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Justice and Fair Dealing for
every Indian who desires to
become a good Citizen,
Official Organ of the Minnesota
GUS M. BEAUUEU, Founder.
Edited by THE TOMAHAWK PUB. 00,
White Earth Agency, Minnesota.
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
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
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,
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.
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,
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.
Attorney for Petitiorer.
Now is the timer to pay that
A Communication,
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
^Trutto before Favor."
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
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
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
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
in no uncertain
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
What The Indian Did For
An Appeal by an Indian Citizen
When you want
the best
In Groceries, Dry Goods, Winter
Clothing, Footwear, etc., call on
We're right here every day in the year (except Sunday) to supply you*
with any and everything you may need in
The B. L. Fairbanks
White Earth, ilinnesota.
Published in behalf of, and
to secure the welfare of the
Indians of the United States.
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
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.)
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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.
Amherst, Mass.
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