The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 30)

Carlisle, PA
March 4, 1887
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The first page opened with a poem titled “So Say We, All of Us Girls,” followed by “The Indian’s Hair Would Not Curl,” by Aunt Martha that recalled a comical hair care story involving Aunt Martha’s friend and a visiting Indian chief. “From a Former Student of Carlisle” reprinted a letter to Capt. Pratt from former student Frank Aveline (Miami) who was living in New York. Page two featured news about the Carlisle Indian band, a field trip to Gettysburg, and a list of newspaper subscriptions available to the boys. There was a reprint from Genoa School’s Pipe of Peace newspaper, a reprint from the Albuquerque Indian School’s account of a parade honoring George Washington’s birthday, and a report based on a letter from former student William Paisano (Pueblo).

The third page was filled with many small news items that included staff and student activities, the onset of baseball season and spring farm Outing assignments. Sleigh riding at Mt. Holly, baby Richard Doanmoe’s antics, tool naming contest, accounts of visitors and a report on Mr. Standing’s post-debate speech arguing the value of foreign immigration to Indians rounded out the news. Page four concluded with a story reprinted from “St. Nicholas” titled “He Knew Too Much” about embarrassing situations that come with contradicting elders, and the PUZZLE CORNER of Conundrums and the Enigma.

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