National Geographic : 1941 Mar
So Oklahoma Grew Up 291 Photograph by Hugh S. Davis Children Watch Choctaws Take Fish by Stupefying Them with Poison Weed Juice This is an old Indian trick. In Oklahoma cypress swamps, devil's-shoestrings, or goat's-rue, is used. Pounded on a log or stake, its juice runs down into the water and intoxicates fish. They soon float belly up and are easily caught. The chemical in the plant is used commercially in insect powder. Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart President B. D. Weeks of Bacone College presents Diplomas to the Class of 1940 Founded 61 years ago, this school is exclusively for Indians (page 285). Nevertheless, former Secretary of War Patrick Hurley was graduated from it in 1905! The Bacone student body now represents 42 tribes from 14 States and Panama.