political cartoons by Ralph Yardley of the San Francisco Chronicle; and reports of meetings by tribal groups or the IBC.
Other features of the Herald included articles by John Collier and others calling for justice for the Indian and reform in Indian administration, articles on Indians in the work force, legends and folklore of the California Indians, reprints of parts of James' work on Indian basketry, and poetry and other pieces of writing by California Indians.
James died on November 8, 1923, and Frederick G. Collett became the editor. Born in New York in 1885, Collett had attended Syracuse University and the University of California. In 1910-1911 he made a study of the conditions of the Indians in California. He had organized the IBC in 1912 and had been instrumental in securing the legal decisions involving Indian citizenship and educational rights. 3
Collett's editorial policy remained the same as James'. The format of the California Indian Herald was consistent, each issue containing sixteen pages with two columns of print, illustrated by good photographs. In January, 1924, it became a monthly publication. The Herald suspended publication apparently with the August, 1924, issue.
By that time the Indian Board of Co-Operation had seventy-nine auxiliaries, with a membership of about ten thousand. The contribution of the Herald to sustaining the organization is uncertain, but its influence was no doubt significant. Its content reflects the assimilationist position taken by many Indians and organizations in the years following World War I.
Index Sources: None
Location Sources: Danky and Hady; HFL; OCLC 8398187; ULS. Microprint: Clearwater
Title and Title Changes: California Indian Herald ( 1923- 1924)
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Publication information: Book title: American Indian and Alaska Native Newspapers and Periodicals, 1826-1924. Volume: 1. Contributors: Daniel F. Littlefield Jr. - Author, James W. Parins - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1984. Page number: 49.