Mary Redthunder, a member
the Junior class, is now in North
Dakota, but will return to the schooI_
September 18, 1908 ARROW
Mary Redthunder, who ,has been
spending her vacation at her home
in Brown’s yalley, Minnesota,, re-
turned last Thursday. Her class-
mates, the “Juniors,” are very glad
to have her with them and Mary ‘is
glad to be back, too. She has resum-
ed her studies with a new spirit and
w&expect to see her name at the
head of the merit?roll soon.
September 25, 1908 ARROW
An excellent paper on ~Minnesota
was read by Mary Redthunder in chap-
el Monday morning before the stu-
October 16, 1908 ARROW
Mary Redthunder, our best dress-
maker, is now working for Mr. Hoff-
mann, the florist.
January 15, 1909 ARROW
Mary Redthunder received a large
box from her home last week contain-
ing a phonograph and two hundred rec-
ords. Now, during her spare time,
she entertains crowds af girls who
gather in her room and round about
her window on the porch.
April 9, 1909 ARROW
The A. M. Seniors were delighted
with Mary Redthunder’s account of
her pleasanttrip to Washingto, D. C. *
The sights_ dhe.-gxw. w~r~.~~afve*ous,_.
both in beauty and interest. She al-
so visited Olive Wheelock, who lives
at Senator Long%.
May 21, 1909 ARROW
Susan LonQ.qtretk Literary Society.
The meeting was called to order
by the president. Roll was called,
after which the minutes of the pre-
vious meeting were read. Unfinish-
ed business was next in order. Un-
der new business came the election
of officers, and the following were
chosen: President, Mary Redthun-
der; vice-president, Margaret Black-
wood; recording secretary,. Evelyn
Pierce; -corresponding secretary,
Louisa Kenney; treasurer, Estella
Ellis; reporter, Ellen Grinnell; critic,
Sara Hoxie; marshall, Ruth Lydick;
the committee, Katie Wolf, Rachel
Chase and Elisa Keshena. There
being no report, the following pro-
gram was rendered: Song, Susans;
select reading, Evelyn Pierce; piano
solo, Dolly Stone; anecdote, Grace
Kie; recitation, Margaret Blackwood;
debate: Resolved, “That men of
thought have been more beneficial
to the world than men of action.”
The affirmative speakers were Inez
Brown and Anna Chisholm; the neg-
ative, Emma La Vatta and Edith
Ranco. The judges decided in favor
of the affirmative. The house was
then opened to visitors, who gave
many helpful remarks. After the
critic’s report, the house adjourned.
Mr. Stauffer has organized a choir
composed of thirty-two members as
follows: Sopranos, Theresa Lee,
Dolly Stone, Mary Redthunder, Mar-
jorie Jackson, Mary Silas, TeZe
Tubbs, Daphne Waggoner, Lilah
Waterman, Lily Simmons, Laura
Tubbs, Agnes Jacobs, Thirza Ber-
nell, and Sarah Hoxie. Altos, Nona
Crowe, Agenes Waite, A. Green-
brier, Rose La Rose, Charlotte
Welan, Amelia Wheelock, and Stel-
la Bradely. ‘l’enors, Percy Paroka,
John Goalin, John Runsclose, Harry
Woodbury, Alonaon Pollock, and
John Bastlan. Bass, Harry- Wheeler,
Fred Cornelius, Howard Prerce,
Wrlliam Owl, Fritz Hendricks and
Thos. St. Germaine.
October 15, 1909 ARROW
MY SUMMER VACATION.
My summer vacation was spent at
Sea Isle City, New Jersey. This is
a small quiet place, off the coast.
The people I worked for lived in
a bungalow a few feet from the
board walk. It is large enough. to
hold thirty people.
I was assigned to help with the
cooking and washing dishes.
I was given every opportunity for
pleasure. In the afternoons I went
in bathing, or to the south end In-
let, to gather shells. I went to
Ocean City several times to see
October 22, 1909 ARROW
_ M_ary Redthunder is assistant in the
library and takes great interest in the
Mary Redthunder has been detail-
ed to assist Miss Beech in the library
November 12, 1909 ARROW
Mary Redthunder and Emma La
Vatta went to Harrisburg to do their
Christmas shopping. They were
chaperoned by Mrs. Nori.
December 24, 1909 ARROW
A beautiful picture of Sir Galahad
was given to the Y. W. C. A. by
Supt:Friedman. Last Sunday even-
ing Mary Red Thunder toldin avery
interesting _ way the story of Sir
Galahad and the Holy Grail.
January 7, 1910 ARROW
TRADES AND OCCUPATIONS.
CARLYSLE GREENBRIER. Menominee.
“Thirteen and seven equal just a score
Who have forged their way from the ranks to
The members of the class of 1910
are all practical in their tastes, the
girls showing a decided tendency to-
wards domestic arts, and the boys
pursuing the useful trades with a
zeal and earnestness which betoken
success in the future.
All of the girls have received- un-
der the Outing System-one of the
wise and practical provisians which
Carlisle makes for its students-
practical lessons in home making
and house-keeping. All are good
cooks, and a few, notably Stella Bear
and Selina Twoguns, excel in the art.
Mary Redthunder and Stacey Beck
are note4 for their taste and skill in
dressmaking and have many op-
portunities to practise their art in
the excellent Sewing Department at
.Besides the domestic sciences in
which all the girls are expected to .
become reasonably proficient, there
are special lines of work which may.
be taken up by those who show
aptitude for them. For instance,
five girls have taken ofice work;
Inez Brown, the Outing System;
Louise Kenney, the Chief Clerk’s
office; Katie Wolfe, the matron’s
ofice; Fannie Keokuk and Margaret
Blackwood, the printing office. Mary
Redthunder has received valuable
training in the library and Stacy Beck
has been assisting the matron at
Besides those whom I have mention-
ed, Sara Hoxie. Evelyn Pierce, and
Carlysle and Adeline Greenbrier have
assisted in the Normal Department.
There are thirteen girls to uphold
the honor and dignity of the class of
1910, and they are do&g their best
to be a credit to Carlisle now and to
be such women in the future that their
Alma Mater can point to them with
pride and say, “It is such women
as these that Carlisle sends out into
the world. ”
Among the boys of the class, the
industrial departments represented
are : carpentering, John Bastian;
painting, Jos.eph Loudbear and John-
son Enos; blacksmithing, William --
Nelson; plumbing and steam fitting,
Louis George; printing, Raymond
Hitchcock; masonry, Levi Hillman.
“Seven young men prepared to leave the fold.
T~fulfill~ life’s mission like-kriights of old,
With duty leading on to life’s true quest,
Their own true manhood will do all the rest.” J
The mere recital of the names of
these trades and occupations which
we are learning is sufficient to show
what Carlisle is able to do for us if we
will profit by the instruction received
here and it must not be forgotten
that along with all this there are,
besides, regular lessons comprising
a course similar to that pursued by
all scholars -of equal grade-notonly
our hands but our brains are
trained in such a way that it rests _
with each one of us to make himself
or herself a power in his or her own
little corner of the world. All honor
to Carlisle, and may every 4ass she
sends out be as loyal to her in thought
and word and deed as the class of
1910 will always be.
“Only those who have high and
lofty aims can gain anything worth
AT THE SHORE.
MARY M. REDTHUNDER, Sioux.
Off the extreme southern coast of
New Jersey, lies a little island call-
ed appropriately by the pretty name
“Sea Isle.” In the very center of
this island, Sea Isle City is situated
and it was there that I had my first
experience of life on the sea shore;
and the wonder and the beauty of
it all are something that I can never
forget. It is hard to put into words
the impressions ‘produced by such
surroundings upon a girl who has
spent all her life inland. The sea it-
self flashing before our eyes at every
turn, never the same twice in suc-
cession, was a source of never-ending
delight; and I never grew tired of
watching the waves come rolling in
and break upon the beach. It al-
ways seemed to me that just as soon
as a great wave swept up to the
beach, a mighty hand was stretched
out to pull it back again into its
place in the ever restless ocean.
O,f course the ocean was the most
fascinating feature of the island
scenery, but the land itself was full
of charm and interest. The islAnd
is about five miles long with a trolley
line from one end of it to the other,
so i.t was an easy matter to explore
it from north to south. The north-
ern end is marshy and sandy with but
little grass and a few shrubs; but the
southernend is higher, and to me it
‘seemed covered with tall, woody
plants bearing large pink blossoms
in such profusion, that I named this
part of the island “The Paradise of
Flowers. ” I wonder if Florida, the
real land of flowers, looked any more
beautiful to Ponce de Leon on that
day of discovery, than did the blos-
som-covered Sea Isle to me? Flow-
ers, growing on the shore of the
ocean, it seems, have a much richer
and brighter color than similar flow-
ers which grow inland.
But, although I may forget, some-
times, the glory of the ocean, and
the beauty of the flowers, I shall
always remember the wonder of the
When it drew near the time for
our return to school, we used to
rise as early in the morning as half-
past four, and go down to the beach
to gather the shells left on the shore
by the waves. Soon the sun would
rise, and shells and all earthly things
would be forgotten while, in silence,
we watched the beginning of a
new day. The sunrise is a most
beautiful sight viewed from any
point, ,but on the shore it is more
wonderfully beautiful than anywhere
else. On a clear morning, the sun
seems a ball of fire rising out of the
ocean and tingeing with gold the
waves which it has just left. On
calm mornings, not only is the eye
gladdened with nature’s wonders,
but all the other senses are filled to
over-flowing with unspeakable feel-
ings. As we sat on the beach and
watched the sun climb slowly up the
horizon, we could hear the dashing
of the waves on the rocks outside,
the soft lapping of the water on the
edge of the sand at our feet, and,
above and around it all, the pleasant,
busy sound of the fishermen’s motor
boats as they started on their day’s
cruise. In such a place and on such
a morning, there is no place in one’s
mind and heart for anything but
holy thoughts; one seems to stand
all alone in the presence of the Crea-
tor of all this splendor.
THE GRADUATING CLASS.
The graduating class for 1910 is
not so large as the one of the previous
year. This year the class is made
up of- thirteen young ladies and ten
young men, representing fourteen
different tribes. We herewith give
the names and tribes:
Margaret 0. Blackwood,Chippewa.
Stacy N. Beck Cherokee.
Katherine E. Wolfe, Chemee.-
Mary M. Redthunder, Sioux.
Louisa E. Kenney, Klamath. ,
Sara G. Hoxie, Nomelaki.
Carlysle S.Greenbrier, Menominee.
Evelyn A. Pierce, Seneca.
Stella V. Bear, Arikaree.
Inez M. Brown, Sioux.
Fannie M. Keokuk, Sac and Fox.
Selina Twogune, Seneca.
Lewis W. George, Klamath.
John L. Bastian, Puyallup,
--Raymond Hitchcock, Hoopa.
Levi E. Hillman, Oneida.
Johnson Enos, Pima.
Joseph Loudbear, Sioux.
POST GRADUATE COURSE.
William Nelson, Pima.
Morgan Crowsghost, Arikaree.
Herman Peter Hauser, Cheyenne.
Joseph Libby, Chippewa.
“&fan is his own star, and that
SO,& that can be honest is only per-
fect. man. ’ ’
THE CLASS PROPHECY, ,,
Buenos Aires, Argentina, S. A.,
January 29, 1928.
Miss Katharme Wolfe,
Cape Town, Cape Colony,,Africa.,
Do you realize that eighteen years
with all their changes have gone by
since we left Carlisle? And now,
there are rumors abroad that our
dear old school is to be abolished, on
the grounds that time and money
are wasted on_ the students. To
show that- these assertions have no
foundation, I am planning to write
an article for the “Public Ledger”
in regard to the success of each
member of the class of 1910, each
of whom has written me a letter ex-
pressing his -indignation at such a
rumor and assuring me that every
dollar spent on the education and
training of this particular class has
brought in large returns.
Will you help me in my proposed
work by writing to each member of
our class and sending me an extract
from,each letter? I hear that you
are travelling through the United
States, so it will be easy for you to
put yourself in communication with
our former classmates.
Your friend as an old,
Cape Town, Cape Colony, Africa,
June 23, 1928.
Miss Stacey Beck,
Buenos Aires, Argentina, S. A.
Yes, Stacey, I have just returned
from a tour of our dear old United
States and I am filled with pleasant
memories of my journey. Naturally,
on reaching the States, my first
thought was of our Alma Mater,
and I lost no time in journeying
thither. Onarriving, I found a well
disciplined and progressive school,
as is to be expected when John
Bastian is the superintendent and
Raymond Hitchcock the principal
teacher. To my surprise, I found
that two other members of our class
were also employed in the same
institution, Inez. Brown and Joseph
Loudbear, the former having charge
of the Outing System, and the latter
being the instructor in the paint shop.
After spending a delightful week
at Carlisle, I travelled southward ,to
“Dixie Land,” our childhood home.
While I was waiting at the station
in Washington, a man dressed in
ministerial clothes came into the
waiting-room. Who do you think it
was? None other than William
Nelson, now pastor of a large Pres-
byterian Churchin Washington, D. C.
We were overjoyed to meet each
other, as you may imagine. By a
strange coincidence, Mr. Nelson was
just returning from the wedding of
Nan Saunooke and Jefferson Smith,
whom you will remember as two
popular members of the Junior Class
in the days when we. were Seniors.
William had performed the ceremony
and was only too glad to be able to
tell me of the wedding. He told me,
also, that Johnson Enos was the
owner of an immense ostrich farm
in Arizona and having become a
shrewd financier, was on the way to
a position in the ranks of the mil-
Reluctantly bidding my classmate
good-bye, I continued my journey as
far as Asheville, without meeting
with any adventures whatsoever.
At Asheville I had to wait an hour
or two for my train, so started out
to explore the town. As I walked
along Main Street, I chanced to pass
a plumber’s shops whose sign bore
the name of its owner-Lewis
George. “Why should he be a
plumber down here?” I wondered;
but soon remembered a certain Dix-
ie girl whom he had known at school,
-and the mystery was solved.
But all good timesmust end; and
my pleasant journey ended all too
soon. Just before leavingNew York
to return to Africa, I met Evelyn
Pierce and Selina Twoguns. They
are continuing the Y. W. C. A.
work begun in Carlisle and are doing
a noble work in a mission established
for the poor people of the slums.
Levi Hillman is also doing a great
work on the same line.
It was a disappointment to me
that I could not meet personally al.1
our old friends and learn from their
own lips what each one was doing;
but as that was impossible, I have
written to those ‘whom I did not see,
as you requested, and will repeat to
you the information contained in
Our last class president, Sara Hox-
ie, has attained to the high position
of president of a famous Woman’s
College in San Francisco; Louisa
Kenney is vice-president of the same
institution; while Fannie Keokuk
and Mary ,Redthunder are able in-
structors in the Boston Conservatory
A letter from Stella Bear tells me
that she is mistress of a nice little
home in North Dakota. She says
that while visiting in Oklahoma, she
met Shela Guthrie who, you know,
was unable to finish her course
with our class, on account of ill-
health. Shela has fully recovered
her health and is now a famous clari-
You already know that Margaret
Blackwood and I are carrying on a
profitable business, raising grapes;
but I am sure you do not know that
the Greenbrier sisters, Carlysle and
Adeline, have lately been sent to
this country as missionaries and are
fulfilling their duties in a most ad-
By this time you will be anxious
to hear of our dear teacher, Mrs.
Foster. In a beautiful suburb of
Philadelphia is a little home where
she is living with son and daughter.
From the information which I
have been able to furnish you, you
will see that there is no question. but
that the class of 1910 is living up to
its motto, ‘Xeliance.”
Your sincere friend,
KATHARINE E. WOLFE.
MUSIC AND ART.
MARGARET BLACKWOOD, Chippewa
In_ the-different musical depart-
ments of the school the class of
1910 has been well represented. The
following members have taken prom-
inent parts in the various music&l
organizations’: mandolin club, Sara
Hoxie, Louisa Kenny and Adeline
Greenbrier; band, John Bastain and
William Nelson; piano and vocal,
Mary Redthunder, Fannie Keokuk,
Sara Hoxie, Stacy Beck and Carlysle
and Adeline Green brier. These
“sweet singers”~ ~.~.~ of Carlisle, have
contributed very largely to the pleas-
ures of the literary societies and to
brier took the part of “Priscilla” in
“The Captain of Plymouth” and her
sweet voice won not only John Alden,
but the audience~_as well.
In art Margaret Blackwood and
Fannie Keokuk have done excellent
work in drawing and in water colors.
They were students in the Art De-
partmept of Metzger College during
the first semester of the year-1909.
Stacy Beck excels in artistic basketry
and designing. !
April 8, 1910 ARROW
A party of delegates from the
Sioux tribe at Standing Rock, South
Dakota, who have been in Washing-
ton for the last three weeks trans-
acting business for their tribe, made
Carlisle a short visit last week. Be- -- fore commg to Carlisle, tl!Zy
visit to Hampton Institute, the Alma
Mater of several of them. They
witnessed the dress parade on the
campus and saw part of the dress-
rehearsal of the opera. They ex-
pressed themselves as pleased with
the school and one observed that he
didn’t see how any one could be
lonesome at Carlisle. In the party
was Robert High Eagle, a brother
of Mary Redthunder, who graduated
from Hampton some years ago and
is now cashier in the bank at Standing
April 15, 1910 ARROW
Carlisle Indian School’s Commence-
ment Exercises: By M. Friedman
HY is it that thousands of people each year are suf-
ercises typify the
ficiently interested to come from Carlisle and other
cities in Pennsylvania and from other States to the
commencement exercises of the Carlisle Indian
School? The answer to this is found in the com-
ment of a very prominent educator who witnessed
most of the events of the week, during this year’s
commencement season, when he said, “Your ex-
every day life of the school. The things done are
real; the exercises are varied; above all, the manner in which the
dents take part evidences real advancement and progress. I am firm-
ly convinced that our public schools are coming around to the rea-
sonableness of your plan and that, with the passing of each year,
much of the fictitious in our commencement exercises will be elimi-
nated.” These comments by this man seem to indicate the general
consensus of opinion of-the multitudes who come each year to be
entertained and instructed by the constantly varied programs.
From the beginning of the exercises on Sunday, when graduation
was made real by the baccalaureate services, until the close of the
week, when, on Friday, there was a brilliant reception and banquet
by the alumni association, the weather was perfect. If our com-
mencement had been held in June, the weather could not have been
any more delightful or propitious. It is often asked why the Car-
lisle school holds its commencements as early as ‘the latter part of
March and the first of April. The reason is found in the tremen-
dous development which has been given to the Outing System in
this pioneer institution. A very large number of our young ladies
and young men go out into country homes where they imbibe civiliza-
es, learn industry and economy and master the details
te work by attrition with white people. The farmer,
the craftsman, the builder, all find in the coming of spring the com-
mencement of their busy season. A large number of our students
go out early in April and stay out all summer and return the first
September for the beginning of work again at Carlisle. And so,
even in the setting of the date for the commencement exercises, the
school steadfastly adheres to the principle that nothing should be
allowed to interfere with what is for the best interests of the stu-
There had been a rather severe winter and all during the winter
months the ground was covered with snow and ice; about the middle
of March the weather began to grow milder, the snow and ice dis-
appeared, and the lawns around the campus became a beautiful green.
Without a hitch, all the various programs passed,off smoothly and,
as is usual with our Indian boys and girls at the supreme moment
of test, when most was expected of them, and when, too often, our
white boys and girls get stage fright, the exercises surpassed our
highest expectations, and each individual did his, or her, part even
better than had been expected,
The Carlisle Indian School is indebted to the great State of
Pennsylvania, to its formost citizens and to educators and prominent
men in various portions of our land for continued inspiration and
helpful assistance. And so before taking up the various programs
which went to make up one of Carlisle’s most successful commence-
ments, the school desires to express its gratitude to all those who
have in one way or another assisted by their presence and person-
al efforts to inspire our students to better deeds and nobler lives.
HE baccalaureate services were held in the auditorium of the
school Sunday afternoon at 3:15. A large number of invited
guests were present from Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Harris-
burg and other places. It was Easter Sunday, and a more beauti-
ful day could not be imagined. It was just the kind of a day to take
every one outside, and to make more joyful and profound the Easter
thoughts of the people. The upper classes of the school occupied the
front rows of seats and the graduates were seated in the first two
rows of the center tier. The platform was beautifully decorated by
a mass of flowers and evergreens and potted plants,
The choir, with orchestral accompaniment, sang “Praise Ye the
Father,” after which Rev. J. Harper Black, D. D., pastor of the
Methodist Episcopal Church of Carlisle, pronounced the opening
sentences of the service, “The Lord is in His Holy Temple, etc.”
The congregation then sang “Glory Be To The Father,” and all
joined in repeating the Apostles’ Creed. An octette composed of
students of the school then sang beautifully, “He Shall Feed His
President Geerge Edward Reed, STD., LL.D., of Dickinson
College, read the scripture lesson from 1. Corinthians, 15 chapter.
Dr. Black led in prayer, after which the beautiful hymn, “Corona-
tion,” was sung by the congregation.
Probably the most stirring, inspiring and forceful address that
has ever been heard at the Carlisle school, or in this vicinity, was
then delivered by Hon. W. H. P. Faunce, D.D., LL.D., presi-
dent of Brown University. Dr. Faunce chose for his subject, “The
Contribution of the School to the Life of the Nation.” A steno-
graphic report of his address is published in full in another portion
of the magazine. He made- a most profound impression on his
hearers, both the graduates and the student body. What he said
gripped the graduates and gave them higher resolves to be better
men and women. It is rarely that a man so quickly wins his audi-
ence as did Dr. Faunce. From the opening of his address until
his beautiful close, when he had a special message to the graduates,
the whole congregation was held spellbound. Such a man does
The students sang the appropriate hymn, “Send the Light,”
with new fervor, and the benediction was pronounced by Dr. Black.
Union Meeting of the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A.
T was decided this year to turn the union meeting of the Young
Men’s and the Young Women’s Christian Associations over to
the students entirely and let them conduct it publicly for the
school, guests and visitors Sunday evening in the auditorium at 7:30
o’clock. A very interesting program was arranged. All the speak-
ing was done by Indians, and the music was furnished by the school
orchestra and student members of the Associations.
James Mumblehead, a Cherokee Indian, who is president of
the Young Men’s Christian Association, and a junior, presided in
a very able manner. The addresses by the students were interesting
and showed that they had grasped the fundamental idea of service
for which those two Christian Associations stand. William Bishop,
a Cayuga Indian, spoke on “What Should be the Life of a Carlisle
Student”; Miss Marjorie Jackson, a Muncie Indian, gave an inter-
esting and instructive account of “Carlisle Y. W. C. A. Work and
National Work for Indian Schools”. Miss Mary Redthunder,
a Sioux Indian, discussed the ‘Possibilities of Christian Work on the
Reservation”, and Frank Johnson, a Winnebago Indian, selected as
his subject the question which confronts many Indian school stu-
dents, “What I Should Do When I Return to my People”.
The various musical numbers were rendered beautifully, and
“The Pilgrims’ Chorus”, which was sung by the school with orches-
tral accompaniment, was very impressive.
Miss Nora McFarland, a Nez Perce Indian, translated the
hymn, “Nearer, My God, To Thee,” into the Indian sign language,
while the congregation sang it; it was very realistic and touch-
ing to every one present.
Several very strong addresses were delivered by alumni, one
by Horton Elm, an Oneida Indian and ex-student of the school,
who is living near Rochester, N. Y. Howard Gansworth, a Tusca-
rora Indian, of the class 1894, who received an A. B. degree at
Princeton in 1904, delivered a very fine address, full of sound advice,
which came from one who has been very successful. Mr. Gans-
worth’s address is found in another portion ofithe magazine.
The entire evening’s service was one of the best features of
the commencement exercises because it demonstrated what the
students themselves can do under their own leadership. The meet-
ing was a creditable one and impressed every one with the splendid
activities of the Young Men’s and Young Women’s Christian
Associations at this school.
Inspection of the School by the Public.
HE entire school in all of its various departments was thrown
open for public inspection Wednesday morning from 8:30 to
11:00 and Thursday morning from 8:00 to 10:30. Hundreds
of people interested in the education of the Indian went through the
academic and industrial departments listening to the recitations in
the academic department and carefully observing the work in the
various industries. Many of these people were themselves actively
engaged in school work, and what they saw was a revelation to them
of the government’s work in educating the Indian. Continual
surprise was expressed on all sides at the improvement which has
been made in the past few years, and at the completeness of the work
of instruction and equipment.
Besides its work of education for the Indian, the Carlisle school
is doing a real missionary work in education. Located as it is in
the East, easily accessible from all points, thousands of visitors
to its doors each year to observe the character of the training given
and to gather suggestions in carrying on similar work in the public
schools. In its firm belief in industrial training thoroughly corre-
lated with common sense academic training, and with a regular course
of training tending toward character building, it is having a real
influence on education everywhere. Hundreds of letters of inquiry
are received at the school each year asking for literature and data
concerning its work. Those who went through at this time had
the opportunity of observing a large number of improvements
which have been made since last year.
From the Philadelphia Record: This year’s crop of graduates from Carlisle
represents a score of widely-separated tribes. All through the week,
with Sunday, the Nomelaki, Klamath and Hoopa redskins will stand shoulder
shoulder with their racial brothers and sisters from such odd tribes
as the Arikaree,
Pima, and Puyallup, and will go into life’s battles spurred by encouraging
from some of the most prominent educators in the country.
The rendition of religious music by an Indian orchestra and an aboriginal
choir was an interesting feature of the services. This evemng at a
union, meeting of the Carlisle Indian Young Men’s Christian Association
the Indian Young Women’s Christian Association, the principal address
made by Howard Gansworth of the class of Carlisle, 1894, and Princeton
University, 1903. Addresses were made by two Indian girls, Marjorie
and Mary Redthunder, and two braves, Frank Johnson and William Bishop.
A unique feature was the rendition accompanied by the Indian orchestra
hymn, “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” in the Indian sign language by Miss
McFarland, a talented Indian girl.
May, 1910 RED MAN (magazine)
Mary Redthunder is very much
pleased with her position as Assist-
ant Matron at the Mt. Pleasant
school, Michigan, and likes her sur-
roundings very much.
September 9, 1910 ARROW
, Through a letter we learn that
Mary Redthunder ‘10, is doing well
in the Mount Pleasant Indian School,
where she is employed as small boys
matron. She likes the place.
November 11, 1910 ARROW
Mary Redthunder, class ‘10, is very
much pleased with her position as
assistant matron at the Mt. Pleasant
Indian School, Michigan, and likes
her surroundings. She passed the
Civil Service Examination for matron
with a good average.
November 1910 RED MAN
Mary Redthunder, ‘Class ‘10, and
Irene Brown, 39, have gone into
partnership* in the dressmaking busi-
ness at Sisseton, South Dakota, and
according to report, are doing well.
January 12, 1912 ARROW