The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 11)

Carlisle, PA
November 1, 1889
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The first page opened with a poem by Ella Wheeler with the first line "Oh What Am I but an Engine Shod” followed by the next installment of the series titled “How An Indian Girl Might Tell Her Own Story if She Had the Chance: Founded on Actual Observations of the Man-on-the-band-stand’s Chief Clerk” (continued from the previous week). The story continued on the fourth page. Page two featured news that Henry Phillips (Alaskan) repaired the printer engine, and that there was a debate on the question of rations between the two debating society’s. Also present was news of the Mt. Vernon Barracks’ Apache prisoners of war, based on Miss Seabrook’s visit to Alabama. Page three included items about illnesses on campus, a reminder about home letter week, and pieces about sewing winter items, farm improvements, Halloween news, a newly formed brass band, and a new electric bell system. Page four completed the segment of the weekly serialized story which became the book Stiya, followed by the “Enigma.”

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