The Indian's Friend Volume 29-31

The Indian's Friend Volume 29-31

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...I regard it as inadvisable to call a Council for the purpose of arousing sentiment by agitational appeals to the Indians in the direction of separate military units, but that on all reservations and at Indian schools on and off reservations throughout the service and among Indians everywhere, the spirit of patriotism and loyalty should be taught and emphasized, and that all Indians acceptable under military regulations should be encouraged to enlist in some organization of the regular establishment Sincerely yours, (Signed) Caro Sr-: u.s, Commissioner. Sylvester Long Lance. To go through the terrible battle of Vimy Ridge unscarred and emerge the only surviving officer of his rank in his battalion, and then get hit on one of the quietest days of the war, would be considered tough luck by any warrior, but Lieut. Sylvester Long Lance, of Princess Pat's, accepted the freak of fate without a whimper. For one reason, because he is a full-blooded American of the fighting Cherokee blood, and for another because his life, short as it has been, has accustomed him to take things as they came. In 1909 Long Lance entered the Carlisle Indian School. He had marked intelligence and much ambition. He stood high in his classes at all times, and won more than one prize, among them, in 1911, the second prizefor the National Tuberculosis Essay. He also won at Carlisle a reputation, which still lingers, for clean living, clean speech, and a beautiful courtesy of manner. When he was graduated from Carlisle in 1912, he was first lieutenant in the cadet corps, president of the debating society, president of the Y. M. C. A.. and an honor graduate. (Continued on page 5.) The Spokane (Wash.) Review recently contained an account of the dedication by Indians of a...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854349
  • 9781236854346