Eadle Keahtah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 2)

Carlisle Barracks, PA
April 1880
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Page one opened with a teacher identified as A.J.S. (Alfred J. Standing) reminiscing about his time teaching Native Americans before he came to Carlisle. Also on the page was an article signed by "G. Le R. B." (George Le Roy Brown) on the civilization of the Indians, comparing it to the conquests of the Roman Empire and its assimilation of less educated people.

Page two includes an article titled "Our Progress," which includes an anecdote about an older male student lecturing his younger sister about her behavior signed by C. M. S. (Carrie M. Semple). The next article, "Our Girls," highlights the story of Kesetta, who came to Carlisle after her tribe was massacred. Following that was publication of a letter from Inspector Pollock to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs stating his support for the education of Native Americans, and the publication of a letter from White Thunder to his son, Ernest, a student. White Thunder encourages Ernest to pay more attention to this studies and improve his behavior.  

Among the "Home Items" on page three were references to Ernest White Thunder's behavior and his father's response to it, various field trips taken by students, the arrival of new students, and visitors to the school, including the Secretary of the Interior. The death of recently-arrived Sac & Fox student Henry Jones is announced. An account, "Indian Mother-love," follows, written by Mrs. Pratt (A.L.P), of her interactions with an Indian woman who had lost her baby, the two of them bonding over Pratt's living child. The page ended with a list of donations received by the school.

Page four had a letter from Paul C. Tsait-Kopeta, one of the former prisoners from Fort Marion to Captain Pratt expressing his embrace of Christianity and other news. Following is another letter to Pratt, this one from Agent John D. Miles, about the impact of schools, including that having their children in school makes the parents easier to "manage." A letter to Pratt from "A Friend" expresses pleasure in the photographs of the students sent by Pratt. 

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