PhilaPA "The TImes" 10Nov1877 p.1 Ponca Chiefs meet with president 09Nov
- TIIE PONCA TRIBE. Indians in Taint and Feathers Telling Their Grievances. Washington, November 9. The Ponca chiefs, who are now in this city, had a primary interview with the Tresideut at 4 o'clock this afternoon. Tho council was held in tho Cabinet Chamber at tho exocutivo mansion. The In dians were accompanied by Major Howard, who has them in churgo, and met at the White Houso the Secretary of the Interior and the Commis sioner of Indian Affairs. The Poncas were resplen dent in all thcadornmentsol savage taste. There was a lavish expenditure of red, green, brown and yellow paint on their faces, their blankets and leggings were of gorgeous red aud green, eagle feathers and bears' claws were strung pro fusely about them, several carried tomahawks, but the traditional pipe - smoking was not indulged in, these being peaceable Indians. The speeches were interpreted by Bamaby, a half - breed. White Jt - agle, standing UuUiilo, standing Bear and Big Chief made appeals. The one burden of each Indian's oratiou was an expression of dissatisfaction at their present place of residenco in the Indian Territory, and their desire to re move back to their old agency.