Obit: Lowe Cloude, Indian Reporter
Contact:  Lois Hagedorn

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 1 SEP 1949

Lowe Cloude, Indian Reporter, is Dead

The Indian News will no longer be found in the Banner-Journal of Black River Falls, or re-published in the Clark County Press, is often in the past. The reason is that the reporter, Charles R. Lowe Cloude, is dead. He passed on last Thursday, after an illness of several weeks. He was 76 years of age; was without immediate known relatives.

Lowe Cloude had gained a national reputation for his quaint sayings. He was not a literate person, but had a knack of putting things in such fashion as to bring a smile. His unique style was recognized for its worth by the editors of the Banner-Journal, who made it a rule to print Lowe Cloude's strange copy in exactly the way he wrote it. In reporting extracts from his contributions the Clark County Press followed the same rule.

A Winnebago Indian, his column in the weekly Black River Falls Banner-Journal was read not only by the 65 families of his tribesmen in Jackson Co., but was reprinted in many dailies in Wisconsin and other states. Tourists frequently stopped her to visit him at the Indian Mission. Their only knowledge of him was his column printed just as he wrote it in fine longhand. His editor, Mrs. Harriet Thomas Noble, said he thought in Winnebago and set down his thoughts in an English that was unique. She printed his column exactly as he wrote it with an almost complete absence of punctuation.

"He was acquainted with periods and nothing else," she added.

Typical of his writings are these from recent columns"

"The Indians are all scatter it over to work any where they found. Many are going to cherries land last two weeks and those who work small orchard they all finished came home."

"John Brown of De Soto was here last week on Tuesday noon train. He is one oldest man 81 years old and he can tell some old story too."

"Last Sunday afternoon some

 

 


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