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Ah-ke-wain-zee

- - - Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) February 1, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Ah-ke-wain-zee is visiting Joseph Omen. He is very much in favor of our Farmers' club and talks of joining. We hope that he will.

- - - Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) January 15, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Ah-ke-wain-zee, John Day, and a number of other Indians are hauling wood to the school.


Ah shah ish kah we ne nee
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) March 15, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Agency Items. Ah shah ish ka we ne nee, of Little Creek and uncle of Dan Taylor walked into the agency office March 11th to report his return to the reservation after an absence of some eighteen years in Canada. He had made his home in Canada with a band of Chippewa living near Rat Portage on Lake of the Woods.


Solomon Blue
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) February 1, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Solomon Blue made a trip to Red Lake the 10th on hearing that his pension money had arrived.


Frank Brun
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) March 1, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Frank Brun installed a telephone in his house the 15th.


Mabel Douglass
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) January 15, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Mabel Douglass is the new laundress, Mrs. Beaulieu having resigned.


Mr. Dupris
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) January 1, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mr. Dupris, farmer at Cross Lake District, nearly lost his team in the lake Tuesday morning, when attempting to cross from Ponemah to Redby after freight. The ice is nearly twenty inches thick, but owing to the spreading of the ice, formed a crack a few hundred feet from shore, and when Mr. Dupris drove over it a chunk about thirty feet wide broke off and let his team into the lake. But for the presence of mind of Mr. Breckner and Mr. Dupris and hard work of all present, the team would have been lost. Teams have been hauling freight for several weeks. The weather has been very cold, and owing to the rising temperature ice has bulged up resulting in a break when the team was driven on.


Agnes Gurneau
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) March 1, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Mrs. Agnes Gurneau is getting quite a reputation as a sheep doctor.


Louis Gurneau
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) February 15, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Louis Gurneau hauled in a couple of loads of wood the 10th for an old man on the lake road who had no team.


Gwon-ay-aush-ung
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) January 15, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Gwon-ay-aush-ung is the only man who did not bring in his children promptly to school the morning of the second of January.


George Highlanding
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) January 1, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

AGENCY ITEMS.
George Highlanding is on the police force again, being the oldest man on the force now from a point of service and age. George says that he feels like a young man again.


John Johnson
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) April 1, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
AGENCY NEWS ITEMS.
John Johnson is clearing a strip of land on his place at Little Rock, with the assistance of his neighbors and friends in that locality who recently turned out en masse for the purpose of giving John a little shove. Everybody ought to follow after John and get busy. Quite a number have begun preparations for their spring farm work by ordering machinery and seeds.


Stanley Johnson
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) March 15, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Stanley Johnson, the genial agency stenographer has demonstrated his countrymen's national sport, that of traveling on skis. Stanley explains that when he falls down "he's a durn Swede" but when he successfully rides the brink he maintains his countrymen's honor.


Coya Knutson
Source: San Diego Union (San Diego, CA) Thursday, November 4, 1954; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

WOMEN GAIN IN CONGRESS.
Washington, Nov. 3 (UP) - Two Democratic women scored upsets in Michigan and Minnesota in yesterday's election to raise feminine representation in the new Congress to a record high of 15.

Mrs. Coya Knutson, a former Oklee, Minn., state legislator, unseated Rep. Hagen (R). Martha W. Griffiths, a Detroit attorney, beat Rep. Oakman (R). Mrs. Knutson is Minnesota's first congresswoman.

Mrs. Iris Blitch, Georgia Democrat also won election while 11 other women in the House were re-elected. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine) was returned to office in September.


J. Geo. Littledeer
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) February 15, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
We regret to learn of the expulsion from the Carlisle Indian School of J. Geo. Littledeer of the Red Lake Reservation.


Clarence Lynch
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Saturday, September 30, 1922; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Business Chances.
Restaurant For Sale
with fixtures and kitchen equipment. Good business. Bargain
CLARENCE LYNCH
Oklee, Minn.


Me-zhuck-eence
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) March 15, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Agency Items. Me-zhuck-eence of Ponemah transacted business at the Agency on March 3rd.


John Morgan
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) January 8, 1899; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

John Morgan, formerly of Aitkin county, but now of St. Hilare, Red Lake county, Minn., is making a fight for the position of game warden under Gov. Lind's administration. Mr. Morgan is one of the best known men of the Northwest, having in the past held many positions of trust, both political and local, and is known as a staunch and unswerving Democrat, and an honest and conscientious citizen. He is conversant with the geography of the Northern part of the state. He has strong endorsements.


Andrew Nash
Source: The Duluth Herald, Saturday Evening, Oct. 22, 1910.

One Year's Crop Pays for Farm
Red Lake Falls, Minn., Oct. 22 -Another Red River farmer has paid for his farm with a single crop. This time it is Andrew Nash of Red Lake county. He bought 160 acres last spring for $2,500. He put in half of it to flax and raised $2,800 worth of flax from it this season.


Mrs. Gunover Nessland
Source: Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) Wednesday, April 7, 1937; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

FIRST RIDE ON TRAIN.
Mrs. Gunover Nessland, above, [photo] will be 70 in the fall, is making her first trip by train-from her home in Oklee, Minn., to Long beach, Cal. Previously she had never been any farther from home than Minneapolis, three hundred miles.
Only two things bother Mrs. Nessland about traveling by train-she can't ride "backwards" (has to face the engine), and she wasn’t able to sleep Tuesday night. She will visit two daughters in Long Beach for a year, if she doesn't get lonesome.-World-Herald Photo.


No-din-e-be-nais
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) February 15, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
No-Din-e-be-nais, one of the Down River Indians, recently bought a horse from Joe W. Lawrence.


Joseph Omen
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) March 1, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Joseph Omen has been getting out telephone poles during the past week.


John Peterson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, May 27, 1914; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
BUYS BANK AT OKLEE
Oklee, Minn., May 26.-John Peterson, former land office receiver of Crookston, has bought the First State bank of Oklee. The former owner, John A. Duffy, has moved to Red Lake Falls.


Pilger
Source: The Graphic (Postville, IA) July 1, 1897; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

LIVING AMONG THE INDIANS.
Mrs. Mary A. Pilger, of Eldora, has just located her husband, whom for three years she has mourned as dead. Pilger left home in 1894, going to the Rainy Lake (Minn.) gold region during the gold excitement. He wrote his wife July 4, 1895, that he would start for home the next day, and since then not a word has been heard from him, and his family supposed he was dead.

When found by the Minnesota authorities Pilger was living with Indians on a reservation in Red Lake county, Minn. His beard and hair were long and mossy, and he could not give his name or residence or remember his past life. The Indians regarded him with superstitious awe. Mrs. Pilger is making arrangements to leave here at once for Fergus Falls to identify her long lost husband.


John Sayers
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) March 15, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Agency Items. John Sayers recently delivered 25,000 ft. of sawlogs for the agency sawmill.


Erling Thoen
Source: Oregonian (Portland, OR) Sunday, March 30, 1924; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

NON-RESIDENT PUPILS TAKE VOCATIONAL COURSES.
Graduates of Oregon Institute of Technology Enter Business in Local Field.
A large number of students are being attracted to the Oregon Institute of Technology, operated by the Portland Young Men's Christian association, from many states of the union, Canada, Japan and the Philippine islands, according to a compilation just completed by L. G. Nichols, director of the institute. Vocational courses in the day school are shown to draw a large number from outside of Portland.

Registration includes students from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Japan and the Philippine islands. [listing only includes the Red Lake County student]

Automotive school -
Erling Thoen, Oklee, Minn.


Oscar Whitefeather
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) January 15, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

CROSS LAKE ITEMS.
Oscar Whitefeather and his brothers are busily engaged in logging operations. This is the only camp that is going to get out a large scale of logs. There are two other outfits logging, but they are not getting out very many logs.


George Williams
Source: Red Lake News (Red Lake, MN) January 1, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
George Williams celebrated Xmas by working as usual.


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