The School News (Vol. 2, No. 12)

Carlisle Barracks, PA
May 1882
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The first article is Titled “Communicated” by Michael Burns (Apache). It discusses the opportunities Indians have to access education. On the same page Libbie Standing (Cheyenne) wrote about Indians fighting and Joe Big Wolf wrote his father challenging him to speak English better than his son. On Page two Ralph Eagle Feather (Sioux) talked about what he hoped to learn at Carlisle, including English, financial management, and self-care. Page three contained excerpts from students’ diaries, topics including marbles, house building, and speaking English. A girl named Maggie also described a picture of an Indian family dressed in reindeer skins. On page four Red Porcupine Woman received a letter from Blotfnhunka Tanka, requesting she be returned home as her grandmother was dying. She replied that her Grandmother and Blotfnkunka must pray to God so he will make her Grandmother strong again.

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