Dear Mrs. Weaver
Russel Moran:

I'm very sorry that I can't help you with the totem pole. My Indians are of the Plains — chiefly the Sioux — and we don't carve totem poles. I would suggest that you write to the Director of Information, The Indian Bureau,

Dep't. of the Interior, Washington 25 D. C.. You might say that I suggested your writing. I was for several years the Dir. of Information under John Collier and Mr. Brophy. Perhaps I am not quite forgotten there.

But, my whole heart is with you. I want to help.

The enclosed check merely signifies my desire to help. How much is needed?

Yes, Slade Kendrick is tops in every way. Bless his heart!


John Neihardt