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From our archives, 100 years ago
After “long delays and much pleading,” it appeared that tribal members on the Colville Reservation would finally get some payment from the government’s purchase of the north half of the reservation.
The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that the U.S. Treasury had finally deposited more than $1 million in various local banks, but only after Sen. Wesley Jones “camped at the door of the commission on Indian affairs until action was in sight.”
The paper estimated that tribal members would receive about $456 per capita.
From the school discipline beat: Four “popular” high school boys were suspended for “singing in an undertone” from the back of the North Central High School auditorium during a school assembly. Apparently, they had been singing the “school yell” of South Central High School – now known as Lewis and Clark High School.
South Central had burned down a year earlier and its students were attending North Central High School until a new building was finished. School yells associated with South Central were not tolerated, “for fear of exciting a rivalry between students of the two schools.”
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(From the Associated Press)
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