The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 11)

Carlisle, PA
October 26, 1888
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The first page opens with an untitled poem. The next article titled “Peter Powlass,” contains a letter with news about events at the Oneida, Wisconsin Reservation written by former student, Peter Powlass. It is followed by “U.S. Congress,” that reported the schedule of the Fiftieth Congress. Page two contains news from the YMCA, the boys’ Debating Society, school enrollment statistics, the girls’ Missionary Society, and the creamery fire. Page three features one-sentence blurbs about school staff, students on outing, building improvements, visitors, the Sioux Commission, the upcoming election, Baby Eunice, and a reading at the Opera House in Carlisle by General Custer’s sister, Mrs. Calhoun. The fourth page opens with “Extract from a School Composition: Newspapers,” followed by “Smoking Will Kill Them,” noting how many of the Sioux Chiefs who visited Washington smoked. Two more articles appear: “Horse Sense,” about a horse’s ability to detect liquor on his teamster’s breath, and “Do Our Pupils Know?”

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