The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 46)

Carlisle, PA
June 29, 1888
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The first page opened with a poem selected “by Mrs. Pettinos,” titled “The Sun and the Wind,” followed by a conversation about the meaning of the 4th of July and how an Indian School student might be influenced to extend his time at the school instead of returning to the reservation. Page two included letters from Frank Lock (Sioux) on outing, news of student recruitments at the Pine Ridge Agency for the Educational Home (Lincoln Institute), the arrival of 32 students to Carlisle from the recently-closed Martinsburg Pennsylvania School, visitor news and other items. Page three’s news was about a fire in the Girls’ Quarters, gymnastics exercises at Dickinson College, the trip to Martinsburg, new boys’ uniforms, Joshua Given’s (Kiowa) graduation from Carlisle High School, Fourth of July activities, and the news of the death of Dessie Prescott (Sioux). The fourth page closed with a “Square Word” puzzle after the conclusion of the conversation from page one.

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