Ohio History Journal

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Buffalo Child Long Lance, a scholarly Indian chief-

tain from Alberta, Canada, spoke at the annual meet-

ing of the Society October 2.     An account of his ad-

dress and his visit to Ohio is found on a succeeding page.

In introducing him at the annual meeting Governor

James E. Campbell, President of the Society, spoke in

part as follows:

I am going to introduce a real live Indian of the Blood tribe.

His name in our language, is Buffalo Child Long Lance. His

name in his own tongue is En-ui-poka In-us-twan.

This gentleman in some ways, is the most unique person we

have ever had address this Society. He was born on the border

of Montana and Alberta. He was educated at the Carlisle Indian

school, in this country, and in 1915 he was appointed a cadet at

West Point by President Wilson. These appointments are made

a year ahead of entrance, and before that year expired he had

enlisted in the Canadian contingent of the British Army. More

than a year before we got into the war this brother of ours went

over on his own account and became a captain in command of a

battalion of the British Army. I think that is a great his-

tory. * * *

I want to introduce this American patriot who went to fight

battles that were the battles not only of the Allies but of the

United States and of humanity; not only a great American with a

lineage farther back than ours -- I have an American lineage, if I

live six years longer that will be three centuries; his may be for

all I know three thousand years. I introduce him as an American

citizen, as a soldier, a brother man and a man whom we delight

to honor.

Buffalo Child Long Lance greatly enjoyed his visit

to Ohio and the acclaim with which he was hailed in the

great meeting at the Logan Elm on the afternoon of

October 5.