Commissioner Clements: “We are not here to drive a bargain, the government simply desires to buy land that the Indians do not want.. Little Dog
[a bad translation, this is the ‘Pup’]
to theCommissioners: “The Indians did not ask the Government to comeand buy their land..”
The Pup rebuts the commissioners opening remarks as absolutelyuntrue. The Pup is a ‘pagan’ Blackfeet, as are most of his people atthis time, and does not want to sell the mountain home of histribe’s gods. Besides, The Pup is convinced these men are here tocheat his people. The Pup’s presumptions are not withoutfoundation, it has already been falsely reported to the United StatesIndian Commissioner Browning that the Indians nearlyunanimously want to sell the mountain portion of their reservation,which, excepting White Calf, is absolutely rebutted by the further speeches of these chiefs..
“White Calf to the Commissioners: “We Indians, in my mind, arenothing but common dogs. The Great Father has taken it into hishead to break in these wild dogs and has done so..”
White Calf is a Christian and a broken man, not a chief in the oldsense. White Calf is a sycophant that always will grovel before theUnited States, as indicated in his terms of speech ‘The GreatFather.’ White Calf is under the absolute influence of Joe Kipp andJames Willard Schultz, and what is described in the investigativereports of the United States Indian Claims Commission as the[criminal] “Agency Ring.” Commissioner Grinnell is so close tothese thieves that he is in fact considered by most of the Indians present to be a de facto member of the same criminal ring, knownto the Indians at the agency as the „Kipp Gang.“