The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 47)

Carlisle, PA
July 1, 1887
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This issue opened with a poem titled “CLASS OF INDIAN BOYS,” written by a Quaker farm wife about a group of Outing students. The next article was titled “A TRIP” by Katie Grinrod (Wyandotte), which gave the account of her and Clara Cornelius’(Oneida) trip to Philadelphia with their Outing family. Page two opened with “A Better Chance” that offered advice for students hoping to go to college, followed by Maud Chief Killer’s (Cheyenne) father’s response to her return home after being at Carlisle. Also included were brief items about school visitors, the death of Frank Yates (Pawnee), Joe Guion (Sioux) and Willie Butcher (Chippewa) who wrote from their homes and Chief Bigbone from his farm assignment, and Haskell and Genoa School news.

Page three featured many very short blurbs that included news about baseball, teachers, students, a visiting politician, a new gymnasium, and several bits about printer workers. Page four continued the visit to Philadelphia from the first page followed by “WHAT MR. STANDING FINDS AT THE CHEYENNE AND ARAPAHOE AGENCY, INDIAN TERRITORY: From his Last Letter,” about many of the returned students to the agency. Etahdleuh (Kiowa) wrote a letter from his agency about the conditions there and the QUESTION BOX asked the readers to repeat a tongue twister. The page concluded with the “Enigma” followed by “SILLY REASONS FOR NOT DOING OUR DUTY WHEN IT IS A LITTLE HARD OR UNPLEASANT.

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