Report of the ... Annual Lake Mohonk Conference on the Indian and Other Dependent Peoples, Volume 34,Parte 1916

The Conference, 1916

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Página 137 - If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Página 47 - ... $27,500, which has never been paid, but is withheld awaiting adjustment of counter claims to be referred to the Court of Claims under HR 10555 introduced on January 31, 1916, on which the Secretary reported under date of March 30, 1916. The attempt of the County and State authorities of Oklahoma since the passage of the Act of May 27, 1908 (35 Stat. 312), removing restrictions on the alienation of allotted lands, to tax these lands in the hands of the original allottees, was frustrated by 8,000...
Página 117 - Our considerations make it probable that the wide differences between the manifestations of the human mind in various stages of culture may be due almost entirely to the form of individual experience, which is determined by the geographical and social environment of the individual.
Página 103 - ... for that great typical American and poet who so quaintly and truly stated it all when he said: ''The great American idea is to make a man a man, and then to let him be.
Página 23 - Those present represented all departments of Indian schools, industrial as well as academic, and also all phases of reservation work. In addition to a varied program of regular class instruction, in which English, agriculture, home economics, and health were emphasized, daily group conferences were held, at which all of the details of the course of study were thoroughly discussed. General conferences were also held and the aims and purposes of the course, as well as ways and means of organizing the...
Página 100 - ... treatment of the Indians. It was my lot to place in irons nearly one hundred Indian men of the Kiowa and Comanche tribes, under the orders of General Sheridan, at Fort Sill in 1874-5, and to care for them in their prison life, and at the same time, have the care of nearly seven hundred others, — men, women and children held in prison camps. It was my duty to take seventy-four of the most turbulent of those in irons to Florida and to remain with them for three years. They were not tried. The...
Página 61 - If we have an Indian policy worthy of the name, its goal must be an enduring and sturdy race, true to the noblest of its original instincts and virtues and loyally sympathetic with our social and national life; a body of efficient citizens blending their unique poise and powers with the keen and sleepless vigor of the white man.
Página 201 - CONFERENCE The asterisk (*) following the name of a gentleman indicates that he was accompanied by his wife.
Página 46 - ... ultimate creation of a state or states of the Union to embrace said lands. Though the personnel of that Commission, two years later (Act of March 2, 1895, 28 Stat. 939) was increased from three to five members and was later reduced to four (Act of July 1, 1898, 30 Stat. 591) and finally to one (Tarns Bixby July 1, 1905, succeeded by J. George Wright, July 1, 1907), the Commission did not conclude the Atoka agreement with the Choctaw and Chickasaws until April 23, 1897, four years after appointment,...
Página 9 - ... and harmful effect upon the sanitary, social and economic life of the islands. We therefore urge that these necessary aids to the welfare of the people of the islands be not abandoned. We reaffirm the recommendation of the Conference of last year that an immediate grant of full American citizenship be made to the people of Porto Rico.

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