Arcata High School - Advance Yearbook (Arcata, CA)

 - Class of 1926

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V TFTEN ADVANCE n LEGEND OF TRINIDAD HEAD Once upon a time, long before the days of the white man, there was a tribe of Indians residing in the country around what is now called Northern Humboldt County. This particular tribe was very appropriately named, "Chihuakalelia," which in the Indian language means, "the Stern One," the reason being that the customs of the tribe were very strict. One part of this tribe lived on a plateau which was nearly two hundred feet above sea level and extended far out into the ocean, ending in a steep precipice. Far away, across many rivers and lakes, dwelt another tribe of Indians, the Blackfoot tribe, which was noted for its beautiful maidens. Now, it is said that the son of the chief of the Chihuakalelia tribe, Dahcotah, a handsome young brave, who already wore several scalps at his belt and was the leading athlete of the clan, fell violently in love with a beautiful young maiden of the Blackfoot tribe. In vain did the young chief's father and others plead against his choice. The young warrio1"s heart was set, and he would rather go to the Happy Hunting Ground than choose another maiden for his squaw. In desperation, Mahta-Tatonka, his father, threatened banishment from the tribe and hinted that Dahcotah might be wiped from the face of the earth by the Great Spirit should he marry Iolalelo, the Blackfoot maiden. Undaunted, the young brave set out one night in his canoe for the res- idence of the other tribe, where he was to meet his loved one by a certain birch-bark tree on the bank of the Klamath River. He found her waiting, and they both paddled happily on down the river, far, far, from the homes of their fathers. For many days Mahta-Tatonka sat in silence in his lodge, neither eating nor sleeping, so great was his sorrow, not only at the lcss of his only son, but also at the disgrace brought upon the tribe by Dahcotah. One night, sitting thus, he fell into a deep slumber and dreamed amost wonderful dream. He dreamed that he could hear the voice of the Great Spirit, soft as the lapping of the waters upon the shore, yet clear and distinct, speaking to him. It seemed to say, "Move ye your tribe or thou shalt be punished severely: thou hast angered me deeply." Mahta-Tatonka awoke. Was it only a dream? Or had the Great Spirit really spoken to him? He asked the advice of the oldest woman in the vill- age, Ogillallah, who thought the wisest thing to do would be to move. The tribe, after being told of the dream, agreed with Ogillallah, so great was their fear of the Great Spirit's anger. The next day they moved, start- ing on a journey of perhaps two or three hundred miles, to a land of plenty, Where many generations lived happly afterward. Many, many years later the lure of the old hunting grounds and the de- sire to see the old home led those of Dahcotah's tribe to send a young brave back to see what had become of the place of his late ancestors. ,Lo and behold! What did he, Mena-Seela, see when he arrived? Only the . B

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lg l Tx-ir: i ADVANCE foremost bench. Brother Guss went on: "Ef dere be a stone wall heah an' de Lo'd tell me to jumpitru dat wall, it am dis heah niggah's business to jump, and de Lo'd's business to see dis niggah tru. Dat am faith. New le's all pray .... . . Oh, Lo'd, dat knows de sin ob all, lif' up yo' eyes an' look down 'pon us pore critturs heah below. Bad, ugly things am all dat exists in dis heah worl' . Oh, hasten de day when all good niggahs will be gaddered togedder in de hebbenly lan'. It am den dat physical exgustion will be no mo'. " Every- one knew, though it was ignored, that brother Gus was about the laziest negro in the whole colony, and he always preached in this strain, due, prob- ably, to a guilty conscience. Another song was announced, after which Brother Guss began to preach on this text: "Mawnin' in de lan' ob de settin' sun." He declared: "De good Lo'd sho' ought to drop a stone on de head ob de one who does somepin' what he should not ought to. " Just at this moment, a slight noise above was followed by the mysterious dropping of a stone on Brother Guss' head! He was too much surprised to note that it was padded andldid not hurt, but to the accompaniment oflthe congregation's uproar, he went through the process of being Hflabbergasted' ', and sprawled on the platform. Finally, he slowly rose, locked fearfully at the roof, rubbed his head, and much to the surprise of the boys said, "Lo'd, can't yo'-all take a joke?" QA true incidentl Winston Schussmann '26 A THOUGHT When all the world is sound asleep, , And mystic, lovely shadows creep-- When night birds call and night wind sighs- O, what is veiled from mortal eyes? But charm of wonder, magic, rest, - That comes on hours with darkness blest, Shall make us happy, dreaming then Of what is myst'ry yet to men! Novelle Rowland '26 l



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A ADVANCE W Eli it ll li' f waves of the sea, dancing and playing merrily over the spot they held so N . ,w ii 1 l . . li gl dear. The Great Splflt had done as he had threatenedg the sea had swallow- it ll i ed up the scene of the disgrace ofthe tribe, leaving only the farther corner l il of the plateau, a large rock, smoothed by the waves, which is now known i l as Trinidad Head. y T. all i Thus was the belief of the tribe true that 'gThe Great Spirit knoweth all Wil l and avengeth the wrongs of his people." T F Karl Cooperrider lf T lil? nf. gm " ilvrl ll .i N. ,i l ,l - V , , M I l 1 ll ll-iw all l l llll fix l' ,rr as W Q , g T fbi l i I E 1 l I 1 I ii ' W ll . . P :J l 1 ll? V l i fur! . I ,,i1flA1,j V ---t fs' V F" 'e" "yi ,, 2+ g1lA3s2K or rv-Qgg

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