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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta PRINCE OF WALES MADE STONEY INDIANS CHIEF AT BANFF, S t-v VI %x .V l t'J'H'jK vm e. i aYCOimrisrcrcfH y t-'iii i'-'-jTi ''MTin K .-.V- A rouarfj rore PR 1 r. or c.. Stony Indian CWef, Banff. (2) The Prince Receives His Indian Chief's Outfit. Stony Indian Camp, Banff. (4) jndian Ccrenionia] Dance Making Prince a Chief. (a) Row of Indian Chiefs at Banff for the Ceremony. (6) At Idle Indian Dance. (7) 'The Prince Receives an Address From the Mayor of High River. (8) The Prince, as an 'Indian Chief Making n Speech at Banff. (9) The Ceremonial Dance. (10) Indian Squnw Races Assembled at Banff for the ceremony... (11) Stony Indian Camp, where the Prince was-Named "Chief Morning Star." (12) The Prince talks vnth Shuswap Indiana :it Kamloopa PRINCE ELECTED C.HIEF Ii -oas tit lS2t the Prince of Wiles was mule Chief Mornlne SUr. irllh the rlglit 10 .wear lio sbinlng luckakln roie with a blue ot teaja and i head dreaa ot and r.oddin; (patliers o( z cilc( the SLoncy Tribe. tLe Prince ntcpped'oft tbe train atnld Iho high peaks and eicjulsite spruce olail nllefe ot Ban.'f. he foflnd Jiimasjr amonj Indian travw clad In the Tlrtd colors'ot the spectnim, feathered and beaded crest lo mocaAstal and uouuleil on their small, Hidll horsca. At oacb. branch road, a fresh body of rf frean splash of TermHlon 1 and yellow and cherry and blue nnd erecn morecl out from amid trees and [ell In behind Ibo eicori, so Ibal aa h weSt bfcirao a morlnj tra.'n ol ahlflln' color. The procession wtnt until It reached a big open race course where Indian Itpcca, red alarnd on white, and gay wilb (lass, were set and whore the ceremony to be held. A3 Iht Prince came brl lo Iho grounds, braves whirled their flonlea about and raced tforoueh vcllg o[ dilRt !n a riile of Welcome, while the low IhMbblne of lom-toraa Joined rtstlt In tbe Web, tnin whoop of the Indian dais and In the centro of a circle of braves, some with skins painlerl crome yellow so lhal Hk'o macks dziihid with red, aomo barred with Hue, pome wl.tli yellow paint on sleek hair, tbn Prince received lie welcome of Young Tbunder, o. hie roughly carrcd Indian clad In while, hairy chaps end cowboy shirt, nnd ns read his adrtrr-ss In Slnr- EOng Cree, bla body was cuiycd as he a'.ill'sat.on a p'.illlnz horse. Ho read first In nig olden. Ionia': and then In Kncl'sh ol the honor the Princa was paying lo them, and of their enduring loyalty to him. and to hlg father, and r.e aaicd tbe 1'rirce "to iicccpl from nr- this Indian suit, Iho beat ire hare, emblem- mlc ol llio clclho-s vroro In happy days." 113 to elect yon as o'jr chief ah.J lo five you the name c( C'iilef Mo'm'DK Slar.'' lid said.' Then he tandc'! !hs I'rincc a masilllrtont head- dress of feilhera and anrt line duck sWn Tho Trince, on tho ?noke to Ihe circle'of braves of tbe honor he fell they had done nun. he finished lom-toms were loosed again. And (he rifgh, trdn whoop resa up from ihe ring which almost at once began to circle arnnad (n a dance, Jt was a wonderful scene, Ibln mags of Indians !n the deep cup rimmed by ateep and white crass and not Ihe Ifssl picturesque of attractions Ihere were tht bf ad an_il leather iariicd who Jf >bSed about .op th ;