“Dissatisfaction Evidenced by Some”

  • James Treat


People had come from far and near to attend the Indian Ecumenical Conference. A delegation of five Papagos drove to Stoney Indian Park from their homes in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona, and a busload of thirty—some representing communities above the Arctic Circle—made the long journey from the Northwest Territories. Others came from Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island and from the Florida Everglades. Many more lived on reserves within a few hours of Morley. The total number of delegates was better than double that of the Crow Agency gathering, and hundreds of casual participants further multiplied the increase in overall attendance; Stoney officials estimated they served eight hundred people at each meal on Wednesday. “A substantial number of Indian observers were young people from all over the United States and Canada,” the Conference report noted, “who came on their own initiative and resources.”1


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