The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 8)

Carlisle, PA
October 11, 1889
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The first page opened with a poem by Bayard Taylor with the first line "Learn to live, and live to learn” followed by the fourth installment of the series titled “How An Indian Girl Might Tell Her Own Story if She Had the Chance: All 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 the Cheyennes and Arapahoes,” that singled out Maud Chief Killer (Cheyenne) as having fallen out of the influence of her Carlisle lessons.

Then came a report “From the Ponca School, Indian Territory,” followed by news from former students Kish Hawkins (Cheyenne) and Samuel Townsend (Pawnee), country home letters, the arrival of a new Graphophone, and a Girls’ Literary Society report. Page three gave many small one-line news clips on activities by students, staff, visitors, and the Pratt family; news of an annex built for the teacher’s quarters; the development of a new team of student nurses; new student arrivals from the Kiowa, Seminole, and Caddo Nations; and a bit about the sports competition at the Carlisle Fair. Page four completed the segment of the weekly serialized story which became the book Stiya, followed by the “Enigma.”

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Cumberland County Historical Society