The Chemawa American (Chemawa, Or.) 19??-current, December 01, 1915, Page 25, Image 27

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affirmed these natural resources to the Indian by solemn treaty pledges.
It is a right that is vital to these Indian people, a right has been neither
questioned nor disturbed for over half a century until within the last ten
years. Since the days of recent more serious settlement, their fishery
locations have become the causes of endless disputes and endless attempts
to dispossess the Indian by legal technicalities and quibbles. Now that
the whites occupy, utilize and capitalize both land and water there is a
very distinct tendency to crowd the Indian from either or both."
At the Presbyterian church Friday evening there was given an enter
tainment that would have been worth while to all the people of Lebanon
to have attended. It was one of that class of entertainments that wins
its way with all thinking people. The Indian String Quartet from the
Indian school at Chemawa gave the musical part of the program and it
was well given. The quartet was composed of three Indians boys and
their instructor, and their work upon the violin was something that
many white boys might be proud of if they could do as well. However
in the writer's opinion the best part of the program was the lecture by
Mr. Kennedy upon Jean Valjean, the chief character of Victor Hugo's
famous novel, L,es Miserables. The entire entertainment was instrutive
as well as entertaining and there was genuine appreciation of
the talent of all who took part in it by every-one present. Lebanon
(Oregon) Criterion, Nov. 19, 1915.
JjOCATj and otherwise
Not long ago Supt. Wadsworth made a quick trip to Seattle on busi
ness connected with the school.
On Sunday evening, November 28th, Father Gall of Mt. Angel res
ponded to an invitation by Supt. Wadsworth that he address our gen
eral assembly during the regular service. Father Gall gave an interest
ing, instructive and able talk. Perhaps the word "Harmony" more
fully conveys the import of his address than any other title that could
be suggested. We are always pleased to hear him, as he gets out of
the path followed by so many public speakers.