The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 4)

The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 4)
Carlisle, PA
September 2, 1887

The first page opened with a temperance poem and a reprint of a letter received from Minnie Yellowbear, who returned to Indian Territory and was teaching at the Arapaho school. Page two reported the practice of government and missionary teachers using native language curricula along with English language curricula, and urged Carlisle students to support English-only policy.

Page three reported news items including the death of student, Penelope Zaen (Apache); the aid of The Sentinel office in town printing 3000 Indian Helpers  when the CIIS printing apparatus broke, and the celebration of Richenda Pratt's birthday attended by her Indian playmates. Page four featured a letter from Oneida student Jemima Wheelock who wrote about her good time at a camp meeting in Wisconsin, but was appalled at hearing bad grammar among the camp congregants. 

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