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

Carlisle, PA
September 20, 1889
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The first page opened with a poem "The Singer’s Alms: An Incident in the Life of the Great Tenor, Mario” by Henry Abbey, followed by the first installment in a series of articles written by the Man-on-the-Band-Stand about a Pueblo girl named Mollie. These stories were later published in book form in Stiya by Marianna Burgess, who used the pen name Embe. The story was called “How an Indian Girl Might Tell Her Own Story if She Had the Chance.” Page two began with an article about “Lilly Cornelius [Oneida] and Annie Thomas [Pueblo] at Alma College, Mich.” The next article was a report about Bertha Nason (Chippewa) who attended Minnesota State Normal School and Delia Hicks (Wyandotte) who attended Earlham College titled “Our Girls.” The article “Our Indian Boys and Girls Stimulating the Boys and Girls in the Great City of Washington” told of a composition about pins; followed by the news that William Morgan (Pawnee) had been assigned as Sergeant of the small boys. There was also a report about Outing earnings. Page three included brief items including news of new arrivals, including Chippewas from Michigan and Minnesota, and recruits from Quapaw Agency, Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, and the Rosebud Sioux Agency. The paper reported about Samuel Townsend (Pawnee) and Kish Hawkins (Cheyenne) at Marietta College, school visitors, girls’ gymnastics plans, and Percy Kable (Cheyenne) living at White’s Institute. Page four continued the Pueblo girl’s story and concluded with the weekly Enigma.

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