left the reservation were not swallowed up but were engaged in a profitable
enterprise, the value of which the students themselves recognized.
School News, as one of the several school papers published at Carlisle, is a
record of the educational methods used and the philosophy embraced by Richard
H. Pratt, a man of considerable influence in Indian education. It is also notable
as an example of an early publication edited and printed by American Indian
Townsend left Carlisle in 1892 to attend Marietta College in Ohio. He returned to Oklahoma, where he attended Chilocco Indian School. He worked as a printer at the White Earth, Minnesota, boarding school and as night foreman for the Daily Oklahoma
State Capital at Guthrie. Daniel F. Littlefield Jr., and
James W. Parins, A Biobibliography
of Native American Writers, 1772-1924 ( Metuchen, New Jersey: The Scarecrow Press, 1981), 302.
Ellis Childers was born on January 10, 1866, in the Creek Nation, the son of Napoleon B. and Sophia (Melford) Childers. His father was half Cherokee, and his mother
was Creek. Childers was educated at Tullahassee Mission and at Carlisle, which he left
in 1884 to return to the Creek Nation to become a rancher and farmer. He later served
two terms in the Creek House of Warriors and one term as national treasurer and practiced
law in the firm of Childers and Mingo.
H. F. O'Beirne and
E. S. O'Beirne, The Indian
Territory ( St. Louis: C. B. Woodward Company, 1892), 206-207.
Index Sources: None
Location Sources: Danky and Hady; DSI-BAE; NL; ULS
Title and Title Changes: School News ( 1880-1883)
Volume and Issue Data: School News (Vol. 1, No. 1, June, 1880-Vol. 3, No. 12, May
Publisher and Place of Publication: Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania ( 1880-1883)
Editor: Samuel Townsend ( 1880- 1881); Charles Kihega ( 1881- 1883)
THE SEQUOYAH MEMORIAL
The Sequoyah Memorial was a four-page literary newspaper published by the
students of the Cherokee Male Seminary near Park Hill, Cherokee Nation. The
number of columns varied from four to six. The first issue appeared on August
2, 1855, and sold for ten cents a copy. The frequency with which it appeared
is uncertain. It may have appeared twice yearly, at the end of each school session.
It may also have become an annual publication, for the issue of July 31, 1856,
has no volume or issue number.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: American Indian and Alaska Native Newspapers and Periodicals, 1826-1924.
Contributors: Daniel F. Littlefield Jr. - Author, James W. Parins - Author.
Publisher: Greenwood Press.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1984.
Page number: 337.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may
not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.