QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN INDIANS. See AMERICAN INDIAN MAGAZINE
The Quileute Chieftain began publication at La Push, Washington, on January 26, 1910, with Webster H. Hudson, a Quileute, as editor. Hudson was twenty- one years old, a graduate of the Chemawa Indian School, and an artist. 1 His four-page, four-column weekly newspaper was advertised as "Published Farthest West of Any Newspaper in the Union" and was established to demonstrate what the Indian was capable of doing.
As in his earlier Quileute Independent,* Hudson editorially supported the "progress" of the American Indian through education and industrial training. He published articles urging Indians to "make good" and seek education, he publicized the projected Indian conference that would lead to the founding of the Society of American Indians, and he sought the establishment of athletic teams and a Protestant church at La Push, which at that time had only a native Shaker Church.
Hudson's news section covered the local scene. He printed biographical sketches of the prominent Quileute citizens of La Push and described the village of Forks and its prominent citizens. The Chieftain also contained personal items and obituaries.