The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 38)

Carlisle, PA
April 29, 1887
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This issue opened with a poem titled “For Us, As Well as Others,” by Mary H. Krout, followed by “A True Story” shared by “Aunt Martha” about some mistaken identities among the Sioux and Pawness in Nebraska. The story continued on the fourth page. Page two included a reprint of Carlos Montezuma’s letter from Chicago dated April 24, 1887 titled “Our Educated Apache Friend.” In the letter he gave advice to Carlisle students. There was also a detailed description of what children played on the school grounds during a warm snap of spring weather, reported by the Man-on-the-Band-Stand (MOTBS) followed by a list of student names who had written to the school during that week.

Page three offered many brief news items that included a band concert by the town’s Union band on the school grounds, construction work, the setting up of thirteen tents for the incoming Apache’s from Florida who were scheduled to arrive that week. The fourth page continued Aunt Martha’s story followed by “Question Box” answers to the questions: who is the MOTBS? why are small instead of capital letters used in the school newspaper?, and what happens to children when the return to their homes? The page also featured the weekly “Puzzle Corner” that included a puzzle in the shape of an hourglass, the weekly Enigma, and the answers to last week’s puzzles.

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