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‘uncle Sol’ of Wisconsin Again Made Indian Chief

August 9, 1928
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Sol Levitan, the State Treasurer of Wisconsin, has been made an Indian chief for the second time.

Sometime ago the Winnebagoes, on their reservation, adopted him into their tribe and immediately elected him as one of their chiefs.

This time he has been adopted by the Chippewas. The adoption took place on the Indian reservation at La du Flambeau, Wis., and it cost the new “Indian” five packages of “eating or smoking tobacco.” Chief Neganigijig solemnly passed the tobacco around among the other braves each of whom as solemnly took a pinch.

In preparation for the adoption the Chippewas fitted out the State Treasurer with a cap of porcupine fur and deer tail, adorned with beads. From it an eagle’s feather stuck up at a rakish angle. This was presented to him and in addition also two handsome woven bags and a birch bark basket.

Mr. Levitan has now a new name, one, however, he will have to practice a bit to be able to pronounce. It is Bimwewegijig. But the meaning is much easier. It means Roaring Sky, or simply Thunder.

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