The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 21)

Carlisle, PA
January 11, 1889
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The first page opened with a poem titled “?” in the shape of a question mark followed by a bit by A-Te-Ka called “A Capful of Prairie Chickens,” in which she described the process of surrogate prairie chicken eggs that perished after being hatched by a domestic chicken. Page two contained short articles that included excerpts from letters from Harry Shirley (Caddo), Luther Kuhns (unknown), Herbert Kemper (unknown), Fred Smith (Ponca), Henry Martin (also known as Martin Quahada) (Comanche) and a report about cyclone damage at the school. Page three was filled with many brief one-sentence news items about former students, staff, town folks, and enrolled students. The fourth page began with an article “Does It Pay?” that characterized the trait of a liar, followed by several advisory maxims, followed by “Nine Years Old,” the local Carlisle Sentinel newspaper’s kudos on the anniversary of the Red Man publication. Next came a couple of very short pieces ending with the week’s “Conundrum.”

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