The School News (Vol. 3, No. 8)

The School News (Vol. 3, No. 8)
Carlisle Barracks, PA
January 1883

Page one was entirely taken up by a letter from Summer Riggs (Cheyenne), in which he discussed visiting friends and how a white man wanted to learn his actual name, Marchewa, in his native language. Page two mentioned issues that some Congressmen have with rules and conditions students at the school. There was also a letter from White Buffalo in which he asked for advice, and a story about a boy losing and finding his pony.

Page three had a list of small events, including Pratt's purchase of a farm for the school, sleigh rides, visits from Red Cloud and Special Agent Townsend, and snowstorms. Page four included Maggie Stands Looking's (Sioux) essay about Red Cloud's speech, in which he explained how proud he was of the students for learning so much and living like white people. The essay won second place in a writing contest. Luther Standing Bear's essay won first place and was published in the Morning Star

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