|The Indian in the Professions:*
By J. M. Oskison.
Last Spring, at Carlisle, I heard a Siceni Nori, a graduate of the
school of 1894, talk to the graduating class of 1911. Mr. Nori
is, I believe, a Pueblo Indian, and is a teacher at Carlisle. I
should like to quote all of that good speech to you, changing it here
and there to make it fit you. The gist of one paragraph I cannot
resist using. It is one in which Mr. Nori ran over a list of Carlisle
graduates who are making good in business and the professions:
“If it shall be the pleasure of any one here to take a trip to
Cuba and it becomes necessary to have the assistance of a dentist,
just look up Dr. James E. Johnson, who is enjoying an annual in-come
of $4,000, and his wife, also a graduate, employed by the gov-ernment
at a salary of $1,200 per annum; or, if you desire to take
the water trip, take the Pennsylvania Limited and go to Tiffin, Ohio,
where you will find Dr. Caleb Sickles, another graduate and a promi-nent
dentist who is equally successful; then, if you have time, go to
Oneida, Wisconsin, where you will find Dr. Powlas, a prominent phy-sician
who has the largest practice at his home at DePere, Wis.,
and is a real leader sand missionary among his people. Then pro-ceed
to Minnesota and find Carlisle graduates practicing law and
other professions in the persons of Thomas Mani, Edward Rogers
and Dr. Oscar Davis. Or, if you took the southern way you would
find along the Santa Fe route, Carlisle graduates and ex-students
working in the various railroad shops and taking care of sections of
that great railroad system, preferred above all other kinds of
skilled labor, for they have shown their worth as good workmen.
Or, YOU might meet Chas. A. Dagenett, a graduate, who is National
Supervisor of Indian Employment, and who has by experience gained
here at this school under the Outing System, been.able by untiring
effort, to systematize and build up what is really the Carlisle Outing
System for the entire Indian Service, and for 300,000 Indians. I t
is not often possible to find a man who can be equally successful in
everythingthat he attempts, but we have in a Carlisle graduate, Chas.
A. Bender, the world-famous pitcher of the Philadelphia Athletics,
a crack marksman and a jeweller by trade, andapast-master in all.”
January and/or February1912 RED MAN
|Elected State’s Attorney.
Mr: Thomas Mani, one of Carlisle’s m o s t successful graduates, was
elected on November.fifth last to the office of States Attorney of Roberts
County, S. Dak.
January 10, 1913 ARROW and January 1913 RED MAN
|An unusual trial took place at Peever, S. Dak., ,recently, in which
the defendants, the prosecuting attorney, the witnesses, the justice of
the peace, and the deputy sheriff making the arrest were all Indians.
John and Andrew Thompson, two Indians, were charged with disturbing a meeting at Big Coulee Church;
Ed Heminger, an Indian deputy sheriff, made the arrest. The prosecution was conducted by States Attorney
Thomas Mani, a full-blooded Sioux and a very successful lawyer. Justice Bailey, who is also an Indian, held the
defendents to the next term of circuit court under bonds of $100 each, which-was ~~u.~ished;--Mite.
September 19, 1913 ARROW