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Condition of Indian Affairs in Wisconsin; Hearings Before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, [61st Congress, 2D Session], on Senate Resolution No. 263

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Condition of Indian Affairs in Wisconsin; Hearings Before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, [61st Congress, 2D Session], on Senate Resolution No. 263

by United States Congress Affairs

About this title: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 Excerpt: ...actual loss was very much less than they were put in at. The Chairman. Do you consider now that if you discovered a case here that needed help it is too late to send that to Washington and have it acted on? Mr. Miles. No, sir; I am doing it right along every day. The Chairman. This list that you talk about was simply a list for the convenience of the committee? Mr. Miles. That was all. It amounts to some forty to fifty thousand dollars, and they commenced with the upper farms next to the falls and come clear down through the bay here. Another thing, I have told the people that they seem to expect the Government is going to reimburse thorn for all they have lost and all they put in. I have told them repeatedly that the Government never, to my judgment, had put up in any calamity for the whole losses of a community. The Chairman. Do you know anything about the carpenters going down to the house of this man who was just on the stand? Mr. Miles. I was down at the house the other day and saw it wa? fixed up and, as he says, Joe Big Boy lives in the other part of the house, and I asked Joe Big Boy about it, and he said it was all right and all fixed up. I think it is as good now as it ever was. The Chairman. Did you explain to any of these people that where they had money standing to their credit that their damage would have to be paid out of that money? Mr. Miles. I carried that idea to all of them; that whatever the Government appropriated would be appropriated for the benefit of the poor and not for those who were able to help themselves. The Chairman. Have you ever intended to tell any of thee people that they could not have their applications sent to Washington? Mr. Miles. No, sir; not if they had any money. If they had no money, of course I told them they c...

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