The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 27)

Carlisle, PA
February 12, 1886
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The first page opened with a poem titled "Content," followed by "He Suffered Because He Could Not Speak English," an article about a Kiowa boy who was accused of a crime and could not defend himself. The next article was a treatise on the importance of buying insurance. Page two began with a memorial about General Hancock titled "The Dead Hero," followed by many brief items including the news that Geronimo had surrendered, and a train in Colorado had been stranded in snow for two days.

Page three reported the death of Kent Black Bear (Sioux), debating and literary society news, diphtheria and scarlet fever epidemics in the country, queries the Man-on-the-Band-Stand wanted to be answered, Robert Marmon's (Laguna Pueblo) visit from his Outing home, and news of a letter from Maggie Stands Looking Belt (Rosebud Sioux) giving news from home. Page four featured the Enigma, an article titled "Who Knows the Name of this Great Man?" and a transcription of a business letter received from Cecilia Londrosh (Winnebago), a student on Outing in Mechanicsburg, that gave the answer to the previous week’s “Enigma.”

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