Dear Slade:

I have just come back from Bancroft and a trip out into the Sand Hills of western Nebraska, where I visited with the Black family. They have a ranch of 4 2,000 acres!! It was a joy to drive around through those hills! It's all virgin prairie — largely buffalo grass. That feeling of eternity is something to experience!!

The Bancroft Black Elk Pageant (in my h honor) was an amazing success! There were about 1400 in the audience, and the crowd was enveloped in an atmosphere of affe affection. It was a pure joy.

I'm writing without my glasses, which are being mended.

I'll write again soon.

With affection —

John N.
P. S.

The horse-dance — 16 costumed riders and four fours of horses — was most impressive.