The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 31)

Carlisle, PA
March 11, 1887
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The first page opened with a poem titled “Take Care,” by Alice Cary, followed by a report of “An Old Osage,” that blamed the poor conditions on the reservations on the lack of schooling. The article, written by “Aunt Martha,” concluded on the fourth page. Page two opened with “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves,” reporting the efforts of the boys to collect money among themselves to make up the shortfall in funding allotted by Congress for their new dormitory. Next came articles that criticized a group of Sioux visiting Europe, reported the boys’ spelling contest, and gave news of returned Sioux students.

Page three featured dozens of brief news items about the weather, visitors, good posture training, baseball activities, newspaper subscriptions, and industrial shop activities. The fourth page included a “Puzzle Corner,” a “Question Box” that answered questions about the Outing Program at Carlisle, and an article titled “Will It Be You?” reprinted from Sun Shine about the qualifications necessary to become the President of the United States.

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