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    1898 Santee Agency, Nebraska Indian Newspaper "Iapi Oaye" (Word Carrier). 10.75" x 15". Volume XXVII, Number 5, dated May, 1918. Four pages. Alfred L. Riggs, publisher. An early example of an Indian reservation publication. The Santee Agency was located in Knox County, Nebraska. In 1898 there were about 600 Sioux living there. The reservation operated under a constitution and was governed by a Tribal Council. This newspaper is written almost entirely in their native Sioux language with the exception of a couple of advertisements. An interesting late-nineteenth century look at Native American reservation life representing one of the fiercest and most contentious tribes in the West. The newspaper has a few trivial closed tears at the edges and looks to have been disbound from a larger volume, else it is in fine condition.


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