The first page began with an untitled poem that began with the first line, “Waste not moments, no, nor words,” followed by A-Te-Ka’s letter to the Man-on-the-band-stand titled “It Took Eight Years to Discover a Mistake.” The letter recalled a December 1881 article on early student art work from the Eadle Keatah Toh. Next came a student writing piece called “Jack Frost.” Page two contained articles about the school tug of war team, Amelia Elseeday’s (Apache) progress at her country home, the Invincible Society meeting, “Little Apache Bruce’s (aka Mike Patterson) delight with his new boots and several other small news items. Page three included many small one sentence blurbs about campus activities, carpentry and painting activities, new piano and organs, girls’ hairstyles, cyclone repairs, Capt. Pratt’s travels and more. The fourth page gave “A Bright Letter From a New England Boy,” a letter from a member of the Women’s National Indian Association, an article titled “The Buffalo” and two Enigma puzzles.
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 26)
February 15, 1889
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