The School News (Vol. 1, No. 11)

Carlisle Barracks, PA
April 1881
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The opening article was written by Michael Burns (Apache), and focused on “The Indian Question.” In it he explains how many Indians falsely believe that white men are wiser simply because they are born white, and argues that their wisdom comes not from their skin color, but from more easily accessed education. The second page gives some statistics on how many Indians are getting help from the Government, and why English language is better than any Indian language. The third page had several thank-you to people who bought or spread word of The School News, and other small missives about daily life on campus. The final page had a letter from Lizzie Walton (Pawnee) to her Uncle about her trip to Philadelphia, mentioning the school she visited, Chapel, and the school for deaf children. Ada Bent (Cheyenne) also described several photos and paintings he saw in a small paragraph at the end of the page.

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