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Devoted To The Interests Ok The Native People Of Alaska Vol. 4 Sitka. Alaska. June nk 1912. No. 11 were probably the first people to be called Americans. It was the name given them by all the early explorers explorers. From every point of view they are a desirable ble element of the population of Alaska. It is not good policy to refuse longer to give them the rights and privileges of citizenship. Hon. John G. Bradv, Ex-Governor of Alaska The native musicians of Sitka came in from their work about forty miles from v town so the citizens could have the benefit of the band on decoration day and they did not expect any pay for it either. Ed. The latest statistics reveal the fact that the natives of Southeastesn Alaska are no longer decreasing. With farther enlightenment. hotter sanitary conditions and means to health thev x will no doubt soon begin to increase and. inasmuch as they are an industrious,self-supporting.self respectinjr people.thev will become an important factor in the future of Alaska. Rev. J.RStevens We are struggling under the greatest flag in the world, trying to make ourselves fit men and women to say " We are American citizens" Samuel G.Davis. Alaskan. This* year finds our people at work in every branch of industry in the territory. We have no doc tors or layers as vet but we haw ministers, teachers, merchants, sailors, fishermen and me chanics of all kinds.