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Jean Tarbell Cotton
Jean Tarbell Cotton • 2 years ago

Chief Hole in the Day feathered his own nest when signing treaties. An annuity of 1000 dollars for 20 yrs, a section of land with a good house built on it by the US. He had servants and lived like a Lord. Other chiefs became resentful of his status. When his people were forced to White Earth reservation, "I'll never go," he said, and stayed on his land. His ascendency was not gained through his people but by government favor. Riding in his buggy one day he was waylaid and shot dead.

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