The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 40)

Carlisle, PA
May 13, 1887
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This issue opened with a poem titled “THERE’S WORK FOR ALL TO DO,” followed by an article titled “ALWAYS DO IT WELL,” espousing the value of diligence and care no matter how important the job. The final article on the page was titled “FORTY YEARS AGO,” that continued on page four and listed technological changes made over a forty year span of time from 1847-1887. Page two contained “News of and from our Returned Pupils,” a report about the visiting principal men of the Pawnee tribe, an article that described an exhibition held at the Shingwauk and Wananosh Homes in Canada, a description of how the new students were faring, and Miss Wilson, the hospital nurse’s trip to Scotland.

Page three was taken up with many small news items that included happenings around the campus, the addition of more tents for the Apache student arrivals, student and faculty activities, staff changes during vacations, construction on the boys’ building progress, and Cleaver Warden’s (Arapaho) injury to his arm. The fourth page “QUESTION BOX” asked two questions, “Who are the members of the brass band” and “Can an Indian appreciate a joke and do they ever laugh?” The PUZZLE CORNER included the weekly Enigma, answers to last week’s puzzle and ended with a reprint from the Exchange called “A GOOD JOKE” about a student and a professor who played a joke on a farmer.

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