The Red Man (Vol. 4, No. 1)

September 1911

The upcoming Conference of the American Indian Association, held at the Ohio State University in Columbus from October 12-15th was discussed by F. A. McKenzie. He covered potential topics and encouraged Carlisle students to attend. F. G. Speck, instructor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote about Mac Henry, who pretended to be a member of the Creek Nation. The issue included a number of photographs of students and the homes of graduates. Caleb Carter, a member of the Nez Perce Nation, discussed how the Nez Perce trained for long distance runs. Next, W. A. Du Puy discussed the allotment of farmland and government projects installing irrigation systems across the United States. The following article, by Spencer Patterson, told the legend of the Bear Star. Next, appeared a piece by Moses Friedman about sculptor Cyrus Edwin Dallin, who sculpted Indian subjects. Next, Willliam Ettawageshik discussed an Indian theory on the formation of gold. In the following article entitled "The Struggle Against Darkness", Louis Runnels wrote about a "time when the earth was surrounded by dense vapor" and the council of chiefs who were tasked with bringing fire back to their people. Next, James Mumblehead told the legend of the Cherokee Rose. The following articles discussed the origin of green corn, written by Mazie L. Skye, and the Grasshopper War, written by Robert Tahamont. Lastly, the Editor’s Comments on "Civilizing the Indian" touched on education and work for Indians as well as the progress and citizenship of Indians.

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