Sloan Says Time to Air The Question of Indians
Nebraska Lawyer Declares
Americans Should Give Heed to Need of People in Own Land
Chicago, September 25.—It is time
for the Indian question to be aired, Thomas L. Sloan, president of the Society
of American Indians, told County Judge Edmund J. Jarecki today when a
delegation from the society called on him to enlist his support.
Delegates from a wide territory
have come in response to the invitation of the Chicago Association of Commerce
to the society to hold its convention here.
“The Indian question has been a
political football,” said Mr. Sloan, an Omaha Indian and a member of the
“We are not here to beg,
but it is the right of the American people that they should know that among
their own wards there are 30,000 cases of trachoma, a deadly eye disease.
The Rockefeller Foundation is spending
millions in China, South America and other countries, but it is spending
virtually nothing among the American Indians. Americans have heard of the many plagues in foreign countries and their
hearts have bled.
We wish to open their
eyes to some conditions in their own Country.”
The World Herald, Omaha
Wednesday, September 26, 1923