The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 52)

Carlisle, PA
August 5, 1887
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This issue opened with a poem titled “THE SOWING AND REAPING,” followed by “ANOTHER LETTER FROM MISS BURGESS: PINE RIDGE AGENCY, DAK., July 23rd, 1887,” addressed to the Man-on-the-band-stand that described a trip in which she and Miss Irvine traveled to South Dakota and met up with many former Carlisle Indian School students from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux Agencies. Page two featured an article titled "Mr. Standing Gives the Opinions of Persons he saw on his Indian Territory Trip," that spoke to the problem of the lack of opportunities for returned students after their terms at Carlisle were completed. The next article contained subscription statistics upon the second anniversary of the launch of the newspaper, followed by a notice against boys smoking by the railroad bridge and news of forthcoming construction of a new coal house in town.

Page three included numerous briefs and told news of bow and arrow making at camp, summer activities, progress on construction of the large boys' quarters, demolition of the small boys' quarters for replacement and details about berry picking and camping activities listed in the article, "Camp Items." Page four concluded Miss Burgess' letter from the first page, gave advice on "Steadiness of Purpose," and ended with "A Geographical Enigma."

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