHAWK must continue to live true to its mottoes and speak with unshaken voice. If the Indian Office gives due regard to the Chippewas it should be praised, if it slack, or continues in the old paths it should be criticisevd in no uncertain S Time passed on and the house heard' no from the roan. Then it wrote him asking if they might expect a shipment. In about a month's time he sent one dozen of frog legs and sdded, -'there baint so many in the pond as I thought at first there was, I WHS fooled by their noise." There haint so many of a cer tain sort on the reservation but they do make a' of a noise and may fool some. Of Mr. Coffey, what shall, I say Mr. Editor? May I not repeat what a kind hearted old lady said of Satan, "wall, yes, he is bad, but I can say I'll have to admit his industry." Well, Jim Coffey is industrious, we all will have to admit this, and emulate him in this respect, for it won't do fur us to lay back upon our oars and think all is won for good and all. History is full of mishaps aris ing from too much self complac ency, and we who claim to be pro gressive must show that we merit the title by being constantly on our job. The General Council, its Execu tive Committee and its Legislative Committee I feel sure will not be indolent or remiss but the voters of the reservation may fall into the ways of the past by not attend ing the local councils. It is always possible for an evil element to keep busy enough to J^ad TUB TOMAHAWK, 52 issue $1.50. What The Indian Did For Democracy, An Appeal by an Indian Citizen When you want the best 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 any and everything you may need in THE BEST AND PUREST GROCERIES IN THE MARKET. The B. L. Fairbanks Companyj White Earth, ilinnesota. HfSTORlCAL Published in behalf of, and to secure the welfare of the Indians of the United States. for Rights for Which They Fought. (John .1. Doherty, in Ashland, Wis., Weekly Call.) If the red man can fight, why not give him his full rights and independance? In full sense he is a ward of the government, and as such needs the full protection, but at that they made themselves cheerful soldiers. About 9000 braves responded to the war call, showing 200 per cent patriotism, first by their loyalty second because they are the missing link between a citizen and a denizen. But what does our government do to recognize by legislation such facts and deliver them from the barracks of the Indian bureau? While living under this tutelage he Wonders at the great word of liberty that he sees and hears he is taught to respect our national emblem, the flag he carries it proudly high above his shoulders enjoying, that pleasure along with the white citizens but little does he enjoy for which this emblem signifies. While praying to the Great Spirit for the protection and vic tory to our liberty flag, 300,000 of our Indian populace took active part in the war cause. Fully 9,000 American Indians rushed to the protection of the flag that denotes liberty they were incorporated in the expedi- No. II. tionary forces, proving their valor on many hard fought fields. There is no greater patriot stands upon American soil than the American Indian he has volunteered and fought for the stars and stripes, in every war since Columbus landed, and as a nation the aborigines have stood and fought against oppression and against all odds for inherited rights. The American Indian nation has purchased $50,- (Continned on 8th page.) The Society Of. AMERICAN INDIANS. A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OK AMKRICANS" OrgmmUtd at Ohlm State University.*. APRIL, IB 11. MEMBERSHIP ActiveIncluding Magazine, $2 annually. Junior ActiveIndians under 21 years of age. Including Maga zine, $1.50 annually. Without Magazine, 50c annually. Application for membership should be made to the Secretary-Treasur er, Society of American Indians, 707 20th Street, Washington, D. C. Information regarding the Society will be cheerfully furnish ed upon inquiry to the Secretary Treasurer, Washington, D. C. Dr. CHARLES EASTMAN, President, Amherst, Mass. Advertise in THETOMAHAWK it brings results.