Carlisle Indian Industrial School To Boys and Girls.

From the reports of what the Indians said at the big council held last Saturday, we take the following brief extracts as of special interest to the readers of the INDIAN HELPER.
John Grass, of Standing Rock Agency, protested against the practice of blaming all Indians for what was the fault of a few. He said "The Indians believe that if they are honest in trying to put their children into schools and if they follow the teachings of

Christianity that they will be going on the right road." He wants the agents to be civilians rather than military men.
American Horse, of Pine Ridge, spoke of the importance of Washington as the treaty making center. He did not want to be classed among the hostiles, and the Secretary of the Interior answered him and said he was not so classed.
He said that the Indians at Pine Ridge thought the destruction of their property had been put back fifteen years, and he said that the Indians desired to have these losses made good by the government. He spoke of the boundary line between Pine Ridge and Rosebud, causing a great deal of trouble. He thought this line which was an imaginary one should be done away with and the two reservations be thrown into one, then there would be surplus lands which the Indians always were glad to get. American Horse favored the removal of the Carlisle school to the west.
Young-Man-Afraid-Of-His-Horses, who is said to be one of the greatest peace chief's that the Ogallala’s ever had, hoped the government would not only educate the children but would also give them something to do when they finished at school. The Government had always said that if Indians worked they would get rich. They wanted to get rich, and the only way it was possible was the giving employment to the young when they left school.
Two Strikes, the wily old warrior, did not want to say much, but his manner was quite vigorous. He was always going to do what he could to maintain peace.
Hump called attention to the fact that he had farmed at Cheyenne River for three years and had no crop, and for that reason he wanted the rations increased and continued. About 300 of his people had been killed in the recent trouble and there should be consideration shown the survivors, and he thought a little money from the Secretary would be acceptable.
Hollow Horn Bear complained of the trespassing of the troops on the reservation with-
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out what he believed to be just cause and expressed himself as being hurt because the soldiers had killed many of his people. One man (referring to the affair at Wounded Knee) wanted to fight; the others did not. That man fired his gun and then the soldiers shot men, women and children. He seemed to think the soldiers were the cause of all the trouble. Crops were failures in his country and only cattle raising was a success. Cows had been promised long ago, but they had not been given. He asked that sub-issue houses be established in the various camps so that men who desired to work be not taken away from their farms and cattle. The agency was many miles away from many camps. More school houses had been promised and he hoped they would be built. He wanted the children to have an opportunity to learn something.
Medicine Bull commenced by calling attention to the fact that there was no blood on his hands. Very poetically he talked of flowers and their growth, all of which was allegorical. The flowers were the children of the Sioux nation. These should receive every consideration or they would die. He was in perfect accord with the Indian policy of the Government.
The Secretary made a brief speech to the Indians. He told them what the Government had already done for the Sioux. He told them how busy the great Congress of the United States was all the time, and that the Sioux were not the only people who had to wait to receive what was due them. The white people often times had to wait a long time to get their rights, and there were many other tribes of Indians that needed legislation. The white man has great troubles of his own to settle in Congress. The legislature has acted and the Sioux will get the benefit. He showed them how they had agreed to the line that divided the Rosebud and Pine Ridge reservation. The Secretary said that everything had been done to improve the Sioux nation and he advised the Indians to think over the many things that the Government had done for them, and he wanted them to make up their minds to do the best they could to educate or have educated their children, and never to let their young men dream that they could get anything by force from the United States Government.

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