The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 12)

Carlisle, PA
November 8, 1889
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The first page opened with a poem by E.G. titled "U.S.I.D.” 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 from former students, among them Harriet Mary (Nez Perce), Charlie Martin (Chippewa), Frank Dorian (Iowa), and Arrow Running Horse (Sioux). There was an article about Jennie Black (Cheyenne), touted as an example of the sophisticated Carlisle student, titled “A Brave Carlisle Girl at Her Home.”

Page three was filled with short news items about the name change from the Girls’ Literary Society to the “Endeavor Society;” choir and band music; ambitious study habits; new games for the little boys and girls; improvements to the boys’ dormitory, teachers’ quarters, and Pratt’s quarters; Lily Cornelius’ (Oneida) portrayal of Pocahontas at Alma College; laundry and printing department news; and the death of former student John Miller from malaria, at the Quapaw Agency in Indian Territory. Page four completed the segment of the weekly serialized story which became the book Stiya, followed by the “Hidden Words Which the Man-on-the-band-stand Does Not Like to See.”

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