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Robert Burns granted his patent in fee simple. Education- Cheyenne & Arapaho
Boarding School 2 Years; Cheyenne Boarding School 2 Years; Carlisle School,
Pa. 9 Months; Fort Wayne College, Fort Wayne Indiana 5 Years.

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Est. of Louis Round Stone, Probate Case, Lame Deer, Montana.
His first wife was married to Frost or Frog (?). She had a son named Robert Burns, in Okla., and a Chief Clerk at the Indian Agency. Her second husband was Packs the Badger, a Sioux. Her 3rd husband was Two Moons and no children out of this marriage.
4th husband of Frost or Frog was Braided Locks, and had no issue.
First wife lived with Louis rest of life.
2nd wife Maracoosa (not long apparently) 1 child. Maracoosa was first married to Bob Tail Horse before Louis and they had one child named Thaddeus Red Water.
3rd wife was Burns Woman, she was first married to Crazy Head, then to Hides Cloud, no child, then married Round Stone and seperated from him.
Round Stone and Sharp Nose daug. named Sarah Waters and over 40 years old says her father married 7 times. (1) Sharp Nose; (2) Maracoosa; (3) Burns Woman; (4) Sally Stands Out; (5) Mary Looks Around; (6) Carrie Bearclaw; (7) Mrs. White Bird. Married 53 years ago to Sharp Nose. Their oldest child 2 years old at the time of the Custer fight in 1876. Lived with Sharp Nose until death.

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   The Indian Chiefs.

  The chiefs from the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency, presented a fine appearance as they sat upon the rostrum last Wednesday evening.  They listened with interest to the band and choir and to Mr. Standing's address of welcome.  When Major Pratt spoke of their presence with us and his pleasure at having them here, he said they were men he knew 31 years ago at a time when some of the tribes were not friendly, and it was interesting if not dangerous to be among them.  Mr. Standing referred to his pioneer life down in the section of the country from whence they had come.  He said he knew Left Hand the best.  Robert Burns, interpreted for the Cheyennes and Cleaver Warden for the Arapahoes.  Both were early pupils of Carlisle.  When it came time for the chiefs to speak, Major introduced Left Hand first.  He said he was one of the men he had met on the Washita 31 years ago.  The Major had met Mr. Standing down in that country also, and it was through his work of preparation that we got 56 of the children of the two tribes that these chiefs represented, to enter Carlisle.  Left Hand sent three of his own boys.
  Left Hand, Arapahoe, said in part, Cleaver Warden, interpreter:
  My friends, I am glad to see you all gathered in this room.  I consider myself as deaf and dumb, but there is a light before me and all the Indians in the United States.  Since I came here and saw you I have been encouraged, and I want to impress upon you that you are to carry heavy responsibilities in the future.  I shall have  a great deal to tell my people when I go home.
  Wolfe Robe, Cheyenne, Robert Burns, interpreter, said: "I am glad to see you all and I am very glad to see that you are learning something.  Improve your time while you are here, so you will be able to manage affairs when you go out from this school.  I have been here before and I am glad to be here now."  Wolfe Robe spoke eloquently in his own language, which sounded very strange to the ears of most of his audience.
  The Major in introducing Buffalo Meat, Cheyenne, said that he had had the unpleasant duty, years ago as an officer of the army, to put chains upon this man, before taking him to Florida as a prisoner of war.  The taking of 74 of the warriors of the southwestern plains in 1875, to Florida proved to be the greatest moving cause toward the establishing of Carlisle.  Although the Major was obliged to treat Buffalo Meat so harshly they had always been friends, and when the time came to send children to Carlisle, Buffalo Meat was ready.
  Buffalo Meat said in part:
  "These are the representative men of my tribe.  The only advice I have to give to the pupils before me is to improve.  We are blind and cannot hear from ourselves.  I am a member of the church, and I pray for the students of the Carlisle school.  I have seen other schools, and I picked out this, for I think this is the best."  Then Buffalo Meat bowed his head in prayer, and in his own language which was not interpreted, sent up a petition that was impressive and powerful.  Although we could not understand a word he uttered the power of the Spirit was manifest and the very breath of his audience could be heard in the stillness of the moment.  Buffalo Meat is the first Christian Chief, uneducated, who ever prayed orally before the Carlisle school.
  Then Robert Burns, Jesse Bent and Cleaver Warden, ex-students who were the interpreters for the visitors, spoke earnestly showing that they too, considered it a privilege to say a few words to the school.  At the close, the audience sang America, and the students marched out as the band played.

December 16, 1898 INDIAN HELPER

7350/1907, Seger File, #127, Walter Roe,Supt. of Okla. Missions, Reformed Church of America to C.F. Larnabee. Comm. of Ind. Affairs, Aug. 30,1907.
Recommends 34 Indians to lease and handle their own property. John Washee, Cleaver Warden, Hartley Ridge Bear, Wm. Little Chief, Alfrich Heap of Birds, Stacy Riggs, Watan, and Kias, (Note: Kias or Short Nose was father- in- law of Ed Burns. Ed was son of Robert Burns.) (Sipes Field Notes), were among the 34.

Text Copyright (c) 2004 Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne and Arapaho Collections. Land Allotment Files.

Note: As late as 1926 patents in fee simple were being denied because of lack of education and general business abilities.
Many of the applicants were unable to speak or write English. Where land could be disposed of under supervision it was recommended the land be sold by the Agent and Commisioner of Indian Affairs.
Most of the land belonged to the elderly, orphans and those Indians considered incompetent by the arbitrary decision of both the Agent and Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Est. of Sharp Nose Woman, died, about 72 years old, born 1836, 1908 on Tongue River.
Dec. 1914. Testimony of Louis Round Stone, 64, born 1850 and lived for 25 years on Tongue River Res. Knew Sharp Nose Woman 41 years and she was his wife and died on the Rosebud. She married 4 times: (1) Cloud, seperated 1 month, Okla., killed in Indian War in Okla. when Louis was very young. (2) Burns, Okla., about 50 years ago, (1864) for 3 years and had one son named Robert Burns. (3) Fat Badger, , Pine Ridge, killed by white man 43 years ago (1871?). 2 boys died young on Pine Ridge.
Married to Louis Round Stone, 41 years old, 1873 until her death.
Children: (1) Mrs. King Fisher born 1875 and died 1910. (2)Ice born 1877 and died 1882. (3) Mrs. Frank Walker born 1879.
Mrs. King Fisher married to (1) Red Owl, Pine Ridge, 26 years old 1888. (2) Herman King Fisher.
Sharp Nose Woman lived 2 years on her allot. in Okla.

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Cheyenne and Arapaho Delegation regarding Black Hills Claims.
Watonga Republican Newspaper, May 12, 1921, Thursday.
The C&A council held a meeting at Watonga, Okla., on Friday last. A struggle occurred between the younger educated leaders and the older, traditional leaders.
The council decided to go to Washington and present tribal claims to the Black Hills (South Dakota), which was signed away years ago without tribal authorization.
Temporary Chairman--Grant Left Hand but lapsed into Cheyenne quickly and the Arapahoes quickly found an interpreter.
President- Robert Burns- Concho
Vice- Pres.- Henry Rowlodge-Greenfield
Sec.-Jesse Rowlodge- Geary
Treas.- Ed Shield- Calumet
Delegates. Watonga--Deforest Antelope, Magpie, Little Hand, George Rearing Bull; Fay-- Turkey Legs and Chas, Starr; Concho--Robert Burns and Ed Shields; Calumet-- Mack Haag and Wm. Curtis; Geary--Jesse Rowlodge, Hail and Bird Chief; Clinton-- Alfrich Heap of Birds; Colony--Alfred Wilson and Left hand; Hammon-- Standing Water and Howling Water, Cantonment-- Ernie Black, White Wolf and Geo. Curtis; Carlton and Canton-- Henry Lincoln, Joe Williams, Frank Harrington, Little Raven, White Shirt, Bringing Good and Rabbit Run, Kingfisher-- Sampson Kelly, Sore Head, Henry Starr and John Block.

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Watonga Republican Newspaper, Feb. 2, 1928.
Representatives of the Cheyennes and Arapahoes going to Washington on Feb. 1, 1928. Robert Burns, Concho; Alfred Wilson, Weatherford; Jesse Rowlodge, Geary; Arnold Woolworth, Calumet were delegates chosen January 6th, at El Reno for special council on Black Hills Claim.
Daniel B. Henderson of Washington will present their claims. Jesse Rowlodge was a member of the delegation two years previously. Senator Hendricks of Wyoming and Senator Walsh of Montana supported a bill for the claim. The Oklahoma delegation also supports the bill.
Delegates to the meeting: Cantonment- Herbert Walker and Red Bird, Cheyennes; Watonga- John Block and Deforest Antelope, Cheyennes; Clinton- Kias and John Fletcher, Cheyennes; Colony- Theodore Haury and Henry Little Bird, Arapahoes; Weatherford- Jacob Runner and Alfred Wilson, Cheyennes; Canton- Little Raven and White Shirt(Man), Arapahoes; Cantonment- Ben Buffalo and Left Hand, Cheyennes; Geary- Henry Rowlodge and Arnold Woolworth, Arapahoes; Calumet- Henry Miles and Bird Chief, Jr., Arapahoes; Calumet- Mack Haag and Harry Black, Cheyennes; Kingfisher- Joe Yellow Eyes and Clarence Shepard, Cheyennes.

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