Publications

The Publications section features newspapers, magazines, and souvenir pamphlets that reflect the activities of the Carlisle Indian School and its students. Many of the newspapers and magazines included here, such as The Indian Helper and The Red Man, were produced at the school by the students themselves, who were developing the skills of printing and typesetting.

This section of the website does not include brochures, broadsides, or programs for public events. Shorter printed pieces such as these are found in the Documents section of the website.

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 44)
June 10, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “HOW TO BE HAPPY,” reprinted from Selected. The next item which continued on page four was a travelogue of school nurse, Miss Wilson’s, trip to Scotland, an ocean voyage that lasted eleven days, titled “AN INTERESTING LETTER FROM MISS WILSON: All the...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 45)
June 17, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “A CLUSTER OF NEVERS,” from Selected, followed by a fictionalized conversation between two boys traveling to their homes in the west from Carlisle titled “TWO BOYS TALK IN THE CARS ON THEIR WAY HOME: WHAT THEY MAY HAVE SAID.” In the conversation, “...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 46)
June 24, 1887

The first page opened with the poem "What a Jug Did," reprinted from An Old Scrap Book followed by a piece called "Nice Letter from Mr. Standing," made up of abstracts from his trip West returning Carlisle students to their home agencies. Standing mentioned there was a special travel...

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Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1887
Commissioner of Indian Affairs
1887

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1887, containing the Eighth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a school...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 47)
July 1, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “CLASS OF INDIAN BOYS,” written by a Quaker farm wife about a group of Outing students. The next article was titled “A TRIP” by Katie Grinrod (Wyandotte), which gave the account of her and Clara Cornelius’(Oneida) trip to Philadelphia with their Outing family...

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The Morning Star (Vol. 7, No. 10)
July 1887

A description of this document is not currently available.

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 48)
July 8, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “EARNEST LIVING,” by C.M. Sheldon. The next article was written by Dessie Prescott (Sioux) titled “A FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN WHICH THE SISETON INDIANS PARTICIPATED,” which described the holiday program from 1884, in Sisseton, South Dakota, in which...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 49)
July 15, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “STAND FOR THE RIGHT,” followed by “AN INTERESTING LETTER FROM PETER POWLAS (Oneida), A RETURNED PUPIL.” Mr. Standing gave a report on the crop conditions in Indian Territory and a piece called “Home Politeness,” about the importance of good manners which...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 50)
July 22, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “THE BEST BEAUTY” reprinted from Golden Days, followed by “MISSES IRVINE AND BURGESS HEARD FROM: The Following Letter from Miss Burgess Has Just Been Received” dated July 16, 1887 from Chicago, Ill. In the letter, the chief clerk told about their...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 51)
July 29, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “THROUGH AND THROUGH” reprinted from Scattered Seeds.” Also found on that page was “MISS WILSON’S ACCOUNT OF HER TRIP TO SCOTLAND,” a travelogue of the teacher and her sister’s visit by ocean liner to Scotland and Ireland and back. Page two opened...

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The Morning Star (Vol. 7, No. 11)
August 1887

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 52)
August 5, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “THE SOWING AND REAPING,” followed by “ANOTHER LETTER FROM MISS BURGESS: PINE RIDGE AGENCY, DAK., July 23rd, 1887,” addressed to the Man-on-the-band-stand that described a trip in which she and Miss Irvine traveled to South Dakota and met up with many former...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 1)
August 12, 1887

In a front page letter dated July 27, 1887 and addressed to the Man-on-the-Band-Stand from the Pine Ridge Agency, Marianna Burgess, who was recruiting new students to the Carlisle Indian School, complained of her uncomfortable accommodations and surroundings. The second page featured "A Story of...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 2)
August 19, 1887

The first page featured a conversation, continued from the previous week’s issue, between Marianna Burgess and the Man-on-the-Band-Stand, related to the filthiness of the Indians at the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies. Topics included a description of issue day and harvesting cattle. Page two...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 3)
August 26, 1887

The first page continued Marianna Burgess' report of conditions at the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Sioux Agencies begun in Volume 2, including her visit to Luther Standing Bear's home. Page two reported a visit to the school by some deaf school principals who "much interested our boys with their...

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

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 5)
September 9, 1887

The first page opened with a short poem followed by a  conversation continued from previous weeks between Marianna Burgess and the Man-on-the-band-stand describing her recruitment trip among the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Sioux. Page two reported contents of letters from student Josephine Bordeaux (...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 6)
September 16, 1887

The first page opened with the poem, "Bang Away," followed by the story of a Carlisle girl who was horrified to return home to unsanitary conditions, continued on page four. This appears to be the beginning segment of a serialized story of a girl who returned home to the challenges of putting...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 7)
September 23, 1887

Much of this issue of the newspaper was focused on the Outing Program, since many students were returning to the school from their country homes. The first page opened with the poem, "The Road to Wealth and Happiness," followed by an article entitled, "Is the Farming Which Our Boys Learn In the...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 8)
September 30, 1887

The first page opened with the poem, "Always Growing," followed by a continuation of the "Home Difficulties of a Young Girl" first offered in the Volume 3, Number 6 issue. In this episode, "Fanny" the returned Carlisle protagonist set out to put things right, finally recovering from her despair...

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The Morning Star (Vol. 7, No. 12)
October 1887

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 9)
October 7, 1887

Page one opened with the poem, "The Child's Mission," followed by a report called "Rev. Peter Owaha Matthews Speaks to Our School," which was continued on the fourth page. It was the account of an assimilated Indian and the trials he overcame  to become a successful, educated professional. Page...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 10)
October 14, 1887

The first page began with the poem, "Sermon in Rhyme," followed by Carlos Montezuma's "An Apache" in which he wrote from the Chicago Medical College telling his story of being kidnapped and raised in the white world. His account continued on page four. Page two included the account of the death...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 11)
October 21, 1887

The first page began with the poem, "Nobility," by Alice Cary followed by "A Letter from a Dear Old Lady of Eighty Years of Age," who shared her childhood recollections of life among the Tuscarora Indians camped on her family's land in Canada, some of whom became her playmates. This letter was...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 12)
October 28, 1887

This issue began with the poem, "Live for Something," followed by the continuation of the series begun in Number 8 entitled "Home Difficulties of a Young Indian Girl," about Fanny, a Carlisle alumnus struggling to apply her new-found skills to home life.  The second page featured news items...

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