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In 1877, the Minnesota Legislature amended the state Militia Act to exempt certain conscientious objectors. The law, effective February 20, 1877, provided:
In the spring of 1886, as Gus and Theo Beaulieu were preparing to publish "The Progress" -- what was to be the first newspaper printed on the White Earth Reservation -- the U. S. Indian Agent, claiming they were unfit for such an occupation, seized their press and banned their newspaper. The Beau...