RACES: Pow-Wow

Into Rapid City, S. Dak. last week shuffled 300 Crows, Sioux, Chippewas, Shoshones, Blackfeet, Flatheads. They went into encampment, not in clay-painted buffalo hide wikiups, but in closed government school buildings. They held a four-day powwow, not crouched around council fires but seated in armchairs in an oak-paneled room of a government building. But old as U. S. history were the things they talked about—land and government.

For Indians, the Great White Father at Washington had a New Deal in mind. To explain a new and revolutionary Indian bill now before Congress, the...

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