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The Indian Reservation

try fitted for infinitely better uses. Such a thing cannot happen until the laws made "in the beginning" become subject to human revision.

But after that, the host of "suppliants"; and then, what next? Then, surely, there is grand opportunity for the play of the humanitarian professions of a great nation; with the last Indian turning to his "Great Father" for instruction in the better way, will Justice be invited to preside over the destiny of the unhappy race? Or will Unde Sam "measure his contribution by his means and disposition at the time," and let it go at that?