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The Indian Craftsman (Vol. 1, No. 1)

The superintendent of the school described improvements of school buildings, as well as an increase in attendance.  Next, appeared a history of the Flathead Indians, accompanied by images from the Flathead Reservation in Montana. F. Shoemaker, M.D. detailed how tuberculosis infections were...

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The Indian Craftsman (Vol. 1, No. 2)

In the opening article, Superintendent Friedman wrote on the success of  public and special school in the United States.  Next, Glenn S. "Pop" Warner discussed athletics at the school. He addressed questions of recruitment and policy. In the "Legend, Stories, and Customs" sections Carlisle...

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The Indian Craftsman (Vol. 1, No. 3)

The opening article praised the work of Francis E. Leupp, Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The following article, pulled from the Philadelphia Ledger, featured two Carlisle students. Thomas Saul (Wanyeya) and Reuben Charles (Gwee-yeh-is) were awarded the Gillespie Scholarship and were...

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The Indian Craftsman (Vol. 1, No. 4)

This issue, which commemorates the Commencement Exercises of the Class of 1909, featured speeches highlighting the success of Indian education. Francis E. Leupp, in his address, among many things spoke on the success of the arts at Carlisle. He was followed by Moses E. Clapp, Chairman of the...

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The Red Man (Vol. 2, No. 8)

The first article, written by Franz Boas, discussed "Methods in Indian Woodwork." Frank C. Churchill wrote about a council of Ponca, lead by Chief White Eagle and gave an account of the speeches made at the council. Next an article, pulled from the New York Tribune, reported on the...

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The Red Man (Vol. 4, No. 1)

The upcoming Conference of the American Indian Association, held at the Ohio State University in Columbus from October 12-15th was discussed by F. A. McKenzie. He covered potential topics and encouraged Carlisle students to attend. F. G. Speck, instructor of Anthropology at the University of...

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The Red Man (Vol. 4, No. 2)

Doctor William E. Watt advocated for open air school work for Indian children, arguing that they receive a better education when in an open air schoolroom. Doctor Watt believed that cool, open air improved children’s focus and health; as opposed to hot, dead air used in school buildings. Another...

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The first article, written by Charles T. Andrews, discussed Indian education in New York State. Andrews wrote that the state of Indian schools in New York had improved over the twentieth century. Superintendent Moses Friedman, in the next article, discussed the independence given to the students...

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The Red Man (Vol. 4, No. 4)

In the first article Pliny Earle Goddard, associate curator at the Museum of National History, discussed the different policies towards Indians in America and Canada. The next article, by Superintendent Moses Friedman, argued the importance of educating Indian students from Alaska. He examined...

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"American Indians: Chained and Unchained," by Richard H. Pratt

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The Red Man (Vol. 4, No. 5)

In the first article, Alexander F. Chamberlain discussed American Indians names for white settlers and their origins. He examined the different names given to white settlers from different native tribes. The next article, written by George W. Kellogg, was about the various successes of former...

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The Red Man (Vol. 4, No.6)

William B. Freer wrote about the second annual Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho Fair held in Watonga. He mentioned that between 2,000 and 2,500 Cheyenne and Arapaho attended the fair. Some of the events discussed were religious services; a lecture on tuberculosis and trachoma; and numerous...

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Alanson Skinner, of the American Museum of Natural History, discussed the history of the Menominee people beginning in 1634 when Jean Nicollet came upon the Menominee. The customs of the Menominee were also discussed. The next article, written by J. W. Reynolds gave examples of Indian farm work...

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The first article, written by F. H. Abbott, covered the agricultural progress of Indians. Abbott believed that farming was more successful than congressional plights to keep Indian lands protected. Next, Thomas J. King Jr. wrote about the Sioux Fool Soldiers and the "Minnesota massacre." Laura S...

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Moses Friedman wrote multiple articles on the 1912 commencement. He discussed baccalaureate services, the union meeting of Christian Associations, competitive military drills, the band concert, track and field sports, graduating exercises; and in another article, the guests at the commencement...

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The first article, written by Edgar B. Meritt, discussed sanitary homes for Indians. Meritt argued that teepees, mud lodged, and hogans were unacceptable homes for Indians, and he put forth models which he believed should be built that would help with health, and industry. Charles Van Voorhis...

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The Red Man (Vol. 5, No. 1)

The first article, written by George P. Donehoo, discussed the “white plague” given to American Indians. Donehoo argued that the “white plague” was vices, such as alcohol that have devastated communities of Indians. Angus Nicholson, the author of the next article, wrote about the history of the...

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The Red Man (Vol. 5, No. 2)

Orville J. Green, author of the first article, discussed the early history of the Mesquaki Indians (also known as Sac and Fox.) He covered the regional split between the Sac and Fox, their shared language and traditions, and the history of the nation in the 17th and 18th centuries. The next...

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The Red Man (Vol. 5, No. 3)

The first article, written by John W. Sanborn, director of the New York State Indian Exhibit, discussed his appreciation and interest in American Indians, stemming from his missionary work with the Seneca. Americus R. Allen, author of the next article, discussed an effective treatment for...

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George Vaux Jr. discussed the living conditions amongst the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma  (the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians.) The next article is a poem entitled “The Man Who Wins”, written by Charles R. Barrett. F. H. Abbott, Commissioner of Indian Affairs and...

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The first article, written by Frederick A. Woelflen, discussed the industrial progress of Northwest Indians. Harvey K. Meyer wrote about the Carlisle Indian School, and his belief that it trained Indian students for life. He referred to the amount of money made in instruction work, and the...

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George P. Donehoo wrote the first article comparing Indians of the past to those of the future. The next article, written by E. L. Martin covered two Indian artists, Lone Star and his wife Angel De Cora and their art classes at the Carlisle Indian School. Estelle Armstrong, author of the next...

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The Allegheny area, and its historical past with numerous Indian nations was discussed by George P. Donehoo in the first article. Next, in an article pulled from the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the importance of allowing Indians to receive an education was argued. W. A. Cook discussed...

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F. H. Abbott, the acting commissioner of Indian affairs and author of the first article, discussed the importance of the Carlisle Indian School for Indians, and his pride in the recent graduates. This article was delivered during commencement exercises. The next article, pulled from the ...

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In this issue of The Red Man, the articles correlate to commencement addresses given at the 1913 graduation ceremony. Superintendent Moses Friedman, author of the first article, listed the different commencement exercises. Doctor Nehemiah Boynton gave the baccalaureate address and spoke of his...

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