The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 16)

Carlisle, PA
November 30, 1888
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The first page opened with a poem, “Judge Wright’s Farewell: Read By Him Before Our Students Last Saturday Night,” followed by “A Boy Who Could Be Trusted,” about an unnamed boy who revealed news of Lee’s troops marching to Gettysburg. Next came a reprint of a letter that told of the good work of returned Indian students titled “Up Hill Work for Indians.” Page two included news about former students gone home; a description of the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY; an article that extolled the importance of Carlisle’s environment of thrift and industry; the death of John Londrosh (Winnebago); an article “The Right Spirit,” followed by newspaper subscription news and staff news. Page three included a collection of one-sentence blurbs about students, former students, news that outdoor play was curtailed by snow, Thanksgiving vacation events, visitors, Charles Wheelock’s (Oneida) steam-boiler accident, and the entertainment by the pupils of No. 1. The fourth page began with a poem, “Thanksgiving,” and an article about the origin of the Thanksgiving holiday titled “Why The Pilgrims Gave Thanks,” then came “The First National Thanksgiving,” followed by a humorous article about a kindergartner’s first day of school. 

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Cumberland County Historical Society