NEWSPAPER ON TRIBAL COUNCIL MEETING ABOUT FLOWAGE RIGHTS 1918 March, 28
From: Sawyer County Record & Hayward Republican – March 28, 1918
RESERVE INDIANS HOLD A COUNCIL
In one of the largest of Council gatherings ever held on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation, the Indians have organized themselves this week for the bringing about a speedy adjustment of the most important of various weighty questions vitally concerning the Reservation and surrounding communities of Whites. Father Gordon was chosen President of the Council and Chairman of the Business Committee of eight who are to act as spokesmen for the tribe in matters that affect them as a whole. Among the most pressing matters to be disposed of are these: the American Public Utility Company, restocking of lakes and rivers, through state cooperation, opening up of disposable reservation lands for white settlement, elimination of incompetent government employees, better school facilities for reservation children, reorganization of Reserve town, campaign of enlightenment for the Indians on war questions and organization of Red Cross circles, state cooperation in agricultural development of lands adjoining the reservation.
The committee of eight consists of Father Gordon, chairman; John Goslin, for Post, Frank Setter for Round Lake, Charles Diamond for Whitefish, Alex LaRock, for Eddy Creek, William Wolf for Chief Lake, William Billy Boy for Signor Dam and Ira Isham for Reserve.
Endeavors will be made to secure the closest cooperation of local county officials in many of these matters.