The first page opened with a poem “The Two Words,” followed by Lucy Jordan’s letter to the Man-On-The-Band-Stand titled “Carlisle A Bright Picture” in which she mused about her days’ past at Carlisle and life at home on the Stockbridge Reservation. Next came “A Budget of News from Eliza Bell” (Creek) with word from the Nuyaka Mission, Indian Territory and a request from Eliza to send her brother to Carlisle. The letter continued on the fourth page and was signed “Mrs. R.S. Brown.” Page two is missing from this transcript. Among the brief items on page three are news of the passing of Conway Two Cuts (Sioux) at the Rosebud Agency, Delia Hicks’ (Wyandotte) enrollment at Earlham College, student prizes awarded at the Cumberland County Fair, the arrival of a new group of Wisconsin Oneida students, mention of the “Grube Method” used in classroom 9’s curriculum, and Nancy Cornelius’ (Oneida) acceptance to nursing school. The fourth page included “The Queer Story: The Theef,” (sic) presented as a school spelling assignment, followed by Istea Owastea and Emily Leon’s greetings from Laguna Pueblo, an article, “Be Careful of Your Books,” and news from Josie Vetter (Iowa) and Ella Barnette (Ottawa) who wrote from their homes.
October 5, 1888
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