were presented in departments like "Who's Who Among the Indians," most were opportunities to demonstrate how the missionaries' efforts were paying off in terms of "Indian progress" by showing supporters in the East how the Indians had thrown off their old ways and become good Baptist farmers and stock raisers.
It is uncertain whether The Indian Baptist continued after November, 1928.
Index Sources: None
Location Sources: OkMuB
Title and Title Changes: The Indian Baptist ( 1922- 1928)
Volume and Issue Data: The Indian Baptist (Vol. 1, No. 1, May, 1922-Vol. 6, No. 8, November 1, 1928)
Publisher and Place of Publication: G. Lee Phelps, Shawnee, Oklahoma ( 1922-1928)
Editor: G. Lee Phelps ( 1922- 1928)
The Indian Bulletin was established at Hartford, Connecticut, in March, 1888, as the official publication of the Connecticut Indian Association. 1 The purpose of the four-page, four-column monthly was to further the reform efforts of the association, which had been established in 1881. Among its goals were full citizenship for the Indians and protection of their land and timber from fraud. Among its many projects, the association sponsored young Indian women in the New Haven Training School for Nurses and financed the building and supported a mission home for Indian children at Ross Fork, Idaho.
Much of the content of The Indian Bulletin dealt with the work of the association. It contained articles that dealt with questions as general as reform in Indian affairs and as specific as the need for bringing Indian agents under a civil service system. It monitored congressional legislation relating to Indians and published reports of the executive board of the association and the annual reports of the association as a whole.
One common type of content was pieces relating to the "successes" of the association. The activities of students sponsored by the association were closely watched. Sometimes articles about their jobs, work habits, and behavior were supplied by missionaries and others, and sometimes the subjects themselves wrote letters to members of the association. The Bulletin also published obituaries of students formerly sponsored as well as those of association members.