The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 35)

Carlisle, PA
April 8, 1887
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The first page opened with a poem titled “To Tell a Good House-Keeper,” reprinted from The New Moon. Also on the page was an account by Johnnie Schmoker about bird hunting at the Cheyenne and Arapaho School in Oklahoma titled “INCIDENTS OF SCHOOL WORK AMONG THE CHEYENNES AND ARAPAHOES, IN THE INDIAN TERRITORY, WHEN THEY WERE REALLY WILD: By a person still there.” The second page featured letters from former students Harriet Mary (Nez Perce), Cheape Ross (Comanche) and William Paisano (Pueblo). There was a report that student Benjamin Lawry (Omaha) cut his foot with an axe, news of visitors to the school, a list of students who departed for their Outing Homes, a report on the “public kitchen garden lesson,” and a piece that encouraged outdoor activity.

Page three included brief news items about students, teachers, shop activities, the school’s Easter schedule, and preparations for a new boys’ dormitory. The fourth page featured a “Question Box” that asked and answered how pupils acquire and spend money, a reprint of a news brief from Hampton Institute’s Talks and Thoughts, and the “Puzzle Corner.”

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