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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Named honorary Blood chieftains Cundlock lose gain tribal names and colors By RUSSELL OUGHTRED Herald Staff Writer BLOOD Stan- doff Stripped to the waist and wearing the paints of the Blood Indians Premier Peter Lougheed smoked the peace pipe here Saturday afternoon as Bloods welcomed him as honorary Chief Crop Eared Wolf A few minutes 500 Bloods and non-Indians gathered to watch Blood children dance a ritual welcome for the Premier and former Conservative MP for Deane Gundlock Ceremonial skins were Premier Peter Lougheed and former MP Deane Gundlock after painting Saturday at a Standoff ceremony. Both were given Indian Plume'and Jim Whitefeathers WALTER KERBER photo Honorary chieftains prepared the traditional paint of red and yellow ochre dug from the ground. Two veterans of World War II began the war dance of the Bloods. Pat Eagle Child the Alberta Tory leader and Ray Many Chief captured the former Tory starting ceremonies with the warrior escort. The two Tones stripped to the waist and medicine man Bob Black Plume rubbed yellow iron oxide on the Premier's chest and face For yellow paint demonstrates wisdom Then thin red streaks were painted on the premier's lips and temples symbolizing mutual trust Bob Black Plune then touch- ed his head four times to the Premier's four be- ing a sacred Blood number And four times the venerable medicine man motioned as if he were placing his sacramen- tal eagle-feather and horsehair headdress on Mr Lougheed's head. The headdress finally in ceremonial leaders conferred the names Chief Crop Eared Wolf to Lougheed and Chief Running Rabbit to Gundlock Each was presented with an elaborate scroll drafted by Standoff calligrapher Gerald Tailfeathers Crop Eared Wolf and Runn- ing Rabbit are now honorary Kamai chiefs until the stop shining and the rivers quit flowing Tobacco was tamped in the sacred black stone peace and gently smoked once down the and once up the The honoring dance as Blood leaders and honorary chiefs circled the Standoff Indian Days camp ringed by 60 teepees and 100 tents The drums faded and everyone filed out except Chief Crop Eared who was buttonholed by reporters eager to remind the 45-year- old Premier of his chief- tainship of the Tory tribe in Edmonton A and less decorous ritual unfolded before television earners recording for the late news Chief Crop Eared Wolf told a preferred microphone that Indian oil claims will be settl- ed by the courts since Indians the law of the province He said his government will help bands like the Bloods when they come to Edmonton tor assuming that the sun continues to rivers flow and Albertans elect Tory majorities The he are very well Chief Crop Eared Wolf pointed south from Indian Days camp to Kamai now wholly owned and operated by the Bloods through Red Crow Developments could be more sign of progress by Indians9 the honorary chief asked a reporter The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION July Pages 11 to 20 BILL GROENEN photos Fair faces Many people from Lethbndge and the surrounding area had fun at the fair lasi week. At top Ryan Douglas five the son of Roy Teierle of seems more interested in a bit of rest than in the crowds surging around the grounds. At bottom Lea Anne 11 daughter of Lloyd Strain of seems more interested in her drink. Eight-year-old Randy son of Raymond Jensen of top may have been a bit worn out from all the fun when his picture was and the young lady at bottom left didn't even know the photographer was there. Names carry stature of leaders As Chief Crop Eared Premier Peter Lougheed accepts the name of the leader of the Blood from 1900 to 1913 The son of famed warrior Red Crow and the grandfather of the current Blood Chief Jim Shot Both Chief Crop Eared Wolf is best known to Bloods for his stubborn refusal to surrender Indian land According to Hugh director of Glenbow-Alberta Bloods tell this story about Chief Crop Eared Wolf When asked by a govern- ment agent to give up some of the band's the chief pick- ed up a clump of tore the grass from it and replied can have this But he pressed the handful of dirt to his saying is for me and my people forever In 1906 the government forc- ed the Bloods to vote on land surrender A Fort Macleod newspaper reported the results as follows A Markle was con- ducting the negotiations which were opposed tooth and nail by Crop Eared the head chief should have been a politician He personally can- vassed every vote on the reserve Some he others he coaxed and others he induced to stay away The Bloods voted against land surrender by a majority exceeding three to one As Chief Running Deane Gundlock takes the name of a brother-in-law of Red Crow who led the Bloods until 1881 when he left Canada dissatisfied with government inaction when the livelihood of Indians disappeared with the buffalo In 1882 he officially resigned as a Blood chief later becom- ing Chief of the Peigan tribe in Montana Honorary chieftains joining august body of dignitaries With their induction Satur- day as honorary Kamai chiefs. Peter Lougheed and Deane Gundlock join an august group of politicians and businessmen which includes no women and no Indians Although honorary chiefs are chosen by the Blood band candidates are nominated by the Kamai representing honorary chiefs But it is ex- pected that an Indian will soon become an honorary Blood chief The likely candidate is Alberta Lieutenant-Governor Ralph Stemhauer The first honorary or chieftainship was accepted in 1919 by the Duke of Windsor Since Bluuds have so honored five two prime political leaders and prominent district ranchers and businessmen With the induction Saturday of Deane Gundlock as Chief Running Rabbit and Peter Lougheed as Chief Crop Eared only two vacant chief- tainships remain There are 40 honorary held for life The 39th honorary chief is expected to be Lt Gov and the Governor-General Jules Leger The induction ceremony first performed in 1919 is modelled on a ritual Blackfoot welcoming of a new member into the says honorary Flying Hugh Dempsey director of Glenbow Alberta Institute in Calgary In the early honorary chiefs formed an af- filiated to include anyone making a not simply to the Bloods but to says Flying Chief Among Kamai chiefs attending Saturday's induc- tion were Chief Eagle former CP Rail president N R Crump Chief Seeing From Alberta RCMP assistant commissioner V M Chief Sun Montana businessman James J Flaher- ty and Chief Calf retired rodeo star Herman Lmder of Cardston Ticket snatch fails city planning to collect An unidentified person who thought he was doing 29 il- legally parked persons a favor Saturday by removing parking tickets from their cars may not have been doing them a favor after all Early this morning The Herald received 29 park- ing tickets in the mail with the following note- live along South Parkside Drive And I was not one of the cars that was ticketed for parking along the 'weed strip' just between the golf course and the pavement feel this is a deplorable act by a very 'small' policeman who obviously does not care about city public relations or about his fellow man removed the tickets from all the cars and am enclosing them with this which I will not sign The Herald gave the tickets to Lethbridge police Insp Bill who is in charge of said the original tickets will be mailed to the owners of the ticketed cars and reminders will also be sent to them He said the people who had tickets removed from their cars be given every op- portunity in the world to pav Tf thau etill Hrin't nav tham they Will be summoned to Insp West didn't think they would receive any further penalties because the tickets were for If the person who removed the tickets is found he could be charged with obstructing a police officer in the execution of his he said The funny thing about Insp West was the cars wouldn't have been ticketed if they had parked on South Parkside Drive But people drove right up over the curb and parked on the grass boulevard alongside Henderson Lake golf course It's illegal to park on the he said Tickets taken The tickets which a resident took from illaaallv narked cars ;