At Duane, on the White Earth Reservation, Sunday's big meeting at the Indian camp assembly had remarkable results among the Chippewas, who were present in large numbers in the Methodist church and in tents surrounding. Six were baptized into the Methodist Episcopal faith and several Indians b ecame members of the church. Fully 100 were given the sacrament of the Lord's supper by Rev. A. H. McKee, Fergus Falls, assisted by Revs, Henry Nobbs, of St. Paul, J. T. B. Smith of Sauk Center, and Chippewa preacher, N. Couture, and Duane T. Porter, pastor of the church.
Indians are present from several town on the reservation, and some have traveled 300 miles to the camp grounds, coming from Odanah, Wis., several driving teams all the way, others coming by train to Fosston.
The oldest Chippewas say they have never witnessed such great religious fervor and so many genuine conversions. There was no disorder at the grounds, and, although the meetings have been in session for ten days, not one case of bad conduct has been reported by police present.
Into the middle of the night the Indians keep up the singing and prayer with intense zeal and early in the morning their songs and prayers can be heard loud and sincere.
Source: Crookston Times, August 28 1909
Submitter: Brenda G.
Updated April 2015, K. Kittleson