J. H. Cushway

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INDIANS HA VE A POWWOW POKAGON DEPOSED AS CHIEF THE POTTAWATOMIES. YOUNGER BRAVES AGAIN TALK OF INVADING CHICAGO. WARRIORS NOTIFIED OF THE PROPOSED PROPOSED ADVANCE. TWO OR THREE WHOLE STATES CLAIMED BY THE BUCKS. The Pretty Story. Sent Ont by Enterprising Enterprising Correspondents. s T. JOSEPH, Mich., June 7. (Special.) Under ,the leadership of Chief Isaac Qulgno, the Pottawatomles will sail from this port on the evening of June 22, to fulfill their threat of squatting on the most picturesque piece of land in the city of Chlcalgo. Because he was lukewarm to the proposed Invasion, Chief Pokagon, the direct descendant of the first, known, ruler of the Pottawatomles, Pottawatomles, was- was- to-day to-day to-day deposed, by the tribe, and the younger and more enthusiastic buck elected to his place on the Indian throne. Pokagon's council of seven, which is the ruling legislative body of the Pottawatomles, Pottawatomles, was also deposed, the following leaders leaders In the Invasion movement being elected to succeed them: Frank Williams, Frank Sawalk, J. H. Cushway, Stephen Topash, Joseph Motay, Charles Motay and Andrew Rapp. ; Immediately after their election1, Chief Qulgno and the new council of seven went into secret session at Hartford. The session lasted for (several hours. When It was over messengers were dispatched to the various Indian settlements to notify the warriors of the proposed advance on Chicago, Jane 22. The pow-wow pow-wow pow-wow at which Pokagon was ousted from the seat of his fathers was held In the village of Hartford Hartford to-day. to-day. to-day. It was called to hear the re-, re-, re-, port of the scouts sent tq Chicago this week to confer with Capt. Straeter and the police. Frank Williams acted as spokesman for the party. He said the white man In Chicago Chicago was hard-hearted hard-hearted hard-hearted and close-fisted. close-fisted. close-fisted. He would lve the poor Indian nothing unless he was compelled to. In conclusion, Williams Williams strongly urged the tribe to travel to Chicago and squat on the lake front until the white man honored their claim. There was great applauding when' Williams sat down. - ' " : ' This Chief Pokagon ordered stopped, ftat-itrc ftat-itrc ftat-itrc H wn mora- mora- fittlntr for full-blooded full-blooded full-blooded Indians td remain silent and" think before undertaking an invasion of a city the size of GJrtePi;rrShe stand taken by their chief did nq .please- .please- the braves. The tribe, with very iew.' dlpsentlng ballots, yoted to take : the Indian jscepter from the family which has reigned--the reigned--the reigned--the reigned--the Pottawatomles since the discovery Qf America. The Pokagon wing of the tribe declared Qulgno and his council council of seven usurpers and that the police of Chiceo will be justified In casting them into prison as soon as they set foot in Chicago. Chicago. The Indians laugh at this and are going forward rapidly with their plans for t forcing the .while men to honor their claims. ' If the Chicago claim is vindicated, and they sincerely believe it will be, then they will annat on the lake front from the. In diana state line to Grand Haven, a distance OI aOOUl a IlUUUieu nines. Their title to this, strip, which Is valued i at $100,000,000, Is based upon tne same treaty upon which they rest their claim to the valuable Chicago property. In addition addition to this the Indians also lay claim to the site of the entire city of Laporte, Ind., which will also be visited by squatters. The claim to all the land in IlllnoiB, Indiana and Michigan was first 'unearthed by Chief Simon Simon Pokagon, the father of the deposed ruler. Simon ruled the tribe for over forty years, and during this period he succeeded to securing sums aggrgatlng $2,000,000 in payment of the Pottawatomles claim to land in the heart of Chicago. I

Clipped from Detroit Free Press08 Jun 1901, SatPage 1

Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan)08 Jun 1901, SatPage 1
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