The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 21)

Carlisle, PA
January 11, 1889
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The first page opened with a poem titled “?” in the shape of a question mark followed by a bit by A-Te-Ka called “A Capful of Prairie Chickens,” in which she described the process of surrogate prairie chicken eggs that perished after being hatched by a domestic chicken. Page two contained short articles that included excerpts from letters from Harry Shirley (Caddo), Luther Kuhns (unknown), Herbert Kemper (unknown), Fred Smith (Ponca), Henry Martin (Comanche) and a report about cyclone damage at the school. Page three was filled with many brief one-sentence news items about former students, staff, town folks, and enrolled students. The fourth page began with an article “Does It Pay?” that characterized the trait of a liar, followed by several advisory maxims, followed by “Nine Years Old,” the local Carlisle Sentinel newspaper’s kudos on the anniversary of the Red Man publication. Next came a couple of very short pieces ending with the week’s “Conundrum.”

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