Minnesota Indians Who Are
Special to the Globe.
In conclusion, I would ask that the rumors which have been circulated abroad implicating Chippewa Indians as participating in ghost dances, and as being affected with the so-called Messiah craze, are likewise false, and but but the vain, delusive aspersion of disreputable influences.
The greater portion of the laboring people of the White Earth, Red Lake and Leech Lake reservations are now busily engaged in the different reservation logging camps cutting dead and fallen timber. As a whole, I will venture the prediction that the Chippewa Indians are as well-behaved, peaceable and as zealously industrious in the pursuit of their several vocations, as loyal in their allegiance and as magnanimous; in mind and heart to-day as any community who may boast of an earlier, though not better code of civilized precepts, in this, or any other state of our glorious Union. Yours respectfully, Theodore H. Beaulieu.