Chief Big Eagle Letter to Saygo (March 1985)


Chief Big Eagle Letter to Saygo (March 1985)


Economic Aspects


Chief Big Eagle discusses a recent check payment for belts. He talks about his job working nights, and how he is going to be selling his New York property for something better in Maine. Vague references to upcoming bid in a state prison.


Paugussett Tribe


Chief Big Eagle


March 21, 1985

Original Format



Enclosed A Check For My Belts, Thank You, Just As Soon As Linda Picks Up Hers I Will Send You The Money If Not I Will Send It Next Week. Got Your Card From Florida, You Sure Enjoy The Good Life. I Finaly Got Around To Makeing This Belt. Working Nights Gives Me A Little Time To Do Some Things On Job. The Last Three Belts Where Made On The Job. Are You Going To The Pow Wow In Easton Pa In June And Are You Comming To The One Jane Is Getting Togather. Also I Hear Mag La Que
Does Not Run Hunter Mtn Anymore.Star And The One That Was Security I Hear Are Running It Now.Are You Going To That One Also. I Am Getting Rid Of The Property That I Have In Ny. Because I Got A Better Deal In Maine. I Have Forty Two Acres With Little Eagle. And I Just Got Marsha A Farm For Her And Waup Athoo Kwey. Because If You Stop And Consider The Day Of The Indian On Reservation's Will A
And Is Comming To A Close. So As Phillip Deere States If You Dont Have Your Own Place Secured And Were You Can Grow And Raise Your Own You Will Not Survive As A Indian In This World. Did You Read Vine De Lore In The Notes About The Western Indian Will Not Survive Without The Eastern Indians Being Just. Well All Is Well, Hope To See You One Day Soon When You Get Back And Setle Down. Marsha And Children Doing Fine, I Got Her A Organ With All The Gagets On It That Play Bands
Drums, So She Is Happy. No Not On Credit. May We Be At Peace, But Always Listen To Those Who Do Not Be At Peace With Themselfs. Love And Regards To All. Our Relations, Have Got The Right To Put A Seat
Lodge In The State Prison For Native People.
Onen Your Bro




Paugussett Tribe, “Chief Big Eagle Letter to Saygo (March 1985),” Linda Lear Center Digital Collections and Exhibitions, accessed June 14, 2024,