Miss Burdette's Visit--Robert Burdette Spotted Horse--Incidents--Talks--Thanksgiving-- More Talks--Dead-broke at Christmas-Time --A Gift from the Cheyennes and Arapahoes --Land Chosen--Government Appreciations
Saddle Mountain, September 14, 1900.
Dear Sister:--It is a very hard time for us now. Everything is turned upside down and I don't know what to do for my people. There is a lot of kick going on and some day you will hear something bad about us. This is not funny talk. It is not quiet here like it used to be. We are all troubled about our land. The Christian brothers and sisters are very weak and they told me to tell you this: "You say you work hard and are tired. You tell us not to ask you for what you got and to go to work and build our own church." They tell me to tell you this: "If you work till you are too tired to work you ought not to be a missionary. Stay where you are and take it easy." They say they will never, never, never ask you for what you got.
They are not feeling good and do not care for anything now. I'm sorry but I cannot help it. I only pray to Jesus to help me to be strong.