Canadian Indians on the Warpath

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Quarterly October 1941

Canadian Indians on the Warpath p. 185

From away up near the Arctic circle comes proof that the Canadian Indians are doing their bit in Canada’s war effort. In the old days their forefathers used tomahawks; the present-day Indian believes in a stronger weapon – the almighty dollar.

An Indian from the Good Hope in the Mackenzie River area recently handed $10 to the R.C.M.P. for transfer to King George. Another Treaty Indian, Old Jonas of Simpson, N.W.T., dropped into the local R.C.M.P. detachment with $7 which he said was to help the King fight Hitler.

The Indians believe in Britain. Their donations are indications of the loyalty to the Crown that is prevalent among the native population of the Northwest Territories, Canada and Britain will not forget.

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