Education

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Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 8)
December 1880

Page one started with an explanation for why boarding schools are necessary to successfully educate Indian children. It was explained that day school simply “do not withdraw the pupils from the influences of their home surroundings in such a manner us to facilitate a change in their habits of daily life.” Page two had a piece on the “Oklahoma…

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School News (Vol. 1, No. 7)
December 1880

Issue Seven opens with Roman Nose explaining how he came to Carlisle after being held captive in St. Augustine for three years. He explains his time there was good because of the kindness of Capt. Pratt. After the editorial about the benefits of speaking English, there was a small letter from a Sioux boy named Phillip, to show how “large boys…

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The School News (Vol. 1, No. 9)
February 1881

Issue nine, continues Roman Nose’s story, showing him attending Hampton School and eventually traveling to Lee, Ma. This issue’s editorial featured a piece on the hopes that the new U.S. President Garfield will put all Indian children in school. On the same page Robert W. Stewart (Creek) wrote about George Washington’s birthday. A bit about…

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The School News (Vol. 1, No. 10)
March 1881

It opens with the conclusion to Roman Nose’s long journey to Carlisle. He explained how at Lee he learned to mow with a scythe and milk cows, before travelling to Carlisle Barracks, where he was happy to see other Indians following the “white man’s way”. Also on the first page is a small bit from Sophie Rachel (Nez Perces) on how she learned to…

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Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 10)
April 1881

Page one opened with a letter to Carlisle from “An Old Soldier” who had been stationed at the Carlisle Barracks forty years earlier. There were also three other letters to residents of the school from Peter Primaux, Paul C.T., and Arizona Jackson. The rest of the page was one to two sentence long excerpts from letters from students. Page two…

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The School News (Vol. 1, No. 11)
April 1881

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…

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Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 11)
June 1881

Page one opened with the methods and various uses of ground corn, from sweetening water, to making traveling bread. There was also a letter from Jno D. Miles, and another from Minerva Cheyenne. One article on creating competition between the Arapahoe and Cheyenne. Page two opened with the story of D.L. Payne, who used military force to remove…

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Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 2, No. 4)
November 1881

Page one opens with a discussion on the various types of Indian education, from day and boarding schools in Indian Territory to Boarding schools like Carlisle in the east. It also talked about the construction of new buildings on campus. Page two had more statistics on other Indian Schools. Page three had a letter from George (Kit-Ka-Hoc) La-Lu…

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Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 2, No. 5)
December 1881

Page one had two articles, the first titled “The Pawnees” discussed the apparent lack of progress the Pawnee have shown in becoming civilized. The second, titled “A Glimpse of School Life,” described the daily lives of students at one of Bishop Hare’s Dakota Mission Schools. Page two had “Backward Glances”, which was about Indians not returning…

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The School News (Vol. 2, No. 7)
December 1881

The first page opens with a letter from Ruben Quick Bear to his friend Austin, reassuring him that it is okay to make mistake when learning a new language. There was also an article describing the students as “Reapers of Knowledge.” On page two, Sarah, a Creek girl, wrote about the cooking school, and complaining about people not washing their…

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Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 2, No. 6)
January 1882

Page one had a single article on it, a memorial on Indian rights, education and homes. Page two had a continuation of the memorial and an article on Christmas. It talked about the food they ate in celebration and the decorations in the chapel. Page two also mentioned the death of Kate Ross (Wichita) at the Carlisle Barracks. Page three had the…

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The School News (Vol. 2, No. 8)
January 1882

Page one described George W. Walker’s visit to the country, the people he met and how he would like to go to school with them. There was also thank note from Dessie Prescott to her teacher for a Christmas gift she received. Page opened with a letter from Edgar G. Squirrel talked of the shame the students feel when they speak Indian. Other bits…

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The School News (Vol. 2, No. 9)
February 1882

The first page had two articles on it. The first was by Johnson Lane about George Washington. The second was about various lost people and animals that the writer had met. Page two opens with Charles Kihega (Iowa) describing his tribe before and after coming under control of the agency. Another article talked about the Northern Arapahoe chief…

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The School News (Vol. 2, No. 10)
March 1882

The first page opened with Dessie Prescott narrating the school trip to Philadelphia. While there, they saw toys, went to the Grand Depot, and sang for money for the school. Page two had an article about Tobacco, its side effects, and why it should not be used. Following was a letter exchange between Ellis Childers (Creek) and Mr. C. Kihega…

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The School News (Vol. 3, No. 1)
June 1882

On the first page Justine A. LaFromboise describes her trip to Carlisle, explaining how her father convinced her to go get an education. The story continues on page four. On page two Ellis B. Childers (Creek) explained that he will be the editor while Charles Kihega (Iowa) visits home. C. Kihega examines the misconceptions whites and Indians…

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The School News (Vol. 3, No. 4)
September 1882

On page one Ellis Kaque (Kiowa) returned home and wrote back to tell of the negative reception he received when he tried to convince his Indian friends to live as white men and only believe in the Christian God. This page also had a letter from Dave Cheyenne on his Sunday school excursion to the Zoological Garden and his first encounter with…

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The School News (Vol. 3, No. 6)
November 1882

Page one opens with a letter from Hattie Mary to Miss Hyde, asking if she is lame again and if that is the reason she hasn’t been writing back. A letter from Minnie Atkins (Creek) also detailed the trip to California, which continued onto page four. She talked about staying at the Lincoln Institute. Page two had an editorial by Charles Kihega (…

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The School News (Vol. 3, No. 9)
February 1883

The first page had a story told to Joshua Given (Kiowa) by his grandparents about a young girl who never touched the ground and one day chased a star into the sky. It also included a letter from Louis Big Horse (Osage) to his father in which he discussed planting fruit. Page two had an article titled “What Indians Must Have” by paper editor…

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The School News (Vol. 3, No. 10)
March 1883

Page one included an address to the students from Capt. Daniel Childers, written by E. B. Childers, in which he described his own childhood and assured the students of the great opportunities they have as a result of attending Carlisle. Students were also reminded that chewing and smoking tobacco had to stop if they wanted to live like whites.…

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The School News (Vol. 3, No. 11)
April 1883

The first page had a letter from an unnamed student to his Uncle explaining that the world is round and moves at 1041 miles per hour. Harry Raven (Arapahoe) also discussed in a speech how the Government will not always care for the Indians and differences between whites and Native Americans. On page two Charles Kihega (Iowa) questioned if the…

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The School News (Vol. 3, No. 12)
May 1883

Page one reprinted Van Horn's letter to friend, in which he described his train ride into Trenton, New Jersey, and a drunken old man who disturbed him on the ride.  Howard Chawhip also retold a story of an old drunkard who only went to church to hear the singing, but later became a good man after a fly caused him to uncover his ears during a…

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 21 & No. 22)
January 8, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled “Smile Whenever You Can," followed by a lesson titled, "What Is Polite?" and a description of the life cycles of certain mammals. Page two featured the "Forty-Ninth Congress" civics lesson comparing government to the Indian school’s debating clubs in which Congress would be debating the question of…

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Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1886
1886

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1886, containing the Seventh Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a school population table as well as discussions of…

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 14)
November 12, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "A Fourteen-Year-Old Girl's Good Advice," followed by an article called "The Menomonees and Pottawatomies Dance: A Story by Lucy Jordan, Stockbridge, a pupil from Wisconsin," that told of an 1882 visit by dancers to her home agency in Keshena, Wisconsin. Page two included an offer of photographs for new…

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 28)
February 18, 1887

The first page opened with the poem, "You Conquer Me, Me Conquer You" followed by a letter from Rev. Edward F. Wilson of the Shingwauk Home titled "An Indian School in Canada," which described Wilson’s report to the Indian Department of Canada on his visit to Carlisle, the Lincoln Institute and the Hampton Institute. It continued on the last…

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