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Gleanings of '24
(1924)

History of the tribe of 1924,   pp. 22-24


Page 22

HISTORY OF THE TRIBE OF 1924 
The Deeds of this Class Have Been Unexcelled 
and Will Remain Unexcelled 
In 4920, the present Seniors or the Kabibonokka the invincible tribe 
of 1924 made their presence first known to the rest of the high school, 
by giving the greatest festival of the season, an overall and apron party.
Abolishing their war paint and feathers and putting aside their bows 
and arrows, they made ready for the great event. When dressed in 
their party costumes they looked quite civilized and modern. The 
Maigatter Orchestra furnished the wonderful music for this party and 
no one would dare say it was anything but a success. 
Later in this same year the mighty Megissogwan, better known as 
Alton Fishfer became the Kabibonakka's first debator. The Kabibonakks 
also boasted of four warriors on the football squad. 
In 1922. our girls basketball team drew bows against the Mishe 
Tribe (Suring). They got the scalps 11-1. The Indian Maids in this. 
game from the Kabibonokka tribes were Wenonah. (Muriel Coopmau) 
and Minnehaha (Marion Wall). 
Our basket ball brave Hiawatha (Tracy) aided in winning from 
the Mighty Ajibways (Peshtigo) by a score of 24-7, Hiawatha, himself 
returned carrying the wampum belt of victory,. 
During this season the Shuhshuligah (0. F.) debating team crossed 
war clubs with the Shawnee tribe. The Shawnees were badly beaten. 
scalped and burned at the stake. Fairburn Flowers, our brave Mabasso, 
took an active part in this warfare. 
Kermit Bateman and Homer Morrissey, Nagaw and Wudjao, of 
the Kabibonokka tribe beat drums and danced the war dance in the 
Badger and performed -irnilar tactics in the band. 
The greatest event in the history of the Kabibonak tribe is perhaps 
the Prom. The Liberty Hall served as the Happy Hunting Grounds 
and was beautifully decorated. Indian braves and maidens, chiefs and 
warriors from numerous tribes attended. The Kabibonokka tribe not 
only made a wonderful party out of it but also cleared up quite a sum 
of money. The latter may serve a , a good example to other tribes. 
In the fall of 1924, the football team directed their tomahawks at 
the head of the Tawasentha tribe (Gillett). Nor were their aims un- 
true. Our braves after giving a frightful war cry dashed into the fray. 
The Tawasenthas boasted of a great victory. But big words do not smite 
like war clubs. Boastful breath is not a bow string. They were bad!y 
defeated by the 0. F. teams. After the victory our Indian maidens joiued
hands and circled around the braves, dancing and singing the death 
,ong in behalf of th  defeated TawasenIthas tribe (Gillet). 
The Kibibonokkas took part in many more events during their 
four years in this High School. They have worked and won for them- 
selves a great and proud name. Surely no tribe in the past or ever, 
in the years to come can rival them. They will remain the invincible 
and the unconquered in tle future. On leaving this school they will win 
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