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#34 ed in the honpital [[hospital]] proposition and has promised to give me a number of facts relating to their suffering from the want of medical attention. While in St Michaels I heard a rather interesting story which tends to show the skill of the average medicine man. One of the Fathers told the story and I have heard it from others since. It seems that two Navajo were playing with i [[a]] gun. One of them shot the other in the temple, the ball lodging in the front part of the head. A medicine man was called and he immediatelm [[immediately]] proceeded to sharpen a cedar stick. When he reduced it to the prober [proper] size he [[strikethrough]] sharpe [[/strikethrough]] thrust it into the hole made by the bullet and twisted it around. Shortly after this performance a doctor from Fort Defiance arrived. He is from the hospital at that place and has the confidence of the Indians. When asked the reason for doing such an unheard of act the medicine man said that his method was all right, that it would start the blood and that the flowing would wash out the bullet. The boy died in a short time , the only course left to his after such treatment. I hope to see the Doctor from Defiance to hear more of such acts as I want to have a good supply to present to the people that we want to interest in the East. There is certainly a great field fora [[for a]] hospital on the reservation and the work that has been done will prepare the Indians for a broader treatment of the hospital idea. Mr Mubbell sent two girls to the small hospital at Ft. Defiance. They had the St. Vitus Dance. When they returned they were perfectly well. It