The Indian's Friend Volume 14-15

The Indian's Friend Volume 14-15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... from the homes so dear to them and their people for years. SOME Pima Indians have at last gained the right to their homes, unless an appeal to the Secretary of the Interior should reverse the decision of the Land Department. These Pimas located about thirty years ago on public lands along Salt River, near Tempe, Arizona, and are now seventy-five in number. Over two years ago some white persons filed claims covering the lands occupied by these Indians, and at once proceeded to take possession. Will the old story of the white man's greed for Indian's land never end? Appeals were made to the agent, who advised them to abandon their homes and comes on to the reservation. The Government was importuned, and inspectors were sent out who reported in favor of sustaining the Indians. The white men, through infiuential attorneys, in their turn appealed, and so the case has dragged along. Some of the Pimas, discouraged, abandoned their lands and went to the mountains, and watched the whites destroy their valuable trees, fences and other property. If the recent decision stands, the Indians will get their old homes again, but who will make good to them the losses they have sustained? When will the time come when the strong shall cease to oppress the weak and helpless? "The eagle was doubtless the only bird which was systematically hunted by the Moqui in ancient times, but the methods formerly employed have passed into legendary history. "The ancient kwamakto, or eagle hunt, was accompanied with ceremonial rites, as were antelope hunts a few generations ago, and as are the rabbit hunts which still frequently occur. The method of conducting these ancient eagle hunts is said to have been as follows: "On a distant more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959051
  • 9781236959058