The Indian Helper opened with a poem titled “A New Citizen,” written by Elsie Fuller (Omaha) who was a student at Hampton Institute, reprinted from “Talks and Thoughts.” The next article was an explanation of the Dawes Act written by Sen. Henry Dawes and titled “THE LAND IN SEVERALTY BILL MADE EASY TO UNDERSTAND.” Page two was taken up…
Dawes, Henry Laurens
Anna L. Dawes informs the Office of Indian that she has received a request from a member of the Cherokee Nation to continue her education at either the Carlisle Indian School or the Hampton Institute. Dawes asks if this can be accomplished through Government expense or if not through private charity.
Richard Henry Pratt informs Thomas J. Morgan that with despite the three outbreaks of measles he is hopeful to hold graduation ceremonies on February 24, 1892. He has arranged for a train from Washington D.C. to Carlisle and its return and hopes that individuals will be able to stay for a full day.
William S. Hubbell writes Senator Henry L. Dawes and requests that the number of New York students at the Carlisle Indian School be increased to 50 students.