The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 42)

Carlisle, PA
June 1, 1888
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The first page opened with a poem, "The Old Steam Mill," followed by a fictitious conversation between two Carlisle Indian School students, Tom and Ben discussing the merits of work and study. It continued on page four. Page two included news from Pine Ridge Agency, and of the Standing family’s trip to Liverpool, the value of repeating unknown words, a baseball report, and Decoration Day activities. The third page featured many news items including the small girls’ hoop-rolling play, the popularity of the Apache Babies’ photos along with news the babies had recovered from the mumps, students’ and teachers’ news, and plan to replace the school building. The fourth page reported that because of the death in Indian Territory, of Kiowa student Richard Doanmoe’s father (Etahdleuh), the family’s property was burned as was the Indians’ “savage custom.”  There was a piece called “On the Right Track” quoting from an Apache student’s farm letter.

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