The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 19)

Carlisle, PA
January 10, 1890
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The first page opened with a notice that there were no The Indian Helper newspapers published for December 28 and January 3rd. The next notice on the front page was titled “A Novel Christmas Present: Our Superintendent Made with his own Hands a tin Cup for Each Employee,” followed by a poem, by “E.G.“dated Dec. 25, ’89 titled “The School Poet Again Stirred” about the gifted cup. Also on the front page was an account from the Man-on-the-band-stand about Christmas activities at the school titled “Our Christmas.” It continued on the fourth page. Page two included a notice of the death of Samuel H. Gould, head clerk in Capt. Pratt’s office who had been with the school for ten years. Also on the page were news items from students returned to the Cheyenne and Arapaho, Pine Ridge Sioux, and San Carlos Apache agencies. The newly elected officers of the Invincible Debating Society were also reported. Page three featured news briefs about visiting chiefs of the Sioux Commission, holiday visitors to the school, reports of illnesses among students, the Carlisle Indian Fire Company’s quick response to a haystack fire at the barn, Harriet Mary’s (Nez Perce) work with Alice Fletcher allotting land in Idaho, bitter cold weather at the Pine Ridge Sioux Agency and more. Page four completed the Man-on-the-band-stand’s account of the school’s Christmas activities followed by the weekly “Enigma.”

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