Page one opened with the discovery of a Cherokee tribe in the mountains of South Carolina and how they begged for teaches when the white travelers passed through their village. The Indian bow and white man musket were also compared on page one, with the bow being determined to be the superior weapon. It also described an Indian Buffalo hunt, and how wasteful white men are when they hunt, only taking the pelts and leaving the rest of the animal to rot. Page two asked if Indians want to be civilized, giving evidence to the affirmative. It also described the children playing crochet before a camping trip. Page three had the Home Items list, talking about the debating societies, boys at camp, and the repainting of the Barrack’s tin roofs. Mr. M’Neal wrote about the various jobs he saw students learning at Carlisle, including black-smithing, and carpentry. The page ended with Warren R. Willard, a dentist, came to the school to examine the students’ teeth. The final page had introductions of various chiefs, including Yellow Bear (Arapahoe), Big Horse (Cheyenne), Left Hand (Arapahoe), and several others. It finished off with the progress Indians were making in the livestock raising industry.
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