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if at any time I fail in my duty, I will appear before the Council, when ordered, and submit without murmuring to its decision.'"

Now the Medicine Man pins the badge over the candidate's heart, takes him by the hand, and says: "I receive you into our Order, and, by this badge, I formally signify the same.

"Now I declare your installation complete as a Pappoose (or Boy)in the ..... Band of the ...... Tribe, which is of the Big (or Little) Lodge in the Woodcraft Indian Nation."

Thus he enters the Tribe and the Order by joining the Band.


Whenever a member has won the right to promotion, his evidences are first submitted to the High Council or the Committee they appoint, and if quite satisfactory the installation is made at the next Council or Grand Council, whichever is most convenient or desirable.

When the program has gone as far as "honors to be claimed," the Chief of the applicant's Tribe or Band shall announce the claim for him. The Committee who have examined the evidence now stand up to support the claim. The officer in the chair asks if any do challenge the claim and, if none, he briefly describes the qualifications and their value in our work, then says: "Acting for the Council, therefore, I now cut from his Horned Shield the green tassel that was the badge of the rank he is leaving and announce that his installation is complete as a ...... of the ...... Lodge."

He then clips off the green tassel, casts it into the fire, and shakes hands with the successful one, who retires to his seat amid loud applause.