The Red Man (Vol. 13, No. 8)

Carlisle, PA
March 1896
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This issue commemorates the Eighth Graduating Exercises and Seventh Anniversary Exercises. The first page contained a list of distinguished guests in attendance.  Graduation speeches from students are presented in the paper, as are transcribed accounts of the exercises. The list included Pennsylvania State officials, judges, clergymen, and Dickinson College professors. The graduation orations were printed in full. Robert Jackson of the Chehalis, in a speech entitled "Our Todays", spoke about the present and future of the Indian people. Jackson ends his oration with the lines "Let us say -- I awoke, I felt my possibilities, I developed them. Behold--God gives me success."

Next, Cynthia Webster of the Oneida spoke on "Indian Girls as Teachers". Delos Lone Wolf, of the Kiowa Nation, also spoke on the future and development of the Indian people. Elmer Simon of the Chippewa, spoke on "The Indian -- A Man". Next, appeared the presentation of diplomas, in which General O. O. Howard addressed the graduating class. Captain Pratt and other officials also spoke. Lastly, appeared a detailed account of the days surrounding the ceremonies, which included more speeches from Pratt and others. 

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