Wednesday, June 29, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Eel River Township Resident On New Mexico Reservation (1923)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, November 1, 1923 – page 1, column 2:

Carl A. Gossett has been appointed Superintendent of the Jacarilla Apache Indian reservation in New Mexico and took charge on the first day of October. Mr. Gossett was raised in Eel River township and is a son of Thomas A. Gossett, at one time county superintendent of schools in this county. Mr. Gossett attended the Central Normal College for some time and entered the Indian Service a good many years ago as a teacher in the Moqui reservation in Arizona. He was later principal of the Yauktown Boarding school in South Dakota and when that school was abolished he took up clerical work in the agency office. For several years past he has been the chief clerk at the Jacarilla reservation and now steps into the highest place on that reservation as a reward for efficient and long service. The headquarters for this reservation is Dulce, New Mexico. Those who know Mr. Gossett have no doubt of his ability to make good in his new position which is one that requires ability of a high order, as the duties involve business dealings with outside whites, school work on the reservation, welfare work among Indians and unlimited patience and good nature.

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