Monday night the Apache chiefs did not come, but the exhibition
did. There were "Ten Little Indian Boys," however, who counted themselves
out and in again in a most mathematical and delightful way, and it is very
seldom that mathematical things are delightful, though they may be very
Otto Zotom pointed out the sunny side of life and the wisdom
of looking out for all the brightness we can get.
Five little girls from No. 1 sang a "Pansy Song" to remind us
perhaps that Spring is here: and then Siceni said "Good by to Winter."
He was polite to tbe old gentleman, but he did not feel very sorry to have
him go back to his home at the North Pole.
There were two compositions on the subject: "Do Animals Think
?" Percy Kable decided that they do, and Yamie Leeds that they do not.
But Yamie finished by saying that he did not know much about animals, anyway,
which is true of a great many other people.
Ira Yowice gave us a recitation; George Means a declamation;
and Edith Abner read a competition written by Dessie Prescott. She remarked,
a little unkindly to the poor pins, upon the absence of thinking power
in their heads, but since these were made, as the conundrum says, "to keep
them from going too far," perhaps she was not quite fair. She remarked
upon the different kinds of pins in one, and decided that from its size
and perhaps its importance, the rolling pin was the mother of them all.
Frank Jannies gave us wise advice, well put, as to our part
in the world. Emma Seowitza had a recitation; Joseph Stewart spoke upon
"Our Privileges," Kish Hawkins gave an address; four little girls recited
a poem upon the sea lions.
Maurice Walker gave an amusing description of the trials of
the Farm Boy, and ended witb the remark, "Yet the boys like to go."
Annie Thomas gave the pathetic and esthetic "Tale of the Cat-tail"
William C. Bull made a speech, and Clara Faber recited a poem.
The choir gave us well rendered, the "Boatman's Song, The Whip-poor-will,
and the "Good-night Song."
The Indian club the Indian boys together acquitted themselves
so well that the spectators were delighted.
March 23, 1888 INDIAN HELPER
George Means paid this week for the subscription
for the Red Man for his father. There is no better way to educate the folks
at Home than through such means as the Red Man and the INDIAN HELPER.
November 9, 1888 INDIAN HELPER
YES, THE STANDARDS ARE AHEAD.
The Man-on-the-band-stand is still holding
his sides. The strain caused by over laughing, last Tuesday night at the
Standard Entertainment was almost more than the old gentleman could stand.
The girls, too, have :omplained of side-ache, but then they would be perfectly
willing to bear the violent paroxysms again if such another good time was
The play given was not a farce, nor a burlesque
but a most ludicrous represenation of “Summer Outing ” and full of useful
lessons. The President of the society, George Means, gave an eloquent
opening address in which he stated that the play was not placed before
us as many of the society entertainments heretofore had been to arouse
deep thought and phiIosophic conjecture: but they had gone a little off
the usual line, to "muse". Amuse ?
April 4, 1890 INDIAN HELPER
A newsy letter from George Means,Class ‘90, who is interpreter
and copyist at Pine Ridge Agency, Dak., says that the pupils educated off
the reservation and now at Pine Ridge have organized sn “Indian Alumni
Association.” Doctor Dorchester, Superintendent of all Indian Schools,
acted as chairman at the first meeting. A member of each school was selected
to get up a list of the returned students of the school that he, or she
reprenents. “I was appointed chairman of the committee to set up the list
of the Carlisle returned students,” he says, and also reports that the
boys there are doing well as far as he knows.
May 29, 1891 INDIAN HELPER
Captain and Miss Nana Pratt arrived Tuesday noon after the long journey
from Pine Ridge, Dakota. They were gone only ten days six of which were
spent on the road, hence in their short stay at the Agency they saw and
heard but little.
quiet.” “Everything was said the Captain questions.
“George Fire Thunder is still at work in the Agency tin-shop; John Rooks
at the wagon-shop; Frank Twiss and Clarence Three Stars are clerking for
Trader Dawson ; George Means is in the Agent’s office as interpreter
and copyist; Emma Hand looks well, and has a jolly babe; Alice Lone Bear
was remarkably well, and we heard the best of reports about her ; Lizzie
Dubray Brown has a second child now two weeks old; Edgar Fire Thunder and
Alex Yellow Wolf are acting as Gnverument Scouts; Robert American Horse
is the same ‘old reliable’ that he has been ever since he went home. Mack
Kutepi is working in the harness-shop; and others I heard of were doing
well, but I cannot now
recall who, in this hurried interview,” continued the Captain while
going over an acI.\tn1uitited pile of work at his desk. “The
plains over.which we passed” he said as he leaned back in his big chair
“never looked so beautiful to me, everythlng was so fresh and green.”
“Did you see Miss Raymond?”
“Yes, she is one of the stand-bys at the Government school just now,
it being somewhat run down since the recent great troubles there.”
“And Mr. and Mrs. Cook ?"
“They are still in California.”
“Who did you bring with you, Captain?”
“Ota Chief Eagle, one of our old boys, and two good boys who had attended
the Agency school, Samuel Flying Horse and George Running Horse.”
Just here it was deemed expedient not to interrupt the Captain with
any more , and the reporter said “Thank you."
June 26, 1891 INDIAN HELPER
On Saturday, George Means, (class ‘90,) arrived from Pine Ridge
Agency Dak., with five boys and five girls. Chief American Horse and Charging
Shield were with the party. American Horse goes to Washington on
business, while Charging Shield came to see his daughter Fanny, who is
ill. [Note: Fanny Charging Shield passed March 7, 1892 and is buried in
Indian Cemetery, Carlisle.]
Did you notice with what kindly spirit American Horse spoke to George
Means last Tuesday evening, when George failed to catch the
exact thought American Horse meant to convey? There are no stuck-up airs
about Chief American Horse, but he is a native born gentleman.
March 4, 1892 INDIAN HELPER