servicemen. He also continued to publish material in Navajo. Besides conference news, field notes, and reports from churches and missions, the newsletter contained inspirational poetry and messages, short sermons, testimonials, and obituaries. In the early 1950s there were occasional reports and commentaries about the federal policy of termination in Indian affairs. The newsletter also reflected changes in media in its reports on radio broadcasts related to the mission work.
In 1958, Herman Schripsema became editor-in-chief, and the editorial offices moved back to Farmington, where they have remained since. Schripsema was succeeded in January, 1965, by Cornelius Kuipers, who served until 1967. Recent editors have been Ed Oppenhuizen ( 1967- 1974), Mike Harberts ( 1974- 1981), and Irene Benally ( 1981 +). 1 The newsletter has continued to publish inspirational articles, news from various points throughout the mission conference, with greater emphasis on the schools and on social events in the Christian Indian community.
Throughout its existence, The Christian Indian has been liberally illustrated with photographs of varying quality, depending on the printing process. Thus it represents a valuable photographic record of the Christian Reformed segment of the Navajos in northwestern New Mexico as well as a repository of the history of that sect's work among them.
Index Sources: None
Location Sources: MnHi; NcMHi
Title and Title Changes: The Christian Indian ( 1922 +)
Volume and Issue Data: The Christian Indian (Vol. 2, No. 1, January, 1923 +)
Publisher and Place of Publication: Christian Reformed Church, Farmington, New Mexico ( 1922- 1936), Toadlena, New Mexico ( 1936- 1940), Crown Point, New Mexico ( 1940- 1958), Farmington, New Mexico ( 1958 +)
Editor. L. P. Brink ( 1922- 1936); J. C. Kobes ( 1936- 1940); J. Van Bruggen ( 1940- 1958); Herman Schripsema ( 1958- 1965); Cornelius Kuipers ( 1965- 1967); Ed Oppenhuizen ( 1967- 1974); Mike Harberts ( 1974- 1981); Irene Benally ( 1981 +)
A monthly magazine published from May through September, 1835, the Chronicles of the North-American Savages was edited by Dr. Isaac Galland ( 1790-1858) of Carthage, Illinois, and printed by T. H. Shreve & Company of Cincinnati. 1