The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 24)

The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 24)
Carlisle, PA
February 1, 1889

The first page began with an untitled poem that opened with the first line “We can never be too careful,” followed by “Which Would You Rather Be a Spider or a Fly? / The White Man Like a Spider,” an account of Mr. Seger’s description of the idiosyncrasies of language translation. It continued on the fourth page. Page two featured news articles that mentioned Carlisle students Pollack Spotted Tail (Sioux), Millie McIntosh (Creek), Frances King (Seneca), Kiowa visitors Lone Wolf, Koh-ty, and White Wolf (Comanche) along with news from the Genoa and Shingwauk Indian Schools. Also included was a breakdown of the school enrollment.

The third page included articles that described improvements to the gymnasium; news of former students Henry North (Arapaho), Richard (Cheyenne) and Nannie (Pawnee) Davis, Hattie Long Wolf (Sioux), Ota Chief Eagle (Sioux), George Williams (Navajo), Nellie Carey (Apache), and Mark Penoi (Pueblo). There were several small news items. Page four concluded Mr. Seger’s treatise on language and spiders, followed by the Enigma puzzle.

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